Star Wars

Are you looking for a unique Advent calendar? Use the Force or even an Accio charm!

GIFT IDEA NEWS – Do you need a unique Advent calendar for your young adventurers? LEGO has you covered. The 280 piece LEGO Star Wars 2019 Advent Calendar 75245 Holiday Building Kit has buildable characters, vehicle and starship models, blaster weapons, plus two Christmas themed action figures behind each of the doors that counts down …

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Dress up your Instant Pot to look like R2-D2 because why not?

NEWS – The popular Instant Pot is one of my most used and favorite products that I’ve ever reviewed. Others must feel the same because there’s an Etsy shop called InstantWraps that offers skins to turn your Instant Pot pressure cooker into something that looks more fun than just a cooking appliance. The InstantWraps shop …

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Make your own plea to Obi Wan with Litiholo

NEWS – While R2-D2 may make producing a hologram look easy enough, in reality, it is a technically challenging procedure. A laser and a recording plate must be set up to capture the interference pattern that occurs when an object is illuminated with a laser. The laser and object being recorded must not be moved more …

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Star Wars Christmas – the saga continues…

NEWS – The Star Wars Christmas tree topper not enough for you?  How about a string of Lightsaber lights for the tree?  These lights are from the folks at ThinkGeek, so you know they’re officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise. The Star Wars Lightsaber String Lights have 20 alternating 3.5″ red and green sabers illuminated by seed …

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That’s not a moon! That’s a Christmas tree topper!

NEWS – I’m not sure how the Death Star equates to the joyous Christmas season, but who am I to question it?  If Star Wars makes all your occasions happier, then you need a Death Star Tree Topper from Hallmark.  This topper measures 6.3″ x 6.3″ x 6.3″ and weighs 14.25 ounces.  It comes with …

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Dress like the cast & crew of The Empire Strikes Back with this limited edition parka from Columbia Sportswear

NEWS – In 1979 a hardy group of cast and crew braved the bitter cold of Norway to film the iconic ice planet Hoth scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Now you can live your dream of being part of a Star Wars movie. Columbia Sportswear is releasing a limited edition parka inspired by the …

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Obi Wan, it is a Moon, and also a smart hub with levitating camera

NEWS – Technology startup 1-Ring Inc. has created the smart home hub called Moon. The first thing anyone (who hasn’t been under a rock for 41 years) will notice is that the camera part of the hub looks like the Star Wars Death Star. Then again, the first thing people may notice is that the …

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Come to the Dark Side. We have tea!

NEWS – This Darth Vader tea set is the perfect gift for the tea-loving Star Wars fan.  The tea-for-two set consists of a 20-oz teapot shaped like Vader’s helmet, two 6-oz cups that look like his chestplate, 2 saucers that have a chestplate and belt design, and a 1-cup sugar bowl.  Unfortunately, the ceramic set …

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Dammit, Jim! I’m a doctor, not a bartender!

NEWS – Bones could be both if he had these Star Trek on-the-rocks glasses.  These straight-sided glasses hold 10.5 ounces.  Each has been hand-etched with a different Star Trek emblem.  The designs are applied by sand-blasting, not chemical etching. The four designs are the Command symbol, Engineering symbol, Medical / Sciences symbol, and the Star Fleet Command logo.  A …

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Use the Force to make your own lightsaber knitting needles

NEWS – I’m currently learning to knit, and just like with every interest I have, I need to find as many accessories as I possibly can.  While searching for knitting accessories, I discovered plans for making a pair of lighted knitting needles that look like miniature lightsabers on the Instructables website.  You start with Lucite …

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These are the sneakers you’re looking for

NEWS – Let everyone know that you’re the ultimate Star Wars nerd when you come strutting into the room wearing a pair of R2-D2 sneakers from Po-Zu. Created under license by Lucasfilm and Disney, the R2-D2 sneakers are made of organic cotton featuring full coverage R2-D2 graphics and that high-top classic Converse style. The kicks …

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Use the Force and the Millennium Falcon multi-tool kit for repairs

The Star Wars Millennium Falcon is a 4″ x 3″ multi-tool kit that easily fits in a pocket.  It’s made of die-cast zinc alloy, with the hex keys and screw drivers made of carbon steel.  The ship’s design cleverly conceals four hex keys, two screwdrivers (one flat-head, one philipps), and an adjustable wrench built into the …

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Otterbox’s new ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ cases are the best co-pilot any iPhone could ask for

On Tuesday, Otterbox released their new Solo: A Star Wars Story collection of iPhone cases in anticipation of the 2018 Star Wars film. They join the previously released Galactic Collection of Star Wars Otterbox cases as part of the companies Symmetry Series. “You don’t have to be a scoundrel to protect your favorite co-pilot,” said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. “Star …

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Read by the light of your light saber

ThinkGeek has come through with another Star Wars-themed product that’s as useful as it is cool.  This time they have a Star Wars Lightsaber Book Light.  The officially-licensed clip-on LED book light features a lightsaber hilt with one LED instead of a plasma blade and an 11″ flexible neck.  The hilt is 4″ long and a …

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