With the new trailer for Rogue One already seriously raising expectations about the next Star Wars movie, it looks like it’s going to be a long wait until the film is released on 14 December.
Thankfully the Star Wars universe is large enough to cater us with all manner of weird and wonderful spin-offs. So here’s a quick look over some the latest and greatest online games, memorabilia and fan events to keep you entertained until Rogue One finally lands.
The gaming world still presents Star Wars fans with the best way to get a little intergalactic action before we’re plunged back into the exploits of the Galactic Empire. There are probably still quite a few people who’re locked into the frantic fun of Star Wars: Battlefront, and the recent Bespin DLC provides yet more maps and game modes as well as the chance of playing the endlessly-cool Lando Calrissian.
Even if you’re not into ultra-fast Star Wars violence then the Lego Star Wars: Force Awakens game provides plenty of puzzle and construction fun, whilst a visit to the Betway site reveals an online gaming arcade that includes a Star Wars-themed slots game that can provide some surprising winnings alongside its Wookie motifs.
For those fans who’re looking for some real-life Star Wars entertainment, this month’s Star Wars Celebration Europe should be capable of fulfilling even the most ardent enthusiast’s dreams. This is because the convention in London features star guests like Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, and few would deny the amusement that can be had at the European Star Wars Cosplay Championship that will be hosted by Warwick Davis who played the iconic Ewok Wicket!
Of course we might not all be able to make it down to the Star Wars Celebration Europe event, but with some careful online shopping, we can pick up some pretty tasty memorabilia from the sci-fi epic.
There’s a whole universe of Star Wars trinkets that are slowly growing in value across the internet from the 1977 double-album vinyl record of the original soundtrack, to those highly collectible AT-AT Walkers that now sell for ridiculous amounts on eBay.
But perhaps the prize of the bunch has to be the original model of an X-Wing fighter from the first Star Wars that recently sold for $160,000 and gives us all another idea of what we can save our republic credits for!