This 500-pound Darth Vader cake could feed the entire Death Star

Have you ever wondered what Darth Vader would look like if he hailed from Candyland? After building a 300-pound, Imperial-stormtrooper-shaped pastry earlier this year, the bakers at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes upped the ante and recreated Anakin Skywalker out of gâteau. This Sith dessert was served last weekend at the 501st… » 8/28/12 12:35pm 8/28/12 12:35pm

Meet Roxy the Rancor, the 501st Legion's life-sized Star Wars sculpture

Star Wars Celebration VI, when thousands of people will descend upon Orlando to show off their love of all things Star Wars, is just a few weeks away, and we're getting a few teases about the amazing projects folks have in store. Among them is this life-sized foam Rancor sponsored by the 501st Legion. Slave Leia not… » 8/04/12 2:00pm 8/04/12 2:00pm

Avatar + Star Wars = oh, sweet jeebus, no

Quite a few artists have contributed to the 501st TK Helmet Project — which raises funds for the Make A Wish foundation — but Denise Vasquez's Na'vi creation combines two things that maybe didn't need combining. » 6/14/10 1:00pm 6/14/10 1:00pm

For The Clones: The Empire's Imperial Service Organization

Even the Empire's hard-fighting Stormtroopers need a little leggy encouragement from time to time. Meet the Empire's version of the USO, the ISO: Imperial Service Organization. » 6/25/09 3:26pm 6/25/09 3:26pm

What a Stormtrooper Is Made Of

Over 4,000 people around the world are part of the 501st Legion, a group of costumed stormtroopers who attend conventions and charity events en masse. What inspires them to do it? » 1/26/09 1:46pm 1/26/09 1:46pm

Are Stormtroopers Making America Safe For Fascists?

They were the result of cloning a bounty hunter to create a mindless, obedient army beloved by millions... But is there a hidden dark side to the soldiers of the dark side? One blogger feels that there's something very wrong indeed about America's unspoken love of the Stormtrooper. » 7/13/08 8:00am 7/13/08 8:00am