Star Wars Rebels The Antilles Extraction

We already knew the titles of the next two episodes of Star Wars Rebels (“Hera’s Heroes” and “The Last Battle”), but now, the titles of the three episodes after that have arrived online via Zap2It:

  • “Imperial Supercommandos” airing on November 5, 2016
  • “Iron Squadron” airing on November 19, 2016
  • “The Wynkahthu Job” airing on November 26, 2016

Although the latter two titles don’t offer much, Star Wars Underworld speculates that “Imperial Supercommandos” could focus on the Mandalorian soldiers fighting in the Empire’s ranks.

Only time will tell if virtual reality will fully cross over into the mainstream, but the fact that PlayStation VR is available now and using that Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR mission to help move units feels like a huge step for the platform. After all, VR is all about immersive experiences and nothing begs for immersion quite like being put in the cockpit of a Rebel starfighter.

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The LEGOLAND theme park in Carlsbad, California has announced that the park is getting a new addition to its LEGO Star Wars Miniland section: a new display featuring elaborate LEGO recreations of scenes from the first 30 minutes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Especially noteworthy is a recreation of the Star Destroy Finalizer, which will measure 16 feet in length, making it the largest Star Wars Miniland model created yet. StarWars.com spoke with builder Nik Ehm, who described the project in greater detail:

Similar to how audiences were drawn to the movie, we wanted to draw in guests at LEGOLAND California to the new LEGO Star WarsThe Force AwakensMiniland Model Display. We decided to represent the first 30 minutes of The Force Awakens in LEGO form by including key character moments. The scenes guests will get to enjoy include: Kylo Ren’s capture of Poe at planet Jakku; Rey’s rescue of BB-8; Poe and Finn’s escape from the Star Destroyer Finalizer; the wreck of Finn and Poe’s TIE fighter; Rey, Finn, and BB-8’s escape from Niima Outpost; and the escape from the starship graveyard. Lights, sound effects, and animation will further bring the scenes and characters to life. All these scenes will be on display in the center of LEGO Star Wars Miniland.

For an idea of what to expect, here are some photos of current LEGO Star Wars Miniland displays:

For the alcoholic Star Wars fan who has everything…how about a shot glass that was created using the original Stormtrooper helmet molds built by Andrew Ainsworth in 1976? Here are the details:

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, an innovative industrial design company called Shepperton Design Studios was approached to turn some fantastic – but potentially tricky to manufacture – design concepts into usable props for a new sci-fi film. Using new techniques they had been developing they managed to fulfil the brief and produced 50 sets of armour for the planned shoot in Tunisia.

That film was Star Wars and the rest is movie history.

Fortunately for him (and us) Andrew kept hold of the moulds. And now, almost 40 years on from that happy set of circumstances, you too can own a piece of film history in the form of this miniature, movie-accurate iconic replica Stormtrooper helmet, which can also – praise be to the Immortal God-King of Prakith! – hold 150ml of your favourite tipple.

One of these glasses will cost you £11.99 (about $15) and they can be bought right here. Thanks to io9 for bringing this to our attention.

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