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!
Star Wars “Empire Strikes Back” Charity Benefit
In honor of the 30th anniversary of "The Empire Strikes Back," there will be a one night screening of the Star Wars classic at the ArcLight Hollywood. For all of those fortunate enough to be in the LA area the screening will be on May 19th.
The event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
This will also be the kickoff event for a year long charity campaign planned by Lucasfilm.
This is a great example of fandom at it’s best! Having a celebration of something we love, with someone who is directly involved in the project and doing it to raise money to benefit a cause that helps out everyone in the community. Kudos!
(via Club Jade)
Star Wars Fans Flashmob Live Lightsaber Fight
In Bristol, England a bunch of Star Wars fans put together a flashmob for a huge lightsaber fight on February 13th 2010. Watch the video below. I love how this video has a Star Wars type intro though they left out the scroll which would have been a perfect place to put in the back story for the flashmob or to create some story to set up a bunch of Jedi and Dark Jedi fighting in Bristol, England.
The use Duel of the Fates for the soundtrack is a perfect choice for a bunch of lightsaber fighting.
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."
DIY Crafts: Hula Darth Vader
The ultimate crafting project for your car for Star Wars fans… a Darth Vader Hula Girl for your dash! Build your own and see Vader shaken’ his groove thing in your own car.
He gives step by step simple instructions and includes pictures with each step. The best part is the short video after the instructions showing Hula Vader in action with the driver playing the imperial march in the background… brilliant! Check out the instructions here. I’ve got to make one of these and then alternate it with my Buddy Christ and Homer Simpson.
(via Star Wars Crafts)