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Ken Robichaud | April 7th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Chewbacca Lives!

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With so many rumours and assumptions flying around the filming of Episode VII, it’s really been like pulling teeth for news outlets to get any official confirmations from the studio on what’s going on. Today The Hollywood Reporter posted that Peter Mayhew has been confirmed to reprise his role as Chewbacca in the new movie. If Chewie is in the film, it can’t be too long before Disney confirms Ford’s involvement as well, right? Right?

Either way, having Chewie back is good news for fans of the original films (right? I mean, he was in Revenge which was the best of the three prequels for me) and after Abrams’ twitter confirmation of the triumphant return of R2-D2, it does seem one step closer to an official announcement that they are indeed getting the band back together. Filming has apparently already begun filming, without having a main cast locked in it would appear, but it could just be location shots, 2nd unit stuff, R2 spinning around in circles or who knows what.

Comments in the chatroom indicated to me that the news of Chewbacca’s return may be received negatively from die hard fans of the EU, of which I am not. Who knows, maybe he’ll be come back as a cyborg like so many before him. I’m wondering when the news that Boba Fett is returning will break…

Ace Kim | February 27th, 2012 | Bricklandia

Bricklandia Comic #1

Poor Chewie. He doesn’t even get recognized at the medal ceremony at the end of A New Hope (though to be fair neither did the other two surviving pilots on the Death Star assault, Red 2 Wedge Antilles and Gold 7 Keyan Farlander. Where are their medals huh?). He’s not bitter or anything. Ever the loyal soldier, he follows Han and joins the Rebel alliance and relocates to Hoth. I wonder if he’s ever resented Han for that whole medal ceremony deal. I’m sure he thinks about it, ’cause he seems awfully eager to take advantage of a particular situation. Will Chewie finally come out on top? For once?

And for the record, this is last week’s comic. It’s entirely my fault that’s being posted a few days late. We’re going to try and get back on track this week.

And yes we still have our regular story line. We’re just banking that for when we get desperate for jokes.

In other news, I’d like to give a big thanks to those who responded for our call for volunteers. Our time grid is nearly filled so if you’re thinking about volunteering, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email. For those of you who did respond, I sent back verification instructions. The deadline to submit t-shirt sizes for the volunteers is quickly approaching, so if you decide to respond later, you might get stuck with a shirt too small or too big. And we can’t have that now can we?

Ace Kim | February 16th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Toy Fair 2011 Premium Giveaway

Every year at Toy Fair, the attendees of the Collector Event each get a goodie bag filled with press releases, a retailer catalog, and, of course, the premium giveaway. For this year’s premium item, the focus is on the Star Wars Miniland area debuting at LEGOLAND CA next month on March 31st. You get this box:

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Ryan "chief" Wood | October 19th, 2009 | MOC Spotlight

Gettin’ His Hurr Did

We don’t post nearly enough SW mocs these days. I woke up to this one from im.mick in the FBTB Flickr Outpost from this morning and I’m laughing too hard to not share it: