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This Droid Inventor Kit is a Star Wars DIY dream come true

This Droid Inventor Kit is a Star Wars DIY dream come true

The folks at LittleBits have created a "Droid Inventor Kit" to allow droid-lovers of all ages to make their own R2 unit. Using LittleBits custom-molded R2-unit computer base and a variety of robot parts from LittleBits collection, this kit allows users to assemble, control, and modify a droid to their heart's content. Using the custom Star Wars LittleBits app, users are encouraged to "teach [their] Droid tricks like navigating and obstacle course & defending [their] room."

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges hands-on: Lightsaber meets AR

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges hands-on: Lightsaber meets AR

Admit it: you've pretended to be a Jedi, swinging a lightsaber and making "vroo-vroo" sounds. Now, you can put those hard-earned fighting skills to good use, with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. Combining games and adventures from the Disney movies with a brand new Lenovo Mirage AR headset that brings augmented reality to a hitherto-unseen price point, it's finally a chance to test out your own Jedi talents.

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Sphero R2-D2 will be 2017’s must-have toy

Sphero R2-D2 will be 2017’s must-have toy

We may only be heading into September, but I'm calling it: you're looking at Sphero's R2-D2, and it's going to be the must-have toy of the 2017 holidays. Revealed today as part of the Star Wars "Force Friday" event, the remote-control R2-D2 - and its cousin from the Dark Side, Sphero's new BB-9E droid - looks set to be a must-have for fans of the movie, whether they're kids or otherwise. Indeed, it could well end up being Sphero's most popular robot to-date.

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Star Wars TLJ Find the Force leaks all sorts of secrets

Star Wars TLJ Find the Force leaks all sorts of secrets

This morning a BUNCH of Star Wars: The Last Jedi info was data mined from the Star Wars "Find the Force" campaign meant for Force Friday. Included were a set of character tokens, all of the character hologram avatars, all of the scannable store posters, and a bunch more. Needless to say, what follows is certainly worthy of being called a SPOILER for The Last Jedi.

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Official Star Wars Apple events just revealed

Official Star Wars Apple events just revealed

In celebration of Force Friday 2, Apple will be bringing a variety of Star Wars-themed VFX presentations to Apple Stores. Also on the docket are sessions like a Kids Hour tied to the BB-8 by Sphero, and a session called How To: Build your own Star Wars trailer. Industrial Light and Magic will also be doing presentations at San Francisco Apple Stores.

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Star Wars Find the Force event is an augmented reality treasure hunt

Star Wars Find the Force event is an augmented reality treasure hunt

Lucasfilm and Disney have announced their second 'Force Friday' event, which they're simply calling 'Force Friday II.' The first Force Friday was held in 2015, and this upcoming one will be held on September 1, the companies say. Ushering it in will be an event Disney is calling 'Find the Force,' which is described as being an augmented reality-based treasure hunt that spans the globe. It's not quite what you're imaging, though.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Starfighter Assault gameplay revealed

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Starfighter Assault gameplay revealed

Electronic Arts has just revealed a gameplay trailer for Starfighter Assault in Star Wars Battlefront 2, the sequel to EA's Star Wars Battlefront game released a couple years ago. The trailer shows epic space battles taking place in the universe's various spacecraft, as well as some brief looks at characters including a major Jedi and Sith.

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Star Wars Obi-Wan standalone movie tipped: Stephen Daldry directing

Star Wars Obi-Wan standalone movie tipped: Stephen Daldry directing

New Star Wars movies will be in theaters in a handful of months, but Disney is already looking years into the future. According to sources who have surfaced, the next standalone Star Wars movie will center around Obi-Wan Kenobi, though who will be playing him hasn't yet been determined. The sources claim that Oscar-nominated Stephen Daldry has been tapped to direct the next movie.

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Netflix to Disney: wait, let’s talk about Marvel and Star Wars

Netflix to Disney: wait, let’s talk about Marvel and Star Wars

While Disney-made Disney content seems to be 100% off the table, Netflix still wants to negotiate over Marvel and Star Wars content. Disney, after all, owns the whole lot. Netflix stands to gain or lose a whole lot of viewers based on news bits like "Disney will ditch Netflix in 2019". Amid talks of the future of Disney's stream-friendly content, the CEO of the company agreed that Marvel and Star Wars (Lucasfilm) content might well be next to leave Netflix.

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Disney Netflix pull first, Star Wars and Marvel next

Disney Netflix pull first, Star Wars and Marvel next

After an announcement of a Disney content pull from Netflix, the company further expressed the possibility of doing so with Lucasfilm and Marvel content. Not that they'd necessarily pull the content that's been licensed under Netflix brand specifically, but that they're considering more separate streaming services. If they do decide to split these other brands, we'd have one whole heck of a lot of streaming brands to choose from - or perhaps we'll see it the other way - that we've got too many services to pay for.

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Star Wars Episode 9 just got an unexpected shake-up

Star Wars Episode 9 just got an unexpected shake-up

It looks like a big change is being made behind the scenes of Star Wars Episode 9. The upcoming movie, which doesn't have a title yet (and likely won't until after Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi releases this winter), is getting a new writer. Previously, Episode 9 was being written by Derek Connolly and director Colin Trevorrow.

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Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Before we go any further, Star Wars fans, I recommend you turn back - this is the sort of leaked set of images that change the movie. This is an image - and a set of images - that make the way you see the film different, especially if you'd planned on going to the theater this December with a completely blank slate idea of what Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be like.

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