Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that they have partnered with Propshop, established craftsmen of movie props, to make available prop replicas straight from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ What is being heralded as the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition will allow fans the chance to own a flawlessly detailed replicas of helmets, lightsabers, and Chewie’s Bowcaster! (more…)

We’ve seen LEGO models, computer cases, XBOX controllers and jello molds of the much beloved and highly modified YT-1300 Light Freighter, but now a group of fans are really taking it to the limit in an attempt to reproduce the Millennium Falcon in a 1:1 scale.

The Full Scale Falcon Project (FullScaleFalcon.Com) is the brainchild of Chris Lee, a life time Star Wars fan, and his friends and family.

Project Overview:

This is a quest to build the ultimate Star Wars prop: a 1:1 scale ESB/ANH hybrid Millennium Falcon with complete, correctly scaled interior. Yes, I have completely lost my mind, just like most of my friends and family say. Except for my close Star Wars fan friends, who say “cool, can I help?”.

There’s already a lot of completed and in progress work being done on the project. You may have seen pictures of the replica cockpit console floating around the internet. Below is a gallery of some of the in progress pictures of the project.

There are lots more pictures at the project’s website and information on how to contribute through buying a t-shirt, making a donation, or actually working on the project. I imagine if the project is finished that tours of the Falcon would be made available.

What do you think? Of course the thing won’t fly, but having lights and sound effects would be a great experience.

Via: Blastr

By now you’ve gone and heard the news that Ubisoft is creating a new Assassins Creed game, titled Revelations, set for a November 2011 release. The first game was a hit, it’s sequel expanded the history and Brotherhood gave everyone the multiplayer experience they were begging for. With the news of yet another game being months away in development, what is a fan to do in the mean time? How about building your very own functional hidden blade just like the one Altair and Ezio use to give their enemies a new blow hole. Remember this is real and shouldn’t be worn in the middle of high fives and handshakes.

This hidden blade is modeled after the one worn by Ezio in Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, but it doesn’t make it any less cool. Not only can the blade be naturally concealed, but the system has a fully retractable and retractable blade but how exactly does it work?

“Based on a dual action Out The Front (OTF) Mechanism with a ring driven ratcheting pulley system to index the OTF Mech. Blade locks in both the extended and retracted positions and can be extended and retracted regardless of arm orientation (no gravity/arm shake required).”

It’s a piece of art that needs to be seen to be believed, the only part is the terrible camera work thanks to the creator and cameraman. Don’t expect any accidental finger loss the blade is made of plastic (dammit).

This is going to be a huge hit in prisons across the nation if anyone get’s a hold of how to put this bad boy together.

Via: Geekologie

Akira was the first anime I ever watched outside of Sailor Moon and it was an eye opening experinece. Instead of a bright and colorful landscape with funny monsters it was all grunge and dirt filled with more technology that could ever fit in Sailor Moon’s skirt. 2019’s Neo-Tokyo may only be eight years away but if your carrying $4000 in your wallet you could be the proud owner of Kaneda’s motorcycle. Yes, the exact motorcycle from the 1988 movie could be yours making you the envy of the next anime convention.

12500 RPM of awesome


Serenity: The Big Damn Replica


Ok, usually I will be the first person to say, “Why in God’s name did you waste your money on that?” However, if you are willing to spend $2,495 on this…I’ve got your back! Hell, I might even fork over some Washington’s to help pay for one! I am a huge fan of Joss Whedon’s Serenity, and to see this Serenity: The Big Damn Replica makes my mouth water instantly. At the price of $2,495 you can be sure you will getting a true treasure. Every replica (and only 1,000 will be made) comes signed by Nathan Fillion, Capt. Malcolm Reynolds himself! That right there sold me! And it also includes an Original, Exclusive Jason Palmer Print. It has been 3 years in the making and it will finally be ready for purchase/pre-order at Quantum Mechanix on October 30, 2009 @ 12pm PST. It is the first and only accurate replica. It has been designed to be as realistic as possible. How so you ask….well: the sculpture itself was taken directly from the movie CG master files. It measures 19”x12”x7” making it a 1:180 scale. More then 250 parts are used to build each replica and every graphic on the ship is hand painted, NO decals are used. More then 30 different colors of flat and metallic paint were used and the ship also has 32 lighting effects! With a wireless remote included to control the lighting. The base looks like a landing pad straight from The Verse (which adds 4.5” to the total height) and when you look at the Bridge, you can see 8 different crew members. The replica will be shipped in custom-foam and a hand built wooden apple crate. And as a little extra, you can have it custom made: the engines pose, the shuttles in flight or docked, and the reactor shutters open or closed. It will take 30-90 days for it to be delivered and if you call to pre-order one, a personal concierge will help process your order (and only because of the concierge, I want to order one). Check out the pictures….