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Sphero robot ball transformed into Star Wars’ BB-8

Sphero robot ball transformed into Star Wars’ BB-8

J.J. Abrams surprised and delighted Star Wars fans last week by revealing that the rolling and tumbling robot seen in the latest :Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is actually a real rolling and tumbling robot and not just a piece of CG artistry. Naturally, it would inspire not only lovable merchandise somewhere down the line but even attempts at making one as early as now. That is probably the inspiration that took hold of industrial designer Christian Poulsen as he transformed a relatively nondescript Sphero robot ball into what could be the next most loved robotic mascot of the franchise.

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LEGO Tatooine Mini-build set shown off before launch

LEGO Tatooine Mini-build set shown off before launch

LEGO will be introducing a new Star Wars set in the near future, another joining its already expansive set of Star Wars offerings. This one is a mini build set, meaning it won’t come with too many parts (it's not exactly tiny, though, with more than 100 pieces) and is small in nature, but will nicely complement some existing LEGO creations. It is the Tatooine Mini-build playset, and we have now got some looks at the build, showing exactly what fans can expect when it arrives.

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Star Wars behind the scenes: The Live Motion Capture Future

Star Wars behind the scenes: The Live Motion Capture Future

Today we're taking a peek at how Star Wars is being made. The creation process, you'll find, isn't all that different from how video games are made. Video games like Star Wars 1313. Even though J.J. Abrams has assured the public time and time again that practical effects are king in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we've got reason to believe that this doesn't necessarily mean that everything is as it seems --here we'll also be explaining why that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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Star Wars Battlefront reveal trailer released

Star Wars Battlefront reveal trailer released

From inside the game engine that'll be presenting this DICE game comes Star Wars Battlefront. What you're about to see shows the Battle of Endor - Ewoks missing - showing what we'll be doing inside the game once it's released this November. Watch out for AT-ATs this time around. Regardless of actual canon. Call in the Y-Wing bombers for support! This trailer does not include any gameplay - instead it just suggests what'll be possible.

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The Battle of Jakku: canon Star Wars plot post-Jedi revealed

The Battle of Jakku: canon Star Wars plot post-Jedi revealed

The following is not a spoiler. Instead, it's a glimpse into the new canon - the new way the official Star Wars universe is set to unfold - thanks to the EA Games/DICE title Star Wars Battlefront. Revealed today was a bit about a piece of Star Wars universe history called the "Battle of Jakku." The planet Jakku was given its name yesterday at Star Wars Celebration 2015 for the first time. You've likely seen it already - its that sandy planet you catch a few glimpses of in both of the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers.

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Star Wars Battlefront release and details

Star Wars Battlefront release and details

This week the folks at EA Games and DICE are revealing their next big title: Star Wars Battlefront. This game will be released to multiple platforms, like Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and it'll be strongly rooted in the classic Star Wars universe. This game aims to bring the most advanced graphics and in-canon gameplay to the public with as much emphasis on original trilogy legitimacy as possible. In short - it's gonna be awesome. And it's gonna be coming to game consoles and gaming PCs right around the same time as the next Star Wars movie, to boot.

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Twitter uses ‘the Force’ to bring out new Star Wars emojis

Twitter uses ‘the Force’ to bring out new Star Wars emojis

Disney and LucasFilm are really going full "Force" to market Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Twitter is helping to spread the excitement of the upcoming movie by offering new Star Wars emoji. Now, you can join in the conversation about all things Star Wars, especially what's happening at Star Wars Celebration Con in Anaheim, April 16 - 19th. We've analyzed the latest trailer, watched the convention panel, and marvelled at the latest adorable droid, the BB-8.

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Star Wars’ R2-D2 themed jet plane takes to the skies

Star Wars’ R2-D2 themed jet plane takes to the skies

The Internet is ablaze with Star Wars news today. The latest discovery is that Japanese All Nippon Airways (ANA) is launching a Stars Wars themed jet decked out like everyone's favorite droid, R2-D2. ANA's newest droid themed passenger jet is a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It's all a part of the new 5-year ANA Star Wars Project, so we may see some other costumed jets in our future, (I'm holding out for Yoda.) The jet will be flying international routes this fall.

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Star Wars 7 and the rise of the Female Hero

Star Wars 7 and the rise of the Female Hero

I'm not just talking about Daisy Ridley, here - it's the whole Star Wars environment that's about to be shocked by the rise in numbers of the female hero. Today during the first big Star Wars panel during Star Wars Celebration 2015, some of the cast and creators of Star Wars: The Force Awakens were asked a fan question - who would you be if you could be anyone in the Star Wars universe? Producer Kathleen Kennedy answered with a declaration of a bright future for female fans.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer 2 Analysis

Star Wars The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer 2 Analysis

Today we're having a peek at the Star Wars The Force Awakens teaser trailer 2, as shown at Star Wars Celebration 2015 for the first time. What you're about to see is our rundown of the trailer by both SlashGear and a collection of film specialists as hosted by Lucasfilm at the event. They all stand next to one another in the partial recreation of the original Cantina in the midst of thousands of Star Wars fans in Anaheim. Behold, the light look at the extremely massive second teaser trailer for the 7th installment of the Star Wars series.

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Star Wars Battlefront trailer teaser leaked early

Star Wars Battlefront trailer teaser leaked early

The following is a brief piece of video showing the next Star Wars Battlefront game that'll be revealed in full tomorrow morning. The footage you're about to see was shown in miniature by Lucasfilm at the end of their standard Star Wars teaser trailer 2, also released just this morning. This footage is new - and obviously, since it was so small to begin with, the quality here isn't extremely high. Just remember that going in to this viewing, with an understanding that these pixels are far, far too large for their own good.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer: just a teaser 2

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer: just a teaser 2

This afternoon Lucasfilm and Disney have released the second teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens. This is the second "teaser" trailer for the full trailer, which we still can safely assume will be attached to the next Avengers film, coming out in May. This trailer teaser has a crashed Star Destroyer, Darth Vader's mask, and just about everything you could possibly imagine being spoiled for you all at once. You've been warned - plot elements included!

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