Droid Dreams: How Neal Scanlan and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Team Brought BB-8 to Life

How do you create a Star Wars droid that’s different from what’s come before, but authentic to a galaxy far, far away? How do you push forward in the spirit of Star Wars innovation, but not push too far? How do you hold on to the magic of Star Wars robotic design, but still make something imaginative?

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Studying Skywalkers: The Meaning of Weather in Star Wars

In his latest StarWars.com blog, fellow Rogue Dan Zehr discusses the role weather plays in the Star Wars saga. Learn how cold, heat, rain, and other weather conditions intentionally steer your emotions as you view the films.

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Disney Launches Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend in Anaheim and Orlando

Star Wars fans and runners across the galaxy have a lot to look forward to in 2016. Many Star Wars fans have already signed up for the second runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort in January. Now, Star Wars is coming to Florida for an all new Half Marathon at the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Rebels: Connections - Flying Couriers

In Rebel Resolve, the Empire uses the primitive method of sending messenger droids to relay communiques. Learning of this, the Rebels send Chopper in to pose as an Imperial droid tasked with obtaining Kanan’s whereabouts. Similarly, carrier pigeons were often used during World War I to relay messages to and from the front lines of battle. This was done despite the existence of rapid communication devices like the telephone.

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From World War to Star Wars: The Cantina

From the moment it hit screens in 1977, the cantina sequence from Star Wars: A New Hope has sparked the imagination of audiences and left us wanting to learn more about the beings that inhabit it. The shady tavern was teeming with interesting sights and sounds, many of which were inspired by the Second World War. From the crazy characters to the swinging band, here are a few ways that history shaped this galactic dive bar.

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Staying Fit, the Star Wars Way

At Star Wars in the Classroom we believe in staying fit and eating healthy. Rogue 308, Kevin Tiller recently shared some of the exciting Star Wars themed games he uses in his PE classes. Visit his website to see examples and learn more about the awesome things Kevin does to keep his students healthy!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens “Art Awakens” Program

In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and HP proudly present “Art Awakens.” This exciting new program for Star Wars fans old and new, across the country to revitalize creativity by “Bending the Rules” of the Force, themed around a galaxy far, far away.

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