It’s quite the spectacle, seeing my two daughters play with LEGO® Star Wars™. The oldest appreciates the build the most; the process of assembly, the organized chaos inherent in such an endeavor, the thrill of creation. The younger eagerly awaits her turn to assimilate the adorable R2-D2, a stray AT-AT, and the brand new Droid Tales Naboo Starfighter into existing piles of materialized childhood positioned with purpose into the shape of a typical suburban cul-du-sac.
Their play pattern is alien to me, resembling nothing from my generation. We mid-80’s kids dared not introduce He-Man to Chewy. It simply wasn’t done. In their world the lines aren’t just blurred, they’ve been expunged with one of the 4 dozen rectangular pink erasers bought in preparation for going back to school. Troughs of glue sticks and Pink Pearl erasers; what in the hell goes on in the 3rd grade?
Just as there is no shortage of Star Wars™ toys for modern children (young and old) to blend seamlessly with LEGO City, LEGO Elves, and LEGO Friends worlds, there’s also no lacking for Star Wars media to consume in the second decade of the 21st century, with countless entry points with which to introduce your children to one of the most important pieces of your own childhood happiness puzzle, Star Wars™.
Just today Disney Infinity 3.0 was released onto the world and I am sure as I type this on Sunday morning, millions are reveling in their favorite worlds becoming interactive on their Xbox’s, Wii U’s and Playstation devices. People have also been going to the movies simply to watch a 30-second trailer on a screen bigger than any with which they can stream YouTube. Many, many people. Many, many times. Whether you’re buying LEGO, video games or movie tickets, Star Wars is an awfully expensive habit but thankfully, one needs only access to Disney XD (which can be had in a variety of ways, nowadays, including through Roku, the device of my daydreams) to belly up to the droid buffet of LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales. The LEGO® Star Wars™ construction sets and new Droid Tales series are fun ways to introduce children to the Star Wars saga.
LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales, just as with the specials Yoda Chronicles and Padawan Menace, turn the humor up to 11 on the massive Star Wars™ franchise, making family viewing while building awesome LEGO® Star Wars™ sets like the rad yellow Naboo Starfighter with Obi-Wan, Anakin, R2-D2 and a trio of droids, incredibly memorable…and instantly quotable.
Start catching up on the entire Star Wars™ saga today with LEGO® Star Wars™ construction sets and the new Droid Tales series. Click here to start building the universe, and tune in to Disney XD for new Droid Tales episodes as the perfect way for families to learn or relive the saga before the new film comes out later this year.
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