Monday, 6 May 2019

20 Years of LEGO Star Wars



It's 20 years since the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace! This coincided with LEGO Star Wars. From modest beginnings, the license has flourished from brick sets to video games. I didn’t start collecting until a former high school friend sent me a LEGO Stormtrooper: became a totem during a traumatic time.



To mark the anniversary, LEGO has released 5 stunning commemorative sets including Anakin's Podracer (affiliate link) which started it all. Further to this. There's the newly announced buildable R2-D2, Mouse droid, and "Gonk" Power droid for the company's programmable Boost line.

To celebrate May the Fourth, the LEGO Shop (affiliate link) is running a special offer for fans that ends today.

LEGO has a very special place in my life. In the wake of a life-changing head injury, LEGO and puzzles aided neurological recovery in childhood. Subsequently, I've donated sets to various charities in memory of my late mum and always gift LEGO to younger relatives in hopes of inspiring their creativity.

What are your favourite LEGO Star Wars sets? Let me know in the comments below.

4 comments:

  1. Actually, Lego Star Wars is one area I've never got involved in. Mainly because I knew if that door was opened it would cost me a lot of money. Too many fine items to drain my wallet. I sometimes regret it, my bank balance doesn't.

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    1. Yes, there's a universe of amazing LEGO Star Wars tie-ins! I've been very selective and went with Slave 1 and Anakin's Podracer from the 20th anniversary collection.

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  2. I’ve had bits and pieces of Star Wars Lego but due to my compulsive nature I’ve tried to stay away because I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist the Death Star, millennium falcon and super star destroyer.

    I’ve got the ghostbusters hq built. I still haven’t built my Disney castle. Also have a Delorean, Wall-E and Tardis waiting in the wings.

    Where’s that time I used to have lots of?

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    1. Unopened TRON Legacy and TARDIS sets sit on a bookcase! However, completed smaller Star Wars sets are dotted around the home.

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