My scanner started working (long story) so I’m going nuts scanning Lego articles I come across including some Lego Star Wars Comics from the Jan-May 2012 Lego Club Magazine.
The comic is entitled Tales From The Holcoron Part 1 – Droids on the Run and centers around the scene depicted in A New Hope, where R2-D2 and C3PO eject out of the Tantive IV in an escape pod and crash land on Tatooine. After that however things deviate from the accepted Star Wars lore and get a little crazy 🙂
Sets referenced in the comic include:
- LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7965
- LEGO Star Wars Droid Escape 9490
- LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s & Sebulba’s Podracers 7962
Lego Star Wars Comic – Lego Magazine Jan-May 2012
Each quarter Lego comes out with a terrific magazine for fans. It is full of articles, images, comics and games and it is FREE!
You can sign up for the Lego magazine if you live in the US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia and NZ (AUS and NZ have initial payment of $19.95 and then it is free from then on).
Lego Star Wars Comics
If you are interested in more Lego Star Wars comics check out the official Lego Site which has a whole host of very clever Star Wars animated comics.
The comics utilize Flash to combine the concept of comics (with speech bubbles) with animation so the result is an engaging short film that also encourages kids to read the dialogue.
The amazing thing is that the story can be read from two different points of view, from the Good Guy’s perspective (ie the Jedi) or the bad guy’s point of view (ie Bounty Hunters and Separatists).
At the time of writing there are over 20 of the webcomics on the site which would provide a few hours of reading for kids.
If your kids are into comics and Star Wars then Dark Horse comics group has an incredibly rich back list of Star Wars comics from our favorite galaxy Far Far Away….I have a library background and also once owned a business that promoted comics to schools and librares for literacy reasons – kids love to pick up and read comics.
Not all the comics in their library are ideal for young kids but their Clone Wars and Clone Wars “Adventures” series’ are a good place to start. You can also check out Dark Horse’s range of e-comics for ipad and iphone.
I will be going through my older copies of the Lego Club Magazine and will post any Lego Star Wars Comics I find and no doubt heaps of other gems my family has enjoyed over the years.
Inger – The Brick Life