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Underachieving AT-ATs

Posted by LiveFor on April 7, 2010


Oh pity the poor ATs who never made it to Hoth.

Source: io9

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Cool Minimalist Posters – Star Wars travel poster

Posted by LiveFor on February 8, 2010

The last lot of movie minimalist posters I posted went down a treat, so here are a few more. This time they are done in the style of travel posters for the varios planets and moons in the Star Wars series (the original three not the prequels).Once again they are lovely looking and this time they’re done by an artist called Van Genderson (check out his official site)
Source: Collider

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How Long Would Luke Survive in a Tauntaun?

Posted by LiveFor on January 1, 2010

I can’t honestly say that I ever wondered how long Luke would live when Han put him in the corpse of his Tauntaun on Hoth. However, Wolf Gnards (cool name. Monster Squad inspired if I guess correctly) have put some thought to it.

In a normal environment, a carcass gets cold in 8 to 36 hours losing an average rate of 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit per hour. However, the ice world of Hoth is not an average environment. The Star Wars database lists that Hoth reaches nightly temperatures of -60 F. In a frigid, sub-zero environment, body heat can be lost almost 32 times faster. This means a Tauntaun’s body heat could drop almost 51.2 F every hour. Considering that Han Solo’s Tauntaun died of severe hypothermia even before it was cut open with Luke’s light saber, one could assume it’s core body temperature was already well below normal. The problem for Luke is if the Tauntaun’s body temperature reaches freezing point those once toasty guts, blood, and assorted alien goo, will in fact become a frozen coffin. If the Tauntaun died of cardiac arrest due to hypothermia with an average body temperature of 75 F (23 C), and if Tauntaun blood freezes at 28.4 F (-2 C), then Han has roughly 56 minutes to set up a shelter before Luke once again is in danger of losing his life in the barren wasteland of Hoth.

Does that sound feasible to you? You could always make your own Tauntaun costume or Tauntaun wedding cake.

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Star Wars – On LEGO Hoth it is always cold

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

These excellent photos of LEGO figures in icy conditions are by Avanaut. I love them.

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Hoth on a Space Hopper – LFF sweded Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back film

Posted by LiveFor on January 23, 2009

Here is a little film me and the boys did one snowboarding holiday a few years ago. It was one of those days when the snow was coming down hard and the mountain was closed. Being stuck in the apartment we drank, ate and chatted about things. Eventually we got the idea to do some filming in the snow (we’d already been videoing ousrselves doing stupid stuff – but wanted to make something a bit more substantial…but still a bit stupid).

Someone mentioned how it looked like Hoth outside so we got our gear together, wrapped up warm and headed outside. On the walk down we quickly went through what happened in those opening scenes of Empire Strikes Back. Luke sees the meteor strike, gets hit by a Wampa, escapes from the cave, sees Obi-Wan, Han sets off on Taun-Taun to find him. Cool and the gang but we had no Taun-Taun. Luckily we had a space hopper and that worked splendidly. The lightsaber was a can of deep heat I think and it went pretty well (although it got cut short as the cold ate into the battery time.

Everyone did a cracking job, especially Rob who, as Luke Skywalker, was willing to stay in the snow even though he was freezing. I did the filming, Jinja was Han Solo, Andy D was Taun-Taun wrangler and Obi-Wan, Ian was Chewbacca, Rich and Chisholm were rebel soldiers and prompts.

Jinja did the editing and matched it up perfectly with the sound track. He also flipped the image so Luke was hanging from the ceiling as I didn’t think to turn the camera upside down on the day!

I keep trying to figure out how we can do the speeder bike chase from Return of the Jedi using vacuum cleaners.

Have a look and let me know what you make of it. Brilliant, while getting the embed code for it from Youtube I’ve just seen that it has had over 8,000 hits. I’ll post the other bits of film we’ve done over the next few days.

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Cool Hoth diorama made out of Lego.

Posted by LiveFor on December 22, 2008

I saw this over on /film and just thought it was amazing.
Mark Borlase created a 5 foot by 10 foot Star Wars Hoth diorama using LEGO. The display took over 4 years and $3000 to create, and consists of over 55,000 pieces, 50 real LED lights and a remote controled mechanism which deploys troops from the AT-ATs.
All the lights are controlled by 1-9v train regulator and the doors are controlled by a second 9v regulator. The diorama won the recent Star Wars LEGO creation challenge and will be featured in the official LEGO magazine.

Many more photos of the diorama here.
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