My wonderful husband Mike took time off his day job as a Stanford professor to write today’s post!
The brilliance of Star Wars is that its characters and storyline inspire hours of play. The Star Wars film has captured the imagination of four generations in my family. It has been the basis of hundreds of bedtime stories, as I wrote about here and here. We were overjoyed when we were selected to preview LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales and were sent a Naboo Starfighter set for the kids to put together. LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales is a series of five 22 minute animated episodes where C-3PO and R2-D2 retell the six Star Wars movies in chronological order. As with other LEGO Star Wars films, such as The Empire Strikes Out, it is absolutely hilarious—to both hardcore Star Wars fans (who will understand all the inside jokes) and those who are less familiar with the series. After watching the first episode with the kids, I showed it to my graduate students and others in my department. They loved it!
Creating Stories with LEGO Star Wars
Even Anna (who recently turned three) loved the Nabooo Starfighter! (The pink fabric on the right side is actually a skirt that Anna wears on her head so she can pretend she has “long hair.”)
Anna, an aspiring blogger, took a picture of the kids assembling the LEGO Star Wars set. She has observed my wife documenting the kids’ activities with her camera. Note: the camera doesn’t really have a viewfinder.
It was really fun watching the kids spend hours building and making up stories – and incorporating pieces from their other LEGO sets.
Do your kids love Star Wars?