Death Star Timer Counts Down to Dinner Instead of a Planet's Destruction

Opening your oven to find a tray of burnt brownies isn’t quite as devastating as learning that your home planet was destroyed—but it’s pretty close. So instead of wiping out worlds, this Death Star kitchen timer counts down to when it’s time to yank something out of the oven. » 7/28/15 1:24pm 7/28/15 1:24pm

An Inflatable Death Star Beach Ball That Lights Up Because Why Not?

Who of us hasn’t lamented the fact that a late night trip to the beach for an evening swim can never include a beach ball for fear of it going missing in the dark? The folks at Swim Ways obviously have, because they stuck a motion-activated LED inside this inflatable Death Star beach ball so it’s visible all night… » 5/20/15 9:19am 5/20/15 9:19am

It took half a million bricks to build Legoland's new Death Star

Even with gigantic stadiums dotting the earth, it’s hard for us to imagine just how massive the Empire’s Death Star really was. Over in California’s Legoland they recently added a scale model of the Death Star to their collection, and using around half a million bricks it still ended being only about eight-feet in… » 5/08/15 7:00pm 5/08/15 7:00pm

Your Car (or Landspeeder) Deserves These Death Star Hanging "Dice"

If you don't already have tickets, a hotel room, or flights booked to Anaheim for the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, this week, it's time to suck it up and come to terms with the fact that the only way you're going to get your hands on exclusive merchandise like these Death Star rearview… » 4/14/15 7:00pm 4/14/15 7:00pm

That's No Moon or Space Station, Just a Fantastic Death Star Rug

What's this? A piece of Star Wars-themed decor that doesn't look like a grade eight craft project? There's a chance that folks who've never even seen Star Wars might actually want this Death Star rug in their living room, since its asymmetrical design doesn't scream 'science fiction movie prop'. » 7/22/14 5:00pm 7/22/14 5:00pm

Turn Any Wall Into a Death Star With These Mix-and-Match Tiles

Tom Spina Designs has a long history of bringing wonderful Star Wars-inspired creations to life. We still wish we could have snatched up the Han Solo Carbonite desk the company created, and now we desperately want these brilliant sculpted modular tiles that make any surface look like you're up close and personal with… » 11/15/13 2:20pm 11/15/13 2:20pm

This is how you blow up a planet, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hayden Planetarium Director and supreme astrophysics badass Neil deGrasse Tyson recently took to his podcast, Star Talk Radio, to answer a few questions from the audience as read by noted funnyman Eugene Mirman. And fortunately for us, Grand Moff Tyson decided to take the one about blowing up planets. » 11/01/13 1:38pm 11/01/13 1:38pm

Now Anyone Can Kick Around the Empire

Every once in a while you come across a piece of Star Wars merchandise and wonder how it took so long for Lucas' or Disney's giant merchandise-o-tron computer to make the connection. A Death Star soccer ball (football for our overseas readers, or inflatable kick bag for you non-sports types) seems so obvious you'd… » 10/01/13 9:40am 10/01/13 9:40am

A Bird House Fit for a Millennium Falcon

Wait, you didn't think it was only humans who could love Star Wars, did you? How horribly speciesist of you. There's no reason to believe that the other creatures inhabiting our tiny corner of the galaxy don't appreciate a good space opera too, and if you've noticed the local sparrows crowding around your window… » 6/06/13 10:53am 6/06/13 10:53am

Was the Destruction of the Death Star an Inside Job?

Was there more to the climax of Star Wars: A New Hope than met the eye? According to the creators of Luke's Change: an Inside Job, a fantastically clever take on another documentary you're probably aware of, there certainly was. And come to think of it, some of the details of the whole thing were pretty convenient.… » 3/17/13 9:00pm 3/17/13 9:00pm

Of Course There's an Official White House Petition That Wants the US to Build a Death Star By 2016

In perhaps the best use of the White House's official "We the People" petition system (the most ridiculous would still be Texas' secession), a group of faceless signatures want the US to secure funding and resources in order to begin construction on a Death Star by 2016. Yes, a Death Star. » 12/04/12 2:00am 12/04/12 2:00am