Thursday, April 25, 2013

Schedule for Star Wars Days at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

From Saturday May 4th - Sunday May 6th, LEGOLAND Windsor will be hosting Star Wars days. The event will feature special activities, competitions and screenings. Thanks to the good folk at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort the schedule for the events is now available, revealing what will be going on where.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Strong Women in Cinema: Princess Leia

The classic Star Wars trilogy is celebrated for its forward thinking and modernisms. The films were cutting edge in special effects, story progression and many of the stereotypes we take for granted today were started with these films. One of the most forward thinking elements of the series is very close to my heart. Star Wars created one of the strongest female characters in a time when women were only just being recognized for their aviation contributions to World War Two. Step forward Princess Leia.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Are Dark Horse the Next Victim of Disney?

Randy Stradley, editor or the Star Wars output at Dark Horse comics, and Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the future of Star Wars comics. They were mainly there to promote the intriguing new series The Star Wars, a mini-arc based on one of Lucas’ initial drafts of A New Hope, but they also suggested that Star Wars may not be with Dark Horse for much longer…

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Star Wars Days Return to the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

The team at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort have been in touch to let us know that Darth Vader and his Imperial Stormtroopers will be there to celebrate May 4th, the adopted Star Wars day. There will be events and activities for three days of fun from Saturday May 4th to Monday May 6th, including building activities, a Jedi Training Camp and the new LEGO Star Wars Gallery in the Star Wars Miniland Experience. Read on for all of the details!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Game over for LucasArts

 “Here we go again,” to borrow a quote from C-3PO. A few weeks ago it was Lucas Animation. Now it is the turn of LucasArts to be wound down by Disney. The staff have been laid off so that the video game arm of Lucasfilm will do nothing more than license the games out to other companies. This is unfortunate news for fans who have picked up Star Wars video games over the past thirty years. LucasArts has been in a mess over the past few years, but 1313 looked ready to re-ignite the division…