Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder™ Kid Electric Car

Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder™ by Radio Flyer is modeled after the sand-pocked and sun-faded X-34 craft from Star Wars: A New Hope. With seats for 2 riders, an interactive dashboard with lights and real movie sounds, and a 5mph driving speed, this speeder provides a truly galactic driving experience.

For a whopping $499 this baby can be yours … erm, for your kids I mean.

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Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif

Speaking of Rogue One: Maple Films have released a fan edit of Rogue One, entitled “Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif”.

If you’re in the mood to watch Rogue One but would rather skip the attempts at character development and Forest Whitaker’s pet tentacle monster, pull up Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif and jump straight to the ‘splosions.

The main point of this edit is to focus on the epic battle sequence from Rogue One, while also adding elements to make it fit in more with the other Star Wars films.

The end result is a 50 minute edit, sporting an adjusted opening crawl, adjusted sound effects and score, a few typical Star Wars transitions, etc.

Here’s a comparison:

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☝️ Whilst checking out Maple Films I’ve come to know that they also have a 4.5 hour fan edit of the three Hobbit movies.

Behind the Magic: Creating Jedha and Scarif for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A taste of the Oscar Nominated Visual Effects work behind the destruction of Jedha and the battle on the beaches of Scarif in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Hope to see a longer cut of this in the future, as it’s rather short. Spectacular nonetheless.

UPDATE 2017.03.02 The BBC has a bit more backstory on how some the digital shots where taken: a virtual camera – built using an iPad and a VR controller – was used by director Gareth Edwards to direct some of the shots.

The Death Star and the Final Trench Run

At the end of the original film, Rebel ships fly along the Death Star trench in an attempt to blow up the space station. […] Can you point to the trench that Luke and the Rebels flew down to fire upon the exhaust port that would ultimately destroy the space station?

And nopes, it’s not the trench near the equator of the Death Star …

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