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Star Wars: Episode VII Officially Resumes Production In London

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han solo star warsThis isn’t the biggest piece of news, as we all expected it was going to happen, but, as they announced that they would earlier this month, Star Wars: Episode VII has officially resumed filming. Again, this isn’t a particularly stunning reveal, since, especially after the delay, they’re on an even more limited time table if they’re going to make the scheduled December 18, 2015 release, but for those of us who are excited about this movie (though we are, admittedly, wary as well), this isn’t the worst news we’ve ever heard.

EW reports that the cameras have actually started rolling once again at the legendary Pinewood Studios in London. Production was forced to take a hiatus after star Harrison Ford, who you might remember played a little guy named Han Solo, broke his leg in an on-set accident and required surgery. After getting creative, shifting things around, and even spending a few days shooting on the picturesque island of Skellig Michael off the coast of Ireland, there was nothing else that they could do for the time being, and called a break.

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Lego Star Wars Invades France In These Incredible Photos

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Star Wars Lego InvasionFrance is apparently dealing with an invading force of outside aggressors. And this is one conflict that you’re definitely not going to hear about on your local nightly news (probably not anyway), because the enemy is, while a well known nefarious force of evil, also small, made of plastic, and entirely fictional. This invasion is comprised solely of Star Wars Lego pieces, but the pictures that document this incursion are nothing short of spectacular.

Photographer Benoit Lapray, working in conjunction with Lego France, is responsible for staging and delivering this fantastic set of pictures, which he has called “Toys Invasion.” The images show the Galactic Empire taking over an area in Lyon, France. And considering that the Imperial forces, like stormtroopers and Boba Fett are going on about their daily business like it ain’t no thing, you have to assume that their invasion has been a pretty damn successful endeavor thus far.

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Star Wars Behind-The-Scenes Images Dissect The Mos Eisley Cantina Sequence

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Cantina1The original Star Wars is filled with unforgettable scenes, but if you had to pick one that, purely from a visual standpoint, most captured the imagination of those of us who grew up enraptured by George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away, I think the Mos Eisley cantina sequence would have to be near the top of the list. It introduced Han Solo as an epic badass who shoots first (latter-day revisionism be damned), but it also gave us a sense of the sheer crazy diversity of Luke Skywalker’s universe, something we hadn’t much up to that point in the film. The inhabitants of that cantina made the Star Wars universe feel huge and strange and wonderfully real, and this amazing batch of behind-the-scenes photos give you a look at what went into populating that wretched hive of scum and villainy.

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3D-Printed Landmarks And Busts Give The Blind A Feel For The World

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3d printPeople just keep coming up with new ways to make use of 3D printing that never would have occurred to most of us. Lithuania’s Kaunas Library for the Blind is the latest entity to come up with an innovative new use of the technology: printing 3D models of notable landmarks, local buildings, and busts of famous people to give blind people a better sense of what these people and places look like.

Braille blows my mind, even more than sign language. The idea that someone’s fingers can read is paradigm shifting, and while Ray Kurzweil invented a revolutionary reading machine for the blind that converts text to speech all the way back in 1976, the machine is limited to printed words. While access to text and books is certainly huge, focusing on the page makes it easier to forget that blind people have an entirely different experience of the entire world, especially when it comes to absorbing the aesthetics of three-dimensional objects.

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Disney May Release Unmodifed Star Wars Trilogy On Blu-ray, But Probably Not

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star warsThere are so many rumors swirling around involving J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII that someone will probably need to build a second Internet to contain them all. And while we ponder who the Inquisitors are and what Han Solo is going to look like, an old chestnut of a rumor has resurfaced to provoke a new hope in everyone. According to sources close to ComicBook.com, Disney/Lucasfilm is finally planning on officially trotting out the original, untouched Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray for the first time ever. Are you cheering? Jeering? Or maybe wisely laughing at the computer screen in jest?

To anyone who’s paid any attention to rumors of this sort in the past know that there is one hulking obstacle standing in the way of Disney’s Star Wars Blu-ray legitimacy: Disney doesn’t own the distribution rights to the original Star Wars trilogy. (Or the prequel trilogy for that matter, but absolutely no one is worried about getting those re-released.) 20th Century Fox currently holds the rights to all the films, and ComicBook.com makes no mention of them being involved. Now, Fox will eventually have to give up the rights to the prequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi in May 2020, so it’s technically feasible that Disney/Lucasfilm is planning to put the second two Star Wars films on Blu-ray in June 2020. But Fox will forever retain the rights to George Lucas’ first film, which means no Star Wars Blu-ray, original cut or otherwise, will ever come out without their say so.

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Star Wars: Episode VII: This May Be Our First Look At The Film’s Main Villain

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Star WarsWe can’t promise that this will be the last post related to Star Wars: Episode VII for the day, but given the sheer amount we’ve already written about it so far over the last few hours, including one last night, if there is any more we might just start pulling out our own hair. We’ve seen a redesigned stormtrooper helmet, got an idea of what Han Solo might wear come December 18, 2015, heard about some interesting flashbacks, and even got the skinny on possible villains from the next jaunt into that far away galaxy. And hot on the heels of that last bit of information, we may have our first look at the big bad from Episode VII.

If you’re not into SPOILERS, and want something to still be secret when you sit down in the movie theater two Christmases from now, for the love of god, stop reading now. And again, these are unconfirmed rumors, believe what is written at your own risk.