Friday, October 30, 2015

LEGO Star Wars - Droid Tales and The Force Awakens #LEGOStarWars

Yesterday I attended a press preview of LEGO’s Droid Tales season finale held at the Manhattan LEGO store and also got to see all the new Star Wars LEGO sets plus some wonderful large LEGO builds by Master builders.  Great fun.  Here’s my report.

I have not been watching the Star Wars Droid Tales but I enjoyed the series finale which airs on Monday, November 2nd.  Entitled “Gambit on Genosisseries” the episode had humor that the adults can enjoy too.  It wasn’t just for the kids.  Comments like “You’ll never make me go to the dark side” and “Now I have to go live with my parents” and my favorite “May the Funk be with you” will make the adults smile too.  I always enjoy a children’s show that isn’t torture for me to sit through and Droid Tales fits that bill.

LEGO already has many Star Wars themed sets, but there are a bunch of new ones associated with the new movie – Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming out in December.  Here are a couple of the new sets:

This Millennium Falcon is new and has a bunch of special features not found in previous sets.  It is the only set which has a BB-8 Astromech Droid minifigure - featured in the Force Awakens movie.  Expensive - but will be a very hot item this holiday season.

Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle

If you are buying a Star Wars set for a holiday gift you will want to know if it is based on the new movie. Here is the secret key.  Look for this red and gold symbol at the top of the package – this is The Force Awakens series.  

I enjoyed the large LEGO characters built by Master LEGO Builders too.  This one in the front of the store you will only find here in New York:

Statue of Liberty Torch - See people walking outside to get a sense of the size

The press area had a bunch of ones on display and I’m sorry that I didn’t take more pictures but here are two of my favorites:

By the way – Bring your credit card when you go shopping for this stuff….It isn’t cheap.  You can order it on Amazon here....

1 comment:

Pamela S said...

2 of my little grandsons want nothing but Legos for every occasion. We do not have a Lego store around here. Loved your pictures.