This LEGO X-Wing Starfighter’s the King of All LEGO Stars Wars Merchandise
LEGO is one of those companies that constantly and consistently produce odds and ends that are worth purchasing. They're also notorious for supporting whatever's going on in popular culture with themed sets. Case in point, the company's revealed that a new Star Wars X-wing starfighter set will be coming out in May! Rejoice! Probably the only unfortunate part is the cost, but if you're a real enthusiast that shouldn't stop you, should it?Read on...
Kickstarter Campaign Tries to Fund X-Wing Squadron to Combat Kickstarter Campaign to Fund a Death Star
Thursday I wrote about a Kickstarter campaign that was trying to raise money for Death Star research, and I called it the crowdfunding site's jump-the-shark moment. My concern was that if Kickstarter starts letting stuff like that through, it would soon be overrun with nothing but joke campaigns. Now there's a campaign to fund an X-Wing squadron to stop the Death Star campaign. This is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about.Read on...
What at first appears to be just one man having a little fun outside of his Minnesota home after a blizzard suddenly becomes a brilliant homage with the addition of special effects that can only be described as "impressive; most impressive." (Michael P. Nelson via Laughing Squid)Read on...
Star Wars Yoga
Who says that a healthy spine and obsessive geekery are mutually exclusive? Writer and comedian Matthew Latkewicz sure doesn't, which is why he's whipped up Star Wars Yoga, a series of postures and stretches inspired by the Star Wars series. In Latkewicz's world, LucasArts' marketing towards "overweight 'geeks' and 'nerds'" has hit saturation, and so it turns to the next logical target market: Yuppies. More pics below:Read on...
Make Your Subway Tickets Into X-Wings!
French artist Hubert de Lartigue has devised an ingenious way to recycle his subway tickets: make them into X-Wing fighters. Not only has he kindly shared pictures with the internet, he has also posted tutorials of how to turn Parisian metro tickets into X-Wings and Millenium Falcons (the latter complete with a stand) on his website, hubertdelartigue.com. We wish we could try it out with our metro cards, but we're from New York, and our cards are made from cold, unfeeling plastic.Read on...