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May the Fourth be with you: How to celebrate Star Wars Day
Star Wars Day, geeks favorite holiday of the year is this Sunday -- May the Fourth be with you, get it? -- and there's tons of ways to celebrate it besides putting the Blu-rays in the player and planting yourself on the couch mulling the recently announced cast for the upcoming film.
Here are some things to build, play with, read, watch and build on this high holy day of sci-fi fandom.
"Star Wars" The Black Series action figures
This line of 6-inch action figures offers up perhaps the most detailed "Star Wars" toys. Right now, you should be able to find figures of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Greedo, Luke Skywalker and others. ($19.99) (Credit: Hasbro)
"Star Wars" Anakin to Darth Vader Color Change Lightsaber
Get in touch with your dark side with this electronic lightsaber that offers you Anakin Skywalker's blue beam or, if you really want to get evil, flip it to red for Darth Vader's weapon. ($39.99) (Credit: Hasbro)
Lightsaber training at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Times Square
Get your lightsaber and head off to Times Square where the New York Light Saber Academy will be offering 20-minute classes on techniques with the weapon as well as duels, demonstrations and trivia contests. (Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., West 42nd Street, btw Seventh and Eighth aves, classes are free with admission, use promo code JEDI online at ripleysnewyork.com for $7 off adult tickets and $5 off child admission) (Credit: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!)
"Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles: Escape from the Jedi Temple" and "Star Wars Rebels" previ
The latest "Lego Star Wars" special airs this Sunday, which is cool, but you'll also get a preview of the upcoming "Star Wars" animated series, "Rebels," with it's new cast of characters and grumpy little droid Chopper. (Sunday, 7 p.m., Disney XD) (Credit: Disney XD)
"Star Wars: Rebel Heist"
The first issue of this new comic book miniseries came out this week, focusing on some your favorite characters: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker through the eyes of a new rebel recruit. Written by Matt Kindt with art by Marco Castiello, Dan Parsons and Gabe Eltaeb. ($3.50) (Credit: Dark Horse Comics)
"Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy"
From deep in the Lucasfilm archives comes this massive tome that tells the story of the original trilogy through the storyboards used to film the movies. What's especially interesting is seeing how character designs changed, deleted scenes and other fun Easter Eggs for "Star Wars Fans." This comes out on May 13, so preorder now. Edited by J.W. Rinzler. ($40) (Credit: Abrams)
"Star Wars" Lego Sandcrawler
With 3,296 pieces, this massive set is one of the biggest Lego models of all time. It's a foot and a half long and nine inches tall, so, as big as your cat. The Sandcrawler features a ton details and features, including a working crane, opening doors, an intricately designed interior, five droids and seven minifigures, including four Jawas, Luke Skywalker and Uncle Owen. ($299.99) (Credit: Lego)