Fan stuff

Hip Hop Star Wars

My pal, Richie Branson, who we told you about before back in 2012, is making the trending list again, this time with a Star Wars mixtape you’re going to want to play on repeat. I have always been a fan of Biggie Smalls and of course, of Star Wars, but leave it to Richie to come up with an idea to blend the two. He got with a buddy of his to make it happy and the results are glorious! We’re not the only ones to think so because the album has essentially gone viral since it hit the net and it’s being mentioned all over the place. It was at 2.5 million streams and counting, featured on livemixtapes, USA Today, Comedy Central and more. Yesterday it was trending on Twitter for quite some time with the hashtag #HIPHOPSTARWARS. It’s still making the rounds across the Internet and if you haven’t…

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STAR WARS LEGENDS: Legacy of the Force – Fan Film

We love Star Wars fan films, as you probably know if you’ve been reading our posts for awhile now, and here is one based on a book that we really wanted to bring to your attention. It’s Star Wars Legends: Legacy of the Force and you can see the film in its entirely on YouTube (we’ve embedded it below). It’s meant to be a homage to the Expanded Universe and the canon is spot-on. The acting was good, especially for a fan film and I found it overall entertaining. If you haven’t seen it yet, just scroll down and give it a watch. Then head over and tell the crew what you think of their hard work. You can follow everything they’re up to and learn more from their Facebook page here. Some of their members are also working on a new project right now. Their page contains interviews and…

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Awesome Dad Builds 23-Foot Death Star

So we’re not sure how his neighbors felt about it but we think this father is pretty awesome. For Halloween 2015, and in preparation for the release of Star Wars: Episode VII, Colby Powell and his kids build a 23-foot death star and placed it on the roof of their house. He says he plans to leave it up for sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas and then he might store it or sell it on eBay. He said he is also considering sending it to Burning Man. All construction on the death star began as a family project until it grew to a point too large for the kids to complete and he had to bring in some bigger guns. he reports that he also had people driving by who would stop and ask if they needed help and that about two dozen people contributed to the assembly without even knowing just…

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The Outlander: A Gallery Showcasing the Creativity of SWTOR Players

You know how we love bringing you stories of cool projects done by fans and for fans? Well, here is something pretty awesome! This gallery contains 599 characters, 287 Redditors and there was even an overall winner. What are we talking about? The Outlander contest and project. — Step into an epic story-driven adventure as your character becomes The Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War. A third faction threatens the galaxy as we know it, and your choices will determine the fate of both the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic. Choose your path… join or betray companions, old and new… and shape the future of the entire galaxy as well as your own. These, are our Outlanders… These screenshots are of the characters of members and visitors of the /r/SWTOR subreddit, a forum for discussion about Star Wars: The Old Republic. This project was created by Swtorista ,…

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SWTOR Fighter Fleet Out of Lego

You know how we love fans doing cool stuff. Here we have someone creating a Star Wars fleet out of LEGO. You can see a picture below. One is a Flashfire the other a Novadrive. It’s a simple but accurate start to a Star Fleet, in my opinion. Check this out: It was the first one he did but he didn’t stop there. He continued to build more ships and the results are pretty amazing. Here are more: SWTOR fleet update And: Update 8/1/2015 Star Wars Fleet And: G-9 Rigger Falcon vs Ghost mid build Ebon Hawk Bounty Hunter fleet update And what he says was his most difficult build to date: Sun Crusher

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Star Wars as 17th-century Japanese Prints

Maybe it’s because I am such a huge fan of art and Star Wars (of course) but I really love this project I came across from a Japanese crowdfunding site, Makuake. The project is for traditional woodblock prints of the original George Lucas Star Wars characters and the project far exceeded its goal. While they do not come cheap (a single print costs 54,000 yen/$434, with a set of three going for 162,000 yen/$1,303) they are worth every penny. The craftsmanship, art and patience that goes into each beautiful piece is amazing. Most Star Wars fans will know that George Lucas was influenced by the Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and that Kurosawa’s 1958 period adventure The Hidden Fortress often cited as a direct inspiration for Lucas’ first Star Wars film so it makes sense that Star Wars could then be so easily and beautiful adapted to its Japanese roots. These are…

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‘Star Wars’ helped this Aussie dad overcome a brain tumour for his kids

A man named Adam Harris who lives in Australia is most likely one of Star Wars biggest fans. He named his son Jack Anakin Harris, after all. One week before his second child entered the world, he suffered bad headaches and then found out that he had an inoperable brain tumor. While lying in the hospital bed he began having regrets for never having travelled to the US where Star Wars was born. During this time of hardship, he had a brilliant idea. He decided to create a documentary about taking his son to America to live out the Star Wars dreams. They used crowdfunding to pay for the project and Harris and his son attended the Star Wars celebration in Anaheim. Click here to watch this inspiring video made by The Feed:

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Kickstarter: The Recompense: A Star Wars Fan Film

Bounty hunter Jahdo Kyn gets more than he bargains for on his last job. A noir-style Star Wars fan film. Sound interesting? Well, you know how we love to bring you fun stuff just like this. Here we have an awesome fan film and you know how we love bringing you those. Above you will see the details for the Kickstarter campaign and the video will help you get excited about it (like us). What is it? Here’s some info from the campaign description: The Recompense tells the story of Jahdo Kyn, a bounty hunter, and a broken man willing to do whatever it takes to make enough credits to start a new life for himself. On his final job, he finds himself confronted by a past he thought he’d left behind, and embroiled in a conflict he never wanted to be a part of. Along the way he encounters his…

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Designer Makes His Own BB-8 Star Wars Droid

You know how we love to bring you cool stuff made by fans. Here is a very talented designer who has created an awesome little BB-8 Star Wars droid. We had to share this with you because not only is it awesome, he tells you how to make it for yourself. Christian Poulsen is currently in the process of finishing his degree in Industrial Design at Brigham Young University and not only has created this cool little project, but is also telling us how to do it. And if you want to do it for yourself, he even posted it to MakeZine.com with full instructions so you too can have your own BB-8 Star Wars Droid. He’s an industrial designer who has taken his love of Star Wars and combined it with his talent to create something pretty awesome. Here he explains why he did it: As an industrial designer, I’ve been…

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The Korriban Sith Academy on Minecraft

Check out the Korriban Sith Academy on Minecraft by Jedimonkey38: We have brought you these kinds of things before and we love it! As I said in a previous post, it’s a merging of two things I love – Minecraft and SWTOR – but in addition to that, I just love seeing the creativity of the gamers and fans. It’s really great to see people In the images you will see: The Main Entrance Side 1 Back View Side 2 The Statues at the entrance the lamp at the entrance the entryway The Imperial Guards bow before you The Obelisk The Main Area Tukata Pens The Jedi Prisoner A View of the Corridor The Interrogation Center Torture Devices The Cages for 3 lucky prisoners Cantina Lower Level Dorms Table Entrance to Blood Trial Thats Alot of Blood The Skulls The Library Another View One of the Offices Upper Level Table…

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Beautiful SWTOR Matte Paintings

SWTOR Matte Paintings by Nick Hiatt Matte paintings by Nick Hiatt created during the production of the SWTOR cinematic trailers at Blur Studios You know how we love to bring you beautiful things, especially beautiful SWTOR things. Here’s one that we just cannot pass up sharing. These beautiful matte paintings are perfect for the SWTOR fan. While they would be wonderful to have as prints (I’d hang these in my house), you might decide you want to make them your desktop background, as others have done. Even if you just want to admire them for a bit, Blur Studios is awesome and this is the proof.

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Dromund Kaas Imperial Citadel on Minecraft

Here’s a gamer who has combined two of my favorite things: Star Wars/SWTOR and Minecraft. Here you will see that Jedimonkey38 built the Dromund Kaas Citadel in Minecraft. See for yourself here: How awesome is that? I have seen some pretty amazing Minecraft builds over the years. My kids are also really into Minecraft and spend hours watching videos and reading about it. My son even bought a Minecraft manual from the school book fair. So as you can see, we’re a family who is not new to the blocky world. That said, I really love to see when people go outside the typical and create something new or unique. Whenever someone combines one game or story world with another, they’re probably going to get some smiles from me as well, as is the case with this. Here you will find a Speeder Transport, Mandalorian Enlave Entrance, Sith Sanctum Entrance,…

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Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2015

We are so excited to tell you all that after taking three years off, the Lucasfilm Star Wars Fan Film Awards will be returning to us this year. Lucasfilm has officially released the nominees for this year and you can go vote in the Audience Choice category. We think that the winners will probably be announced during the Star Wars celebration happening next month. The Star Wars Fan Film Awards, a celebration of fan creativity inspired by a galaxy far, far away, are back! In this trailer, revisit past winners and entries ranging from animation to live-action comedy, and get an important tip from Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo. Entrants can submit their films now through January 16, 2015. The best selections in the categories of Animation, Non-Fiction, Comedy, Spirit of Fandom, Visual Effects, Audience Choice, and Filmmaker Select — chosen by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy — will screen in a special…

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Fan Film: Ruins and Reckoning

Lightsaber duels, planets in ruins, the force… this Star Wars fan film has it all! In a galaxy far far away, a descending belt-wave has threatened life on our featured planet. While Republic armies are desperately trying to aid in evacuating the planet, one misguided Jedi, a general of the Republic, will not bend the law to allow prisoners the same favored fate as those fortunate enough to escape. Our rival Jedi, who has a deep affinity with one of the prisoners has little restraint in expressing his objection against his fellow Jedi. Ruins and Reckoning is a not for profit Star Wars fan-film produced in Atlanta GA

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Fan Film: Star Wars: Threads of Destiny

Here is a nice fan video to watch on a lazy sunday. 94 years after The Battle of Yavin, the New Republic has been resurrected and democracy once again rules the galaxy. The Jedi Order is reestablished on the planet Yavin 4, and has continued to train new Jedi Knights in the art of peace and justice. But all is not peaceful in this new world. With the fall of the Dark Empire, the ancient Skenvi Empire now comes out of the shadow to make its move. The Skenvi now oppose the New Republic for control over the galaxy with their aggressively growing empire. The Skenvi seek to seize control of all the galaxy’s most valuable resources to cripple their enemies. And if a planet refuses to join them, they have been known to take very aggressive actions. Caught in between this struggle over the fate of the galaxy is…

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Darth Malgus VS Mara Jade Skywalker

Here we have a great versus video for a couple of characters who will really get your Star Wars geek on. EvanNova95 from YouTube has a series of versus videos as well as some tother fun and interesting vids like “Star Wars Top 10 Dark Jedi”“. He describes himself as “Im an inspiring filmmaker and Star Wars enthusiast who just wants to entertain,whether it be versus battles, The Story of, top 10’s, or descriptions.” He does pretty good work and we think it’s worth the time to check out his vids. As for this one, we have Darth Malgus VS Mara Jade Skywalker. An interesting match-up indeed . Check out the video and tell us what you think. Also, let us know who you would want to see in a versus film. So who do you think would win in a battle of Darth Malgus VS Mara Jade Skywalker?

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Darth Malgus Replica Mask

If you’re not yet familiar with Wicked Armor, you’re going to love this post. Wicked armor specializes in creating rare custom art that you can wear based on characters from pop culture. If it looks impressive or interesting, he wants to make it, and he works on commission!

Here is one of our favorites. The Darth Malgus replica mask:

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‘Star Wars: Legends’ Gets a Trailer

““Star Wars: Episode VII” comes out December 18, 2015 and the Star Wars Expanded Universe is shifting into the “Legends” timeline. This means many of the stories we have all known and treasured about Star Wars are not likely to make it into the newest films. This is a new era of Star Wars and some are happier about it than others. However, Big Shiny Robot has something pretty cool for us. It’s the Star Wars Legends trailer from Marc Rienzo. Big Shiny Robot says: And to be honest, this is probably one of the coolest fan cut trailers of EU material I’ve ever seen. It was cobbled together over the last couple of years from many, many different sources. I loved seeing bits of “Wing Commander” and other movies like that in here. Basically, this trailer is what this universe might have looked like on the big screen. It’s…

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STAR WARS 80’s High School

What if the Star Wars cast were dropped in an 80s teen movie? Well, it might look something like this cool concept art from Denis Medri of Cesena, Italy. His project, posted to Behance.net, asks “What if Star Wars were set in an 80s high school?” The result is much like you would imagine, only even more awesome. We know that some hardcore fans don’t like any deviation from the original story and we can respect that fully but you still have to think the creative and artistic ability that went into this is pretty amazing. We have a too-cool skate Luke and a bubble-blowing tights-wearing Leia to start us off. And then we have Han Solo & Chewbacca  And then we have some awesome nerd-droids: There’s also Vader,Boba Fett & Troopers: And a personal favorite of mine is Breakfast Wars: And there’s more so check out the link for…

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Amazing SWTOR Collection

If you thought your SWTOR collection was impressive, you have to see this guy’s. Sharing his images here, you can see some fantastic shots of his amazing collection which includes: Havoc Squad armor Havoc Squad action figures Collector’s Edition Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue Voice actor framed signatures and photos SWTOR team signature (like mine from the 1st Guild Summit) Commemorative coin from the Guild Summit (also in my collection) SWTOR decals on his car windows Loads of awesome SWTOR shirts Employee only launch custom eFX Lightsaber all the SWTOR comics Lego SWTOR He was part of the 501st/Rebel Legion and has a page of his stuff here http://www.tk9479.com It’s an office full of awesome. So what items do you like the best from his collection? Do you have any SWTOR goodies of your own?

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