A LEGO® history of Star Wars
A LEGO® history of Star Wars
Most of us grew up playing with LEGO® – the colorful blocks that gave us a force of creativity and fired up our imagination. Through countless trials and errors, we have built many interesting dioramas of LEGO®. Part of the LEGO® charm is its flexibility and simplicity; nothing but interlocking pieces of brightly colored bricks together to build anything from our imagination. LEGO® combines the best of innovative technology and imaginative play for kids in a distinct manner, offering an all-round creative experience for kids of all ages.
LEGO® is a progressive toymaker, in that it has adopted new technologies and materials without changing the design elements of the bricks, making today’s LEGO® sets compatible with the sets from the 1950s.
LEGO® innovation began in the late 1970s, when several design graduates and Adult Fans of LEGO® (AFOL) gathered to create new kits featuring new themes, parts and characters. LEGO® started producing licensed LEGO® themes, and then forayed into franchises through movie-based LEGO® sets and LEGO® minifigures based on video games, comics and popular media. Star Wars sets and minifigures have been one of the most fascinating of all movie-inspired sets LEGO® has ever produced to date.
LEGO® entered the world of Star Wars with Star Wars action minifigures themed around the Star Wars franchise of films in the year 1999. The space theme kept evolving over the years, branching out into subthemes in the early 2000s, namely The Phantom Menace, Return of the Jedi, and the latest – The Force Awakens. The space line released some larger sets, including the Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) and the Millennium Falcon set. Now there are over 300 LEGO® licensed Star Wars minifigures, with the biggest of all mass-produced LEGO® sets – Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon set. It is arguably the largest and the most intricate LEGO® set ever. The set is comprised of 5,195 pieces and minifigures that include Princess Leia, Luke, Han, Chewbacca, and a Stormtrooper. Another extraordinary LEGO® set from Star Wars is the highly accurate minifig-scale model of the massive spaceship from the Star Wars saga. Imperial Star Destroyer (10030) and Death Star (10188) are examples of LEGO innovation in manufacturing buildable figures. The Death Star II (10143) is a highly scaled rendition of the incomplete Death Star from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. With the LEGO® Star Wars 7 Buildable Figure Poe Dameron and Finn, the space theme of Star Wars got bigger. These amazing poseable buildable characters come with working saberlights, are easy to build and cater to older kids, making them attractive display pieces as well.
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