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Prize Giveaway #2!!

Here’s your chance to win the grand prize Mega Pack! It includes:

  • (1) copy LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary;
  • (1) 10/10/09 T-Shirt;
  • (1) Postcard pack from San Diego Comic Con;
  • (1) Darth Vader Minifigure.

All you need to do is give a solution to the following problem:

You’re a Jedi, surrounded by a hundred storm troopers and one Sith Lord. You’re backed into a corner. Your lightsaber is lying on the ground 6 feet away.

What do you do? Get yourself out of the predicament in that most awesome way possible!

One winner will be selected from the entires.

All comments must be accompanied by a valid email address, otherwise I can’t contact you as a winner!

Entries are only valid today, 10/10/09. Winners will be selected and notified by Sunday night.

20 responses

  1. My six year old son Henry: “oh, this is easy! if i was a jedi and i didn’t have a lightsaber, and it was all droids, i would knock them out somehow! WELL, if i was OBI WON, i’d use the force to get my lightsaber and then i’d go shing, shing, shing, shing and get them all.”


    October 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm

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    October 10, 2009 at 1:51 pm

  3. Robert

    First you should always listen for obi-wan and see if he has anything to tell you. If he dosn’t then take out your I-Pod with a portable speaker and play the song Falling in the Black by Skillet. If possible, show him this music video . The song will make the Sith think about all the wrong things he had done ,how he feels utterly lonesome ,and how he will eventually have to face death. The sith will not want to die as a villian and will want to have people who really care about him. Tell the sith that to stop his felling of utter loneliness that he will have to let go of his greed and bitterness. The sith will begin to cry and tell you how he always dreamed of being a jedi but was misslead by the Emporer. Tell the Sith that if he turns against the dark side then he can redeam his past wrongs. The Sith will order the 100 stormtroopers to help him kill the Emperor while you make your way to the nearest escape pod. If the Sith refuses to listen to the song, however, you get on your knees and beg for mercy.

    October 10, 2009 at 2:05 pm

  4. aldraia

    I will throw one of the walls that made the corner at the storm troopers, graw the other as a shield, pick my lightsaber back, and start fighting back.
    You can contact me at nus(dot)gentoo(at)gmail(dot)com

    October 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm

  5. Tony Hooker

    When the Sith Lord commands the Storm Troopers to fire, you can obviously ignore them. With the exception of Jawa Land Crusiers I don’t think that any Stormtrooper has ever hit his target successfully.

    However, being Surrounded, that means the blasts that miss you will surely hit stormtroopers on the other side of the circle, taking out the majority of the Storm Troopers.

    As anyone knows, Most dramatic Jedi Duels take place in locations where someone could accidentally fall to their doom very easily. See Episodes 1-6 for reference… just about any time a Lightsaver duel occurs, it’s by some sort of cliff or ledge.

    A Simple Force push will take out any remaining stormtroopers, by pushing them off their doom, into (Select your favorite: Electrical Fields/Bottomless pit / Pit of Sarlacc/ Lava/ A swarm of rabid Ewoks)

    A Force Leap Off the platform into seeming death and destruction is in order… But Unbeknownst to the Sith Lord, your trusty astromech droid has been listening to your fight via comlink, and has pulled your X-Wing into position just in time for you to land gracefully in the cockpit.

    Sure, You are missing one Lightsaber, but there’s plenty of time to construct a new one before for the final battle scene of the movie.

    October 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm

  6. Simple solution: Drop a Star Destroyer on them. Pick up the lightsaber, and make sure the Sith lord is down, and nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

    October 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm

  7. Joseph Kendall

    Oh, that would be easy! You would use force mind tricks on the sith lord, but what is this? It didn’t work! Oh crud. Now you have to quickly think of something else. I know. use force mind tricks on the storm troopers to make way for your light saber! Yes, it worked! You grab your light saber and have a lightsaber duel with the sith lord(of course with added epic music). Just think of it this way: alternate between jabbing at the sith and killing a storm trooper! sith, trooper, sith, trooper! You are spinning around and flipping over stuff and killing troopers by either slicing, jabbing, or throwing your lightsaber at them! you finally kill all of the storm troopers, but the sith is still alive. You are both worn out and are huffing and puffing, when another sith comes in and says to the first sith,”You fool! He should have been killed a long time ago! Apparently you are not fit to serve the Emperor!” The first sith begs for mercy while you meditate on the force. After the lecture, the second sith decides to kill you himself. He steps back, leaps up into the air, and does a sith spin aimed directly at you! But wait, what was that? The first sith blocked his attack, sacrificing his life so that you could kill the second sith. the first sith says,”Please…I don’t have much longer…avenge me…” The first sith is dead. The second sith is, as you just noticed, half way down the hall. Now filled with anger you chase the sith down the hall from whence he came. you use force speed to catch up to him, dodging every obstacle he throws at you. This is it, a dead end, your last stand. this is where you make it or break it. you have another epic battle. 10 minutes into it, you cut off one of the sith’s hands, and use the force to pick up his lightsaber. You run around to his back and turn both lightsabers off. You give him one chance to turn to the Light side of the force and give up his life as a sith. He says,”I would rather be trampled on by a herd of Reeks than join you Jedi scum!” With that you put both lightsaber hilts up to his back and press the ignition button, killing him in an instant. You immediately run back to the first conformed sith, rush him back to his home planet and have a memorial service for his honor and bravery. Thank you for taking time to read this. You can contact me at if I won. Thank you so much.

    October 10, 2009 at 2:47 pm

  8. Force push the first wave back into the second to cause some confusion while force flicking the lightsaber into the on position from where you are standing.

    As the first wave is recovering and you are force dodging blaster fire, cause the lightsaber to take a wide sweep through the first wave of oncoming stormtroopers, then with a force leap through the air catch it, and take a swing at the Sith.

    Double-flip backward and force push the second wave of stormtroopers back into the third and final wave, then take another swing at the Sith Lord. He is now minus an arm.

    Another sweeping swing with the Lightsaber and the second wave of stormtroopers has been left in pieces, and a flying leap brings you crushing down on the Sith. His Dark Side lightning blasts up at you, but you deflect it with your lightsaber out at the last wave of Stormtroopers.

    The Sith Lord’s frustrated scream is cut with the final swing of the lightsaber.

    You pause, take a breath, turn the lightsaber off and return it to your belt. Your training in the Jedi art has served you well another day.

    October 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm

  9. Ok, here goes my proposal, I’m not a english speaker, but I’ll try to do my best.

    First of all, as a distraction strategy, I’ll use the force to make some objects fall into the back part of the storm troopers, this way, I’ll make some of them get distracted (obviously not all of them, only the ones with the weakest mind).

    Just at the same time I’ll turn on the lightsaber (obviously using the force cause its away from my hand), and make it fly to my hand while “dancing” between storm troopers, during its way, the lightsabre will be cutting enemy weapons, cause a Jedi only kills when there´s no more option.

    Then I’ll do a smooth movement to the left cause that way I’ll be able to use the force again to summon some storm troopers mind to start making a human tower, like those people did near where I live. This will give me some time to breath and be prepared for the next step.

    The Lord of Sith is waiting for me in the middle of the storm troopers, but it´s getting a little bit confused, some of them looking at the back, some of them trying to point with a broken gun and some of them creating a human tower. So he decides to start attacking with its lightsabre, but I got something prepared for him. Something he won´t like so much, but, it will be my only change to go away from that situation without killing nor wounding anyone (except for their soul), so when I saw the ligthsabre going out of its belt, I’ll turn (using the force), the battery lid to the open position and the energy cells will start falling into the floor.

    Then the Lord of Sith, without realizing, will go all straight on to me, but I’ll be able to move a little bit to one side and use my feet to make him fall (at this point the human tower was already build and it nearly touched the window I’m going to scape, but don’t told them).

    I’ll recover my position and start running to the human tower to climb it all in a row. So I jump and use the storm troopers as a stair, and at the end of it I’ll jump to the window and remain there for a second, the precise time to use the force and order them to dismount the human tower and start running after the Lord of Sith, that way I’ll have enough time to breath again and go out running to a safe place.

    May the force be with you

    October 10, 2009 at 3:56 pm

  10. Chris

    I would use Force Push to blast the storm troopers at the sith and then use force pull to summon the light saber too me. Then I would use force leap to jump over the Sith and use the light saber to slash holes in the roof to weaken it causing the debris to fall on the Sith and the storm troopers. Then I would again use Force push to press the storm troopers and Sith towards the corner. Then I would use force pull to collect any loose objects in the room and add them to block the path behind me and use that time to make a strategic withdrawal, knowing it is foolish for a young Jedi to face a Sith lord one-on-one.

    October 10, 2009 at 4:05 pm

  11. raf

    I will use the force to push all of the troopers and get the saber and attack all troopers and attack the sith lord!

    October 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm

  12. Beth

    My 3 sons and I have really enjoyed your blog! 🙂 We’d be thrilled to win a prize! My email is mb32 at comcast dot net.

    Here’s what we’d do:

    Force push the storm troopers and then force choke the sith lord and get the lightsaber!

    October 10, 2009 at 5:35 pm

  13. Frank

    If it seems possible to do it without being killed, surrender to the Sith Lord. The storm troopers would hold you prisoner while the Sith Lord attempts to gain an advantage by bargaining with your life. He will underestimate you because of your apparent weakness. This will give you better odds and you will use your mind control skills to disarm one of the guards. Using their blaster (despite it being so uncivilized), you fight your way to where your lightsaber is stored and retrieve it. By then, there is a full alert and the Sith Lord believes that a full assault by Jedi attempting to rescue you is underway. He runs to your empty cell, screams in anger as he enters the empty chamber when the sudden sound of a high voltage force field being engaged causes him to spin around, lightsaber drawn and charge. There is a smell of ozone as his lightsaber is deflected by the field and an even larger scream of angry when he sees that it was you who has trapped him.

    October 10, 2009 at 6:06 pm

  14. Ed Chen

    Here’s my impression. When grievously outnumbered with little hope in sight, sometimes the best solution is the unconventional solution. The troops and Sith obviously expect you to try and use your Jedi-mind tricks and/or charge to recover your light saber. What if instead, you simple re-focused, sat down, and meditated? The troops would be completely confused. But, even a moment can be used to contemplate for an eternity in the right mind.

    Eventually, either the Sith lord or the stormtroopers would charge to attack or fire at you. Use your superiorly honed mind to dodge them, recover your light saber, and kick Empire butt!! Or, go against Jedi convention, use your martial arts and Force skills to get some stormtrooper standard grade blasters, and kick butt! Either way, once you have meditated and become “one with the Force” you will be a superior butt-kicking-machine. Like Neo in the Matrix, stopping the bullets. The secret of the universe will open to you!

    And, if you do end up deceased, your meditation would have put you in touch with the Force, and your spirit will live on forever.

    October 10, 2009 at 7:18 pm

  15. Ed Chen

    If that fails, challenge them to a UCS Millenium Falcon building contest, and wow them with your superior building skills!

    October 10, 2009 at 7:19 pm

  16. Brickapolis

    There is only one way to get out of this predicament.

    Call a high level governmental office and apply for a misccelannious grant to study all of the different courses of action that have been suggested above.

    After a through 4 months of R&D a final suggested course of action plan is developed.

    Then we take this plan and pass it by the legal department to make sure that we aren’t breaking any laws or offending one particular race or peoples. After the legal team has studied the plan, we have a collaborative meeting. At this meeting we further edit it and develop it into “legally flawless” (pun?) plan.

    After we have been cleared by the legal department, we take the plan to marketing. Here we make sure that our plan of action is appealing to younger generations and older ones and people who don’t belong to any generation. Now that marketing has changed our product to conform to their view of what it should be, we have a semi finalizes plan of action.

    Now with this plan of action, we go to our regional district manager. He makes changes to our plan of action too, and he sends it to his manager. Then this manager makes significant changes to the plan of action. Finally the manger gives the plan of action to the CEO of the company. The CEO makes entriely too many changes to the plan, and sends it on its way to the retailing department.

    In the retailing department a stragey is developed so that our plan is appealing to a large audience of stores so that we can maximize our points of sale. However, we now realize that this step is not necessary as we will never need to sell our plan to anyone. Also at this point, our district manager sees no point in having a “retailing” department, citing it as a redundancy in his filing for closure report. So, this department is now closed with only one employee being transfered to the marketing department.

    Now, where were we.

    Oh yeah, that plan.

    So now with our final plan prepared we take it to our Jedi. The Jedi reads the plan and nods.

    He then proceeds to accuse the Sith Lord and his Stormtroopers to be a modern version of the Klu Klux Klan. He claims to be an African-American. He says that his forefathers were tortured and harassed by the evil KKK and that he will not stand for it in the modern world.

    Fearing a law suit, the Sith Lord orders his Stormtroopers to disband an let this boy get his light saber.

    The Jedi gets his lightsaber, walks away and that’s that.

    Now the team that prepared this plan is rewarded with ridiculous bonuses and promotions.

    The shares of the plan making company increase in value and the firm takes on more people.

    The brave Jedi is glorofied to the point of celebrity.

    And everyone is happy. Or are they?

    October 10, 2009 at 7:47 pm

  17. Don G.

    Faced with 100 Stormtroopers and the Sith Lord, I would use my Jedi mind tricks on a few of the Stormtroopers to get them to fire on the other Stormtroopers. With the confusion caused by the unexpected attack, the other Troopers start firing on each other while I do a Force double somersault leap toward my lightsaber while causing it to come into my hand at the same time. Landing back on the ground, I dispatch a few more Troopers with my lighsaber and jump again toward the back of the Trooper ranks, causing the others to hit more Troopers while trying to get me. Using the force, I quickly build the ground into a shield, from which I leap again toward the other side and repeat the procedure. My leaps are strategically placed so I get nearer to the Sith Lord each time. When I finally reach the S.L., I run over the tops of the Troopers’ heads and do a forward somersault with a half pike twist with a reverse slash to literally disarm the S.L.’s saber-wielding limb. The S.L. quickly recovers, and fights with his other hand. While locked in combat, the S.L. reveals that he is…. my father’s cousin’s brother-in-law! Shocked, I nearly get run through by the S.L., but at the last moment, I am brought back to my wits hearing the voice of Chewbacca saying “MRRRAAAAUUUGH!” in my head. I do another leap behind the S.L., locking my arms and legs around him so he can’t pull me off, and say “Who’s your Daddy? Who’s your Daddy?” Utterly humiliated, the S.L. decapitates himself, leaving me to dispatch the remaining Troopers with ease. I then hack into a wall com-unit to call for R2D2 to come pick me up.

    October 10, 2009 at 9:12 pm

  18. Yvette

    My 7 year old, Brenden, says he would “move the light saber closer to him with his Jedi mind tricks and do special Ninja moves to kill all the bad guys”.

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    October 10, 2009 at 9:33 pm

  19. Antonio Salerno

    “Jedi rule-of-thumb: when outnumbered, attack. It drives the force of the enemy in on itself.”

    So you attack, first, would need to hurl something at some of the storm troopers, or perhaps collapse a wall, ceiling (I hesitate to make up what is available). While this is going on of course you are pulling over your lightsaber. We can assume the Sith Lord isn’t standing still for any of this, so the fight is on. Any fight between some storm troopers (there are not a hundred left at this point), a Sith Lord and a Jedi would be awesome.

    October 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm

  20. Glen

    Oh, that’s easy. First, you pull out your sweet awesome Rebel issue cell phone and text your wife at home that you might be late for dinner, then you reach into your pocket (or whatever those Jedi robes have) and pull out your grappeling hook. you use the Force to propel the hook with enough strength to reach the X-wing fighter that just happens to be flying low overhead, soar up into the air, grab your lightsaber on the way by, and wave as you’re whisked away to the Rebel base. Then you text your wife again to tell her to put some crystals in the food synthesizer. After finishing with that, you would then call in the Ewoks to clean up the mess of Storm Troopers that you left behind, and remind them to capture/ kill the Sith Lord. There, you have just defeated a whack of Storm Troopers and made it home in time for dinner… almost.

    October 10, 2009 at 11:37 pm

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