Give Me Those Star Wars 45: LEGO Star Wars

HEY KIDS! You can assemble this episode of Give Me Those Star Wars with little blocks of data and audio that snap together!!! Okay, not really, but this episode does feature Ryan Daly and Paul Hix discussing Star Wars product from LEGO. Hear Paul describe the sheer awesomeness that is the Mos Eisley Cantina in LEGO form, while Ryan tries to compete with his pathetically inept landspeeder. Plus, stories of LEGO products past, and listener feedback, as well as more mini-figs than you can shake a lightsaber at. Check it out!

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8 responses to “Give Me Those Star Wars 45: LEGO Star Wars

  1. Great discussion fellas! That Cantina set is a real beauty, and I know my Lego-obsessed daughter Dani was tempted…but she’s too deep into Lego Harry Potter these days. She only dabbles in the other lines now because all her allowance and gift suggestions go towards that specific line. And she has EVERYTHING from the recent resurgence of the license at Lego, including the massive Hogwarts Castle.

    Oh, and she corrects Cindy and I on “Lego” vs. “Legos” now too. It’s both singular and plural. I guess it’s like me cringing when people say “MEG-o” instead of the proper “ME-go”. Sorry Ryan.

    Paul’s process for building was much like the one I took for the Lego Batman ’66 Batcave I bought a few years back. I just worked on it over a period of several weeks, and both of my kids would come and help me, especially Dani. This was when she was just getting fully bitten by the bug. That set included the Batmobile, Batcopter and Batcycle, so Lego likes to go nuts with these deluxe sets. A revised Batmobile was just released at a much cheaper price, so maybe there’s hope for those who want some of the Cantina pieces, but not the whole set.


  2. I’ve had Legos (sorry, Paul, that’s the plural in my mind) for as long as I can remember. I had the Castle & Space sets as a kid, which I used to create all sorts of things. It got to the point where if I was rummaging too much in my Lego carrying case that my mom would ask me to go into my room to finish. The sound just got to her.

    I got a few of the Star Wars Masterwork Lego sets during and just after college, but that stopped after the first dog. Apparently the large Yoda set was a little too much for him, so it got chewed. We eventually sold all of the sets at a garage sale.

    Now my daughter has the bug. She started small, with help from me, but now is really good at doing the sets, even the more complex ones, on her own. The biggest one came from Santa a couple of years ago, which was the Cinderella Castle set. And, being the social media queen that she is, she did a series of YouTube videos recording her construction of it.

    Don’t worry, the actual building is time-lapse.

  3. So LEGO is the company (well technically LEGO System A/S) . It’s name come from the first two letters of the Danish words “leg godt” meaning “play well”. The products are sets that are made up of bricks and figures. So no it wouldn’t be the plural form to say LEGOs.

  4. I also got my start with the old LEGO Space and LEGO Knights as a kid. I didn’t get into LEGO Star Wars until sometime after Revenge of the Sith, when I picked up the Obi-Wan Kenobi/General Grievous Chase set. I couldn’t pass up a LEGO version of Obi-Wan’s faithful stead, Boga. I’m pretty sure that’s the only Star Wars set I’ve ever bought with my own money. All of the other Star Wars sets I own were received as birthday or Christmas presents.

    Actually, I have three sets, including the Razor Crest, still sitting in their boxes from Christmas. Unfortunately, our overcrowded little house lacks adequate display space. Fortunately, my wife, the tool-wielder in our family, has promised to put up some shelves to display all of our LEGO creations. Thank you, Dear.

    On a related note, my daughter and I are eagerly awaiting the new LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga video game. The LEGO Star Wars games were the first video games we ever played together.

    Thanks for another amazing episode.

  5. Oh man, this was lots of fun to listen to. Lego(s) are all over our home, Star Wars and others, because my kids are Lego maniacs so it’s got me back into it. I really enjoyed hearing your Lego origin stories. I don’t think I know anyone who DIDN’T grow up with Lego in some way.

    For the Lego that I own, I’ve got Razorcrest (same as Paul, I got for Christmas!), Obi-Wan’s Hut and the Jawa Sandcrawler that my kids have taken over, sorry Paul. Though not Star Wars, I also own the Tron Light Bikes which came from the Lego Ideas line. Of course with May the 4th just passed, they released some more sets that look like fun, like the Imperial Shuttle. And I have to agree with you both; as an adult, building Lego is very relaxing and a great stress reliever. Sometimes, I just like helping my kids by separating and sorting Lego.

    The downside to this hobby is the expense. My kids want all the expensive out of print sets. My youngest wants Count Dooku’s ship from Clone Wars that can only be bought second hand for around $1000! This went from being a stress reliever to a stress inducer!

    Anyways, enough of my complaining. This was a really fun show and it was great to hear from Paul. Looking forward to the next episode. Keep up the great work!

  6. Is this Lego set original movie cantina or special edition cantina? If special edition, *table flip*!

    Seriously, the set looks amazing. Thanks for sharing it. I trust it’ll get mailed around to everyone who writes feedback to the podcast, Paul. Paul? Hello?

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