LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga exclusive employee gift revealed

A TT Games programmer has revealed the studio’s latest employee-exclusive gift for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which continues a long tradition of commemorative bricks.

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.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga employee gift
Image: Cameron McNicol

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…

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Chris Wharfe

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. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

2 thoughts on “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga exclusive employee gift revealed

  • 21/05/2022 at 00:07
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    Hey Chris! Good article!

    I have a very rare collection of Lego and have been collecting since I was a kid from the late 70’s just to give you a little background on myself. I just picked up one of these Vader bricks from this year but it’s still being shipped state side. Most of these come from the UK with some coming from Canada. Just so you know I know quite a few of these game developers and I’m being told that this will be the only brick coming out this year sad to say. Most years past they had a choice between several characters as you well know. I just started really collecting these a few years ago and now have 72 different bricks but I know there are many more. Nobody really knows how many there are but rumor has them around the 140 mark with some being extremely rare, especially some of the older bricks. There is even a rare Darth Maul brick from years past but only 2 exist in the world including one that sits in board room at TT Games in the UK. Anyway, just thought I would fill you in on this as I know a lot about these and really Lego in general. Hope all is well…

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  • 15/05/2022 at 03:40
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    wont make me forget the crunch they put the devs through

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