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Happy Star Wars Day!

I’m not a Star Wars geek, but I still enjoy Star Wars now and then.  Old stuff, mostly.

I remember standing in line to see the first movie in 1977. I love the original movies but Jar Jar Binks might have pushed me over the edge.

Nevertheless, fans around the world celebrate Star Wars Day.  Here are some ideas:

Family Star Wars Fun

Star Wars Toys

Turner Toys is happy to introduce two Star Wars model kits for kids 8+:  The Star Wars TIE Fighter Kit and the Star Wars Imperial Shuttle Kit

Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter Plastic Model Kit is modeled in color and snaps together so beginning modelers can build an accurate replica without using paints or glue. Includes Darth Vader figure, opening cockpit cover and display stand. Completed kit measures 6-1/2″ long. 

The TIE (Twin Ion Engine) Fighter appeared in Episodes IV, V & VI and was part of the Imperial Fleet.  These were the terrifying single-pilot vehicles that you saw fighting the rebels.  Equipped with a a hull made of duralloy steel, an extended after deck, unique solar cell wings, deflector shield generator and a simple hyperdrive system.  

Revell’s Star Wars Imperial Shuttle Plastic Model Kit is also modeled in color and snaps together so beginning modelers can build an accurate replica Star Wars Imperial Shuttle Kitwithout using paints or glue. Features movable wings, laser cannons and cockpit cover to show 2 figures. Completed kit measures 6-1/2″ long with a 12″ wingspan.  Ages 8 and up.


The Imperial Shuttles were a

versatile heavily armored transport and passenger with three wings and seating for up to 20 soldiers. Their firepower and hyper drive systems made them the favored transport not only of imperial officers but of Hans Solo and his troops who used an Imperial Shuttle to sneak past the Imperial forces blockading the forest moon Endor.

Star Wars Activities  Star Wars fans dress-up

The official Star Wars site has loads of activities:  party ideas, e-cards, video games.

Parents Magazine has great crafts including tutorials on how to make a Chewbacca sock puppet and a Yoda finger puppet.

Toddler-Approved blog has a very cute Yoda shape paper craft for toddlers.

Pretty Providence blog has fun Star Wars activities including  light saber ice pops.

How will you celebrate Star Wars Day?