The saga may be over, for now, but that doesn’t mean Star Wars fans have to wait for the next season of the Mandalorian to be released (or the Untitled Obi-Wan series if it ever happens). If you, or someone at home, is an inpatient Star Wars fan you’ll be looking for something to pass the time other than going to see Rise of Skywalker just one more time.
Not surprisingly there are a host of activities and hobbies any Star Wars aficionado can get invested in, and here are just a few to try out if you like.
Fix up old figures
“Pre-packaged Star Wars characters still in their display box?” It was a simple box of toys that made Principal Skinner declare Ralph Wiggum the winner of the diorama competition at Springfield elementary, and there’s a good reason for it; people love Star Wars figures in good condition. That doesn’t mean you have to go looking for toys that require dusting every few months.
A cheap hobby that will get you out and about while taking up a paintbrush is hunting for old figures. You can go to old thrift stores and charity shops and look in the toy section to see what ancient wonders are lying in there. Getting pennies for old figures and then taking them home to fix up at the kitchen table is artistic and requires patience to paint just right. If you love little hobbies that require attention to detail, you have to give this a go.
Build your own X-Wing
No need to rummage for drive units, or armour plating, when you can have a rebel ship sent to your door. Model building is a great pastime and being able to build an authentic replica X-Wing isn’t as hard as you think when someone delivers it piece by piece. The official Star Wars model collection will see you building a 1:18 scale replica of the ship, or if you want a challenge, a 1:2 scale R2-D2.
Yoga (not Yoda)
Can you stretch out like an X-Wing or hold a tree pose like Boba Fett? You can feel the force in your core by trying out Star Wars style yoga. There are a host of guides online, and some funny pictures that put your favourite characters in poses like high lunge, eagle and goddess.
You may be able to lift an X-Wing out of a lake, but you’re guaranteed to have great balance after training.
Become a Master Mixologist
If you’re lucky enough to have been to the amazing looking Galaxy’s Edge theme park at Disney, you may have gone to Oga’s Cantina and tried out some of the crazy drinks like the Jedi Mind Trick cocktail and Toniray wine. And wouldn’t you know it there’s a whole galaxy out there of people trying to replicate and make drinks from Star Wars.
The most notable drink that people try to make taste great is the blue milk, usually in the form of a dairy-based cocktail that can taste great even though it is chalky blue. There are many variations on the drink online, with Greg from How to Drink (on YouTube) arguably making the one you want to replicate at home.
For those who wouldn’t know a muddler from a jigger, if you find yourself in LA, a visit to the Scum and Villainy Cantina is a must, as they are a bar made to look like Mos Eisley Cantina. Just watch out in case you see Greedo when you walk in.