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LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens is here – should you buy it for your kids?

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens is available for purchase today. I’m a huge LEGO fan and a bit of a Star Wars nerd so when the demo came out I was quick to download it. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I spent most of the December holidays building Star Wars LEGO items. Earlier this year I took the financial plunge and even purchased my brother the Millennium Falcon in LEGO. Whether it is the tiny little blocks or the incredible story that is Star Wars – I’m a fan.

So it makes sense that I’d be excited about a video game that incorporates two of my favourite things.

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I haven’t had a chance to play the full game yet but the demo was hella entertaining. You start out having to build and solve puzzles before moving in to shooting Storm Troopers, handling a giant gun and finally flying the Millennium Falcon. I love the little nuisances that get thrown in to the LEGO video games. The fact that the Storm Troopers are sun bathing in a shoot off or that Kylo Ren has the most adorable LEGO bedroom.

The demo also hinted at additional storylines and characters that will give you a more thrilling experience as opposed to just rehashing a movie you might have seen. For LEGO and Star Wars fans you’ll love your time with the game.

But should you buy it for your kids?

lego star wars the force awakens

The LEGO video games are, I think, such great games to get kids engaged with problem solving. Some of the building tasks require a little bit of brain power to figure out how to solve an issue for the characters. Flying in game is a great way to improve hand eye co-ordination and basic motor skills. I think this is a game well suited for kids around the 12 to 13 year old mark. They’re old enough to appreciate the joy of the Star Wars story but not quite at the age where you want them activity shooting real Storm Troopers. They’ll enjoy hours with this one.

I had great plans about creating a YouTube Let’s Play around LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens.

Unfortunately my co-star injured her back this past weekend and I desperately wanted a video up for launch day. I filmed a gameplay video on my own. It’s the first time I’ve done one of these and clearly I’m not very good at them. I lost the excitement and joy that this game bought me on camera and tended to fall on generic fact telling instead. However, if you want to get an idea of the visuals give it a watch – I think you’ll enjoy seeing a little bit of the demo and it could potentially indicate whether you should spend your hard earned cash on it (SPOILER: You should!):


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