Monday, January 10, 2011

'Hothlanta' concept gets taken to beautiful extremes

Posted By on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Sci-fi enthusiasts know Hoth was the snow-covered planet featured in The Empire Strikes Back. Atlantans know "Hotlanta" is a worn-out, cringeworthy nickname for our fair city. "Hothlanta" is a clever hashtag on Twitter some people prefer to "snowpocalypse."

Some folks don't just tweet about Hothlanta. They live it by reenacting the epic battle in which the Rebel Alliance was crushed by the Galactic Empire.

Via @lukifurcub, with the caption "This is what geeks do on a snow day." (He's uploading more photos soon.)

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UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: He's posted a link to a Facebook album filled with close-up shots of the battle reenactment. A sampling:

After the jump, a clever video.

Others make videos with Legos much different from the simple blocks many of us knew as children:

UPDATE, 2:01 p.m. Rascally shutterbug Photognome spots R2-D2 surveying the snowy terrain in Doraville:

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