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The (Spoiler-Free) Force Friday Stuff We’re Excited About

The (Spoiler-Free) Force Friday Stuff We’re Excited About

In anticipation of the upcoming The Last Jedi movie, Force Friday II has descended on us, releasing a bevy of awesome products we can be excited about. That said, jumping into the rabbit hole of goodies might well expose you to spoilers, and if you’re on Rian Johnson & Mark Hamill’s no-spoiler marketing diet, it doesn’t mean you have to go without. Here are a few things we’ve spotted and are excited about from Force Friday that are relatively safe in terms of spoiler-exposure

 Lenovo’s Star Wars Jedi Challenges

We’ve all worn a bucket on our head and taken a fallen tree branch and recreated in our mind’s eye the Jedi training scene from A New Hope where Luke let the force guide him and his light saber (that wasn’t just me, right?) Instead of a bucket you get a headset that you can sit a smartphone into and let augmented reality technology take you to a galaxy far, far away from the comfort of your living room.

Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars: Destiny 2 Player Game

We’ve talked about why we love Star Wars: Destiny before, but with this 2-player set, you can get in the game and have it to play on the shelf without going all in with gravity feeds of blind boosters (though that can be really fun too.)  The set includes some not-yet-released cards, so if you’re already a Destiny player, you’ll also want to get your hands on this one.


littleBits’ R2D2 Kits

Building and programming your own droids seems pretty cool, but having a kit to start with an R2D2 (and then using other scrap bits to build onto that) is freaking amazing. While the kits are generally marketed for kids (and would be a pretty rad gift to celebrate the new school year) there’s no stopping you from doing what all good Skywalkers do and becoming a droid aficionado yourself. Heck, the company even encourages builders to pick up scrap material and build their own droid using their electronic parts, without having to negotiate with Unkar on how much the scrap is worth.

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Lego’s New Star Wars Kits

Lego never disappoints with its kits, though some of them can give away sets or plot points. This BB-8 Kit, however, does not and is the kit we’ve been wanting since we first saw the little guy in Force Awakens. 

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But what if you have $800 to spend, and no fear of losing pieces or stepping on them? The new Millenium Falcon kit boasts over 7,500 pieces and is a special kind of kit for a special kind of collector.

ThinkGeek’s Wompa Cave Snow Globe

Keeping in line with their ability to create expressions of adoration you never thought of, let alone realized you wanted, ThinkGeek’s Wampa Cave  Snow Globe ticks all the boxes. There’s something both quirky and whimsical about snow globes, and this is the perfect kitschy expression of fandom if you’re into things like that. I mean, it’s a perfect compliment, both in theme and whimsy, to the much-beloved tauntaun sleeping bag.

What do you think? Are you staying spoiler-free leading up to The Last Jedi? Tell us in the comments!

Featured Image Credit: Disney/LucasFilm

Image Credits: Fantasy Flight Games, Lego, littleBits

Teri Litorco is a mini wargaming YouTuber, the author of The Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming (a survival and etiquette guide for gamers), and a social media oversharer on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram who literally fangirled out about Star Wars: Legion.

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