It’s the fourth of May, and for some reason it seems the Force (Fourth) is strong today with the world-wide celebration of Star Wars Day, so happy one for everyone… and LEGO in particular!
I’m not only a collector of movies and games, but to add to the geekiness (whatever that means in today’s everything strange back then is hip right now social climate), I also like to get some fan service in the form of figurines and toys once in a while. It’s not about playing with those as children do (or break), but more about having something to look at on the shelves. This doesn’t go into ridiculous amounts of unopened boxes (although Amiibos are an exception), though. Before going further into collector’s ambitions and off-topic, let’s not forget that this is all about Star Wars… and LEGO.
LEGO is a brand everyone knows and (probably) loves due to its wide range of licensed merch, especially the excellent if formulaic games. It’s also a perfect way for children to actually build something they like to collect instead of having it out of the box. I’m not sure I’ll ever buy complete sets except for the smaller and less pricey stuff (as seen in the first picture), but there’s a much better way to experience the joy of adding to the collection without a lot of time and money spent.
There’s a LEGO magazine here in Germany (pretty sure there are equivalents everywhere else) where you get some LEGO Star Wars comic strips, background info and obviously promo articles for the latest construction kits. But what’s really interesting is the small plastic bag attached to each mag, including a different ship, character, item or even building from the Star Wars universe. These can again be used as containers to put back the finished LEGO builds in, but they’re clearly not intended for that with some more complicated and bigger constructions losing parts in the process.
Of course there are a few hits and misses with some issues simply featuring a figurine or a similarly-looking fighter, but fortunately the former hasn’t happened too often and the latter is simply down to the Star Wars universe reiterating on itself with new movies and TV shows. So if you want to spend some quality time with your loved one(s), no matter what age or sex, then LEGO is the best way to celebrate Star Wars Day. You can still watch the movies/shows while you’re building these things and maybe fit in a co-op videogame featuring all the characters, setting, etc.. You can also go all out and check out the numerous LEGO Star Wars movies and TV shows if you have the time. Ah, why not call it a Star Wars week?
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