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All 6 Star Wars Episodes To Get A Droid-Centric Retelling, In Lego, Details Here

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c3po-and-r2d2Over the next few years we’re going to get more Star Wars in more forms than ever before. Of course there are movies, shows, comics, books, and much more on the way. And before long, we’re going to be able to see all six of the already extant Episode movies told from the point of view of our favorite droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. And oh yeah, it’ll all be in Lego form.

Today, Lego Group announced that they will produce five 22-minute episodes of Star Wars: The Droid Tales that will show the events running from The Phantom Menace all the way through Return of the Jedi from their perspective. Or at least as much of the action as they were around to see. They will air on Disney XD, which is the current home of the animated series Star Wars Rebels.

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Interstellar Lego Models Remind Us We’ve Barely Begun (Building)

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Int1As much as I loved playing with LEGOs when I was a kid — hell, who am I kidding, I still love playing with LEGOs — it’s kind of hard to believe how much the building blocks have expanded throughout pop culture. In addition to the hugely entertaining Lego Movie there have been dozens of cartoons and direct-to-DVD installments, not to mention a mega-successful video-game line that’s spoofed everything from Star Wars to Marvel to Jurassic World. We probably won’t ever see any officially licensed LEGO Interstellar sets, but thankfully that doesn’t mean LEGO maniacs can’t just create their own, and that’s precisely what jp_veliciraptor did.

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Jurassic World Is Getting A Video Game, Get The Details

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jurassic worldWe’re anticipating the shit out of Jurassic World here at Giant Freakin’ Robot, and it seems like it’ll be another epoch before we get our eyes on it in theaters. Luckily, Colin Trevorrow’s long-gestating sequel won’t be the only way that fans can engage with the monstrously large theme park-gone-wrong, as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has teamed up with TT Games and The LEGO Group to unleash the LEGO Jurassic World video game on society. Get ready to take down the most dangerous beasts on the planet, brick by brick.

What’s more, there’s no need to wonder about whether or not Jurassic World has a story that’s large enough to earn its own video game, as LEGO Jurassic World will put players through the events of all four films! This will obviously be the first video game out there that allows people to play through the storylines of all the films in the Jurassic Park franchise. I cannot wait to see a commercial for this game where a glass of LEGO-block water quivers at the step of a hulking T-Rex.

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Here’s Your First Look At The Jurassic World Lego Set

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jurassic world legoOne of the most anticipated movies of 2015 is Colin Trevorrow’s reboot-ish sequel Jurassic World, and one of the ways that people love to experience movies is in small plastic block form. So it goes without saying—even though I’m saying it—that the upcoming Jurassic World LEGO set is going to make many a fan’s tiny dino dreams come true next year. We now know what at least part of the set will look like, as the picture above shows off a wild scene full of snapped-together danger.

There’s a lot to take in here, although it’s unclear just how much of this scene will be released for public consumption. We’ve got the dinosaurs for sure, and Chris Pratt’s Owen is definitely getting one. We can also presume that B.D. Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu, seen up by the spotlight, will be in there. But what about the helicopter and the building where Wu is standing? Maybe somebody made a LEGO version of the trailer that I can play with if this set doesn’t deliver settings.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Inspires Not One, But Two Lego Trailers

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The internet collectively lost its shit Friday morning when the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer arrived bright and early. But in addition to all the people dissecting and analyzing every frame of the trailer, there was an equal phalanx of people who decided to riff on it in all manner of creative ways. We’ve already shared several of them with you, but now we’ve got not one, but two videos that filter all that sweet, sweet Star Wars action into the form of…Legos. Here’s the first, put together by YouTuber Snooperking.

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Jurassic Park Lego Set Is Stomping This Way

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jurassic parkHow many times have you had a glass of water and slammed your hand against the table to trick yourself into thinking that a Tyrannosaurus is outside your house? Now you’ll have small toy versions of the characters (hopefully including Tim and Lex Murphy) to look all worried, as Universal Partnerships & Licensing have teamed with Lego Group to put out a Jurassic Park Lego set to coincide with the release of Universal’s Jurassic World. Also, diluting pain medication in the water glass helps that fantasy along.

According to the press release (via Brickset), we can look forward to building the world of Jurassic Park in May 2015, roughly a month before Colin Trevorrow’s long-awaited sequel hits theaters. Lego gave no sign as to exactly how big of a set this will be, or what characters, locations, or props it includes, but UP&L Vice President of Global Licensing and Entertainment Jill Wilfert says, “The film’s imagery and branding are iconic, with a rich array of landscapes, vehicles and dinosaurs that are perfect for inspiring a line of building sets that will encourage hours of creative play.”