For the vast majority of its LEGO video games – going all the way back to at least 2008’s LEGO Batman: The Videogame – TT Games has gifted its development team with transparent trophy bricks, each of which is printed with the game it’s commemorating and houses a relevant LEGO minifigure of the employee’s choice.
Those bricks – which are also stackable, just like real LEGO elements – have since become collectors’ items in their own right, with many fetching hundreds on the aftermarket. Recent auctions on eBay have seen two different LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham bricks sell for £236 and £310 respectively, for instance, while an original trophy from the first LEGO Batman game sold for more than £600.
TT Games has now handed out bricks to celebrate the launch of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, its latest and most ambitious LEGO video game to date, which has already sold over three million copies. Senior Game Programmer Cameron McNicol tweeted an image of his commemorative gift, which features the Darth Vader minifigure that towers over the game’s key art.
Given employees are reportedly able to choose the character housed inside their brick, there are likely plenty of other LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga trophies out there with different minifigures – just as plenty of different examples exist for previous games, including LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
Collecting each unique version is likely an impossibility, then, but you might be able to snag at least one LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga brick a couple of years down the line. Just keep your eyes peeled on the aftermarket, because they’re generally pretty hard to find…
Support the work that Brick Fanatics does by purchasing your LEGO using our affiliate links.
- I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then.
- News28/11/2023You won’t find a LEGO collection more unique (or obscure) than this
- 21344 Orient Express28/11/2023LEGO says Orient Express’s fan designer was ‘very happy’ with the finished product
- News27/11/2023Last chance for LEGO Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, discounts and giveaways
- News27/11/2023LEGO Cyber Monday sale includes new and retiring Star Wars and Icons sets