Friday, 4 September 2015

#ForceFriday - LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Sets


Star Wars The Force Awakens, #ForceFriday, LEGO Star Wars 2015

Star Wars and LEGO fans! It is #ForceFriday today! To celebrate, Disney has launched a global Star Wars toys unboxing event, which is also the first UK LEGO unboxing event. It sure is a big deal, and we are excited to be part of it!


Star Wars The Force Awakens, #ForceFriday, LEGO Star Wars 2015

Star Wars The Force Awakens, #ForceFriday, LEGO Star Wars 2015
15cm in length with soft silicon-like blue part
This morning we've received a special delivery from LEGO, containing 2 out of the 6 new LEGO Star Wars buildable figures (range from RRP £14.99 to £29.99) - Jango Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi. They contain LEGO Technic and Technic-like pieces, and since hubby is the Star Wars fan, I'll of course let him do the honour to build them with the kids. I just want to play with Obi-Wan's lightsaber hehe (Clay just took over it!)! Obi-Wan will become a 25.5cm tall figure, and Jango Fett 24cm tall. 


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LEGO Millenium Falcon

Star Wars The Force Awakens, #ForceFriday, LEGO Star Wars 2015
LEGO Poe's X-Wing Fighter
Apart from the buildable figures, there is the exciting new LEGO Star Wars "vehicles" too of course, including the Millennium Falcon (RRP £129,99) that I'm sure will be the highly sought after set! It also comes with my new found love BB-8! I want that BB-8! But for a more affordable set to get my hands on the cute droid, I'll consider the LEGO Poe's X-Wing Fighter (RRP £69.99), and I'm sure Clay will love this set more because of the shape and colour!

If you don't know who BB-8 is:

Star Wars The Force Awakens, #ForceFriday, LEGO Star Wars 2015
Image from Walt Disney Pictures
Left: R2-D2    Right: BB-8


Star Wars The Force Awakens, #ForceFriday, LEGO Star Wars 2015

The LEGO First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter (RRP £59.99) stood out most to me however, because I bought my hubby (then boyfriend) one in early 2000. It has evolved quite a bit since then!

Today is a busy day on social media for #ForceFriday, don't forget to follow the hashtag on Twitter, and there are a lots of unboxing videos happening on YouTube as well. It's worth checking them out if you want to buy something Star Wars related (adding "The Force Awakens" in your search should be able to filter out the old from the new), they'll certainly make great presents (dare I say, Christmas!) for a lot of people!