Posted by Jeremy on May 31, 2019 at 10:30 PM CST

20 Jahre LEGO Star Wars
Das ist ein Grund zu feiern!


So started the invitation, received by around 150 or so German social media influencers and LEGO Ambassadors, to a special bash at a converted boiler house in Munich, which (no doubt uncoincidentally) goes by the name Kesselhaus (!) and had a distinctly droid factory vibe to the decor, for an event on May 3rd and imperiumdersteine.de*, stonewars.de, roguebricks.de and 1000steine.de attended the party, hosted by LEGO, and shared their experiences.

The formal element to the shindig was short, with a brief introduction from local LEGO and Disney staff and a recap presentation of the last 20 years, before Jan Neergaard Olesen, LEGO Star Wars Senior Designer, stepped forward and introduced himself.


After a brief explanation of his nearly-20 year career with LEGO, Jan directed the attention of the attending audience to the mock up of a LEGO Star Wars designers office space where the full range of 20th Anniversary Edition sets were on display with their predecessors.

The rest of the floor space of the venue, where it wasn't taken up by those luck enough to attend, was given over to display cases, interactive features and enough hors d'oeuvres to satiate a Wookiee.


Typically for LEGO there was a special build event attached to the occasion, and attendees were given the chance to construct a one-off Millennium Falcon, designed by LEGO Certified Professional Rene Hoffmeister (design-in-stein.de).


All but one of the parts - the base with the 20th anniversary logo specially printed by steindrucker.com - are standard and can be assembled using the instructions created (with permission) by stonewars.de.


Click on the image above to download a step-buy-step PDF and be sure to visit the previous link for tips on parts, and you can download an inventory list care of Rebelscum.


And if all of that wasn't special enough, LEGO provided all their guests with a goodie bag to take home with them!

* steine is German for stones - aka bricks!

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Back before the world wide web and social media ruled our shopping habits there was a long-established practice of driving around all the nearby toy stores to hunt down the latest releases. Obviously times have changed and online retail is far more important than it was twenty-five years ago - but has it killed the toy run? What was your shopping experience over the Triple Force Friday product launch weekend?
I managed to find everything I wanted in stores!
I found some but had to resort to big box websites to complete my haul.
I didn't bother stepping outside and ordered everything online.
I haven't bought any of the TFF product yet. Roll on clearance sales.
I'm waiting for the TV series/movie release before I commit.
I've so over it, no more Star Wars collecting for me.
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