LEGO Star Wars characters avatar craze arrives on TikTok

TikTok and Instagram is awash with LEGO Star Wars avatars as users started a trend over the past few days.

Those logging into TikTok, and to a lesser extent Instagram may have noticed that many users are jumping on a LEGO Star Wars bandwagon. Users are changing their profile image to one of the characters from LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game or LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, using the game’s classic circle with image style. Some are even changing their usual photo to match the style of the game’s avatars.

It all started as a group of users decided to build an army for a “raid” on Hype House, a TikTok collective. That snowballed as more and more users changed their profile, to the point that now it has simple become a trend beyond its initial intent.

LEGO Star Wars was always fun for playing everything and everyone, mostly because all the characters look different and have bizarre abilities — unlike, say, LEGO Harry Potter, which is just a bunch of British kids waving sticks at stuff,” says Polygon reporter Ryan Gilliam in his colleague’s article that highlights the social media trend.

In this video from Brick Fanatics, Lucasfilm Story Group’s Leland Chee discusses the significance of the LEGO Star Wars video games:

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in cinemas now.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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