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The LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

by admin on November 16, 2011

in LEGO Books

REVIEW & CONTEST – WIN YOUR VERY OWN COPY! Today I would like to show you a new book for LEGO Star Wars fans from DK Publishing called the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia. I have just received mine in the mail yesterday and I was blown away!  (And yes, you can win your very own copy – read on to find out how!)

Let me give you the official description first and then I will go into details. Here is the publisher’s blurb about the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia. Check it out:

DK Publishing is bringing two of the world’s most popular properties together again in a fun, chunky format that kids and adults are sure to love! This illustrated encyclopedia features in-depth profiles showing interesting and never-before-seen elements of all your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures.

With more than 400 captivating images and tons of fascinating facts, the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia is sure to keep both LEGO lovers and Star Wars fans reading for hours!

  • Featuring more than 300 minifigures!
  • Includes an exclusive Han Solo minifigure!
  • Do you know your X-wing pilot Luke from your Endor Luke?
  • Meet the many minifigures of the LEGO Star Wars galaxy! From the different versions of Han Solo to Luke Skywalker and Han Solo to Greedo and the mouse droid, learn about each minifigure and the cool sets they star in, along with tons of other fascinating LEGO Star Wars facts!

And now my thoughts on the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: I can tell you right now; this is one of those books that is just a pleasure to flip through, look at, and immerse yourself in. The book is big and beautiful! The hardcover and thick glossy pages ensure that this book can indeed be used as a frequently thumbed-through encyclopedia!

Every page is filled with brilliant color pictures and fun facts about each of the LEGO Star Wars minifigs. And to top it all off, the book includes an exclusive Han Solo minifigure inserted in the front cover!

The layout and the organization of the book is excellent! The publisher and authors (Hannah Dolan with Elizabeth Dowsett, Shari Last and Victoria Taylor) definitely put a lot of thought into the presentation of each LEGO Star Wars minifigure;

The book is divided into eight Star Wars sections; Episodes I through VI, the Clone Wars, and the Expanded Universe. The LEGO minifigures are ordered according to the Star Wars episode in which they first appeared or mostly featured. Colored tabs at the top of each page indicate every Star Wars episode in which a minifigure appears.

There is also a detailed description of the Star Wars characters, and lots of interesting and fun facts about both the Star Wars character and the LEGO minifigure version. Data File boxes on every page detail a minifigure’s most recent set number and name, the year that set was released, the number of LEGO pieces from which the minifigure is made, any equipment or weapons it carries, and its number of variants.

At the back of the book there is a detailed Index that lists each minifigure featured in the book alphabetically, along with its page number to help you find your favorites. There is also a reference number of every LEGO set in which the minifigure has ever appeared. This included all the variants of the minifigures.

Every LEGO Star Wars minifigure -whether they are celebrated heroes, humble droids, or virtually identical clone troopers – that appeared in the LEGO Star Wars universe up to this point is included in the book; even the obscure and very limited event-specific ones.

The way this book was put together – the large, high-quality pictures, the fun descriptions, cross references, esoteric facts, figure variants, LEGO set numbers – makes this book truly encyclopedic. I’m very impressed…

You can check out the book at the publisher’s website here: LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia.

You can buy the book on Amazon here (on sale right now for $11.39 – regular price $18.99): LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

And you may also watch the video-review by Stephen from the Brick Show:

And now about the LEGO contest and winning your very own copy of the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia! 😛

DK Publishing was kind enough to set aside for our readers three copies of both the LEGO Star Wars Encyclopedia and the LEGO Ideas Book for a little contest and fun. See my review on The LEGO Ideas Book with the second contest. The third contest is at theBrickBlogger’s Facebook Page. Yes, you can enter all three contests! Here is how the contest works:

LEGO STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA CONTEST

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the contest simply complete the following 3 sentences in the comment section below:

  • My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is…
  • My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is…
  • I wish LEGO would…

WHAT ARE THE RULES: Nothing difficult; just complete the sentences. Keep common-sense courtesy and manners otherwise your answers can be as serious or funny as you want! Have fun!

HOW TO WIN: Contest will run from now until Sunday, November 27th at midnight US EST. Once the contest is closed I will ask my little sister to pick a number between however many comments are there. (So if there are 100 comments I will ask her to pick a number between 1 and 100. Don’t worry; she is old enough to know her numbers!) Whichever number she picks is the winning comment.

WHAT YOU WIN: The winning commenter will receive two books: the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, and The LEGO Ideas Book.

HOW TO RECEIVE YOUR PRIZE: If you are the winning commenter I will contact you by email. Please make sure your email address in your comment is correct! You send me your shipping address (no PO Box please) and DK Publishing will send you both LEGO books!

 Good luck and may the Force be with you! 😉

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2011 The LEGO Group. Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group. © 2011 Lucasfilm Ltd. ® & TM All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.

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TomTom November 16, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Beautiful book! I can feel it in my hands! Great contest! I think your sister is going to pick #1, so I will go first!
My favorite Star Wars minifigure is the new Boba Fett.
My least favorite Star wars minifigures are the old yellow head ones. I like yellow heads for my other minifigs, but for SW I like flesh color.
I wish LEGO would make Queen Amidala’s silver starship!
Okay, where is my prize? 😀

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waverider November 16, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Nope,she is going to pick number 2!!!
My most favorite SW minifig is darth Vader
My least favorite SW minifigs are the battle droids. they are too flimsy.
I wish Lego fould make the bounty hunter Leia!!!

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LEGOJeff November 16, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Pick me! Pick me!
My favorite SW minifig is the chrome gold c-3po.
My least favorite SW minifig is Luke with the long girly hair!
I wish LEGO would bring back the old type of hinges!

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Richard November 16, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Thanks for sponsoring this – the books look great!
My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Darth Vader.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Rotta (little green thing from the Clone Wars).
I wish LEGO would make more serious/involved board games for an older audience. From what I’ve seen & read, the current games have pretty simple rules. I should try more of them out, though!

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Andrew November 16, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Nice contest!
My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the classic original trilogy basic stormtrooper.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the battle droid from 7654.
I wish LEGO would create more fantasy-era Castle sets.

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Yatkuu November 16, 2011 at 12:35 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the Storm Trooper
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Yoda (the first version was hideous, it has now slightly improved but it is still not great)
I wish LEGO would open a Lego store in Belgium (no, wait… actually it’s probably best for me that they don’t!)

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JokeOnly November 16, 2011 at 12:44 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Chewbacca.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Luke Skywalker.
I wish LEGO would bring prices down or put up better sales.

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Graham Hancock November 16, 2011 at 12:52 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is still Darth Vader.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is The Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker.
I wish LEGO would pour into the sink when I turn on the taps!

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Brett Johnston November 16, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Thanks for posting this contest on bricklink 🙂

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is…I really like Kit Fisto. The soft head/braids are well designed, and he’s my daughter’s favourite, so.. I have to go with them.

My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is…The assassin droids. Too plain for me

I wish LEGO would…make a full Jabba’s palace instead of just the throne set.

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Steve Clark November 16, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Cool contest. Thanks!

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Celebration Han Solo, hence why I need to win this contest 🙂

My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is battle droids. As some one has already said they are just kind of cheap feeling. Roger Roger!

I wish LEGO would open a Lego store in Tampa! Come on we are a big city! And I am tired of driving to the Orlando store. And the one at Legoland, FL is a joke. PaB by weight. Bah!

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Denny November 16, 2011 at 1:24 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Vader, of course.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Jar Jar binks – seriously, who thinks up this crap.
I wish LEGO would… give me lots of cool stuff for free!!!

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izzy November 16, 2011 at 2:03 PM

my favorite sw minifig is the arf trooper. my least favorite is the x wing pilot. i wish lego would make ninjago more realistic!

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Green Lantern November 16, 2011 at 2:22 PM

My favourite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Luke Skywalker (new Millennium Falcon version).
My least favourite is the generic clone trooper from Clone Wars.
I wish LEGO would create a new Mos Eisley Cantina complete with cantina band. 🙂

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Kristel November 16, 2011 at 2:37 PM

My favourite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Dath Vader.
My least favourite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Nute Gunray.
I wish LEGO would open a store in Australia, reduce prices in Australia to be closer to US prices and bring out a “girly” theme with minifigure-sized characters.

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YTjedi November 16, 2011 at 3:05 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Cad Bane.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Gasgano.
I wish LEGO would release a set of either Queen Amidala’s starship from Episode I or Padme’s starship from Episode II, either of which would be sleeky, shiny, and swooshable.

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Quad November 29, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Hey, congratulations YTJedi! I hope you enjoy your book. 🙂

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Marc November 16, 2011 at 4:07 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Bacta Tank Luke, just for his hair!
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Super Battle Droids
I wish LEGO would… dedicate some of the future Collectible Minifigures series to their licensed themes. A Star Wars series, a Marvel series, a DC series.

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Sarah November 16, 2011 at 4:13 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Boba Fett.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the black clone pilot.
I wish LEGO would make a Jabba figure again!

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Sandy Alva November 16, 2011 at 7:56 PM

* My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is R2D2
* My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Aldar Beedo (from Watto’s Junkyard)
* I wish LEGO would open their store in my country Indonesia and reduce the price.

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Jeff November 16, 2011 at 8:46 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars figure is the new Jar Jar Binks.

My least favorite LEGO Star Wars figure is Kit Fisto.

I wish that LEGO would sell the Santa Yoda as a stand alone minifigure.

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eli November 16, 2011 at 9:06 PM

my favorite minifigure is all of them.

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Brad S. November 16, 2011 at 10:43 PM

My favorite SW minifigure is the Bespin Han Solo from the AT-AT set.

My least favorite SW minifigure is Yoda. The scale is just all wrong.

I wish Lego would re-do and release a new Cloud City since I missed out on the first set.

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Quad November 17, 2011 at 1:11 AM

I think Iv’e seen that book before it looked cool wherever I saw it.
Okay:
My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is C-3p0
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Clone trooper.
I wish LEGO would make minifig T-shirts.
🙂

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michael November 17, 2011 at 5:29 AM

my favorite figure is chrime darth vader

my least favorite is battle droids

i wish lego should malke lego starwars battle scenes

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Karen November 17, 2011 at 8:09 AM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Jabba (although he is not too mini!).

My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is any droid.

I wish LEGO would sell blocks in bulk (by the pound).

Thanks for the contest! 🙂

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Margot November 17, 2011 at 9:59 AM

My favorite Lego Star Wars minifigure is the Hoth AT-AT pilot. My least favorite minifigure is any Princess Leia because of the lack of detail on her face.
I really wish Lego would come out with a Naboo star skiff.

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admin November 17, 2011 at 11:32 AM

UPDATE: The second contest is now open! Here is your second chance to win both the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia and the LEGO Ideas Book. Have fun and good luck! 😉
The LEGO Ideas Book Review and Contest

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Jon November 17, 2011 at 1:40 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Watto, or rather his light blue hands. 😉
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Aldar Beedo because who wants a figure that is a solid piece of plastic?
I wish LEGO would design more Modular Buildings per year.

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Ian Brown November 17, 2011 at 2:48 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the senatorial guard.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the first version of Sebulba.
I wish LEGO would design more expanded universe space vehicles.

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Bustin November 17, 2011 at 5:59 PM

My favorite Star Wars minifigure is Boba Fett
My least favorite minifigure is C3po
I wish Lego would introduce a military theme set.

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veldar November 17, 2011 at 11:25 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Darth Vader
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Rotta
I wish LEGO would open a store in Central Connecticut for Pete’s sake…the main US office is here after all.

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Akiva J. November 18, 2011 at 12:01 AM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is cloud city boba!
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is clone wars figs(not clones).
I wish LEGO would make a discworld theme.

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Micky November 18, 2011 at 10:54 AM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the exclusive one of Luke Skywalker with a medal.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker.
I wish LEGO would recruit me as a designer !

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Fener Bazzarini November 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Boba Fett of the Slave 1
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is C3PO
I wish LEGO would a zombie’s inspired set

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admin November 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Fener, your wish may in fact come true! I have heard that LEGO is coming out with some kind of zombie/horror theme later next year. As I know more I will post any news. 😉

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admin November 18, 2011 at 9:58 PM

UPDATE: The third contest is now open! Here is your third chance to win both the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia and the LEGO Ideas Book. Have fun and good luck! 😉
This contest is at theBrickBlogger’s Facebook Page

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Yago November 19, 2011 at 3:21 AM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the stormtroper!
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is anakin skywalker
I wish LEGO would drop the prices of the sets.

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wawa November 19, 2011 at 5:02 AM

🙂

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Darth Vader
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Sebulba (is it categorized minifig?)
I wish LEGO would make LEGO Smurfs.

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MasterOdin November 19, 2011 at 11:06 AM

My favorite Lego Star Wars mini figure is the Battle Damaged Darth Vader.
My least favorite Lego Star Wars mini figure is the Battle Droid (they are very awkward to position and move).
I wish Lego would release the new Batman sets early because I don’t know if I can wait until 2012.

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Austrip November 19, 2011 at 3:43 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Boba Fett
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… the battle droids
I wish LEGO would… put pictures of other creative things that could be done with the sets like the old boxes that they had.

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admin November 20, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Austrip, I miss that feature a lot too! 🙁

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Capital Bricks November 19, 2011 at 8:35 PM

What a great idea!!!

My favorite Lego Star Wars minifig is the Jawa
My least favorite Lego Star Wars minifig is the Battle droid and…
I’d love to see a revisited Cantina set as well- how cool would that be!!!

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Robb November 19, 2011 at 10:00 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… the kid-sized Han/Ian.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… any droid army droid.
I wish LEGO would…release a cloud city playset as a micro build.

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Datoda November 19, 2011 at 10:40 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… R2D2.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… the battle droid.
I wish LEGO would… make LEGO Genghis Khan.

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Kevin Neal November 20, 2011 at 2:11 AM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifig is Boba Fett!
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifig is R2-D2
I wish LEGO would lower their prices on Star Wars LEGOs.

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Brandon Liu November 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifig is… Darth Vader
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifig is… the Battle Droid
I wish LEGO would… make all of their sets cheaper to buy.

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Ben November 22, 2011 at 4:20 PM

okay since I don’t win anything ever i’m going to pray that I get picked….okay here I go.
my favourite minifig is that shiny chrome darth vader thingy.
my least favourite minifig is the original clone trooper, it’s so boring.

I would say lego really need to lower thier prices.There i did it now wheres that prize you promised?

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Kyle - Age 8 November 22, 2011 at 4:57 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is…Captain Rex
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is…battle droid
I wish LEGO would…make more Star Wars sets

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Paul L. November 23, 2011 at 12:11 AM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Christmas Yoda
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Battle Damaged Anakin
I wish LEGO would… use the Force

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Will November 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Boba Fett.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is young Han Solo – makes no sense to me.
I wish LEGO would create sets from the Knights of the Old Repblic era.

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Sarah November 23, 2011 at 1:09 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the Ewoks!
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Jar Jar Binks because that character is so lame.
I wish LEGO would make sets and minifigures based on the KOTOR video games.

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Liu Shiqin November 24, 2011 at 1:38 AM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Captain Rex (he may be a clone but he’s different and he’s in cool blue too)
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Rotta the Huttlet
I wish LEGO would…produce more dioramas like Cloud City (i missed this set)

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Ezra Balanga November 27, 2011 at 3:43 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is the Sandtrooper.
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Kai Adi Mundi.
I wish LEGO would come out with a Princess Leia disguised as Boushh the bounty hunter.

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Tsitra November 27, 2011 at 5:59 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Greedo
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Aldar Beedo (from Watto’s junkyard)
I wish LEGO would bring Australian prices more in line with other countries

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admin November 28, 2011 at 5:41 PM

UPDATE: Contests are now closed. Winners will be announced shortly. Thank you all for playing! 😉

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admin November 29, 2011 at 1:47 PM

UPDATE: All right, guys and gals, the moment of truth! There were 49 entries to this contest, and lil’ sis has spoken; she said the winning number is…drumroll please…15! 😛

Entry number 15, raise your paw! That is YTjedi, if I’m counting correctly. Congratulations YTedi! I will contact you for your address. 😀

If you didn’t win but would still like to get these awesome LEGO books, please note that they are now on sale at Amazon. 😉

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

The LEGO Ideas Book

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Cameron McCurdy January 8, 2012 at 10:20 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is either Darth Maul, Darth Vader or the new Boba Fett

My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is Jar Jar Binks, I mean…come on…

I wish LEGO would not make the clone wars lego, bring down the prices, give me any lego I want (and a job as a designer) and give me some money and a genie (INFINITE WISHES!), and a taco, I’m hungry.

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admin January 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Cameron, thanks for sharing! Just want to make sure you are aware this contest is closed. 😉

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Cameron McCurdy January 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM

yup, sigh

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NRG Cole February 20, 2012 at 8:01 PM

My favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Darth Maul
My least favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigure is… Battle Droids
I wish LEGO would… keep lego star wars going for a long time

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admin February 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Cole, you will be happy to know that LEGO just signed another 10 year contract with the Star Wars francise. 🙂

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Oscar Rámirez November 20, 2013 at 6:09 PM

My favorite Lego:Star Wars superstar is … Darth Maul
My least favorite Lego:Star Wars superstar is…Greedo
I wish LEGO…I cant wish anythng else of them they are the best compay EVER!

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