Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting closer every day, and with a new trailer out December 15th can’t get here quick enough. We get some BB-8, Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo, Chewie and his pet Pikachu, plus Luke and Leia. We also get new AT-AT and TIE Fighters, plus epic space battles and light sabers. That’s all in two and a half minutes. Check out the trailer and get ready to be inappropriately excited for the movie.
Don’t look now, driods, but Sphero has a new model come to spy on your. It’s R2-Q5, an imperial droid in the service of Emperor Palpatine, and it’s enough to send you scurrying for an oil bath! Part of Sphero’s amazing app-enabled droid product line, R2-Q5 is the 4th droid to be unleashed, and he serves as a sort of mirror to the company’s amazing R2-D2. The company said it features emotive waddles, a rotating dome, and bipod or tripod stances. As with the other models, you control R2-Q5 through your iPhone (or Android, if that’s your thing). While different from the R2 models, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my BB-8 unit from Sphero, and I think these R2 units are just amazeballs. It’s $199.99, and initially available through Best Buy.
LEGO and Star Wars are a pretty awesome combination, and one of their newest games takes that to a wonderfully fun new level with a virtual reality experience. The game is called The Last Jedi 3D Experience and it lets you build ships the Resistance and First Order use in their battle for control of the galaxy. The game plays in a web browser so you don’t need to install any special apps, and if you have Google Cardboard or View-Master VR for your iPhone it’s over-the-top cool. The Last Jedi 3D Experience is free and you can check out the game at the LEGO website.
No surprise here: Disney is pulling the Marvel and Star Wars movies from Netflix when it launches its own streaming service in 2019.
LEGO always has something cool for Force Friday, and this year it’s over the top awesome: A new Star Wars Millennium Falcon. It’s the biggest official LEGO kit to date at 7,541 pieces. You can swap out parts to for The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens versions, and the interior has details like the blaster cannon cockpit, space chess table, smuggling compartment in the floor, and even Han and Leia’s make out room. The new LEGO Millennium Falcon is priced at US$799.99 and will be available on October 1st.
Apple is getting on on the Force Friday action with a new Swift Playgrounds template for controlling Spero’s R2-D2 robot.
It’s Force Friday which means plenty of cool Star Wars related merchandise is coming out, like Sphero’s new R2-D2 and BB-9E.
Force Friday II starts just after midnight at 12:01 PDT, and Apple Stores will be hosting free Star Wars-themed sessions.
The grand prize for the sweepstakes are tickets to attend the premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in Los Angeles this December, as well as a private tour of Lucasfilm in San Francisco.
Get ready to pay for even more on demand video services because Disney isn’t going to be the last network to ditch Netflix or Amazon Prime.
Man, kids today get all the cool toys! Check out the Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder by Radio Flyer. I mean, it looks like Luke’s landspeeder, and it actually goes. It GOES! It’s an electric car, for goodness’s sake! For kids! The gear shift switches between 2mph forward, 5mph forward, or 2mph reverse, and it holds one or two kids with a combined max weight of 130 lbs. The company described the dashboard as “interactive,” too. How fun! Oh, and pricey for a kid’s toy. It’s $499.99, and available in the U.S. More countries are coming.
The Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer recreated on a 33 year old Apple IIc computer is about the coolest thing you’ll see today.
LEGO and Star Wars go together like, well, LEGO and Star Wars. So of course we’re seeing plenty of LEGO recreations of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer. My favorite so far comes from Workshop LEGO Animations, and it’s shot-for-shot spot on. Rolling LEGO oceans, LEGO Millennium Falcon and TIE Fighters, Rey, Finn, and Poe. I love it so much I want Disney to make all the Star Wars trailers with LEGO.
Today we have come to the intersection of two glorious things: Star Wars and puns. May the Fourth be with you! Kelly found some sales on physical goods to help you celebrate, and zero Bothans died for this information!
With so many Star Wars apps, how do you pick which ones to use on Star Wars Day? Jeff Butts has spent hours scouring the App Store for Star Wars games, and then playing around with them to. see how good they are. Don’t let his sacrifice go in vain. Let him help you find some of the best apps to keep you one with the Force.
Picture this: Star Wars meets Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Actually, you don’t have to picture it because Palette-Swap Ninja did just that, and it’s glorious. They created the ultimate Star Wars and Sgt. Pepper’s mashup album that tells the story of Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans, and you can watch the videos for each track on YouTube. If you’d rather just listen, the album is available as a free download at the Palette-Swap website. May the Fourth be with you.