Whatever holiday you celebrate in December, it comes with a lot of pressure. If you get that special someone the wrong gift, watch out. Things can get pretty ugly. That’s particularly true for pop-culture fans. They know what they want, and they probably have most of it already. Perhaps you know someone like this. Perhaps you are someone like this. (Perhaps I am someone like this.)
It’ll be some time yet before Star Wars branches into any TV or movie properties concurrent with the Force Awakens timeline, but that won’t stop shows like LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures from having fun with the past and present. Not only do some major classic Star Wars characters put in appearances for the new trailer, but so too does fan-favorite Maz Kanata.
As revealed in the video, Nicolas Cantu will play young Force-sensitive Rowan, joined by Glee alum Vanessa Lengies as eldest sister Kordi, and current Arrow star Eugene Byrd as ace pilot brother Zander. Lucasfilm sound editor (and General Grievous’ actual voice) will play the family’s reprogrammed battle droid R0-GR.
If you were concerned another Lego game coming so soon on the heels of Lego Dimensions, Lego Marvel's Avengers and Lego Jurassic World might mean Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens would stick too close to the familiar formula, this new gameplay trailer offers a bit of hope. Since the first entry arrived more than a decade ago, the Lego series hasn't changed all that much. The core foundation has been in dire need of a shake-up, and that's particularly true in a time when four Lego games will have shipped in a calendar year. Though there have been small adjustments and additions made over the course of the last 10 years, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens appears to be making some significant improvements to the tried and true formula.
Lego did not hold much back Toy Fair this year, unleashing an incredible number of sets across its massively popular licensed brands Marvel, DC and Star Wars. Sure, Lego had plenty of its own proprietary content on hand, too, but let's face it; building the Batcave is something we've all wanted to do. Now we can, and at a fraction of the real thing's price.
One can never have enough LEGO or Star Wars, and it seems Star Wars Rebels may soon have some company on the front of an animated galaxy far, far away. Disney XD and LEGO have joined for a new Star Wars series titled The Freemaker Adventures, following a family of starship builders a long, long time ago.
With the exception of those new photos the other day, we haven’t seen much on director Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. While most summer movies have at least provided a teaser trailer by now, we still don’t know much about this new ghost...
The new Star Wars expanded universe is about to drop some knowledge in an unexpected place. When TT Games' Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives this summer, not only will you be able to relive the memorable moments from the sequel 30 years in the making, you'll also get to play through sequences that take place prior to the movie for the very first time. While video games helping to expand on the Star Wars universe is nothing new, most of those experiences (Dark Forces, Shadows of the Empire, Knights of the Old Republic) were wholesale adventures and not just side-missions in a larger game. It is a little bit shocking to learn that this expanded content will appear in a game aimed at kids, particularly given how not so seriously the Lego video games take their inspiration. That said, there's so much new material to mine with Disney and Lucasfilm wiping the previous expanded universe slate clean, and so much desire for new Star Wars details, injecting it in some unlikely places does add another element of excitement in discovery. In an interview with Game Informer, members of TT Games' development teamed dished on just how and where these additional story missions will take place in the grander scheme.
The LEGO Star Wars games were some of the most entertaining family video games of the past 15 years. It launched the LEGO video game series and revitalized interest in both Star Wars and LEGO. The only problem? They ran out of Star Wars stories to tell. With both the original trilogy, prequel trilogy and Clone Wars all represented in games, there was really nowhere left to go…until George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney and Star Wars: The Force Awakens came along. That’s right, warm up your Xbox and PS4s because LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to gaming systems this summer.
Toy block company LEGO runs an online program called LEGO Ideas, where anyone is free to make a profile and use it to design new sets of their own imagining. It works almost like a Kickstarter for LEGOs: the crowd can submit their own concepts for...