Lego Star Wars

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SubthemesThe Old Republic
The Phantom Menace
Attack of the Clones
The Clone Wars
Revenge of the Sith
The Force Unleashed
Rebels
The Force Awakens
Battlefront
Rogue One
The Last Jedi
Solo
Resistance
The Rise of Skywalker
The Mandalorian
Subject Star Wars
Licensed from Lucasfilm (part of Disney)
Availability1999–present
Total sets700+
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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 Ltd., first until 2011, then until 2016, then again until 2022.

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The brand has spawned six video game releases, 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 (2020). Many short films and miniseries have also been produced.

Lego sets

The package for Darth Vader's TIE fighter Darth Vader's TIE Fighter.jpg
The package for Darth Vader's TIE fighter

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 The Clone Wars , which was released early in 2008. [1] Sets based on Star Wars Rebels , The Force Awakens , Battlefront , Rogue One , Solo , The Last Jedi , Star Wars Resistance , The Mandalorian , and The Rise of Skywalker have also been produced.

Ultimate Collector Series (UCS)

In addition to the regular minifigure-scale sets, Lego has released several sets (approximately 26) 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 largest set of any collection ever commercially released. The newest Ultimate Collector Series set is the 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer , released in 2019. [2] On June 5, 2015, an unopened box of the older 2007 #Millennium Falcon Lego set 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.

Minifigures

Most characters from the Star Wars universe have materialized in Lego minifigure form by now. The minifigure with the first code, i.e. sw0001, is a tan battle droid that appeared in The Phantom Menace . [3] 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. [4]

Video games

There have been five Lego Star Wars video games and one is upcoming:

Traveller's Tales president Jon Burton stated in a July 2008 interview with Variety that the series had collectively sold 15 million copies. [5] 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. [6] In May 2009, Wired reported combined sales of 20 million. [7] As of 2012, all Lego Star Wars video games had collectively sold more than 30 million copies. [8] As of 2016, more than 36 million games were sold. [9] As of 2019, the series has sold more than 50 million copies of Lego Star Wars video games. [10]

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).

Short films

Television specials

Television series

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.[ citation needed ]

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