This awesomely cute and geeky video depicts a day in the life of a pet AT-AT. It was created in 2010 by Patrick Boivin, a self-taught French Canadian filmmaker who says, “When I was a kid, there are two things I wanted badly and never got… A real dog and a Kenner AT-AT Walker.” Here Boivin has taken care of both of those desires with “AT-AT Day Afternoon.”

Pet AT-ATs are a much smaller and decidedly more playful and cuddly breed than the sort that participated in the Battle of Hoth, although the little guys do appear to have it in for the squirrels. Also, should you consider adopting a pet AT-AT, be forewarned that their droppings are exceptionally, well, villainous.

Visit Patrick Boivin’s YouTube channel to check out more of his videos.

[via io9]

British artist Shaun Hughes uses his engraving skills to create a wide variety of incredibly awesome hobo nickels. A couple months ago we shared his fantastic Storm Trooper Nickel. Today we share some more of his pop culture-inspired carved coins.

These pieces barely scratch the surface of the amount of artwork that Hughes produces. Be sure to visit his DeviantART gallery to check out more of his beautifully altered coinage.

[via Neatorama]

We’ve shared all sorts of amazing homemade Millennium Falcons over the years, but this is the first time we’ve encountered people working on building a full-scale replica of Han and Chewie’s iconic spacecraft, “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” In 2013 Chris Lee (aka Disco Trooper) and his intrepid friends began an awesome quest known as The Full Scale Falcon Project.

This is a quest to build the ultimate Star Wars prop: a 1:1 scale ESB/ANH hybrid Millennium Falcon with complete, correctly scaled interior. Yes, I have completely lost my mind, just like most of my friends and family say. Except for those close Star Wars fan friends, who say “cool, can I help?”.

Chris and his team are using DK Publishing’s Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection (Buy on Amazon) as their guide and have calculated the final outer dimensions of the ship:

  • Length: 114 feet
  • Beam (docking ring to docking ring): 81.5 feet
  • Height to top of body (not counting quad-laser turret): 24.9 feet
  • Height to top of dish: 30.9 feet
  • Clearance: ground to landing gear bay level: 7.8 feet
  • Clearance: ground to outside bottom of cockpit tube: 13 feet

This epic project will take years to complete and, like true geeks, they’re meticulously documenting their progress every step of the way at the Full Scale Falcon website and blog. Visit them both for many, many more photos. And if you’re interested in joining them team, check out the FAQ.

[via Geek Crafts and The Full Scale Falcon Project]

Redditor EliBelling shared the top photo of a phenomenal cosplay of a Boba Fett LEGO minifig. Redditor mrpotatoes subsequently dug up a link from The Dented Helmet where we learned that this geektastic costume was created by user CGS1 for their 6-year-old son. What’s more, as awesome as it is, it’s not even finished yet:

"I still have to finish building the arms and blaster, as well as tweaking a few things such as the cape fabric. I approached the components of this project as if they were actual Lego elements. In doing so, I created the jetpack to be removable as it appears in the actual minifigure as well as the range finder stalk.

The entire costume is built from scratch using photo references and scans I took myself. The costume is built primarily out of sintra with pink insulation foam used to carve the helmet dome and a small amount of plastazote foam used on the tips and base of the jetpack rockets. Torso and leg graphics are printed on adhesive vinyl while a custom green was used to colour match the helmet and jetpack.”

Click here for progress photos of the LEGO Fett costume.

CGS1, the Department of Awesome Parenting salutes you!

[via Fashionably Geek]

Behold the awesomeness that is Bandai’s new “Samurai Taisho Darth Vader” action figure. Designed by Takayuki Takeya, this impressive figure was recently unveiled at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2014. Standing 7.8 inches tall, the design seamlessly “fuses the aesthetics of feudal Japan and imperial galaxy far, far away.” Look closely and you’ll noticed that Vader’s samurai armor features the emblem of the Galactic Empire in place of a Japanese family crest or kamon.

Also known as “Movie Realization Samurai General Darth Vader,” this fantastic action figure is set to be released in Japan during winter 2014. All of our fingers and toes are crossed in hope that it’ll be released worldwide later on.

[via Kotaku and RocketNews24]

Here’s an awesome way to work some geekery into your gardening. Malaysian LEGO builder Jin Kai created these LEGO flower pots featuring scenes from Return of the Jedi, The Fellowship of the Ring, and The Simpsons.

Jin Kai’s Star Wars flower pot and Lord of the Rings flower pot are both currently up for voting to be turned into real LEGO products on LEGO Ideas.

Visit Jin Kai’s Flickr page for additional photos of these three geektastic flower pots.

[via Nerd Approved]

This awesome AT-AT sculpture was created by Denver, CO-based artist Derek Keenan using reclaimed skateboards. It measures 16 inches tall by 17 inches long and features articulated joints.

It’s part of a Star Wars-themed group show, entitled Deathstar Blues, that’s on exhibit at the Black Book Gallery in Denver, CO throughout the month of June 2014.

[via Super Punch]

Today is the first Friday of June which means that it’s a very special day indeed: National Donut Day! Hooray! To help us all celebrate this momentous occasion justJenn Recipes created a simple recipe that transforms the humble maple bar into an awesome Chewbacca Donut.

The hardest part is step #1:

Start with a pre-made Maple Bar donut and try not to eat it.

Click here for complete instructions.

Once you’ve made and devoured your wookiee donut, if you feel there’s more Donut Day celebrating to be done, check out the donut section of justJenn’s website for even more delightful and mouthwatering donut recipes.

[via That’s Nerdalicious! and Nerdist]

We finally found the droid we’ve been looking for. It’s this geektastic Life-Sized R2-D2 Cake created by Cakes Cove custom bakery. We couldn’t agree more with Technabob's Conner Flynn who described it as “the rebellion’s only hope… for a kick ass dessert, that is.”

Visit the Cakes Cove website to check out more of their awesome custom creations.

[via Technabob]

Miami-based artist and art teacher Brian Reedy creates awesome woodcut illustrations of monsters, superheroes, supervillains from movies, comic books and video games, dystopian scenes, and mythical deities and creatures. It’s a striking combination of contemporary pop culture imagery with centuries-old illustration technique.

"Reedy’s work is a satiric commentary on current society. His style is an exaggeration and hyper-detailing of the comic book and cartoon genres. He often peppers humorous elements in his prints that range from hidden references to hilarious captions."

Visit Brian Reedys website and his Woodcut Emporium Etsy shop and to see more.

[via My Modern Metropolis]