The Star Wars Trilogy Video In 2 Minutes
This video retells The Star Wars Trilogy in 2 minutes using Legos and stop animation. The video is great fan fun. Watch the video above.
I love the scenes picked to highlight all of the events from the three movies. There are many ships, settings, characters, and events featured. One of my favorite is Yoda chilling in a recliner under an umbrella on Dagobah. In context it's hilarious.
The language used is very casual and without names which works since the voice narrating it is a child. This lends to the fun relaxed nature of the video. For instance the scene where Darth Vader reveals his identity to Luke is phrased as "That was when the Boy got very surprising news about his dad... Wud up son."
I want that Lego collection, Wow!
DIY Craft: Yoda Finger Puppet
A great weekend craft for all of the Star Wars fans out there... A Yoda finger puppet. I love this project not only because it's Star Wars and Yoda but also due to it's simplicity.
All you need is:
- Green, brown, red and gray colored felt squares
- Pillow stuffing
- Brown and green colored thread
- Sewing needle
- Straight pins
- C hopsticks
- Pipe cleaner/chenille stem
- Googley eyes
- Yoda Body Pattern
- Yoda Robe Front
- Yoda Robe Back
The instructions consists of 4 easy steps. Along with each step they also include pictures which I find really helpful. Get the full instructions here!
Remember: "Do or do not... There is no try."
Jabba the Carrot
What an amazing carrot, my first thought was it kind of looked like Jabba the Hutt but now I'm thinking more along the lines of a twileek dancer with the slowing wispy ends. I find it memorizing to look at. There are other pictures over at Lorrain's blog and although it's not quite as big as it originally appears to be it's still huge for a carrot that and I have to give her credit for the wonderfully artful way she frames up the picture to create an amazing illusion, kudos!
Lucas Takes Clone Troopers To Convention
You got to love the irony of George Lucas showing up at a convention with a unit of clone troopers. His past love / hate relationship with conventions makes it easy to see him as an imperial governor with all of those clone troopers surrounding him, lol. That being said, I really wished I could have been there for ShowWest 2008. George Lucas spoke about the next generation of Star Wars Fans and answered some questions on the up and coming Clone Wars TV Series project.
He said that the majority of The Clone Wars would be rated at the "sort of high end of PG" with moments that would flip over into PG-13. This is relieving, I feel we really need media content to allow the public to address troops in a war time situation but so many of the other movie projects on this topic go for the R ratting and become so grotesque that they distract from really looking at the true issues.
The Clone Wars series is episodic but not so knit together that a viewer would get lost if they didn't watch from the beginning.
This is an old-fashioned episodic show. We looked at it on the big screen and it looked so beautiful and great that we said, "Gee, we can make a feature just like this." So we did and got all the people, got all the stuff and said, "Let's make a feature." So we did.
Sending a Message: Carbonite Solo Desk
Would you do business over Han solo in carbonite desk! Part of me thinks this is the coolest desk ever and part of me thinks that this should have been made into a wall hanging for an office... you know Jaba couldn't have used it as a desk.. That being said I bet there would be many nervous employees and business partners who would have to conduct a meeting with the business person who owns this desk. Just think if the client was an attorney!