Michael McMaster from Bakersfield California decided to try to build a working life-size replica of Pixar’s WALL-E. McMaster belonged to the R2D2 Builders Club and decided to try to test his skills to recreate that other robot voiced by Ben Burtt. Since Star Wars was a live-action film, the R2 builders have a ton of real life prop and blueprint references to work off of. But WALL-E exists only in the computer, so they needed to create a design out of screen-grabs and various pieces of concept art that had been released by Pixar. The resulting remote controlled robot took five years to complete (or, so far — he’s still “working” on improving the robot). Watch a video of WALL-E in action after the jump.
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There’s lots of Star Wars trivia, jokes and crazy fandom in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- A conversation from July 1981 where George Lucas described the prequels, with a few differences.
- Electronic Arts plans to reveal their new Star Wars games at E3.
- Luke Skywalker’s pants from A New Hope sold for $36,000.
- J.J. Abrams promises include a Conan O’Brien Easter Egg in Star Wars Episode VII.
- The world’s largest Lego creation has been revealed, and it’s an X-Wing Fighter.
- A fake J.J. Abrams Star Wars Episode VII trailer plays with the mystery box.
- Awesome new Star Wars art is out next week from Acme Archives.
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By now, the cat is out of the bag in terms of Tony Stark’s little secret. Since The Avengers, he’s been sitting in his workshop making dozens of brand new Iron Man suits for all different kinds of occasions: heavy lifting, Hulk busting, medical emergencies, space travel. And they’ll all help him in a battle with the Mandarin at the climax of Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3.
That much we’ve seen on the Iron Man Facebook page and in numerous trailers and commercials. What we haven’t seen are these gorgeous motion graphic “Armor Reveals” by designer Kaism Lim. He’s done little video pieces, almost commercials, for several of the armors and they’re a sight to behold. Check them out below. Read More »
One of the best movie-related April Fools gags I can remember was from a few years ago: ThinkGeek’s Star Wars Tauntaun Sleeping Bag. It was a gross, hilarious idea that got so much attention, Lucasfilm actually allowed the company to make and sell the product.
This year, ThinkGeek is back with another batch of inspired movie related items that you’ll either really want because they’re so clever, or laugh at because they’re so mean. Items such as the Batman Family Car Decal above. Check out more below. Read More »
The team that brought you the first official Back to the Future Lego is back at it again, and this time they run on steam. Team BTTF has created a functional, unmistakably detailed Lego recreation of Doc Brown’s Jules Verne Train that appears at the end of Back to the Future Part III. The Lego Cuusso project only has a few hundred supporters at the time, and needs 10,000 to get put in front of the Lego board but, that’s bound to happen with this cool creation.
Not to be outdone, Harry Potter fan Alice Finch created a jaw-dropping, 400,000 brick, room by room recreation of Hogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter films. Check out photos of both below. Read More »
On the Internet, our capacity for amazement increases on a daily basis. It’s so easy to find incredible things from talented, devoted people that creations like a hovercraft Back to the Future Delorean or an Empire Strikes Back Hoth room might just get a passing glance. We’ve seemingly seen it all. Yet even with that in mind, I’m still blown away by what people can do with Lego.
The latest example is a stunningly detailed, fully-furnished and accessorized headquarters from Ghostbusters. It’s all there: The Ecto-1, the fire pole, Chinese food, containment unit, everything. Check out some images below. Read More »
Think you’re a Star Wars fan? You’ve got nothing on Barry. Barry turned one of his rooms, the entire room, into a 140 square-foot recreation of the Battle of Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back. From AT-ATs and Snowtroopers, to Snow Speeders and explosions; it’s all there in painstaking detail.
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Halloween is right around the corner and, odds are, you might already be partied out. Most sane people chose to have their parties over the weekend with the holiday on a Wednesday. But maybe you’re still excited, still have plans and still looking for a stand out, geek costume. Look no more. Grab a trench coat, fedora and check out a video that shows you how to (inexpensively) make a movie Rorschach mask just like the one in Watchmen. Read More »