Normally set photos don’t tell us much besides giving us a behind the scenes look at a production of a film. These photos are a dime a dozen, and generally come from pedestrians or production crew who were given the social media green light. But when it comes to set photos for Star Wars: Episode VII, it’s something that should be turning heads.
We already know that J.J. Abrams will be using practical effects for the highly anticipated film, meaning there won’t be as much CGI, and iconic ships like the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing fighters will be built from the ground up. But with these sets closely guarded from prying eyes, it will be hard for set photos to be leaked. Unless you are taking these photos from the sky above. A flight school managed to discover where these two ships are being built, and took a photo of them. Hit the jump to check it out.
The $11 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a Star Wars-inspired shirt called “Trust Your Instincts” by CoD Designs. When you purchase today’s shirt AND any of CoD Design’s sci-fi vehicle series, you will also automatically get a set of pilot patches FREE (the other designs for you to choose from are listed on the home page).
The sale began at Teefury today, Monday, March 31, 2014, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $11 anymore, though it will continue into the next day for $14 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).
We’ve seen our share of scale models created by fans over the years, but never anything quite like this.
While not built by fans, this model of an X-Wing from the Star Wars universe built by LEGO is full-size—meaning yes, you can sit inside of it (and will have the opportunity to; more details later). Though sadly, it does not fly.
The model was made using an astonishing 5,335,200 LEGO bricks. At first glance at the above image it looks like it’s made using a few larger LEGOs and some other parts, but as you get a closer peek, you see just how insane the structure really is.
Check out more images of the full size LEGO X-Wing below now!
After seeing those snowflake designs — one for Darth Vader, the other a Boba Fett/Clone Troopers combo — someone else came up with the idea to make other Star Wars-themed paper snowflakes, this time for a Tie Advanced x1 Starfighter and an X-Wing Starfighter.
Check out the image at right (click for larger, full view) of several paper snowflakes that were created. If you look closely, you’ll see how intricate they are, especially the X-Wing version, which has more than just the ship, but also the Rebel Alliance insignia as well as R2-D2 and C-3PO!