Admiral Ackbar is the LEGO Star Wars character that the Washington Post has selected for the newspaper’s TikTok avatar, as the platform’s users continues the craze of using a character from LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game or LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy as their avatar.
As well as taking inspiration from the games for avatars, users are creating videos with the Cantina theme and tagging them #LSW. It all started as a light-hearted way for users to mock Hype House, but has spread to become a general trend across TikTok.
“I remember it being one of the first games I played as a kid,” 18-year-old Joe Maddalena, who created a LEGO Star Wars post on TikTok with over 1 million views, told the Washington Post. “I have great memories of me and my sister playing for hours.”
The next title in the series, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, will be released later this year on Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in cinemas now.