Gigglebit: Star Wars The LOLs Awaken

4 Dec 2014

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Last week’s release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer almost caused the internet to cave in as fans of the series jammed social networks to post their reactions to the 90-second clip.

The film is the first big-screen, live-action depiction of George Lucas’s universe since Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) and picks up after the events of the original 1970s-1980s trilogy, with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford all reprising their roles.

No sooner had the trailer appeared online that fans were toying with it. One lego enthusiast with a keen eye for detail recreated the entire piece using building blocks and mini-figures, while another poked fun at Lucas’s oft-criticised tendency to add new digital enhancements to series every few years by creating his own suped-up edition of the trailer.

Another video poked fun at Force Awakens director JJ Abrams and his affinity for the lens flare by adding in copious amount of the digital effect.

One die hard fan boasted a new tattoo of the never-before-seen ball droid on Twitter.

And there were the memes…

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Below, once again, is the original teaser. The movie is due for release 18 December, 2015. According to /Film, an all new trailer will feature during the previews of Avengers: Age of Ultron this spring.

Dean Van Nguyen was a contributor to Silicon Republic