Star Wars Nerds Restore Luke Skywalker's Home IRL

Star Wars junkie Mark Dermul has a pretty sweet job: He leads tours in North Africa of different locations featured in the films. On a 2010 trip to Tunisia—er, Tatooine—he and his cohort realized that Luke Skywalker's boyhood home—the Lars Homestead—was in serious disrepair. NPR reports how they brought it back to… » 7/09/12 6:40pm 7/09/12 6:40pm

Buy Luke's Original Lightsaber for $185,000, Gizmo Animatronic for…

This is it. The real McCoy: Luke Skywalker's one and only lightsaber, used in the original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. It can be yours for only $185,000. If you don't have $185,000 handy, you can get the real fedora hat or the bullwhip used by Indiana Jones in Temple of Doom for $61,000 each (reportedly, the … » 11/25/08 8:40pm 11/25/08 8:40pm

Fluidhand Prosthetic Makes Us Think of Darth and Luke

*Warped voice through Tannoy system* Chut chut. Pay Luke Skywalker bolla Tatooine frumf ti pund, konchee er pinkosponto kapa. Luke Skywalker bolla Tatooine frumf ti pund, pay." Translated from Huttese into Galactic Basic, that reads: "Greetings. Could Luke Skywalker make his way to the Tatooine Lost & Found, where his… » 4/29/08 11:00am 4/29/08 11:00am