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R2-D2 USB Hub

R2-D2 USB Hub – $45.95 Are you looking for the perfect office sidekick? You need the R2-D2 USB Hub from the NeatoShop. This great 4-port USB Hub makes R2-D2 sounds when you plug things in. Use his articulated legs to pose him as if he were moving. Let the force guide you. Be sure to check out [...]

Star Wars Continuous Line Drawings

For a school project, Sam Hallows made several Star Wars-themed drawings, each of which consists of a single, unbroken line. You can find his C-3PO, R2-D2, AT-AT and Millennium Falcon drawings at the link. He hopes to soon market these images on postcards. Link -via Nerd Approved


(YouTube link) What has 2127 pieces, a retractable third leg, a buzz saw hidden inside, a rotating dome, and can make a geek salivate? The Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 LEGO Star Wars set, of course! It should be available for $179.99 (higher in Canada) in May. Link -via The Daily What Geek

Star Wars Ice Trays

Star Wars Ice Trays – $10.95 each Attention Star Wars fans! Are you worried that the force is not strong with your favorite beverage? Let the Star Wars Ice Trays from the NeatoShop do your bidding by bringing a chilly balance to your universe. Star Wars Ice Trays are made from food-safe silicone and are available in the [...]

R2-D2 Birdhouse

Ben Mayer’s R2-D2 birdhouse comes with just a LED in its optical unit, but there’s a vast number of other aftermarket accessories available for R2 units. And if you’d like to match him with a protocol droid birdhouse, you can find one at the link. Link -via Technabob

Drivable R2-D2 Built For Make-A-Wish Kid To Enjoy

Matthew Grammer, a 7 year old who is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, asked for one of the coolest things ever as his Make-A Wish Foundation request–a giant, drivable R2-D2 so he can roll around school pretending to be R2 in style. Here’s a bit of info from the makers, Little Mountain Productions: R2D2 was [...]

Grizzly Bear Destroys R2-D2

(Video Link) Don’t worry, it’s not the real R2-D2! It’s just a model. The staff at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado stuffed a cardboard R2 unit with treats and let Emmett, a grizzly bear, have his way with it. Because…. Well, they don’t actually say why. -via Nerd Bastards

Smoking Hot R2-D2 Terra Cotta Ash Tray

Photo: Jason Schmidt This isn’t the droid you’re looking for … unless you’re a smoker looking for some really cool bootleg R2-D2 terra cotta ash tray! It’s owned by French fashion and furniture designer Alexandre de Betak. Smokin’ hot! Link – via Extreme Craft

Let Darth Vader Warm Your Hands

Star Wars fans will soon be able to heat up their frozen fingers with a Darth Vader inspired hand warmer. To charge the device, simply connect it to a USB port and the Dark Lord of the Sith will soon provide you with four hours of warmth. There is also a blue version featuring the R2-D2 droid. Link

R2-D2 Jack-o-Lantern

Noel Dickover carves amazing jack-o-lanterns, such as the R2-D2 pictured above. After searching for just the right pumpkin for the job, Dickover spent 10-11 hours sculpting it. The legs and scope were shaped from pieces of other pumpkins and attached with Krazy Glue. Gallery Link and Article Link via Geekologie