Lifesize Minas Tirith

Much to the chagrin of fantasy fans, Middle Earth is not a real location. While you can visit certain areas of New Zealand where shooting locations from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies have been turned into tourist attractions, it’s just not the same, and a lot of fans can’t afford to fly over there.

But what if Middle Earth, or part of it, could be realized in the United Kingdom? That’s what a group of J.R.R. Tolkien fans and architects is hoping to do with a new croundfunded project that hopes to build a lifesize Minas Tirith replica somewhere in the south of England. Read More »

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Star Wars Battlefront

Had enough Star Wars yet this week? Surely not. After the jump:

  • Check out another new image from Star Wars: Battlefront
  • … and get details on the game’s just-announced “Supremacy” mode
  • The Battlefront tie-in novel Twilight Company gets an official synopsis
  • Ooh and aah over the pretty colors of the Star Wars CoverGirl makeup collection
  • … and find out which other brands are partnering with Lucasfilm for The Force Awakens
  • Go inside ILM‘s VR and augmented reality think tank, xLab (Rogue One‘s Gareth Edwards is a fan)
  • An anonymous insider reports from a John Williams recording session
  • Force Awakens returns to Skellig Michael for more shooting this fall
  • Are the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3.75″ toys hinting at something?
  • See a preview of Kanan: The Last Padawan #5 and Star Wars #8
  • Shattered Empire #1 gets pushed back a week (boo), and reveals a variant cover (yay!)

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Cool Stuff: Marko Manev’s ‘Star Wars’ Prints

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The Star Wars original trilogy gets an elegant makeover courtesy of artist Marko Manev in a new series of prints. His take on the universe is crisp, clean, even minimalist. Because when you’re working with characters as iconic as Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, C3PO, R2D2, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, you don’t need a lot of messy detail to cut an arrested figure. Check out the Marko Manev Star Wars prints after the jump.  Read More »

Stan Lee LEGO

We’ve seen our fair share of custom LEGO sets, delivering building block versions of vehicles and settings from our favorite movies, such as the Jurassic Park visitor center or the armored vehicles of Mad Max: Fury Road.

However, rarely do we see a single person given the LEGO treatment. But if there’s any person who was worthy of being recreated in building block form, it’s someone like Stan Lee. The comic book writer and creator is responsible for creating some of Marvel’s most iconic characters, from Spider-Man to Iron Man to X-Men, and now two custom Stan Lee LEGO Ideas projects are hoping to become official LEGO sets for fans to build at home. Read More »

LEGO WALL-E set

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: The official LEGO WALL-E set is now available for pre-order. See photos and learn how to pre-order this lovable droid, after the jump.

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LEGO Sandcrawler

Fans of both LEGO and Star Wars already know that there’s an official version of the Sandcrawler from Star Wars: A New Hope available for purchase. It’s a pretty impressive and expensive set that has over 3,200 pieces. But it’s nothing compared to the massive custom creation put together by two master builders.

LEGO superfans Jarren Harkema and Calvin Hartley have crafted a LEGO Technic replica of the Sandcrawler that is three feet long, weighs 28 pounds, and is made up of over 10,000 pieces. And because it’s a LEGO Technic creation, it can actually be driven around. Check out the custom LEGO Sandcrawler after the jump! Read More »

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Tom Whalen's Masters of the Universe

If you grew up in the past half century, then your childhood was probably filled with toys made by Mattel. My childhood was filled with a ton of He-Man figures and those M.U.S.C.L.E. minis could be found all over my room. I always wanted the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots and a Mattel Overboard from Back to the Future Part II and childhood me would probably be shocked at which one of those officially released Mattel products future-Peter ended up owning.

A new art show will be opening up at Gallery 1988 next week called Mattel: A Tribute To 70 Years Of Toys. The show, curated by artist Dave Perillo, is a small group show that features different artists take on some of Mattel Brand most iconic toys from over the past 70 years. Hit the jump to find out more, see some artwork from the show, and learn what great artists (such as Dave Perillo and Tom Whallen — yes, thats his kick-ass Masters of the Universe piece above) are involved.

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Ghostbusters LEGO Dimensions

If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not LEGO Dimensions is something you should be interested in, a new set of expansion packs just might convince you to drop some cash on the forthcoming video game.

Ghostbusters expansion packs have jut been revealed, and they include LEGO versions of characters that weren’t included in the official Ghostbusters Ecto-1 LEGO set that was released awhile back, including Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Check out the Ghostbusters LEGO Dimensions expansion packs after the jump! Read More »

Lexus Hoverboard

Back in June, fans were cautiously optimistic about Lexus introducing a new device called Slide, which they purported to be a working hoverboard, just in time to meet the deadline set in place by Back to the Future Part II. At the time we didn’t know how legitimate this project was, but now we have a much closer look at the very real hoverboard, and it’s pretty slick.

Lexus has just unveiled a batch of videos showing the hoverboard in action, and there’s even an entire hoverpark that it can be used in where professional skateboarders have got pretty good at riding it.

See more of the Lexus hoverboard after the jump! Read More »