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R2-D2 lawn ornament is a droid for your flower bed

R2-D2 lawn ornament is a droid for your flower bed

The snow is gone, the flowers have bloomed, and your lawn is probably looking pretty open and bare right about now. What better way to fill the void than with a tasteful monochromatic R2-D2 lawn ornament? ThinkGeek has a new one in its catalog, joining the seemingly endless array of other R2-D2 and Star Wars products. Though it is made of resin, the lawn ornament appears to be crafted from concrete.

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Watch these X-Wing and TIE fighter drones duke it out in the skies

Watch these X-Wing and TIE fighter drones duke it out in the skies

Any Star Wars fan can probably tell you about all the times where they pretended to fly around their X-Wings and TIE fighters, pretending to have epic battles between them. This usually meant grabbing one or more and holding it in the air as you ran around making noises. Well now you can take your make-believe experiences to the next level, using drones.

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New Star Wars: TFA movie footage explores Maz’s Castle in brief

New Star Wars: TFA movie footage explores Maz’s Castle in brief

With a bit of support from the new "The Star Wars Show" and to give a boost to the "Jabba Flow" music track, Lucasfilm has released additional The Force Awakens footage. This is a clip that's basically pickups - or B-roll. Extra footage. Stuff they might have used to show more diversity in aliens in Maz Kanata's castle if the need would have arisen. As it is now, it's just a bit of extra video that's not available on the DVD. More, I tell you, more!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Darth Plagueis?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Darth Plagueis?

Evil character Supreme Leader Snoke has had his identity called into question once again by Star Wars fans, and the keeper of the canon Pablo Hidalgo has answered. One of the most long-lasting theories about the most massive of antagonists in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that he was actually none other than Sith character Darth Plagueis. Today that theory gets put to rest... sort of. Today we explain who Darth Plagueis is, and what he has to do with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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How Star Wars TFA tricked you into believing Rey’s vision

How Star Wars TFA tricked you into believing Rey’s vision

When The Force Awakens was released, viewers came away with the understanding that a key character was left on a key planet at a key time. That, it would seem, just wasn't true. What you're about to read might constitute as a SPOILER - but maybe not. It's not as if you're not going to learn the following if you're planning on continuing to watch the main Star Wars episodic story movies, and if you've already seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you should have nothing to fear at all!

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“The Empire Strikes Back” intro done in James Bond style somehow works

“The Empire Strikes Back” intro done in James Bond style somehow works

Two of the most iconic movie franchises in the world are James Bond and Star Wars. Each of these franchises is well known for opening sequences that follow the same formula for every film. Star Wars has its opening crawl with worlds that set up what the movie is going to be about. Bond films on the other hand always have a song that goes with the title of the movie and lots of naked ladies in the shadows.

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Alden Ehrenreich cast as young Han Solo for Star Wars spin-off

Alden Ehrenreich cast as young Han Solo for Star Wars spin-off

Star Wars fans, you now have a face for the younger version of series hero Han Solo. 26-year-old actor Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as the character, according to several Hollywood media outlets. Until now, Han Solo has been played by Harrison Ford, including last year's The Force Awakens, but 2018 is set to see Disney release a Star Wars spin-off movie that will tell the origin story of the character.

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Respawn teams with Lucasfilm and EA to make new Star Wars game

Respawn teams with Lucasfilm and EA to make new Star Wars game

Respawn Entertainment’s Stig Asmussen has announced a new company partnership with Lucasfilm and Electronic Arts to create a new Star Wars video game. “For me, just typing these words is surreal,” says Asmussen, adding, “The entire company erupted in cheers when it was announced that this would be our next endeavor.” The video game will be of the third-person action/adventure variety set in the Star Wars universe.

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Star Wars Holochess creator Kickstarts monster-fighting game

Star Wars Holochess creator Kickstarts monster-fighting game

One of the things that makes me love the original Star Wars movies is the sheer amount of detail in them. The places you visit feel like they could really exist, and have really been lived in. One scene that always stood out for me was when R2-D2 and Chewie play Holochess. It's not vital to the plot, and the game doesn't make another appearance until The Force Awakens. However, it gives us an idea of what people do for fun in the Star Wars universe, and allows for a bit of character development.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens prequel scenes on the way (via LEGO)

Star Wars The Force Awakens prequel scenes on the way (via LEGO)

This morning the folks behind LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens have revealed that their game will have extra plot. Extra, that is, in that it'll have scenes that will lead up to the events that take place in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This will include Rathtar Hunting and Lor San Tekka's first appearance on Jakku - exactly what you've wanted to see, if the amount of people that've visited our "Who is Lor San Tekka" article is any indication.

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Why does Princess Leia have a British accent in Star Wars? Retconned at last!

Why does Princess Leia have a British accent in Star Wars? Retconned at last!

At long last, an original Star Wars (A New Hope) faux pas has been foiled, and it's thanks to fiction writer Claudia Grey. She's the author of the newest Star Wars book: Bloodlines, and she's taken aim with its main character Leia Organa. The problem? Leia speaks with a British accent in A New Hope while being interrogated by Grand Moff Tarkin. She never does that again. The solution? Grey says she meant to do that.

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Let’s Explore the Millennium Falcon in 3D space

Let’s Explore the Millennium Falcon in 3D space

Those of you already exploring the virtual reality spaces you've always wanted to explore will know the (1st world) pain of not having every space you've ever dreamed of. Not yet, anyway. What the folks at Archilogic are doing is drawing in new customers using their own well-trained abilities to turn any floor-plan into a fully-rendered 3D space. They've got the knowhow. They want to charge you a flat fee to turn your space into an explorable object. With models like the Millennium Falcon and Don Draper's apartment already available, our minds reel with the possibilities.

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