Lego renews their license to produce Star Wars Lego sets every few years and as there seems to be a perpetual supply of Star Wars films, television shows, games, books and more we can expect to see the line continue well into the future.
Lego Star Wars Set Guide – By Year
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Star Wars Lego
Star Wars is a science fiction film franchise that began in the 1970s and continues today as a television series.
The first film was released in 1977 and subsequent two films released 3 years after each other. These three films are often called “The Original Trilogy”.
Then there was a big gap until 1999 when another film trilogy was rolled out with three year gaps between each release. These three films are collectively known as “The Prequel Trilogy”.
To confuse the uninitiated even more the last three films released were prequels to those original films that came out in the 1970s.
Then an animated film and television series called The Clone Wars began to air in 2008. which chronologically took place between two earlier films.
If you are confused, the films are listed in their chronological order below (with release dates in brackets).
- The Phantom Menace (1999)
- Attack Of the Clones (2002)
- The Clone Wars (2008 : Animated TV Series)
- Revenge Of the Sith (2005)
- A New Hope (1977)
- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- Return Of the Jedi (1983)
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Star Wars Lego Guide For Parents
Based on the Sci Fi epic by George Lucas the sets are inspired by all six movies as well as the Clone Wars movie and ongoing television series.
The sets are based largely on a war theme so keep that in mind if you are at all sensitive to militaristic toys. Most of the violence depicted in Star Wars is bloodless as the “good guys” are generally combating droids or stormtroopers who are defeated easily. Apart from that minor niggle, there is no doubt they sets are fun and very well designed.
For older kids most of the larger sets are also collectible if your kids are in the habit of keeping their childhood toys in prime condition.
The Lego Star Wars theme is also more than building sets. You can find video games, clocks, watches, books, bags, shirts, key rings, storage bags and more all bearing the Star Wars Lego characters and Logo.
The Star Wars Lego sets are some of the most popular and well designed themes of the Lego line and if your child is attracted to the series these sets are hard to resist.