LEGO Star Wars TV Specials

atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
edited June 2011 in Everything else LEGO
Some LEGO Star Wars TV specials are heading our way later this year:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78675

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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Not sure if I'm excited about this or not!? On one hand I'd like George to just leave it alone, but there's a tiny part of my who's intreagued as to how this will pan out. The article suggests it will be fun. Let's hope so.
  • mrfootballmrfootball Member Posts: 84
    Outstanding! My kids are going to be thrilled to hear about this. Will it be a series or perhaps a 1-2 hour TV movie?
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Lucas has beat it so much it's hard to even discern that it is a dead horse.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    ^^ not sure, information is sparse at the moment.

    ^ yes, you are right, but why do I still get a little excited by these announcements, I guess I'm just too forgiving.

    I'm wondering if these are going to 'silent' films like the LEGO games, in all those that I've played the characters don't actually speak.
  • acedogg77acedogg77 Member Posts: 110
    The real fun begins in the cinemas next Febuary. 3D Phantom Menace.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Because 2D Jar Jar wasn't horrific enough?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    edited June 2011
    Lucas has beat it so much it's hard to even discern that it is a dead horse.
    Hey, when you own all of your own licensing rights you tend to want to utilize them to make money... am I sick of all the 'prequel' stuff (espeically when you know what the outcome will ultimately be?) YES.
    They should be starting to focus on the stories AFTER Episode 6
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    I see this as a way of perhaps introducing some other ships/scenes to the mix that could then maybe be released as sets? One can hope.....Or maybe we can get our 17th version of Slave I instead....
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited July 2011
    Lego Star Wars Episode 3.52: Jar Jar and the Bic Lighter of Doom
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 523
    Yeah, I love Lego and I love the Star Wars-licensed sets released by them. But this, care for I shall not! Good for the kids, but I remember a time (note that I grew up on the PREQUELS) when SW media was released that everybody could enjoy. But that's another (non-Lego) story altogether!
  • jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
    I think we're all forgetting that George Lucas has been crazy for a long time. Ewok Christmas Special Anybody?

    I think LEGO is the best that that happened to the Star Wars franchise since they started digitally mucking with the old films.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited July 2011
    The Star Wars Christmas Special was the original P.O.S. to end all P.O.S.

    Happy Life Day, everybody! LMFAO
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    I've just watched The Padawan Menace and have to say I quite enjoyed it. Not surprisingly the humour is very similar to the games, so if you like those I think you'll like this. They've also announced an exclusive minifig will be given away with the bluray release of this in September I think.

    There were a lot of updated and new minifig designs in this, I'm trying not to read too much into it but it's possible this was a taster of things to come.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ I watched the show as well, and quite enjoyed it too. I haven't played the games, but might need to now. I think fans of the original trilogy at least would enjoy the humor and references. "It's a wrap!"
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,258
    Where can I find this, aside from short clips on YouTube ?
  • bluelion3bluelion3 Member Posts: 156
    I kind of enjoyed it as well. My two year old LOVED it.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,258
    "Somebody go get Darth a donut"

    :-)
  • ThisIsMyCupThisIsMyCup Member Posts: 156
    i really liked the rancor figure. and the kiminoan on the jedi council, just a stack of round bricks with a minifigure head on top.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    The Rancor was cool, nice to know they've designed one now, it'd be great to see it in 2013 in a set, here's hoping.

    For me, it was a joy to see Ponda Baba (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ponda_Baba) in minifig form (hint hint TLG).
  • mrfootballmrfootball Member Posts: 84
    We really enjoyed it! I hope they do more (or maybe a feature length movie).

    Just pre-ordered the Blueray DVD for $13 shipped from Walmart - comes with a young Han Solo minifig.
  • bluelion3bluelion3 Member Posts: 156
    I didn't realize it would be on DVD so soon. It will be nice to see in HD since my Cartoon Network is a standard definition channel. I liked the Han Solo ("Ian") character in the show, so the figure is great!
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Just ordered mine. Thanks for the heads-up.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited July 2011
    I wouldn't get your hopes up too much about lego models and figs in the show, as the video games also had lots of great looking figs and models, many of which have never existed.

    Though maybe a little hope this time, as i suppose this is made by the very people who will cash in on the direct advertising/hype that the show is/creates. But then i also thought LEGO would have the sense to cash in on Lego Universe with real life models...
  • bluelion3bluelion3 Member Posts: 156
    Is anyone familiar with the bonus material included in the disc?
    BONUS MATERIAL :
    * Hunt for R2D2
    * Bombad Bounty
    * Star Wars in Two Minutes (Part 1)
    * Star Wars in 2 Minutes (Part 2)
    * Star Wars Clone Wars In Cinema
    I feel like I've seen the Star Wars in Two Minutes bits. Were any of these from lego.com or are they fan films?
  • NeilJamNeilJam USAMember Posts: 271
    I think I've seen the SW in two minutes on Comcast On Demand.
  • ytjediytjedi Member Posts: 18
    edited July 2011
    @bluelion3
    You can see the videos on LEGO's video page under the Star Wars products (the names are different though):
    http://starwars.lego.com/en-us/Movies/default.aspx

    * Hunt for R2D2 = Quest for R2D2 Parts 1 & 2
    * Bombad Bounty = Full Mini Movie 2010 Parts 1 & 2
    * Star Wars in Two Minutes Part 1 = May the 4th Be With You
    * Star Wars in Two Minutes Part 2 = May the 4th Be With You - 2
    * Star Wars Clone Wars in Cinema = ? I don't know what this one is

    On the site they also have a few more videos, mostly commercials that have aired for various sets.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    edited July 2011
    Anyone happen to know if the blu-ray will be region encoded? I've read that a lot of blu-rays are region free. There is no release date that I can find for the UK so I'm in the dark as to whether the Han minifig is exclusive to the US release. I'd appreciate it if someone in the US could potentially help me out and pre-order and ship a copy to the UK for me (payment via paypal).
  • rwsalesrwsales Member Posts: 47
    I would also be grateful if someone could ship a copy to myself in the UK - as Wal-Mart does not ship outside the US. Like atkinsar - can pay via paypal.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,258
    Please add me to the list for UK shipping !
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,312
    ^ Likewise! I checked Walmart and no UK shipping. But don't they own Asda, so maybe it will be sold there?? I can pay paypal or swap for sets. I have a stack of 3222 sets available!!
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    edited September 2011
    May want to hold off on your orders for imported copies.....

    Just seen on Jedi News:
    The great news is that LEGO Star Wars - The Padawan Menace is coming to the UK on the Cartoon Network just in time for the October half-term holidays; we'll get you the exact date just as soon as we get it.

    Also, for those that would like to add LEGO Star Wars - The Padawan Menace to their Blu-ray or DVD collection the great news in that Tesco will be selling this exclusively in the UK in early November. The release will be available as seperate Blu-ray and DVD releases and both with include the Young Han Solo minfigure shown above.

    Link: http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=5656
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,766
    yeah heard it on the force cast. ive seen it but i really want the Ian figure so def going to splash out on it
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Got an email that mine just shipped.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    ^ in the US?
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ correct
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    ^ Who'd you order it from?
  • esurientesurient Member Posts: 10
    Just wondering if The Padawan Menace is of movie length or is it a preview to the upcoming tv series after Clone Wars Season 4?
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^^ Wal-Mart
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,766
    ^^ its a 30 minute tv episode done by lego but there are no plans to make it a tv series. detours which is what you refer to is a colaboration between seth green and george lucas.
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    ^^ Thanks. Just can't bring myself to trust Walmart shipping. Guess I'll drop by a store and see if they have 'em.
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    So, I did just that - stopped by Walmart today and they had a bunch of copies for sale - plenty to go around. Bought one - enjoyed it! Funny little Flick. Missed it when it aired on TV - hope they make it into a series.
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