With the widely anticipated release of The Last Jedi coming, it seems appropriate to talk about the associated LEGO® merchandise. I’ve been a Star Wars fan since the first time I was at a showing in the theater. I was in utero at the time, so my view was obstructed, but I’m assured that I kicked furiously at the exciting parts. Of course, now Star Wars merchandise has grown to overshadow the movies themselves in raw dollar figures. Our inventory of LEGO® minifigures shows the scope of the Star Wars universe’s expansion. You can find all these minifigures here.
The very first LEGO® Star Wars set was a classic X-Wing fighter. But its release coincided with the Phantom Menace in 1999. So while A New Hope has 40 years, the first LEGO® sets based on them lag behind at only 18 years.
Not everyone’s favorite, these movies still spawned some very fun LEGO® sets and minifigures. The LEGO® group continues producing new sets for this trilogy as well. I’m sorry though – we’re all out of Jar Jar Binks!
Oh boy, did the LEGO® Group ever release The Force Awakens sets. We had fun when those sets were released listing TFA minifigures before the entries were complete in the BrickLink catalog. We accomplished this by anticipating the numbering system and finding the pages before completion. This got a few early sales, but perhaps more importantly, got us really excited about the new sets.
As for The Last Jedi, I just listed minifigures of Rose, Finn, and BB-8 yesterday!.
Those Other Star Wars Movies:
Sadly, to my knowledge, the LEGO® Group has not produced any sets based on the Ewok Adventures movies. We still watch those movies in this house, though they do have a decidedly different feel than their larger budget cousins. But they did produce Rogue One sets. Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus captured my fancy from this movie.
LEGO® sets also come from many parts of the Expanded Universe. Canon debates aside, many fun stories lie in the Expanded Universe.
Grand Admiral Thrawn, perhaps the greatest non-movie villain in Star Wars.
So what favorite movie scenes do you want to restage with LEGO® minifigues?