Walyou » Star Wars http://walyou.com Cool Gadgets, New Gadgets, Tech News and Geek Design Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:11:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 7 Inviting Travel Posters for Star Wars Tourism http://walyou.com/star-wars-tourism-travel-posters/ http://walyou.com/star-wars-tourism-travel-posters/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:34 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=217361

If there was no war in the Star Wars universe and travelling from planet to planet or system to system was a safe, advisable thing, than these would probably serve as the posters for travel agencies trying to promote inter-planetary tourism.

Alas, that isn’t the case. Also, the Star Wars universe isn’t real. Alas also. But at least there are people willing to put the time and effort with their creativity and talent to make it feel as real as possible, like these travel posters, made by the talented Justin Van Genderen.

Tatooine

Coruscant

Dagobah

Moon of Endor

Naboo

Hoth

 

Bespin

 

For more of his works

And for those who like this brand of fictional travel poster-ism, check out these brilliant ones for the planets in our solar system or back to geeky travel from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire.

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What is the Fastest Ship in the Universe (Infographic) http://walyou.com/fastest-ship-in-the-universe-infographic/ http://walyou.com/fastest-ship-in-the-universe-infographic/#comments Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:00:59 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=217122

The New Horizons sattelite needed 10 years to reach Pluto from Earth. But how long would it have taken some of the most famous ships we know from fictional works?

According to the calculations, it would have probably been faster to send the Millenium Falcon or the Plant Express ship from Futurama in order to take the pictures from the distant planet.

Alas, they weren’t available to NASA at the time, and so they sent something slower to cover the distance from Earth to the edge and a bit beyond of our Solar System.

What’s the distance? Well, because of Pluto’s orbit, at its furthest it’s 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) from us. When the two planets are at their closest, they’re only 2.66 billion miles (4.28 billion km) apart.


The Fastest Ship in the Universe : How Sci-Fi Ships Stack Up Created by: FatWallet.com

For a bit more on Space, check out this interesting post on the 10 most livable planets we know of and on the other end of that scale, check out these 14 beautiful (from afar) planets that are incredibly inhospitable and dangerous to our way of life.

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Chewbacca hoodie will make wearers look like Chewie http://walyou.com/chewbacca-hoodie-will-make-wearers-look-like-chewie/ http://walyou.com/chewbacca-hoodie-will-make-wearers-look-like-chewie/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 18:56:53 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=216430

With a new Star Wars movie in the horizon related media is pouring out of everywhere – and so productions like this hoodie pop up and we can’t do anything but write about them.

We have seen quite a few Chewbacca and wookie related hoodies and appearel throughout the years (we’re partial to a really funny video the beautiful LIz Katz did a while ago), but this is the first one we’ve seen that actually tries to replicate Chewie’s iconic look, and make it into a wearable jacket. Were you planning on taking a trip to Hoth? Because this is the type of stuff that could help you survive that climate.

Now, this is quite something, as this hoodie literally looks like they had to skin a wookie to make it – sorry vegans and eco-conscious people! Yet it turns out this is is just one  of the products at Welovefine, and retails for some $60 USD. Also, we were kidding, this is all synthethic and no wookies nor other animals were harmed in creating this. Now tell us you don’t want to wear this once Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens in theaters across the globe.

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5 Trading Cards Revealing the New Star Wars Film Characters http://walyou.com/trading-cards-star-wars-vii-characters/ http://walyou.com/trading-cards-star-wars-vii-characters/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:00:36 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=207470

More and more information is leaking out about the new Star Wars film (Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens), with trading cars revealing names of the characters from the trailers causing all the stir this time.

When the original SW film came out in 1977, Topps released a series of cards featuring scenes and characters from the film (IV: A New Hope) and it seems J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy, the president of LucasFilm are taking the retro approach to their latest tease about the new characters.

Kylo Ren is probably going to be Adam Driver’s character, and his Lightsaber has been the most talked about thing on the Internet for the last couple of weeks.

This lovely lady on a speeder will be portrayed by Daisy Ridley, who had a few scenes in the ‘Inbetweeners 2′ film that were cut from the theatrical release.

Seems like the R2-D2 of the next film.

This banged up X-Wing pilot will be portrayed by the fantastic Oscar Isaac.

Portrayed by John Boyega, all we know about Finn is that he’s in a stormtrooper uniform and he seems to be in quite a hurry.

Via: Entertainment Weekly

For all of the fuss on the new Crossguard Lightsaber, check out these hilarious takes on the most controversial addition to the new trilogy.

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13 Funny Takes on the New Star Wars Lightsaber http://walyou.com/new-star-wars-lightsaber-versions/ http://walyou.com/new-star-wars-lightsaber-versions/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:00:38 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196543

While the internet had one huge nerdgasm over the new Star Wars trailer, not a lot of people were too happy with the new lightsaber, already known as the ‘crossguard lightsaber’.

‘Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens’ isn’t coming out for a whole year, but the excitement over every bit of information leaked out by J.J. Abrams causes huge title waves of reaction online.

Most people are simply excited that we’re getting a new chapter to the saga, but there were plenty of those who had to make fun of something that presents too drastic of a change in their opinion.

The One Taking it Way Too Far

The Star of David

The Menorah Version

And one for Xmas as well

Swiss Army Knife

The Spinning One

The Super Multi-Crossguard

The Stupid One

Lightsaber Tennis might be a Cool Sport

Someone made it into a balloon animal

 

A TV Aerial?

One that comes with IKEA instructions

But maybe it’s a good idea?

 

For a bit more of Star Wars Universe fun, check out this occupation flowchart.

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3D Printed Lightsabers: just like the real thing http://walyou.com/3d-printed-lightsabers/ http://walyou.com/3d-printed-lightsabers/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:00:31 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=192369

It’s been a while since we talked Lightsabers and Star Wars, and since today we learned that Episode VII is called The Force Awakens, so did our passion.

The laser part of the Lightsabers can’t be recreated just yet, but the rest of it is fair game already thanks to 3D printing, and Jacky (aka Valcrow), who has created a bunch of CAD drawings that anyone can check out if they wish to build (err, print) their own. It comes in two versions, a simpler one made out of just 4 pieces, and a more complex one, with 14 pieces to assemble. Still, we’re not complaining, Luke Skywalker had it rougher than we did anyways. Now we’d like to see alternative versions such as Darth Maul’s dual lightsaber, because why not? Clearly Valcrow is talented enough.

Via Geeky Gadgets

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The Darth Vader stove is too hot for the Force http://walyou.com/the-darth-vader-stove-is-too-hot-for-the-force/ http://walyou.com/the-darth-vader-stove-is-too-hot-for-the-force/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:30 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=177684

There is a force of destruction that is more primal and effective than the Force or the Death Star… Fire, and of course Lord Vader would harness it.

Instructables has an incredibly creative userbsase, such as doddieszoomer, the mad genius who created the Darth Vader mask wood-burning stove. He was even kind enough to provide instructions for those of us who might be not so good at design, but crafty enough to want to create their own. Just head over to Instructables and follow his directions, and Lord Vader will be ready and at your side to make any situation that much hotter.

Via Geekologie

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Lightsaber BBQ Fork: I find your lack of coal disturbing http://walyou.com/lightsaber-bbq-fork/ http://walyou.com/lightsaber-bbq-fork/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:07 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=177521

We don’t know if the Sith are vegetarian or not, but it doesn’t make a difference for us, meat-eaters, because we get cool gizmos anyways.

Grill & BBQ fans that are not afraid of hovering too close to the dark side should check out what the ThinkGeek came up with: a long metal fork themed after Lord Vader’s very own lightsaber.

This officially licensed product has a lightsaber hilt for the fork, which is made of stainless steel. It measures 1.5 inches in diameter and 20 inches long, and can be shipped anywhere in the US and Canada. Are you getting one, Anakin?

Via Technabob

 

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R2-D2, the serving table droid: giving Jabba new ideas http://walyou.com/r2-d2-serving-table-droid/ http://walyou.com/r2-d2-serving-table-droid/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00:54 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=176699

When we got a peek at Jabba’s canteen in Star Wars, we noticed most of the waiters were droids. After seeing this creation, we get it: they’re just cooler than organic things.

 

If you’re feeling as evil as Jabba, or just would rather have these instead of humans going around with the drinks, all you have to do is check Etsy seller Starbays page. There, you’ll be able to acquire these fiberglass statues for mere $1,495.99 USD. Buyers get to pick wheter they want R2-D2 or C-3PO, and the color scheme at that. Keep going down for another picture of our golden buddy.

Source: Technabob

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It doesn’t get more badass than an X-Wing made out of knives http://walyou.com/x-wing-knives/ http://walyou.com/x-wing-knives/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:39 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=176553

Silverware doesn’t really scream “cool” or “geeky” when you think about it, but after fusing that with Star Wars, you would be surprised by how much you may change your mind.

You don’t need a Jedi pilot to slice those cucumbers! The Star Wars X-Wing Knife Block is a set of silverware themed after the X-Wing Fighters we’ve seen and loved in the original Star Wars trilogy. You may pre-order it now, as it’s an official piece of merch, too!

Few things sound as terrifying as a flying set of knives, but hey, that’s nothing the force can’t control, anyways.

Source: Technabob

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