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800 Bucks in Lego Star Wars Shit Smashed to Bits from A Lift

I wonder if that title is clear enough?  Here’a a great video of one of those $800 Lego Star Wars destroyer things dropped from a lift by some great nerds who had a circular camera dolly rig set up just to film that said $800 worth of Lego destruction.

(I looked and could only find one of those bad puppies for $1500.  FUCK.  That’s a lot of Legos.)

There’s enough Star Wars nerds out there, right Greg?

TSA Detained Chewbacca Because They Thought His Light Saber Cane was Dangerous

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As Peter Mayhew put it, the guy who made Chewbacca all that he is in its hairy presence, “Giant man need giant cane.. small cane snap like toothpick…. besides.. my light saber cane is just cool.. I would miss it.

Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew was detained at Denver International Airport on June 3 because TSA thought his light saber cane was dangerous.  So, his oversized acrylic light saber cane was dangerous.  You guys at the TSA do know that light sabers don’t quite exist yet, right?  You have several of my 8″ crescent wrenches, and definitely a handful of Gerber tools you’ve taken from me over the years.  I still will never understand why you tell me I can have a 7″ crescent wrench but not an 8″ crescent wrench every single time you take one from me.  If I had a 7″ crescent would you tell me I could only have a 6″ crescent?

From an article at CNET:

Mayhew’s explanation for this cane possession was very simple: “Giant man need giant cane.. small cane snap like toothpick…. besides.. my light saber cane is just cool.. I would miss it.”

Who could possibly argue with that? Well, the TSA folks wanted to.

However, quite extraordinarily, American Airlines intervened. Mayhew is an extremely frequent flyer and it seems that someone from the airline may have whispered to the TSA: “Do you really think a famous actor is going to hijack a plane with a lightsaber cane?”

Or words with that same ultimate meaning.

This was not before some of Mayhew’s Twitter followers made merry with this terrestrial nonsense.

One, Shane Moore, offered: “@TheWookieeRoars Chewie hijacks plane with light saber… takes passengers to Kashyyyk. Story tonight at 10!”

Mr. Mayhew, who goes by TheWookieeRoars on Twitter, took to Twitter to let the world know what was up.  Chewbacca was just flying home from the Denver Comi-con, and TSA decided to snag his cane because it “looked dangerous.”  After a little bit, some magic happened — TSA released a statement because Mayhew sent out a tweet to 20,000+ followers.  As you’ll notice in the picture above, it took three TSA agents to detain Mr. Mayhew, and I’m sure an entire communications department to decide what they should do that someone called them out on being ridiculous.  Oh, I love paying tax money for these people.  I have no job, and they have eleventy jobs.

Ah, bureaucracy.

Here’s a better shot of that awesome cane:

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A DIY Boba Fett Helmet Lamp!

This one’s dedicated to my buddy Greg.

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This is a fun project, especially if you’re A) not married, B) married to someone who appreciates the finer points of Star Wars nerdery, or C) not married — the Boba Fett DIY Lamp Project!

As long as you remember to clean the sweat and shame from your personal Boba Fett helmet, this project should go just fine for you.  Remember though, take the helmet OFF before you drill the holes.

This awesome project comes from Instructables user Major League Mods — check out their other projects, there’s some fun ones!

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“No matter how sure I am, I never bet the Fettman.”

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DARTH FADER

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Happy Monday, everybody!  Let’s rock the hell out of this week!

Light Saber Toilet Plunger. Oh yes.

Now that’s a bad Photoshop job on the Millennium Falcon toilet seat, but this is awesome:

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From Obvious Winner and Star Wars Daily @ Tumblr.  Love it.

Every Light Saber Ignition and Retraction from Star Wars (Including the Lame Movies)

For no other reason except that it makes me do a big belly chuckle, you have to take a few minutes and watch this video.  Someone put together a short movie of every light saber ignition and retraction of the Star Wars series.  Well, you’re gonna have to understand that I won’t be doing a primary resource search to fact check this video, so just enjoy it.

Greggus, this one is dedicated to you.

Thanks, Geekologie!

Legos, Star Wars, and LEDs: A Winning Nerd Combination

This one’s for my best friend Greggie.  Merry Christmas, brother.

…and Merry Christmas to you, Hack-N-Mod!

60,000 LEGOs, Hack-N-Mod sleek blue LEDs, and a whole bunch of free time, one LEGO Star Wars fan built this diorama – complete with At-Ats, storm troopers and all of the incredible details.  This project was four years and three thousand dollars in the making.