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The 2019 LEGO Employee Christmas Gift Has Been Revealed

Since 2008 LEGO employees have received a surprise gift at Christmas time in the form of an exclusive set.

Matthew Ashton, VP of Design, tweeted a picture of this year’s set which is  Star Wars themed. Employees will receive a 1,038 piece Christmas X-wing set!

LEGO is paying tribute to the legendary Star Wars X-wing Fighter as it celebrates the debut as an official LEGO tie-in set 20 years ago. This current, festive version of the iconic Rebel starfighter comes in as a larger, upscale model decked in red and white just in time for the holidays.

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9 Secrets Revealed In Disneyland’s Rise of The Resistance Ride Sneak Peek

A slew of never-before-seen Rise of the Resistance scenes offer a sneak peek inside the new trackless dark ride coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Disney revealed new details from nine scenes inside the Rise of the Resistance attraction during the “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” television special that aired Thanksgiving night on ABC.

Rise of the Resistance is set to debut Thursday, Dec. 5 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Jan. 17 at Disneyland in the Black Spire Outpost village on the Star Wars planet of the Batuu, the setting for the twin Galaxy’s Edge themed lands on both coasts.

The highly anticipated new Galaxy’s Edge attraction finds riders recruited by Star Wars heroine Rey to join a top secret off-planet mission against the villainous First Order.

Read more HERE.

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Star Wars R2D2 Popcorn Maker

Give snack time the intergalactic edge with this popcorn maker shaped like everyone’s favorite Star Wars droid. Simply plug him in, add corn kernels and watch as R2-D2 makes quick work of air-popping a healthy snack for movie night. The domed head even doubles as a serving bowl.

Order from Williams Sonoma HERE for $100.

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Watch The Mandalorian New Trailer

Disney+ has released a new trailer for The Mandalorian.

The first live-action Star Wars series will take place a few years after Return of the Jedi. Whoever the Mandalorian is under his mask, he’s no friend of the Empire. The trailer shows the Mandalorian methodically making his way through former Imperial soldiers. He also has an on-board carbon freezing chamber to deal with his targets. That makes things a lot easier when turning them in for bounties.

Julia Jones’ Omera can be seen as she starts to take off the Mandalorian’s mask. This implies a possible romantic connection between them. Meanwhile, Gina Carano’s Cara Dune appears to have a more professional relationship with him. There’s also a glimpse of Carl Weathers’ Greef Carga, Taika Waititi’s IG-11, and Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon. But we’ll have to wait a few weeks to see how it all comes together.

The Mandalorian‘s first episode will premiere on November 12, only on Disney+.

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Funko Star Wars: Darth Vader Electronic Pop!

Celebrate one of pop culture’s most recognizable villains and proclaim your allegiance to the dark side with an electronic Pop! Darth Vader. 

This Pop! features lights and sound and will be arriving in stores soon.

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Deborah Chow To Direct Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Exclusively On Disney+

Deborah Chow has been tapped to direct the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series that is exclusively for Disney+. Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the series, which takes place eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated, “We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”

The series will be written by Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive). Chow, Amini, and McGregor will serve as Executive Producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.

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Kevin Feige Developing A Star Wars Film

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is developing a Star Wars movie with Kathleen Kennedy. Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn confirmed the news in a statement, saying:

“We are excited about the projects Kathy and the Lucasfilm team are working on, not only in terms of Star Wars but also Indiana Jones and reaching into other parts of the company including Children of Blood and Bone with Emma Watts and Fox. With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together.”

The project does not stem from a potential move of Feige from Marvel Studios to Lucasfilm, but simply the producer’s passion for the franchise. Kennedy remains the president of Lucasfilm and will stay in that position for the foreseeable future.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will debut this December, with three more untitled Star Wars movies already set for 2022, 2024, and 2026. It’s believed that these release dates belong to the trilogy from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’, but a trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson also remains in development with likely other unannounced Star Wars projects in the wings.

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New Star Wars Merchandise Will Be Revealed On September 26, 2019

Lucasfilm and stars from across the Star Wars saga will be unveiling the next generation of products from a galaxy far, far away.

Tune into YouTube.com/StarWars on Thursday, September 26, at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET for a special livestream event based at Pinewood Studios in London, the famed shooting location of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Via live and recorded vignettes, generations of Star Wars icons will reveal new products in advance of their roll out on Triple Force Friday, October 4, all inspired by a trio of the year’s biggest Star Wars releases:

– Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The highly-anticipated final installment of the Skywalker Saga, which hits theaters December 20

– The Mandalorian: The first-ever Star Wars live-action series, which will debut in the US on November 12 exclusively on Disney+, the Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service

– Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: A brand-new action adventure game from Respawn, releasing November 15

The livestream celebration will feature appearances from Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Keri Russell (Zorii), Naomi Ackie (Jannah), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Gina Carano (Cara Dune in The Mandalorian), and Cameron Monaghan (Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order). Livestream viewers also will be treated to the worldwide premiere of a new trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, along with other special surprises from across the Star Wars galaxy. Warwick Davis, a beloved Star Wars actor known for his role as the Ewok “Wicket” in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, will serve as host during the livestream event at Pinewood Studios, while Anthony Carboni (The Star Wars Show) will helm the recorded product reveals.

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Watch This Awesome LEGO Droid Orchestra Play The Star Wars Theme Song

London-based musician and inventor Sam Battle built a futuristic orchestra using LEGO droids and real musical instruments to play John Williams’ iconic Star Wars theme.

The orchestra is made up of 95 LEGO droids – including 46 LEGO R2-D2 droids, 26 Mouse droids and 23 Gonk droids – as well as 42 real instruments. Taking him a total of 3,148 hours to create, the incredible contraption features xylophones, violins, cellos, keyboards, cymbals and floor toms, electric drums, gongs and chimes.

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Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I – Insects From A Faraway Galaxy By Richard Wilkinson

Artist Richard Wilkinson has married his fascination with collecting, cataloging and classifying insects with his love of pop culture

The result is his first book, Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I: Insects From A Far Away Galaxy, in which Wilkinson shares his collection of insects that bear a subtle yet uncanny resemblance to characters and vehicles from Star Wars.

The fabric-bound book has white foil detail and includes 69 full color plates. The first edition book is limited to 900 copies.

Order HERE.

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