Stormtroopers 365: What They Do On Their Day Off?! shows Darth Vader’s henchmen as the Star Wars warriors have never been seen before.

Stormtroopers 365 is a photo project by Frenchman Stefan Le Du starring TK455 and TK479, Stormtroopers in the Galactic Empire Army. Star Wars stormtroopers might be the bloodthirsty clone soldiers of the Empire, but they need to relax on their days off just like everyone else. Since April 2009 till April 2010 he had been taking a new photo a day of what Darth Vader’s white-helmeted henchmen get up to in their spare time, and posting it on Flickr.

It turns out, perhaps unexpectedly, that the minions of the Dark Side enjoy feeding giant space-pigeons and break-dancing in discos. Mr Le Du, a Star Wars fan, plans to continue with his odd sci-fi hobby for one full year. His stormtroopers have even been on holiday with him to the beach.

There may also be a delegation from Coruscant at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, if Lord Vader has his way. A snapshot of him training two luckless troopers is among Mr Le Du’s most recent works: “Vader says 2016 push-ups for Rio 2016”. Stormtroopers and their leisure habits have been discussed elsewhere.

Comedy website showed them drinking in a bar on the anniversary of the destruction of the Death Star. “There’s no way one X-Wing could have taken this thing out,” one says. “It had to be a controlled demolition.” [via Stormtroopers365 and Flickr]

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