Tag: Star Wars

Make Saber-Lickin’ Good Ice Pops for Your Kids

Posted on May 12, 2014 by No Comments

If you have any Star Wars fans in your home, homemade ice pops that look like light sabers are sure to be a popular treat!

This Star Wars glowing lightsaber ice pop maker lets you freeze any drink into clever lightsaber ice pops that are sure to please Star Wars fans of all ages. Each ice pop hilt (handle) has an LED light on it to light up the blade. The ice pops are six inches long and the hilts are five inches long.

To use the Star Wars glowing lightsaber ice pop maker, fill the molds with Kool Aid, fruit juice, or a fruit puree. Freeze the pops, then screw on the hilts and push the button to make the lightsabers light up. (Since the hilts have the LED lights, they should not be frozen.)

The components of the Star Wars ice pop maker are made from food safe plastic. The tray and inserts are dishwasher safe, but the hilts should just be wiped clean with a damp cloth to avoid damaging the power source.

As far as I can tell, the main drawback to this mold is that it only includes four saber hilts. You can make two Luke and two Vader ice pops at once, but that’s not nearly enough for a true Star Wars fan. Even with one child, I’m fairly certain I’d go through more than four ice pops a day. They’d be awesome party treats, but buying two or more sets would get expensive very quickly.

You can purchase the Star Wars glowing lightsaber ice pop maker on the Think Geek website for $34.99.

Photo credit: Think Geek

Star Wars Buildable Galaxy Sets Are Wonderful Collectibles for Lego Fans

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 by No Comments

Of all the Lego collections available, the Star Wars series is by far my son’s favorite. Unfortunately, this series also has several expensive and detailed sets that are not really a great choice for younger builders. So, I was thrilled to see the introduction of the Star Wars Buildable Galaxy sets.

Each set in this collection includes a planet, a minifigure, and a buildable ship model. For example, the set featured in this post includes a hangable model of the Death Star, a TIE pilot minifigure, a TIE Interceptor mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with a name plaque. Read more…

Boba Fett Blaster Is a Must for Young Star Wars Fans

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 by 3 Comments

My son, like many little boys, is a huge Star Wars fan. We have Star Wars books, movies, action figures, and video games. One of his favorite toys, however, is the Star Wars Boba Fett Blaster.

This toy weapon is designed to look just like the Boba Fett blaster from the Star Wars saga. The barrel lights up when you pull the trigger and it makes “damage” sound effects when you’ve “hit” your target. I think it is very well constructed, since we’ve had several groups of kids drop it down a flight of stairs with no problems. Read more…