A summary of three Star Wars related news from the last couple of days:
LEGO’s Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon Unboxed
Remember that Millennium Falcon LEGO set we covered a month ago? Gizmodo has a series of pictures from the unboxing ceremony.
LEGO’s Ultimate Collectors Motorized Walking AT-AT
From the same collectors series comes this cool All-Terrain Armored Transport LEGO piece. Available for $130 at the official LEGO store.
Behold the power of the Empire! For the first time ever, the ultimate Motorized Walking AT-AT is ready to crush the Rebel Alliance at your command. Thanks to the new Power Functions System, the mighty All-Terrain Armored Transport really walks forward or backward into battle!
- Features an opening cockpit and rotating laser cannons!
- Motorized Walking AT-AT really walks and its head moves up and down!
- Handle on top allows for easy transport!
- Stands over 12″ (30 cm) tall and over 14″ (36 cm) long!
- Includes AT-AT Pilot, General Veers, Snowtrooper and Luke Skywalker with grappling line and lightsaber!
- Includes battery box and motor!
- Requires 6 AA (1.5V) batteries, not included.
(Via Boing Boing Gadgets)
Here’s a video clip of the walking LEGO AT-AT in action:
Yoda vs. Palpatine ARTFX Statue
Last but not least we have this amazing ARTFX statue, standing almost 11 inches tall. Available for pre-order at the official Star Wars shop. The product starts shipping March 2008 and costs $175.
This gigantic ARTFX Statue measures over 15 inches long, and almost 11 inches tall (1/7th scale), with both of the figures being independent of the base, allowing you to position the characters as you like within the Senate diorama base. The Force Lightning is cast in a dynamic, translucent material, and is also removable (via optional hands) for a variety of posing options. Spectacularly detailed, from the wrinkles on the future Emperor’s face, to the texture pattern on Yoda’s robe, this piece stands as a fitting monument to two of the most powerful wielders of the Force.
With its large scale and impeccable paint applications, this ARTFX Statue is a snap-fit kit that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill. Kotobukiya’s ARTFX Series continues to produce some of the best Star Wars collectibles in the galaxy.