The Hype Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It’s time to get hyped, because according to Variety, the first teaser trailer for Episode VII will be shown before each film at nine select Regal theaters this Thanksgiving weekend between Nov. 28 and Nov. 30! These are the locations that will be showing it:

  • Irvine, CA – Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
  • San Diego, CA – Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • Atlanta, GA – Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • Chicago, IL – Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
  • New York, NY – Regal Union Square Stadium 14
  • Warrington, PA – Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
  • Knoxville, TN – Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • Houston, TX – Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
  • Seattle, WA – Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

Are you excited? Will you go to the theater to see it? Discuss it in the Star Wars thread in our Multimedia forum!

Refined Imperial Technology

 AT-ST, by BEAVeR, on Eurobricks

 

Fellow Blogger and Star Wars Regulator, BEAVeR, has quickly developed a reputation for being an expert LDD builder, and he’s just posted some images of his latest project.  I’ve always had a quiet admiration for Imperial technology and, although the AT-ST won’t ever win any awards for beauty, it’s certainly an imposing piece of machinery.  One of the main attractions for me is that it’s a very efficient design, and BEAVeR has managed to replicate its angles and contours extremely well; the overall shape is just about perfect.  Although it makes a fleeting appearance in Episode V, it’s best known for its appearance in Episode VI during the battle of Endor where it’s used to battle the evil natives.  I’ll never understand how the ewoks managed to win, but it’s probably best if I just leave it at that!  Head over to the Star Wars forum and take a look at the look at the other images of this great MOC.

“She may not look like much”

Chibi Millennium Falcon, by Do-Hyun Kim, on flickr

 

It’s probably due to my age, but I’ve always been incredibly fond of the Millennium Falcon.  My brother gave me a book about space when I was very small, which it included the classic image of it in Docking Bay 94, and I spent countless hours taking in every little detail.  To be honest, I’m not usually a fan of the ‘Chibi’ style as I’m a bit of a purist at heart, but I have to admit that this MOC by Do-Hyun Kim is brilliant!  It’s a great choice of scale, in that it large enough to be crammed with details, but it’s small enough to be still considered cute!  The docking rings and top cannon in particular are very cleverly designed, and it even has a display stand allowing the model to be displayed in a classic ‘flight’ position.  Head over to flickr to take a look.

Rebels Reviews: Breaking Ranks

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What did you think of the Plot?
Oky: This is the first episode that doesn’t pick up where the previous one left off as it begins with Ezra already having spent weeks at the Imperial Academy. The first half of the episode seemed unoriginal as it felt like a combination of the TCW episodes Clone Cadets and Death Trap, but Continue reading

The rumors awaken…

Star Wars movie discussion, on Eurobricks

The Force Awakens. That will be the title to the Star Wars saga’s seventh episode. Since it has been revealed, there has been a lot of discussion about whether it’s a good title. Well, the quality of the movie is more important, but I still quite like the title. It suggests how the Force, that almost got lost, will be completely rediscovered and spread across the galaxy. A nice idea that still doesn’t give too much away about the real story. You can discuss it all in the Star Wars movie discussion topic. And if you’re really against the title… it can always change. Return of the Jedi originally was going to be Revenge of the Jedi, and The Phantom Menace could have been The Beginning (and during a moment of irony, even The Adventures of Jar-Jar Binks)…

Los Eisley Saloon

A long time ago in the wild, wild west… there was a saloon in the town of Los Eisley, a wretched hive of bandits and desperadoes. This is the setting of vitreolum’s rootin’ tootin’ theme mash-up MOC! Many have compared Star Wars with a western, but few have actually depicted it as one. It’s not only a clever idea, but also very well executed. From the SNOT base to the textured walls of the saloon, it is highly detailed and well built. I especially like how he turned the duel between Han and Greedo into a high-noon showdown, and Yoda doing a rain dance dressed as an Indian on top of a nearby spire is just hilarious. If y’all wanna discuss this MOC, mosey on to this thread, partner. Yeehaw!