Lego Star Wars
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The Phantom Menace
Attack of the Clones
The Clone Wars
Revenge of the Sith
The Force Unleashed
A New Hope
The Empire Strikes Back
The Freemaker Adventures
Return of the Jedi
The Force Awakens
The Last Jedi
The Rise of Skywalker
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Lego Star Wars is a Lego theme that incorporates the Star Wars saga and franchise. Originally it was only licensed from 1999 to 2008, but The Lego Group extended the license with Lucasfilm, first until 2011, then until 2016, then again until 2022. The brand has spawned an eponymous video game series containing six video games, developed by Traveller's Tales: Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (2005), Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006), Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007), Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (2011), Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016) and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (TBA). Many short films and miniseries have also been produced.
The first few sets based on the original trilogy were released in 1999, coinciding with the release of The Phantom Menace. The first wave of Lego Star Wars sets included model 7140, an X-wing fighter. Sets based on the prequel trilogy (Episodes I to III) of Star Wars would follow, starting with Episode I – The Phantom Menace. As each new film in the prequel trilogy neared its release date, Lego issued new models of ships and scenes in those films, as well as additional sets from the original trilogy. Lego also produced models based on Clone Wars, The Clone Wars, The Old Republic, The Force Unleashed , Rebels, The Force Awakens, Battlefront, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, Solo, Resistance, The Mandalorian, The Rise of Skywalker and The Bad Batch. Sets based on Galaxy's Edge and The Freemaker Adventures have also been produced.
Ultimate Collector Series (UCS)
In addition to the regular Minifigure-scale sets, Lego has released several sets (between 30-36) for the Ultimate Collector Series. These models are often considerably larger, more detailed, and meant more for display purposes than other sets. They often cost more than regular Lego sets as well. Many of them include an information plaque and often a display stand. The largest of these is 75192, the 2017 UCS version of the Millennium Falcon, complete with ten Minifigures. At 7541 pieces, it is the largest Star Wars Lego set ever released; and the second largest set of any collection ever commercially released. On June 5, 2015, an unopened box of the older 2007 Millennium Falcon Lego set (10179) was auctioned at online auction house Catawiki for 5,000 euros (US$5556.5 at the time) making it the most expensive LEGO set ever.
Master Builder Series (MBS)
With similar complexity to the Ultimate Collector Series sets, sets under the Master Builder Series are built with the purpose of playing, featuring numerous play features, functions, and interior details as compared to the UCS, which are meant more for display purposes. The first set of the MBS is the 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City, which was released in 2018. In 2020, 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina was released as the largest MBS set with over 3,000 pieces and 21 minifigures.
The Helmet Collection
In 2020, Lego released three brick-built helmets of selected iconic characters from the Star Wars universe. They are 75277 Boba Fett, 75276 Stormtrooper, and 75274 TIE Fighter Pilot. Meant to be displayed, name plaques of the helmets' characters are included. In March 2021, Lego announced that it will be releasing helmets 75304 Darth Vader, and 75305 Scout Trooper on April 26, 2021.
Most characters from the Star Wars universe have materialized in Lego minifigure form. The minifigure with the first code, i.e. sw0001, is a tan battle droid that appeared in The Phantom Menace. Some minifigures repeatedly appear across multiple Lego sets, while others can be very rare, vastly increasing their resale value. In 2019, the number of Lego Star Wars minifigures has surpassed 1000, with the Battlefront II protagonist Iden Versio bearing code sw1000.
On August 1, 2020, Lego released 31200 Star Wars The Sith under the Lego Art theme. It consists of 3,406 pieces and offers builders the option to recreate any one of the three Star Wars villains (Darth Maul, Kylo Ren, and Darth Vader) in a mosaic-like format using Lego 1x1 studs.
|Lego Star Wars: The Video Game||2005||Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, GameCube||Based on the Star Wars prequel trilogy.|
|Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy||2006||Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, J2ME||Based on the Star Wars original trilogy.|
|Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga||2007||Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii, iOS, Android||This game combined Lego Star Wars: The Video Game and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy into a single game.|
|Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars||2011||Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii||Based on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and animated series.|
|Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens||2016||Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, iOS, Android||Based on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film.|
|Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga||TBA||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch||Based on all 9 films of the main Star Wars saga.|
Traveller's Tales president Jon Burton stated in a July 2008 interview with Variety that the series had collectively sold 15 million copies. As of February 13, 2009, Lego Star Wars: The Video Game has sold over 6.8 million copies worldwide, Lego Star Wars II has sold over 8.3 million, The Complete Saga has sold over 4.1 million, and the three combined have sold over 21 million. In May 2009, Wired reported combined sales of 20 million. As of 2012, all Lego Star Wars video games had collectively sold more than 30 million copies. As of 2016, more than 36 million games were sold. As of 2019, the series has sold more than 50 million copies of Lego Star Wars video games.
Films and videos
Several films and videos based on Lego Star Wars have been produced; additionally, Lego Star Wars characters cameo in The Lego Movie (2014).
- Lego Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick is the first computer-animated Lego Star Wars short film. It premiered on Cartoon Network in mid-2005, in conjunction with the theatrical release of Revenge of the Sith.
- Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 is a short movie which aired on Cartoon Network on August 2009, and was uploaded to the Lego Star Wars website, in order to celebrate 10 years of Lego Star Wars,
- Lego Star Wars: Bombad Bounty, is another CGI Lego short film, it was released in 2010. In it, Vader hires Boba Fett to track down the Gungan Jar Jar Binks for an accident he caused to Vader. The film also takes place at the same time as the original movies showing that Jar Jar was responsible for the destruction of the first Death Star and was with Boba Fett on Jabba's Barge during the events of Return of the Jedi.
- Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace released on July 7, 2011, is a 30-minute, exclusive TV special written by Michael Price is about a Jedi Academy field trip. When Master Yoda leads a group of rambunctious Jedi younglings through Senate chambers when he senses a disturbance in the Force. Summoned to help save the Republic, he discovers that a young boy pretending to be a Jedi youngling secretly boarded his ship... and has a taste for adventure. Meanwhile, C-3PO and R2-D2 are put in charge of the boisterous group and find themselves in over their heads. Yoda and the droids proceed to save the younglings from Sith Lords as well as the vile Jabba the Hutt. The special premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network on July 22, 2011, at 7 p.m. and in the United Kingdom on October 17 at 5:30. The DVD and Blu-ray include several special features such as The Quest for R2-D2 and Bombad Bounty as well as other short films.
- Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out released on September 26, 2012, airing on Cartoon Network in the United States, and would be one of the last Star Wars productions to be made before Lucasfilm was sold to The Walt Disney Company a month later. In this special, Luke Skywalker embarks on a mission to find and destroy an Imperial base on Naboo, but is relentlessly chased by a group of fanatic fangirls, who think of him as a celebrity for destroying the Death Star. Meanwhile, Darth Vader engages a "sithling" rivalry with Darth Maul, in order to prove he's the best Sith Lord to Emperor Palpatine, who is constructing a second Death Star.
- The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special was released on November 17, 2020 on Disney+, a spiritual successor to and satirisation of the Star Wars Holiday Special (1978). In the special, set after Episode IX, Rey begins to doubt her abilities as a teacher to Finn. She travels to a temple and finds a time key, which allows her to travel to different moments in time throughout the Star Wars saga to observe past Jedi Masters and their students. However, she loses the key to Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, who use it to go to the future, meeting Kylo Ren. After learning from him about his demise at Vader's hands, Palpatine seeks to make Kylo his new apprentice (unbeknownst to Vader) and ensure he will rule the galaxy forever. Meanwhile, Finn, Rose and Poe try to organize the perfect Life Day party, but chaos ensues at every step.
- Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles trilogy:
- "The Phantom Clone", aired on May 29, 2013. General Grievous steals the lightsabers of a group of Padawans at the Jedi Training Academy, and he and Count Dooku plan to use the lightsabers' crystals to create an army of super-powered Sith clones on Kamino. Yoda and Mace Windu embark on a quest to stop them. Meanwhile, the Padawans try to retrieve their lightsabers, much to C-3PO's concern.
- "Menace of the Sith" , aired on September 4, 2013. The only surviving Sith clone, Jek-14, decides not to fight for the dark side of the force and wants to be left alone to build in peace, but both the Jedi and the Sith want him on their side, with the latter planning to use him to clone an evil army. Meanwhile, C-3PO quits being the substitute teacher for the Padawans, and the Jedi Council hires Anakin Skywalker as his replacement.
- "Attack of the Jedi", aired on November 27, 2013. After the Sith's plan to create Sith clones has failed, they start teaching a group of "Badawans" on the planet Mustafar. When the Jedi get a tip of this, they head there to stop them, but when they reach complications, they must persuade Jek-14 to help them, despite him not wanting to fight for either side of the Force. Meanwhile, Darth Sidious tries to meet up with the evil padawans, but has trouble getting away from C-3PO.
The series continued to a second season with five episodes airing in 2014 but now renamed "The New Yoda Chronicles" to avoid legal disputes over ownership between Disney and Cartoon Network.
- Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales aired on Disney XD between July and November 2015, as a 5-part animated mini-series. The series serves as a comedic re-telling of the first six Star Wars films from C-3PO's point of view.
- Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises aired on Disney XD between February and May 2016, as a 5-part animated mini-series. The series serves as a comedic prequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures aired on Disney XD. It was announced by Disney on February 17, 2016, as a new Lego animated series. Set between Episode V and Episode VI, it tells the story of the Freemakers, a family of scavengers that find themselves pulled into the conflict between the Rebels and the Empire.
- Lego Star Wars: All-Stars premiered on Disney XD on October 29, 2018. It consists of five half-hour episodes, the first of which is a compilation of eight separately-released short films. Set during multiple Star Wars eras, it tells the story of other relatives of the Freemaker family, including their parents Pace and Lena during the time of Solo, and Zander's daughter Moxie during Episode VII and Episode VIII.
In 2015, The Lego Group has seen its first half results jump 18 per cent for 2015, fuelled by the popularity of Lego Star Wars, Lego Jurassic World and Lego Technic. In 2018, the Toy Retailers Association listed BB-8 set and Millennium Falcon set on its official list of 2018 Toy of the Year Awards. In 2020, Lego Star Wars theme became the Top-selling themes for the year. In 2021, the Toy Retailers Association listed The Razor Crest set on its official list of 2021 Toy of The Year Awards.
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- DK Readers L2: Lego Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Authored by Hannah Dolan. Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2012. ISBN 0-75668-693-8
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