The Force is Strong with MAD; George Lucas’ Museum Design Approved in Chicago

Updated design for the Lucas Museum in Chicago. Image © Lucas Museum of Narrative Art / MAD

Now I have a new location for my pilgrimage to become an architectural Jedi (having worked at VOA Associates in Chicago for 6 months back in 2006), as the Chicago City Council recently voted to approve zoning for George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art, designed by MAD. The project site is located along the lakefront area on Chicago’s Museum Campus park, near the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum, and the project was deemed controversial by environmentalists’ claims that the building’s “mountainous” design would be a “confiscation of public land.” However, according to NBC News, the Star Wars director won the Council’s approval by promising more parking and tailgating space to fans of “Da’ Bears“. Continue reading “The Force is Strong with MAD; George Lucas’ Museum Design Approved in Chicago”

Get These Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Crayons Before Lucas’ Empire Strikes Back [Star Wars]

So apparently edible carbonite-frozen Han Solo’s aren’t nerdy enough; plus based upon Lucasfilm amending (or ruining to some) the Star Wars franchise, it’s strange that the marketing machine behind it hasn’t gotten into this part of the school supply market.  Of course, you can almost leave it all to Etsy to rectify this wrong, and in that case, thank you to Etsy seller extramoneyformommy for creating this set of crayons shaped like Han Solo in all his carbonite-frozen glory.   Continue reading “Get These Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Crayons Before Lucas’ Empire Strikes Back [Star Wars]”