'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Lego set makes its debut

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Lego set makes its debut

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NEW YORK — Lego has been cranking out Star Wars-themed sets for years, but the latest ones from the new Force Awakens film haven’t been seen in its full glory until now.

Lego is showing off scenes and characters from the blockbuster movie at the 2016 Toy Fair in New York City this weekend, and Mashable got an early look at the designs

More than 10 characters from the movie have received the Lego mini-figure treatment, including Kylo Ren, First Order Snowtroopers, Resistance Troopers, Maz Kanata, Admiral Ackbar, General Leia Organa and, of course, a teeny tiny BB-8. And we thought the life-sized BB-8 was cool. Read more…

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3D Print Fail of the Month

3D Print Fail of the Month

By Michael Molitch-Hou

You may know it as the ship that “made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs”, but flughafen, on Flickr, knows it as something his printer just couldn’t handle. flughafen posted this photo to the popular “The Art of 3D Print Failure” group on Flickr. What’s your least successful print? Let us know at news@3dprintingindustry.com.…

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Life-size BB-8 toy might be coming to make your Star Wars dreams come true

Life-size BB-8 toy might be coming to make your Star Wars dreams come true

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After raking in nearly $2 billion, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is easily one of the biggest and most successful movies of all time. It’s biggest star? Well that depends on who you ask. Daisy Ridley is a first choice for many people. So is John Boyega. However, if we’re being honest here, the only choice is BB-8, the round droid that stole our hearts and the show.

We’ve already been graced with at least two pretty fantastic BB-8 robot toys. Sphero, which helped design the technology inside the on-screen BB-8, probably has the best of them with the palm-sized, app-controlled BB-8 by SpheroHasbro’s remote-controlled and considerably larger BB-8 is no slouch, either. Read more…

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17 times 'Star Wars' actor John Boyega was laugh-out-loud funny on Instagram

17 times ‘Star Wars’ actor John Boyega was laugh-out-loud funny on Instagram

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John Boyega may be a dab hand with a lightsaber, but he’s arguably just as handy with an Instagram account.

The London actor, who plays Finn in The Force Awakens, regularly shares cheery messages, videos of himself surprising fans, and amusingly-captioned photos of his complex relationships with both BB-8 and Harrison Ford on his Instagram page.

We’ve rounded up some of his most memorable posts below…

1. The time he was too jet-lagged to film a video.

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Cranky baby is automatically soothed by the sounds of 'Imperial March'

Cranky baby is automatically soothed by the sounds of ‘Imperial March’

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This baby has a fever, and the only prescription is more dark side

In the middle of a fussy crying fit, the little tot is interrupted by the the intimidating (and apparently dulcet) tones of Darth Vader’s “Imperial March.” The soothing effects of the tune are almost immediate, and the baby is struck silent in reverence for the Galactic Empire

Looks like we’ve got a lil’ Kylo Ren in training!

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Here are all the box office records 'Star Wars' hasn't broken — yet

Here are all the box office records ‘Star Wars’ hasn’t broken — yet

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A new day, a new record shattered by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. J.J. Abrams’ powerful return to George Lucas’ cinematic universe is topping various box office lists with all the force of a Death Star beam.

Which got us wondering — what records hasn’t the movie broken? Thanks to Box Office Mojo, we weren’t wondering for long.

Highest-grossing film — domestic

To start (but certainly not to end), the movie is just shy of topping the list of the U.S.’s highest-grossing films ever. For now, the number one spot still belongs to James Cameron’s Avatar — but expect that to change quickly in the coming days Read more…

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This epic Millennium Falcon took 7,500 Lego bricks and a full year to build

This epic Millennium Falcon took 7,500 Lego bricks and a full year to build

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A year before Star Wars: The Force Awakens started shattering every box office record in Hollywood, Lego enthusiast Marshal Banana decided to recreate the film’s version of the Millennium Falcon.

The result: a 7,500-piece Lego creation that measures almost three feet long and weighs 22 pounds.

Banana spent a year gathering pieces, finalizing the design and assembling it all. He managed to include lights for the engines and top/bottom-mounted gun turrets, as well as a fully modeled cockpit and functional boarding ramp.

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Disneyland is closing attractions to make room for 'Star Wars' land

Disneyland is closing attractions to make room for ‘Star Wars’ land

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Disney Parks have been characteristically secretive about the planned Star Wars lands at both the Anaheim, California, and Orlando, Florida, theme parks, but progress on the new attractions is afoot.

In January, Disneyland, in Anaheim, will close 10 attractions and eateries to start to make room for the largest expansion in the park’s 60-year history.

The Big Thunder attractions — including Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland, Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue, Big Thunder Ranch petting zoo and Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree — will close permanently on Jan. 10. Read more…

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