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If you’re one of those people who has always wanted your own lightsaber, and you’re not scared of potentially blinding yourself with science, then you might want to pay attention. Allen Pan, the engineering whiz who built a version of Thor’s hammer that only he could lift, has constructed himself a real lightsaber. He shows off the power of this custom creation by first lighting a cigarette with it, and then setting one of his friends on fire. See the real lightsaber in action below. Read More »

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Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) returned in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a general. She was mostly left on the sidelines during J.J. Abrams‘ sequel, but she still played a pivotal role in the film. The former princess was wiser and more confident, filled with grief and regret. Author Claudia Gray plans to explain that evolution in her book, Star Wars: Bloodline.

Read an excerpt from the novel below.

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Welcome back to The Force Awakens Bits, which will continue to provide you with Star Wars: The Force Awakens news until Rogue One shows up and diverts our attention completely. In today’s edition:

  • The Force Awakens performs quite well at the Visual Effects Society Awards.
  • John Boyega and Daisy Ridley get the Most Important Nominations of Them All.
  • American Cinematographer puts The Force Awakens on its cover.
  • The mysterious writing on Poe Dameron’s flight suit, revealed!
  • The Force Awakens nears its next box office milestone.
  • And a whole bunch of new stuff related to LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular source of delicious, bite-sized, and surprisingly healthy bits of Star Wars news. In today’s edition:

  • Star Wars Rebels brings back a fan-favorite character.
  • Disney Cruise Lines previews its Star Wars day.
  • An extended preview of Star Wars: Rebellion.
  • A close examination of the various divisions of the clone army.
  • Look into the future of Star Wars video games.
  • Preview the newest edition of the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia.

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The Force Awakens 60 Seconds

We’re coming down to the end of the theatrical run of Star Wars: The Force Awakens very soon. The film can still be seen in most theaters, but The Finest Hours has taken over most if not all IMAX screens by now. So if you’re looking for a quick fix for The Force Awakens, then 1A4 Studio has just the ticket for you. They’ve created a very simply animated version of the entire movie, but they’ve crammed it all into just 60 seconds. It’s actually pretty amusing and cute. Read More »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has its fair share of in-jokes and easter eggs referring to previous films in the series. You could even argue that the entire movie is just one big reference to the original films, but that is a topic you can discuss amongst yourselves for the time being because we have bigger Colo Claw Fish to fry. It turns out that one of those tiny easter eggs was almost a lot bigger. By now, you’re surely aware of Yoda’s brief vocal cameo, but at one point, he was considered for a larger role.

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If you’re in the market for all news concerning Star Wars: Episode 8, we’ve got you covered. In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Rian Johnson confirms that Episode 8 will be shot on film.
  • Diasy Ridley kind-of reveals an impending production start date.
  • John Boyega finishes some mysterious “training.”
  • Gwendoline Christie re-confirms the return of Captain Phasma.
  • Anthony Daniels threatens to say a little too much.
  • Carry Fisher‘s dog makes his grand return… to our hearts.
  • And more!

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LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens

The LEGO Star Wars video games have been some of the most fun you can have on a gaming console for people of all ages. And now that we’re entering a new era of Star Wars, it’s time for The Force Awakens to get the LEGO video game treatment. Today, the release of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens was announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm, and they did so with a trailer that is a goofy, shot-for-shot remake of the original teaser trailer. Watch it below. Read More »

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The deeper we get into the box office run of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the more prevalent the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story news becomes! In today’s edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • A few toy codenames just gave away some interesting character points.
  • Details on Forest Whitaker‘s character, revealed!
  • A taste of the new, non-Darth Vader villain of the film.
  • Take a closer look at the lead characters’ costumes.
  • A big hint about what the title of the film could maybe, possibly mean!

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