Q&A with Diorama Artist – Stephen Hayford

by Brian Curran on April 22, 2014

If you don’t recognize his name, perhaps you’ll recognize his work. I first noticed Stephen Hayford’s dioramas several years ago while browsing the Rebelscum.com collectors forum. Sometime later I realized Stephen was building dioramas for Lucasfilm that were featured on StarWars.com including a Star Wars Weekends/Star Tours themed diorama, built for the opening of the updated ride.

Stephen was kind enough to take the time to chat with us about that project and more.

Read the Q&A Here.

Disney Publishing announces new STAR WARS Children’s books

by Brian Curran on April 18, 2014

Disney Publishing Worldwide announced the upcoming global release of four new books based on the original Star Wars film trilogy. The classic Saga will come to life like never before through adaptations by bestselling children’s authors Tom Angleberger, Tony DiTerlizzi, Adam Gidwitz, and R.J. Palacio, illustrated with concept art created by Ralph McQuarrie, for the original Star Wars films!

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50 years “it’s a small world”

by Kris Van de Sande on April 11, 2014

It’s a day of laughter, a day of joy. The attraction with the biggest ear worm ever turns 50 years. We all know the Sherman Brothers have written quite a bit of catchy numbers, sometimes to the point of almost hating it. Wonderworld Song from Beverly Hills Cop 3 anyone? But “it’s a small world” might be the one that really stood the pass of time, as it’s still a top 5 attraction in the five Disney parks. Read the rest of this entry »

LEGO Star Wars invades Chicago

by Kris Van de Sande on April 6, 2014

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago recently updated their center, with a brand new addition of the LEGO Star Wars Miniland. Read the rest of this entry »

Legends of Chima Water Park Opening at Legoland CA Memorial Day Weekend!

by Brian Curran on April 4, 2014

Legoland California Resort construction crews are working hard to finish the new Lego Legends of Chima water park, scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend. Continue reading for more details on the new water park!

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Third Annual Star Wars Reads Day Announced

by Brian Curran on April 4, 2014

The third annual Star Wars Reads Day to be held October 11, 2014. Continue reading for more details on Star Wars Reads Day and where you can locate events in your area.

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Legoland Star Wars Days 2014

by David Yeh on April 1, 2014

This past weekend the Lego Star Wars Days returned to LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA where the Force was in, well… full force. Families were invited to a number of activities as part of their paid admission to LEGOLAND including meet and greets, scavenger hunts, costume contests and much much more.

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The Art of Marc Davis exhibit coming to The Walt Disney Family Museum

by Brian Curran on March 31, 2014

The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California will have a new exhibit “Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis.” Marc Davis was named a Disney Legend in 1989 and was famous for his work on classic animated Disney films such as Peter PanSleeping Beauty, and One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Mr. Davis was also a Imagineer that designed several famous attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbeanit’s a small world, and the Haunted Mansion.

The exhibit will run April 30 – November 3, 2014. Continue reading for more details on Marc Davis and The Walt Disney Family Museum.

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D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind

by Brian Curran on March 31, 2014

Today we take a look at the upcoming D23 Destination D event coming this fall to the Walt Disney World Resort:

Disney Legends and Luminaries celebrate Theme Park Favorites of yesteryear at D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind. From America Sings and If You Had Wings to Disney’s groundbreaking participation in the 1964-65 World’s Fair, guests will enjoy presentations, screenings, unique shopping, and much more, November 22 and 23 at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Celebrate May the 4th at Rancho Obi-Wan!

by Brian Curran on March 31, 2014

A note from our friends at Rancho Obi-Wan:

Celebrate “May the 4th” in the ultimate Star Wars environment! Now through noon PT on April 4th, for every donation we receive of $10 or more, we will enter the donor’s name in an opportunity drawing. On April 4th we will draw 10 names and those donors will be invited to bring one guest to Rancho Obi-Wan on May, 4, 2014 for an intimate celebration, including a guided tour of the museum with owner Steve Sansweet, lunch and other fun activities. Visit the website for full details.

Donate today for a chance to celebrate May the 4th in style!