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Lego and Star Wars Collectibles

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As soon as the brick maker Lego and George Lucas with his Star Wars teamed up to make a range of toy, collectors have gone crazy buying and building Lego minifigures and sets. A lot of these sets are definitely aimed at collectors or high level builder but I would guess that any adult or child would appreciate one of these Lego collectables.

You can see all the tiny intricate details in the Lego Star Wars minifigures that come with the great Star Wars star ships. Each set varies in how hard they are to build but it doesn’t matter to collectors as they like to set up these minifigures and ships to act out a scene from the movies.

These Lego Star Wars collectible sets were Legos first time they licensed a product. This sparked a huge interest for Star Wars fans and collectors and led to over 200 different sets being made so far. They have sets based on all the movies – Episode One: The Phantom of the Menace, Episode Two: Attack of the Clones, Episode Three: Revenge of the Sith, Episode Four: A New Hope, Episode Five: The Empire Strikes Back, Episode Six Return of the Jedi, and The Clone Wars movie, so there is a set from your favourite movie.

Of course the main characters in the movies are available: Luke and Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewie and Darth Vader. The sets are now celebrating the 10th anniversary with special re-released collector sets for sale. Not all sets are minifigure scaled, Lego has made some great Ultimate Collector Series sets with big, fully detailed characters to show off to friends. They come with display stands, authenticity cards and some USC sets are the biggest sets that Lego has ever sold.

The Lego and George Lucas licence deal is meant to end in 2011, if so this will make the Star Wars sets even more rare and collectible than what they are now. Lego Star Wars even have a range of video games for all the major consoles so I can’t see that the popularity of these Lego sets fading away any time soon.