Star Wars is celebrating its 35th birthday this year, so just for fun, ForeverGeek has re-cast Episode IV: A New Hope as if it was being made today. What modern actors would be the most interesting choices for iconic roles like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo? Our choices may surprise you.
Who doesn’t love to make paper snowflakes? Here’s a do-it-yourself project you can pass on to the kids — and feel good about, because it passes on your geekiness, too!
If R2-D2 and C-3PO were born in an alternate universe — you know, one where the punks are all steamy — they might look something like this.
Ad agency Access wants to put a LEGO Minifigure atop the Arc de Triomphe. Or a life-sized Darth Vader holding his lightsaber as the entrance gate to your local parking garage. Seeing LEGO as a “a brand that can get away with in-your-face stunts” because there’s so much goodwill for it from the general public. [...]
In a new TV spot for UK electronics store Currys/PC World, R2-D2 and C-3P0 get confused when they visit the modern day location and encounter strange new gadgets. Between a freezer that attacks C-3PO, the Dyson Bladeless Fan, and a rude vacuuming robot among other pieces of electronics, it’s easy to tell these two state [...]
Brian De Vitis is a freaking genius. A mechanical engineering grad student from UCLA, he built this fully-functional R2-D2 replica that’s so much more than an R2-D2 replica. Hidden within its innards are ten game consoles. Yes, I said ten. There’s an NES, Super NES, N64, GameCube, PS2, PSP, Sega Genesis (which, of course, is [...]
My wife and I are huge fans of Star Wars. Anytime the movies are replayed on Spike, we all tune in and lose a few hours in the force. I personally don’t hate the first three (I-III) as much as most people, even though they are difficult to follow at times, so I’ll watch them [...]
This is flipping brilliant. Perhaps inspired by the just-released Toy Story 3 (haven’t seen it yet, don’t spoil it for me) an artist going by the moniker “Sillof” has mashed up Star Wars with Pixar‘s library of characters. And the result, as I said before, is pure brilliance. What’s most surprising about these mixed characters is [...]
You are looking at one of the coolest college campus pranks of all time. And it just happened yesterday. Some unidentified students at Carlton College in Minnesota engaged in an end-of-the-school-year prank, dressing up the college’s Goodsell Observatory to look like the biggest R2-D2 ever. Fear not — nothing has been defaced. Look closely at [...]
We’ll happily report anything Star Wars related at Forever Geek, but when it’s been R2-D2 related we’ve been restricted to themed pepper mills, cameras and desktop trash cans. Thankfully that’s about to change, with news that a faithful 1:6 replica of R2:D2 is due to be available in June 2010 — that’s just five-and-a-bit months [...]