The 20 Most Awesome LEGO Star Wars Minifigures

Posted 10 years ago by Toys

Rebel Tech

20. Rebel Technician

I wanted to start the list with something completely random, and this guy fits the bill. He looks like he could have stepped out of a Monty Python film with that mustache, but apparently he holds the important job of fixing things and walking around in the background when the important characters are talking.


19. Young Anakin

Short legs. Beady eyes. Freckles. Cute.

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The 10 Coolest LEGO Star Wars Sets

Posted 10 years ago by Toys

In celebration of the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary and the 10 Year Anniversary of LEGO and Star Wars’ beautiful marriage, I hereby give you my top ten coolest LEGO Star Wars sets. Don’t agree with my choices? Let me know in the comments, or forever hold your peace.

10. Sandcrawler – #10144


It may not be the most exciting vehicle from the Star Wars Trilogy, but the Sandcrawler is a pretty impressive beast, especially in LEGO form. This set came with 11 minifigs, including Owen Lars (pre-burn-victim), R2-D2, C-3PO, three Jawas, and a bunch of droids. The middle compartment lifts out, and it even has a tiny cockpit for a Jawa driver. So it only takes one Jawa to drive this thing? Impressive.

9. UCS Imperial Star Destroyer – #10030

Star Destroyer

Part of the Ultimate Collector Series ($$$), the Imperial Star Destroyer boasts an impressive 3,104 LEGO pieces, is three feet long, and even comes with a scale model of the Tantive IV so you can play tractor beam. I’m not much into the non-minifig-scale sets, but I had to include this because of its sheer scale.

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10-10-09 is LEGO Star Wars Day!

Posted 10 years ago by Toys

LEGO Star Wars

If you follow me on Twitter (and you should), you’ve probably heard me mention that this coming Saturday is going to be a big day for Saturday Morning Central. SMC is proud to be partnering up with DK Publishing as part of their blog team covering the release celebration of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the marriage of LEGO and Star Wars, DK is publishing a visual dictionary packed with facts and photos. The book also contains an exclusive Luke Skywalker (awards ceremony from ANH) minifig!

If you’ve never read one of DK’s books like this, here’s a good idea of what you get.

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You can buy the book now on Amazon!

I grew up addicted to their Star Wars Visual Dictionaries, and I was pretty excited to hear about the LEGO Star Wars version. 10-10-09 isn’t just a book release, it’s also a day packed with events all over the country. You can check out the official website of the book to find a complete list of stores, and if you’re lucky enough to have an event close to you, you should go check it out. Members of the 501st will be there to represent the Empire, and you may just run into one of my fellow blog team members.

Unfortunately, there is not a store in Indiana participating, so I will be coming up with some alternative coverage here on the site. Oh yeah, and did I mention the PRIZES? Soon I will post details on how to enter, but here is what you could win from DK:

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Expensive Toys: Legacy Collection Rancor

Posted 11 years ago by Toys

This is the first post in a recurring series on SMC aptly titled “Expensive Toys”. It’s for the things we all see when we duck into the toy aisle at our local Mega Store, and desperately want to take home with us, but rarely do.

Jabba’s Rancor

I’m not a Star Wars toy expert by any means, but I don’t remember ever seeing a Rancor toy that looked this awesome. I saw this the other day at Target, and the sticker indicates that it is a Target exclusive toy, but I’ve seen it on some online stores, like Amazon. It’s in the $60-80 range, so it definitely qualifies as an expensive toy. Needless to say, it didn’t come home with me, but someday it will be mine. Then I can reenact Luke stuffing a giant chicken bone in it’s mouth.

Awesome Star Wars Summer Toys

Posted 11 years ago by Stuff, Toys


I swear that I’ve always said there should be a Death Star Beach Ball (DSBB). Well, now there is, and I’m not going to make a dime from it. I’m not terribly disappointed though, because I can still buy it and hang it from the ceiling in my office to ward off intruders.

They’re also coming out with some sweet pool toys and, to quote Bones from Monster House, awesome kites. Hurry up summer, I can’t wait to get made fun of at the park.

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