239 posts tagged Star Wars
239 posts tagged Star Wars
Last month we shared photos of a fantastic Tauntaun rocking horse and today the latest in Star Wars-related rocking horses is this awesome AT-AT Rocker. It was designed and made by Jen Yates, creator of EPBOT and Cakewrecks.
English artist Craig Davison creates series of paintings that beautifully illustrate the awesome power of childhood imagination and our limitless ability to play pretend as our favorite movie characters. He draws from a wide variety of movies, but the pieces seen here all revolve around Star Wars.
Kids play their hearts in the foreground while their shadows loom larger than life in the background as the fictional characters they’re pretending to be. Tree branches have become light sabers, cardboard tubes and a hair dryer work equally well as blasters, a garbage can and a colander are all you need to be R2-D2 and C3PO, and a pair of headphones serve as Princess Leia’s cinnamon bun hairdo.
Visit Craig Davison’s website to check out more of his delightful and nostalgic artwork. Then go grab a tree branch and meet us at the park for a light saber duel.
[via Nerd Approved]
This awesome pixelated portrait of Harrison Ford as Han Solo (shooting first) in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was spotted by Skels from Geek Crafts at the April 2013 Sydney Brick Show. Unfortunately we don’t know the name of the artist responsible for this impressively geeky work of art, but we do know that they used more than 20,000 LEGO “one-er” bricks to create it.
Doug Brewbaker, Garret Geiger, and James Groves spent 70 hours building this awesome 7-foot, 8-inch tall AT-AT Walker sled out of cardboard, paper, paint, tape and glue. Instead of stomping around on Hoth, the trio raced their geektastic sled against 50 other entries at the 8th Annual Cardboard Classic in Lansing, MI. The event raises money for nearby Gier Community Center.
Click here to watch video of the AT-AT sled in action at the race.
Photos by Robert Killips (Lansing State Journal) and Doug Brewbaker respectively.
Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator PJ McQuade created an awesome series of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings-themed Valentines.
Yoda makes a surprisingly effective (and creepy) cupid. “Ready for love are you?”
We’re guessing that any chocolates palatable to Gollum are probably raw fish-flavored, but he’s also an amazing way to say “You’re Precious To Me.”
These valentines and others are available via PJ McQuade’s Etsy shop.
It’s Happy Weird Valentine’s Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Elisa Naranja Metalica is a self-taught mixed media artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina who uses toys, jewelry, coins, electronics, and pretty much anything else that’s small and not nailed down to create intricate and often vibrant assemblage pieces inspired by pop culture, mythology and art history.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
Paul Vermeesch created this awesome LEGO Star Wars sculptural rendition of M. C. Escher’s famous Relativity lithograph. Entitled Star Wars Relativity V2, the gravity-defying diorama measures 1’ x 1’ x 1’ and took six months to complete.
"This diorama is fully lit from the inside, presents the original Star Wars trilogy in a roughly counterclockwise format, and even features a minifig-scale theatre in the back which plays Lego’s CG version of the Star Wars saga.”
"I attempted to stay as true as possible to the geometry and proportions of Escher’s work, while bringing in the colors, worlds, and characters of Star Wars, and the freshness of the Lego medium.”
Click here for many more photos of Paul’s fantastic LEGO creation.
Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki, aka Avanaut, used LEGO bricks, minifigs, baking powder and a masterful ability to manipulate perspective in order to create an awesome series of Star Wars scenes that appear to take place on the snowy planet Hoth.
[via Laughing Squid]
Presuming that they don’t smell bad inside or out, what’s not to love about these awesome Tauntaun rocking horses?
2nd and 3rd photos via MEPD.