halloween r2-d2

I’ve seen some impressive pumpkin carvings and builds in my day, but Greg Aronowitz’s R2-D2 pumpkin just knocked me off my feet. Not only did he carve a pumpkin to look like the lovable droid and decorate it with candy, he built legs and rigged the pumpkin so that it has a spinning head and moves by remote control. Wow.

See this Halloween astromech come together and move in the video after the break.

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R2-D2 is one very advanced droid: he can navigate an X-wing, patch into the Death Star’s super computer and, surprisingly, break down into a bunch of nifty measuring cups.

There are four measuring cups and four measuring spoons in all. Just remember, this officially licensed Lucasfilm product is highly sought after by chefs of the Empire, so act fast, and don’t tell those stormtroopers nothin’.

Check out some more pics of the R2-D2 measuring cup set after the break…

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White chocolate isn’t my favorite sweet treat in the world, but when it’s used to build R2-D2, I’ll take it! This holiday-ready droid is on display at The Fairmont San Jose. Their pastry chef was inspired by the Star Wars Exposition happening at the Tech Museum by the hotel and made this 150 pound dessert from white chocolate fondant as a tribute. I hope they don’t melt him down for parts after the holiday season is over!

See another pic of the edible astromech after the break.

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May The Meat Be With You

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Someone in the butcher’s department has too much time on his or her hands, but I’m completely okay with it. Ground meat looks much more appealing when it’s sculpted into Star Wars shapes like R2-D2, the Death Star, and a TIE Fighter. Now only if they would retain that shape when they get put on the grill.

Check out another shot after the break.

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The long wait is over, and you can finally pop bottle caps in nerdy style with this magnetic, solid metal R2-D2 bottle opener from by Art Asylum and ThinkGeek… provided that you have a spare $18.

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I suppose this is technically for kids, but who’s really going to stop you from packing your own lunch in this adorable R2-D2 lunch box? It’s got an all-over print that makes it look like everyone’s favorite droid and is guaranteed resistant to restraining bolts should a Jawa try to steal you lunch.

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There are lots of Star Wars cakes out there but this one not only looks like R2-D2, it projects Leia’s hologram on the wall. Alexander wanted an R2-D2 cake for his 6th birthday and his Dad, Marc Freilich, made this wonder. The cake hides a small pico projector that connects to an external laptop to play the famous message. They even tacked on a “Happy Birthday Alexander” message at the end.

See the video after the break…

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Being confident is important to being a cook. You can’t be afraid of recipes or worried about whether the people eating your food will like it, you just have to get in the kitchen and get your hands dirty. Wearing an apron you love can actually help with this. When I bake bread wearing a Mellark Bakery apron, I just feel good. If I was wearing this R2-D2 apron by Etsy seller jordandene, I’d feel invincible. It sounds silly, but it’s true.

See what the back looks like after the break.

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This R2-D2 mug has a cool 3D effect and is the perfect delivery system for your morning dose of caffeine. It’s also got Princess Leia’s famous line, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope,” on the inside of the mug. Hologram not included.

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Created by Claudia Behrens and featuring Yoda, R2-D2, and the Millennium Falcon. Hit the jump for detail pics.

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