08 Aug 2011

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Sushi chef creates Star Wars sculptures out of food

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One of Japan's top sushi chefs has been delighting his customers with Star Wars sculptures made out of food.

Okitsugu Kado, who works at Minayoshi, originally trained as an ice sculptor and is also a member of the Japanese fan group Jedi Order.

So, he decided to combine his two passions and create likenesses of Star Wars characters including Yoda and Han Solo out of everything from sweet potato to pumpkin.

The finished creations often take more than ten hours and

28 Jul 2011

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Star Wars prop designer wins legal battle with George Lucas’ empire

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One of the prop designers for the first Star Wars movie in 1977 has won an epic David and Goliath battle against LucasFilm after taking his case to the Supreme Court.

Briton Andrew Ainsworth made the white Stormtrooper helmets seen in the original movies from 2D drawings and sold two of them at auction in 2004. However, problems arose when he began making replicas himself and selling them on the internet.

Although he insisted he had the copyright for the design because he