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					Lego building blocks have been a staple of kids toy boxes for many years. They are a
very versatile toy which is ever popular and there are many adult devotees of Lego
also.

The company was very far sighted in obtaining the license from Lucas films to
manufacture Star Wars toys. Star Wars is one of the most popular movie series ever
and has an almost cult like following all over the world. This series of toys was
introduced in 1999 and has had many additions since then.

The Lego line of Star Wars toys started with figures and vehicles from the
trilogy(Episodes IV-VI). At a later date new sets and releases were introduced to
cover the earlier prequel trilogy (Episodes I-III).

All the main themes of the series of movies have been recreated. The characters are
typical Lego style figures with the usual square heads and bodies. Slight differences in
color and the headwear and clothing distinguish them from one another.

There is however a wide variation in the size,shape and head type of many Star Wars
characters. Lego decided to make special molds for the heads which are true to these
characters. Unique and completely original molds were created for these figures.
Darth Vader is a good example of this special treatment. Light sabers were also added
to the line since it would not be complete without these very well known weapons.

All of the well known star ships and assorted other vehicles are included in the series.
The Millennium Falcon is likely the most popular vehicle. The X-wing fighter,the
Imperial AT-ST,speeders and TIE fighters were all included. A series of location sets
from several of the movies is also included to accompany the vehicles that were in the
movie.

Lego has produced a huge variety of Star Wars paraphernalia. Their Technic line
includes several of these items. The Technics line has more complex parts which are
capable of movement and are more realistic than the well known Lego figures.

The Ultimate collector series has large and very complex designs in Star Wars
material. The Millenium Falcon in this series for instance has over 5000 pieces and is
the biggest Lego set ever produced.

The video game series is absolutely the most popular Lego product that has ever been
produced. These games had tremendous sales and were acquired by both Star Wars
fans and video gamers in general. The first of the video games was based on the
prequel trilogy, and the second game was based on the original trilogy. The two games
were later packaged and sold together as one complete Star wars edition.

Lego Star Wars toys, figures and other items are extremely popular with both adults
and children. This is one of the really great success stories in toy production history.

				
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