Category: Creativity

  • Star Wars Classic Moments Digital Trading Cards

    The death of Obi-Wan. The destruction of the Death Star. The destruction of the second Death Star. Star Wars is filled with classic moments and scenes, and we’ve put together a new series of digital trading cards commemorating some of the best — and some that are overlooked. Feel free to share these cards and […]

  • Bantha Tracks: Art Galaxy, May 2013

    The creativity of Star Wars fans and Bantha Tracks readers apparently never goes on summer holiday. In addition to artwork with pencil and stylus, this month we’re featuring some of my favorite images from the May the 4th fan landmark gallery from across the globe. Some of the photographers definitely went the extra mile to […]

  • Pringles’ “The Force For Fun” Contest: Darth Visits

    If you ever walk into my studio you will notice three things: triple monitors, movie posters, and lots of film gear. Working mostly as a cinematographer, my expertise also includes writing, producing, directing, editing, and special effects. It keeps my current days here in the Hoosier State of Indiana pretty busy. In my free time […]

  • Star Wars Lucha Libre Masks

    It’s Cinco de Mayo, but it’s also the day after May the 4th. You may still be feeling the need to celebrate Star Wars today, but don’t know how. Fear not; there is a way to make Cinco de Mayo strong with the Force. Ever wonder what it would be like to see a tag-team […]

  • Star Wars Mocktails

    Years before I started working in events at Lucasfilm, I worked in the kitchen at Skywalker Ranch. I’ve since traded a chef’s knife for a laptop, but every once in a while I get to play in the kitchen again. To help celebrate May the 4th I was asked to create some recipes for Star […]

  • Jaxxon Easter Egg Diorama Craft

    While a galaxy far, far away might not be home to the Easter Bunny, it is home for the Star Wars smuggler Jaxxon, who just so happens to be a Lepi — a green rabbit species hailing from Coachelle Prime. Pay tribute to this beloved Expanded Universe character with this easy-to-make Easter craft. What You […]

  • From Origami Yoda to ART2-D2

    Sometimes people ask how I choose the Origami characters for my books. The odd thing is that they sort of choose me. Yoda was the start of the whole thing. I wasn’t sitting in front of blank computer screen wondering what to write about…I was actually folding an Origami Yoda. The book was inspired by […]

  • DIY Gilded Action Figure Headband

    Looking for something to do with your action figures and in the mood to wear a funky, Star Wars-themed headpiece? Don’t be a silent sufferer. Take action. Follow these simple steps to make your very own gilded, stylish and ever-so-practical Star Wars headband. All you need is: Star Wars action figure (or any other Star […]

  • Fully Operational Fandom: Building Tiny Worlds

    One must have patience to be a Jedi, and one must have even more tenacity to be a diorama builder. Legions of Star Wars fans are devoted to creating miniature replicas of scenes from the films, and I bet most of them could teach Obi-Wan a trick or two. Barry Riddle would surely be considered […]

  • The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Illustrating the Empire

    As scenes for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut continue to fill our inboxes, we see all kinds of awesome live-action remakes. Adolescent Lukes, cat Yodas, and all kinds of cool handmade sets. Speaking of handmade, some of the fans really thinking outside the box are the ones who have started from a blank page, pen […]

  • The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: The Jedi Kids Are Alright

    We love getting new scene submissions for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, because we know every re-creation is going to bring together a whole different cast of props, costumes, effects, and characters. And boy do we get characters. Some of our favorite performances are from the youngest Jedi who are filling big, adult-sized acting shoes. […]

  • DIY Couples Clothespin Dolls: Star Wars Edition!

    If you would like to craft a keepsake that celebrates both love and Star Wars this Valentine’s Day, then get to work on these kissing clothespin dolls. I made two versions of the dolls with my favorite galactic couples: Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker and, of course, Princess Leia and Han Solo. What you need: […]

  • Making Super Star Wars Sunday

    My diorama images grew out of a combination of my childhood love of Star Wars toys and my career as a photojournalist. So, it makes sense that my toy art is grounded in mirroring human behavior. That’s why the holiday-themed Star Wars images I’ve done for more than a decade are fun exercises in translating celebratory […]

  • Call for Star Wars Commercial By Fans, for Fans

    If you haven’t heard, this fall we’re getting Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith released back-to-back, in glorious 3D. As part of that release, Lucasfilm has joined Forces (sorry, inevitable) with Pringles to help promote the release of both films and everyone’s favorite snack. Now, I know what you’re thinking: cross-promotional marketing […]

  • Bantha Tracks Art Galaxy, December 2012

    Bantha Tracks, the newsletter that has been “By the Fans; For the Fans” since it was reintroduced 10 years ago in 2002, receives contributions of Star Wars art from fans of all ages. We wanted to share submissions here as well as in Star Wars Insider magazine, where Bantha Tracks is a regular feature. Thus, […]

  • Star Wars Art: Why I Love It

    If I press really hard into the corners of my brain, the earliest memory I have of Star Wars is a set of Return of the Jedi bed sheets and a Kenner Darth Vader figure, that I would imagine my mother bought for me. I was two years old when Jedi came out, so I’m […]

  • DIY Winter Star Wars Sun Jars

    Still on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift? If you’re on a budget and like getting crafty, look no further! A wintry Star Wars sun jar is a festive and fun project that makes a wonderful gift for loved ones. The jar stores sunlight during the day and then glows in the dark, adding […]

  • How to Make a Wampa Cave Shadow Box

    ‘Tis the season of keeping warm inside a tauntaun! When the temperature drops, I am reminded of the icy planet of Hoth. Nothing says wintertime quite like snowtroopers, smelly tauntauns, and a one-warmed wampa. One of my favorite things about the “Hothidays” is putting up twinkly lights and decorations. However, you won’t find me building a miniature […]

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