When you see a TIE fighter on fire, it usually means it’s been hit by a Rebel ship and it’s about to explode into a massive fireball. But here’s one case where a flaming TIE fighter will last for a good long time.
Toys are cool to display on your shelf, but they’re even more special when you’ve assembled them yourself. These kits from LazerModels give you the opportunity to put together your own works of geek art using flat-packed, laser-cut wood.
They come in a variety of neat designs, with my favorites being the Star Wars-inspired models.
You have plenty of smartphone car mounts to chose from, but once you have seen this one, the choice is simple. You just have to go with this TIE Fighter-shaped car mount. It turns your AC vent into an Imperial fleet docking bay.
This animated LEGO scene depicts Darth Vader’s TIE fighter chasing Luke’s X-wing during the Death Star trench run in A New Hope. It is both calming and mesmerizing. Jason Allemann built this kinetic sculpture and it is a super cool desk toy that I need in my life.
Jason used moving LEGO Technic parts that are hidden just below the surface to make the ships rock back and forth.
Every time we’ve seen a TIE Fighter in the movies, it’s been zooming through space or sitting on the deck of an Imperial battlestation. But this TIE Fighter can actually drive on the street. This land-based TIE Fighter was built by Queensland, Nova Scotia man Allan Carver.
Impressive. Most impressive. Darth Vader was pretty badass in Rogue One and now he goes back to being adorable with this new Funko Pop figure. He’s super adorable.
This figure has a Death Star base and Darth Vader is riding his TIE Fighter as if it was one of those coin operated rides for kids.
It turns out that the Empire’s TIE dogfighters can do more than just fly and shoot, they can also grill a mean burger. I present to you the Star Wars TIE Fighter gas grill.
The TIE Fighter’s “wings” fold out for food prep and it uses propane to grill everything from Bantha burgers to Dewback Ribs.
Volunteers at Magic Wheelchair have created something truly amazing for an 8-year-old Oregon boy battling brain and spinal cancer. They made him this awesome TIE Fighter costume that he can cruise around in this Halloween.
The Imperial spaceship brought an amazing smile to his face and warmed his heart too, as well as our own cold dead hearts.
Do you dream of being an Imperial pencil pusher? That’s how Grand Moff Tarkin got started. This TIE Fighter desk is part of Rooms to Go’s Star Wars line of furniture and it looks just like the starfighters of the Galactic Empire.
Yeah, it’s for kids.
DIY your own TIE. TIE Fighter bookshelf that is. This fun bookshelf was made by Instructables contributor Ashley. it’s simply perfect for your Star Wars DVDs, books and comics.
If you want to make one for yourself she has provided instructions and a list of the materials that you will need.
Everyone needs a mirror or two around the house, if for nothing other than ensuring you don’t have a booger on your face before going out. If you are a sci-fi geek, you might want these Star Wars mirrors.
There are six mirrors in the set with the largest looking like the Death Star.
Flickr user Nick Chen aka solscud made a cute collection of Star Wars minifigures wearing their respective vehicles. For instance, Kylo Ren has his command shuttle, Han Solo is wearing the Millennium Falcon and Rey is, well, in the Millennium Falcon, but with the new different radar dish.
Check out the rest in the gallery below or wear your browser and blast off to Nick’s Flickr page.
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Like the Imperial speeder bike quadcopter we saw earlier this year, YouTuber ajw61185’s quadcopter started out as a toy. He modified Hasbro’s First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter, and turned into a flying day care center.
Watchmakers MB&F created this TIE fighter-themed music box with an an amazing eye toward craftsmanship – and debt. You see, it will cost you almost $20,000.
On each side of this mechanical marvel, there is a roller dotted with over 1,400 tiny pins that have each been assembled by hand into 1,400 tiny drill holes.
Sometimes we have stuff to talk about that is sort of like Inception – something wrapped in something similar to itself. This Hawaiian shirt is a perfect example. You have to be a geek to wear a Hawaiian shirt to begin with, or at least over the age of 55.
If you ever wanted to put a whole squadron of Advanced TIE Fighters on your hand, now is your chance. Etsy artist bytestobits is offering to make your fingers look like a Death Star hangar bay.
The seller says that they only made six so far and they are keeping one for them.