Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Trish: Star Wars Guitar Sound Effects



How cool is this? My son is taking guitar lessons and thought this was pretty neat...

Trish: 'Star Wars Novels by Timeline'

Have you checked out Borders Star Wars page?  They've got all their Star Wars Books (E Book and printed) listed in order on a timeline!  Thanks to our friends over at the Star Wars Books Facebook page for the tip!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Trish: "Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings"

"Pass you shall not..."
2 of my favorite things!
Over at geeksaresexy.net, you can check out some great SW-LOTR mashups from devianArt user ferret42. I think they're awesome....how 'bout you?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jess: Star Wars Fashion- Dagobah Luke Skywalker

New to SWFFF is our new Star Wars Fashions. Each one will be inspired by an outfit within the saga. Run through Polyvore, you will actually be able to purchase any, or all, of the items shown. However since I am building based on looks, they can get kinda pricey. Hope you enjoy! I love fashion so I think this is a great way to express both my love of fashion and Star Wars. If you'd like to submit a request, leave it in the comments.

AND I promise my Star Wars Weekends updates will be coming this weekend :D

Monday, June 13, 2011

Trish: DIY Hoverbike...

According to Alan Henry over at Geek.com,

"This DIY Hoverbike is every Star Wars fan’s fantasy".

Chris Malloy, an Australian engineer, claims that when he's finished with his bike, 
... it’ll be able to get up to 10,000 feet and fly at 170 miles per hour.

I think it's pretty cool!  Read the full article HERE.  He's looking for some investors...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Trish: 'Vintage Style Star Wars Dress'

Over at FashionablyGeek...they shared this little number!
I LOVE me a cute vintage dress and this one is just right with the Star Wars touch.  The dress is "courtesy" of rustycuts.  Check out their etsy page....they have some really cute things!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Trish: A Star Wars Museum? In Vegas?

...Plans were submitted with the Clark County Planning Commission this week to build a “Star Wars” museum between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York on the Strip.
The proposal was submitted by Order 66 Entertainment LLC, which is controlled by Jay Bloom, who recently opened the Mob Experience at the Tropicana. The land where the museum is planned would be on the site of the CityCenter residential sales office and is owned by MGM Resorts International.
The museum, which would be named “Stars Wars: Where Science meets Imagination,” would showcase props, costumes and models from the original movies, the plan indicated.


It sounds A LOT like the already existing "Star Wars:  Where Science Meets Imagination".  What do you think?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Trish: Just another day...

...in the Wilson Household.
I was just finishing up the laundry and come around the corner to this --------->.
My 5 year old "Jango Fett" has yet again captured his 12 year old brother (prisoner).
How much bounty should I pay?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Trish: My Star Tours Review...

Yep, last Thursday night, I was all prepared to load up the kids early Friday morning and head to Disneyland for the Grand Opening of 'Star Tours The Adventures Continue'.  Then I checked the calendar and realized that our passes were blocked out that day! BOO!!!!!  I was soooooooo sad...
So, we headed up first thing Monday morning instead.
I knew the line would be long, so we got there right at 8:00 AM and I threw the kids into the 75 minute wait.  I ran over to the fast pass station and got passes for later on (10:40-11:40).
The wait was wonderful.  We were so excited and met such wonderful fans in the line.
Once inside, we were blown away by how nice and new everything looked.  We loved the new screen with weather reports and travel commercials.  R2 and Threepio looked so shiny and happy to see us!
The new droids and recordings and all the fun new things to see on the way up to the shuttle dock were really entertaining.
Then, we got our flight glasses and were sent to the waiting area.  I was impressed with the new instructional video prior to boarding and complimented the cast members on their new uniforms, as well.

BOARDING TIME.....we sat and got to see C-3PO take his seat in the captain chair and then we were off!  Flying after the Millennium Falcon out of the hangar and into a fire fight before heading on down to Hoth.  What a rush!  After making it through a battle and a race course through the snow, we were interrupted by Admiral Ackbar who told us to take the rebel spy to the rendezvous point.  Through hyperspace we went to Naboo.  Through another battle, a hangar and the undersea world of the Gungans.  As we tried to head back to the surface, we were caught in the mouth of a huge sea monster!  We ended our flight with a crash landing.  It felt so real, my daughter said she thought glass was going to shoot out all over her!

Once off the ride, we headed for the Star Trader.  We had to purchase some launch merchandise and we like always, played at the photo counter!

When we headed back to the ride with our fast passes, the wait was only 20 minutes!!!  This time our flight began with Darth Vader trying to grasp us, but we escaped and headed once again to Hoth, but then received a transmission from Princess Leia. ("Star Tours, You're My Only Hope")  We shot through hyperspace and found ourselves in a fire fight above Coruscant.  We entered the planet and went on a wild ride before finally landing on a platform. 

Everyone on the ride was yelling, screaming and laughing.  Once the ride ended, everyone clapped and cheered.  It was THRILLING!

By noon, the fast passes were sold out for the day and the standby line was up to a 3 hour wait.  We decided not to try again (w/ 4 kids that's a rough wait).
It was a good day.  I love the new ride and can't wait to return again and see what new adventures await us!

So, have you been?  Where did you get to go?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Trish: TOR E3 2011 Trailer

Still no release date...YET!  But, Bioware and Lucasarts have released their trailer for TOR at E3.  Check it out at GamingShogun.com.
My household is going crazy with anticipation!  When do we get to play?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Trish: Celebration VI !!! Orlando, FL August 2012

It's Official!
The Biggest Star Wars Party will be returning to the Orange County Convention Center, August 23-26 2012!
Visit http://www.starwarscelebration.com/ for all the details!
Ticket and Hotel Packages available NOW!!!!
Will you be going?


Trish: 'The Ultimate Star Wars Wedding'

Summer is almost here, and that means...it's wedding season!
Over at offbeatbride.com, you can read and check out all the fun happenings of 
If you could have a Star Wars themed wedding, what would YOU do?