Many Star Wars fans may not remember the many action figures released in the 1970s by Kenner, but for those who do, this Millennium Falcon toy may bring back some memories. Despite the original Star Wars film being released in May 1977, Kenner was not prepared for the unprecedented response to the film and the high demand for toys, mainly due to George Lucas’s hesitation to provide character / vehicle designs for fear his creations would be copied by rivals.
James Hobson, better known as The Hacksmith online, has built the world’s first retractable lightsaber. It was modeled after the ones used by Jedi Knights, attached to tanks of liquid propane gas and oxygen gas to create the high level of heat required to make the plasma beam. Once turned on, the beam heats up to an immense 2,204 °C (4,000°F), meaning it can slice through just about anything. The colors of the beam can be manipulated with different kinds of salts infused with the heat.
The LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina set brings one of the Skywalker saga’s most iconic locations to life, complete with smugglers, musicians, bounty hunters and Jedi Knights. At 3,187-pieces, the set stands over 7.5” (19cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) wide and 23” (58cm) deep when fully built and opened. That’s right, you can open up the set’s removable roof to view its details or even act Star Wars: A New Hope scenes using the included mini-figures.
Photo credit: Epic Cardboard Props
For those who have never watched the original Star Wars films, the Death Star is basically a space station and galactic superweapon that measures 75-miles in diameter, and crewed by approximately 1.7 million military personnel as well as 400,000 droids. Raphael from Epic Cardboard Props decided to recreate it with cardboard, and the result is quite stunning to say the least.
Star Wars fans have probably seen the Ewok’s Bright Tree Village built around the trees of Endor and situated nearly 50-feet above the ground. If not, this village basically consisted of thatched huts where hundreds of Ewoks lived. Czech architecture firm Formafatal has designed a real-life equivalent, and called it Art Villas Resort.