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Star Wars Trilogy Map Illustrations

Artist Andrew DeGraff illustrates non-map concepts with maps. The result can be confusing unless you are familiar with the subject matter. Of course, almost everyone is familiar enough with the  original Star Wars films to follow these three new maps created for a gallery show from Andrew DeGraff and Bennett Slater opening Saturday at Gallery [...]

California firm develop ‘hover bike’

The Aerofex hover vehicle resembles the speeder bikes from the movie ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’. The bike is based on a design from the 1960s whi…

Watching Return of the Jedi in Production

(YouTube link) Jeff Broz and a group of his teenage friends went out to the desert where George Lucas was filming Return of the Jedi and recorded what they saw. Thirty years later, we are all jealous! -via The Daily What Geek

The Sith Who Stole Christmas

(YouTube link) Who can hold a candle to the Grinch in evilness? Darth Vader, that’s who! This mashup of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Return of the Jedi is the latest from OneMinuteGalactica. -via Buzzfeed

Darth Vader Screams "No!" in Various Movies

(Video Link) In the new Blu-ray version of Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader cries out “No!” has he kills the Emperor. CineWeekly thinks this is the new Wilhelm scream, and therefore added it to many classic movies, from Casablanca to Dumb and Dumber. -via The Mary Sue

Enormous LEGO Star Wars Diorama

Do you remember the scene in The Return of the Jedi when Emperor Palpatine arrived at the second Death Star? Using a huge supply of minifigs and a detailed setting totaling 30,000 pieces, LEGO artist Jay Hoff recreated it. You can see several other photographs at the link. Link via The Mary Sue