Tauntaun

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Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki, aka Avanaut, used LEGO bricks, minifigs, baking powder and a masterful ability to manipulate perspective in order to create an awesome series of Star Wars scenes that appear to take place on the snowy planet Hoth.

Head over to the Avanaut Flickr stream to check out many more of Vesa Lehtimäki’s geekstastic series of Star Wars scenes depicted using LEGO pieces.

[via Laughing Squid]

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Just a couple weeks after we shared artist Brian Kesingers heartwarming depiction of characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the style of Calvin and Hobbes, here’s another touching pop culture mashup to brighten your day. Florida-based artist James Hance beautifully combined Star Wars characters with the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh books by A.A. Milne and the style of their illustrator E.H. Shepard to create… wait for it… Wookie the Chew.

Pooh Bear is replaced by a younger version of Chewbacca, Christopher Robin is Han Solo as a little boy, and a sweet mother and baby Tauntaun are Kanga and Roo. But our favorite character mashup by far is a mini AT-AT Walker as Eeyore, complete with a red bow tied round its nailed-on tail:

Hance is currently selling original Wookie the Chew artwork on his Etsy shop. He’s also released a Wookie the Chew book on his website Relentlessly Cheerful Art and an audio book version as well.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

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Presuming that they don’t smell bad inside or out, what’s not to love about these awesome Tauntaun rocking horses?

Thanks to a couple helpful commenters on io9, we’ve learned that they were handmade by a skilled Star Wars-loving woodworker named Chuck Bowman aka The WoodChuck.

2nd and 3rd photos via MEPD.

[via Geek Crafts and io9]