Darth Vader’s castle on Mustafar from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is pretty cool, and now you can make your own thanks to LEGO. The kit includes 1,060 pieces, Darth Vader and bacta tank Darth Vader mini figures, along with two two royal guards and an Imperial transport pilot. It also has Vader’s meditation chamber, a Sith holocron shrine, Vader’s TIE Fighter, and more. The LEGO Darth Vader’s Castle is available for pre-order now on Amazon for US$129.99.
LEGO just unveiled its Betrayal at Cloud City Master Builder Series kit that looks flat-out awesome. The kit includes 2,812 pieces and 18 mini figures such as Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Lando Calrissian, Darth Vader, and more. The set packs in the lounge and dining rooms, carbon freezing chamber, sensor balcony, interrogation room, garbage processing room, landing platform, and more. It also includes a twin-pod cloud car and Slave 1 with Boba Fett. The Betrayal at Cloud City kit costs US$349.99 and will be available on October 1st.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars was an amazing series and showed just how great Star Wars story telling is done. There was still more to tell, so Disney announced at San Diego Comic Con that it’s coming back with 12 more episodes to truly wrap up the series. Dave Filoni is in charge of the new episodes, which is excellent because he’s the man behind it and Star Wars: Rebels. He’s also the guy—quite frankly—who should’ve been put in charge of the rest of the Star Wars franchise. It’s a safe bet these new episodes will be just as awesome as the original five seasons. Unfortunately, they’ll be available only on Disney’s own streaming service, so that’s another subscription you’ll have to get. Still, considering how great The Clone Wars was, it’ll be awesome to finally get a true wrap up for the series.
What can I say? You’ll just have to go look at the photos of this house on the beach in South Carolina. It was specially designed, by virtue of its shape, to be hurricane resistant. But the interior? OMG cool. Thanks to Business Insider for the glimpse. And photo credit: Michael Royal/Pareto Real Estate. Now. Where did I misplace that $5 million?
Are you familiar with Lovepop? They make these amazing greeting cards with pop-up designs in the middle. Trees, bridges, hearts, flowers…there’s some amazing design and engineering going on. I’ve sent a few (with wax seals, because [Bryan]), and they get oohs and ahhs from the people I’ve sent them to. They’re just that good. Anyhoo, the company announced a new line of Star Wars designs on Friday, and they are also way cool. Chewy, an X-Wing fighter, a Stormtrooper, the Millennium Falcon, and Darth Vader and Obi Wan’s showdown. They’re super awesome, but you’re going to pay for that super awesome at $15 a Lovepop (see what I did there?). There’s a discount for buying several cards at once. Click through to the individual cards, and you can see images from different angles to give you an idea of just how amazing they are.
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on Friday, May 25th, but you don’t have to wait until Friday to get a look inside the new Millennium Falcon because you can check it out now with Donald Glover. Glover plays Lando Calrissian, the Falcon’s owner in the movie, and he take you on a tour of the ship. You get to see the cockpit, bar, captain’s quarters, and even Lando’s cape closet. And tomorrow you can head to the theater and see the Falcon in action.
Here’s the first (of what Bob LeVitus hopes will be many) gender-neutral gift guides for the moms, dads, and grads (of either sex) that you know and love.
It’s May the 4th, which means today is Star Wars Day. We rounded up four Star Wars games for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to help celebrate the day.
It’s May the 4th, which means today is all about celebrating everything Star Wars. That’s good news if you’re excited about Solo: A Star Wars Story because tickets for the May 25th premiere went on sale today. The movie follows young Han Solo and how he met Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, plus we get to see how to make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. You can get your Solo: A Star Wars Story tickets in the Fandango app on your iPhone, or at the Fandango website. And May the 4th be with you.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges for the iPhone and iPad just got a cool update that lets you play holochess without Lenovo’s Mirage AR headset. The new update takes advantage of ARKit and your iPhone or iPad’s camera so you can play in your livingroom, or anywhere else you have enough room to walk around the virtual holochess board. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is free, and the new holochess mode requires an ARKit-compatible iPhone or iPad.
When they do some of their own stunts, adventure film stars usually have to hit the gym, work out and then practice for weeks before filming even a short action sequence. Daily Ridley, worked out five hours a day, five days a week for months prepping for the action scenes she did in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Here’s the video from Mashable.
Han Solo has always been a scoundrel, and the new Solo: A Star Wars Story is out to make sure we remember that. The new trailer has Han, Chewie, Lando, the Millennium Falcon, rocket trains, and more. Disney explores the life of young Han Solo in this movie, shows us how he meets Lando Calrissian, and most likely shows how to complete the Kessel Run in only 12 parsecs. Solo: A Star Wars Story will be in theaters on May 25th.
How long does it take to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Only a couple minutes, if you watch LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2 Minutes. It’s almost like watching the actual movie, except that it’s a lot shorter and narrated by a pretty awesome kid. The video is on the official Star Wars YouTube channel and is a really fun take on the latest movie from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
We’ve been anxiously waiting for the first Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer ever since the movie was announced, and now it’s out. Considering the massive production turmoil the movie has been through, including firing and replacing directors, this could’ve been a minute and a half of pain and disappointment. Instead, it looks like we’re getting a face-paced and fun heist movie set in the Star Wars universe with young Han Solo. Hopefully the movie will live up to the trailer’s expectations. Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on Memorial Day.
Kelly Guimont and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about the problem with finding hidden features in iOS and watchOS, plus they look at Apple Music’s steadily increasing subscriber base, and get a little excited over the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer.
In this TMO video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit look at the Spectre Meltdown, significant security issues affecting most computing devices. They also think Apple could be facing significant damages from lawsuits over Throttlegate. Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets an in-depth nerd look, and they take some time to think about what it’s like to be Tom Cruise. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to dive into Apple’s Project Marzipan plans for unified macOS and iOS app code, plus they look at the change resistance issues Apple is facing.
Lightsabers may be about the coolest sci-fi weapon ever, but they would make for a much more gruesome death than we see on the big screen. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters now it’s a good time to find out what would really happen if you took up arms with Luke Skywalker. Kyle Hill does a great job of explaining what would happen if you sliced someone with a lightsaber on Because Science. Check it out!
Looking for some cool games to kill time while you wait for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to open? Check out these iPhone and iPad games to hold you over.
Designs include: Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, R2D2, Rebel Pilot, and Boba Fett.