Wired’s ongoing investigative series, Is Smashing Lego in Slo-mo Still Awesome?, continues with a TIE Fighter model that meets its unfortunate demise at the hands of a pair of falling rocks standing in for asteroids.
I’m sure there’s going to be lots of people who disagree with me on this. Sure, TIE fighters look cool, I get that. And this isn’t about politics — I’m not an Empire-voter, but they did at least provide a good system of academies, for example. This is about the TIE fighter being a stupid design, even in the fictitious…
The same company responsible for those incredibly tiny RC pico helicopter toys, Bandai Namco’s CCP, has created a line of Star Wars-themed flying toys that are small enough to recreate the films’ most epic space battles in your bedroom.
Watch this. Now. TIE Fighter is a short animation by Paul Johnson that shows a bit of Star Wars from the perspective of the Empire. It's done in the style of anime from the 80's and shows an aerial fight scene between TIE fighters and X-wings and is pretty much so awesome that Disney should make this an entire movie.
German TV channel Dein Sky Film just posted this cool dashcam video showing a TIE fighter crashed on a highway. I don't know if this is a viral ad for the new Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens or what, but whatever this is, it's really cool.
I would never get tired of looking through the cupola of the International Space Station, which is how I imagine Darth Vader's Death Star bedroom window. Astronaut/Captain America Reid Wiseman used it to record this great clip of an aurora. It makes Earth look like a magic green marble—or a palantir.
Apparently a guy in Salt Lake City named Valter had no takers on his original price of $150 for a 1/3 replica TIE Fighter, because he's lowered the price to a cool zero dollars. So if you're in Salt Lake City, call Valter ASAP to get something totally amazing for absolutely no money.
"Have the coolest toy in your neighborhood!" this Craigslist ad says. "This TIE Fighter looks like shit!" says Sam Biddle. "It's way better than the TIE Fighter I built," replies Brian Barrett. "Let's buy it!" I say. $150? Come on!
At a party once, Jesus was asked if he were a leg man or a tit man. The answer is neither. He's a LEGO man. Well, to be honest, he's all three, but rather like faith, hope and charity, the greatest of my husband's loves is LEGO. I'm not bitter. The colorful, benippled bricks have just been around rather longer than I…
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Question Mark Entertainment Nikko Home Electronics, and we have no idea what sort of drivers are in these two, dare we say, satellite speakers and their accompanying subwoofer, but if looks could kill, our Death Star would be completely exploding just about now.