I hate to use the term ‘scrapping the bottom of the barrel,’ but LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary? DK, I’m sure you can come up with something better than that. (via)
Feast your eyes on the Lego Hoth diorama!
Click through to Brickplumber’s photostream and you won’t be surprised to see why his Hoth diorama won a Star Wars building contests and was featured in the official Lego magazine. (via)
In other Lego news (well, sort of,) GalacticBinder has twenty reasons to love Lego Star Wars.
The fandom minute: Han’s secret shame, Simon Pegg’s fanfic, Artoo in D.C.
Holiday Special week fallout: Han Solo’s little-known furry roots glommed on by internets, many bad jokes (and debate?!?) ensue.
Better a Wookiee than a Selonian, I guess. (We’ll leave them to Corran.)
- Fanfic: Simon Pegg wrote some. No, for real.
- Appearances: Guess who showed up at the re-opening of the National Museum of American History? Artoo! We never would have guessed he was so patriotic. (Thanks, Stooge!)
- Lists: Topless Robot is on a roll with Five reasons Padme is a complete idiot. (Dude, I keep sayin’…) and the ten biggest robot bastards.
- Gaming: The problems inherent in Lego Star Wars.
In the news: Travel, art, Minnesota, box office
- Travel: InformationWeek’s top vacation spots for geeks features several locations of interest to Star Wars fans, while the S.F. Travel Examiner stays close to home with One Letterman Drive.
- Art: Or, cheapest of all – io9 featured some of Big Rock Ranch’s art today. But come on, guys… Isn’t all Star Wars art inherently cheesy?
- Exhibits: Where Science Meets Imagination’s Minnesota stay has been extended through August 27th. Best go soon if you haven’t already – who know when (or if) it’ll pop up again.
- Box office: The Dark Knight continues it’s climb towards Star Wars domestic record, netting $400.04 million domestically last weekend.
- Gaming: Lego Star Wars has sold 15 million units; Soulcaliber IV is shipping two million.
Star Wars Roundup: Weekend edition
Millions of gamers suddenly cried out in horror upon discovering that the Star Wars game for Wii is just the Lego Star Wars re-release. Poor, poor gamers.
Alderaan shot first
- Hollywood Chewbacca in the news again. Assaulting Marilyn Monroe? For shame!
- Darth Vader gets (Dis)Honorable Mention on a Five Fictional Geekdads list.
- Seven coolest geeks on television. I think Bonnie’s interviewed at least half of them on starwars.com, so it counts.
- Times Online catches up with some fans heading to Celebration Europe.
- 1100 great movie robots
- Oh, and George is still hanging around Yale.
Lego Star Wars II wins award
Spike TV has annouced their 2006 Video Game Award winners, and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy has taken the top honor for a game based on a movie or TV show. The awards, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, will be broadcast tonight at 10pm EST/PST.
Lego commercial animaters win award
Brain Zoo Studios has received a Davey Silver Award for Animation for work done on the Lego Star Wars II commercials.
Our cup runneth over today…
If you’re a paid-up Hyperspace member you can become President of the Star Wars Fan Club by being really, really annoying. I annoy through blogging. Should I just link to all Hyperspace articles from now on? The username’s D-A-R-K S-P-O-R-K.
Of use to those with artistic talent are portfolio review tips from Lucas Licensing Art Director Troy Alders.
For the collectors, a preview of new stuff from Hasbro.
And gamers are no doubt having fits over the official announcment of LEGO Star Wars II. I just want old-fashioned non-digital solid LEGOs. Is that so wrong?