Fan stuff

Sithmas Cooking with the Colicoids: Building a Gingerbread Harrower-Class Warship

Sithmas Cooking: Building a Gingerbread Imperial Ship Christmas has passed but this idea is so awesome, we think it’s not too late to do it. In fact, we think it’s never too late to do it and what better idea to use up all that extra gingerbread you might have on hand this season? A plain old gingerbread house simply won’t do for a Sith. No, this Sithmas, they needed to build a gingerbread Imperial warship. First, they created a paper template from which to cut their gingerbread pieces. Then, they cut pieces from the template and baked them, then piecing them together to match the paper model. It was a messy project (which you will see from the images) but it sure looked like a lot of fun. Even the imperfections seem to make it better, in my opinion. It looks like a great way to spend an afternoon….

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Hip Hop Star Wars

My pal, Richie Branson, who we told you about before back in 2012, is making the trending list again, this time with a Star Wars mixtape you’re going to want to play on repeat. I have always been a fan of Biggie Smalls and of course, of Star Wars, but leave it to Richie to come up with an idea to blend the two. He got with a buddy of his to make it happy and the results are glorious! We’re not the only ones to think so because the album has essentially gone viral since it hit the net and it’s being mentioned all over the place. It was at 2.5 million streams and counting, featured on livemixtapes, USA Today, Comedy Central and more. Yesterday it was trending on Twitter for quite some time with the hashtag #HIPHOPSTARWARS. It’s still making the rounds across the Internet and if you haven’t…

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STAR WARS LEGENDS: Legacy of the Force – Fan Film

We love Star Wars fan films, as you probably know if you’ve been reading our posts for awhile now, and here is one based on a book that we really wanted to bring to your attention. It’s Star Wars Legends: Legacy of the Force and you can see the film in its entirely on YouTube (we’ve embedded it below). It’s meant to be a homage to the Expanded Universe and the canon is spot-on. The acting was good, especially for a fan film and I found it overall entertaining. If you haven’t seen it yet, just scroll down and give it a watch. Then head over and tell the crew what you think of their hard work. You can follow everything they’re up to and learn more from their Facebook page here. Some of their members are also working on a new project right now. Their page contains interviews and…

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Awesome Dad Builds 23-Foot Death Star

So we’re not sure how his neighbors felt about it but we think this father is pretty awesome. For Halloween 2015, and in preparation for the release of Star Wars: Episode VII, Colby Powell and his kids build a 23-foot death star and placed it on the roof of their house. He says he plans to leave it up for sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas and then he might store it or sell it on eBay. He said he is also considering sending it to Burning Man. All construction on the death star began as a family project until it grew to a point too large for the kids to complete and he had to bring in some bigger guns. he reports that he also had people driving by who would stop and ask if they needed help and that about two dozen people contributed to the assembly without even knowing just…

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The Outlander: A Gallery Showcasing the Creativity of SWTOR Players

You know how we love bringing you stories of cool projects done by fans and for fans? Well, here is something pretty awesome! This gallery contains 599 characters, 287 Redditors and there was even an overall winner. What are we talking about? The Outlander contest and project. — Step into an epic story-driven adventure as your character becomes The Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War. A third faction threatens the galaxy as we know it, and your choices will determine the fate of both the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic. Choose your path… join or betray companions, old and new… and shape the future of the entire galaxy as well as your own. These, are our Outlanders… See it here. These screenshots are of the characters of members and visitors of the /r/SWTOR subreddit, a forum for discussion about Star Wars: The Old Republic. This project was created…

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SWTOR Fighter Fleet Out of Lego

You know how we love fans doing cool stuff. Here we have someone creating a Star Wars fleet out of LEGO. You can see a picture below. One is a Flashfire the other a Novadrive. It’s a simple but accurate start to a Star Fleet, in my opinion. Check this out: It was the first one he did but he didn’t stop there. He continued to build more ships and the results are pretty amazing. Here are more: SWTOR fleet update And: Update 8/1/2015 Star Wars Fleet And: G-9 Rigger Falcon vs Ghost mid build Ebon Hawk Bounty Hunter fleet update And what he says was his most difficult build to date: Sun Crusher

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Star Wars as 17th-century Japanese Prints

Maybe it’s because I am such a huge fan of art and Star Wars (of course) but I really love this project I came across from a Japanese crowdfunding site, Makuake. The project is for traditional woodblock prints of the original George Lucas Star Wars characters and the project far exceeded its goal. While they do not come cheap (a single print costs 54,000 yen/$434, with a set of three going for 162,000 yen/$1,303) they are worth every penny. The craftsmanship, art and patience that goes into each beautiful piece is amazing. Most Star Wars fans will know that George Lucas was influenced by the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and that Kurosawa’s 1958 period adventure The Hidden Fortress often cited as a direct inspiration for Lucas’ first Star Wars film so it makes sense that Star Wars could then be so easily and beautiful adapted to its Japanese roots. These are…

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‘Star Wars’ helped this Aussie dad overcome a brain tumour for his kids

A man named Adam Harris who lives in Australia is most likely one of Star Wars biggest fans. He named his son Jack Anakin Harris, after all. One week before his second child entered the world, he suffered bad headaches and then found out that he had an inoperable brain tumor. While lying in the hospital bed he began having regrets for never having travelled to the US where Star Wars was born. During this time of hardship, he had a brilliant idea. He decided to create a documentary about taking his son to America to live out the Star Wars dreams. They used crowdfunding to pay for the project and Harris and his son attended the Star Wars celebration in Anaheim. Click here to watch this inspiring video made by The Feed: Via Mashable

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Kickstarter: The Recompense: A Star Wars Fan Film

Bounty hunter Jahdo Kyn gets more than he bargains for on his last job. A noir-style Star Wars fan film. Sound interesting? Well, you know how we love to bring you fun stuff just like this. Here we have an awesome fan film and you know how we love bringing you those. Above you will see the details for the Kickstarter campaign and the video will help you get excited about it (like us). What is it? Here’s some info from the campaign description: The Recompense tells the story of Jahdo Kyn, a bounty hunter, and a broken man willing to do whatever it takes to make enough credits to start a new life for himself. On his final job, he finds himself confronted by a past he thought he’d left behind, and embroiled in a conflict he never wanted to be a part of.  Along the way he encounters his…

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Designer Makes His Own BB-8 Star Wars Droid

  You know how we love to bring you cool stuff made by fans. Here is a very talented designer who has created an awesome little BB-8 Star Wars droid. We had to share this with you because not only is it awesome, he tells you how to make it for yourself. Christian Poulsen is currently in the process of finishing his degree in Industrial Design at Brigham Young University and not only has created this cool little project, but is also telling us how to do it. And if you want to do it for yourself, he even posted it to MakeZine.com with full instructions so you too can have your own BB-8 Star Wars Droid. He’s an industrial designer who has taken his love of Star Wars and combined it with his talent to create something pretty awesome. Here he explains why he did it: As an industrial designer, I’ve…

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