When will LEGO Star Wars explore more animated content?

As Star Wars continues to expand in scope, it’s to be hoped the LEGO Star Wars line will eventually keep pace.

Star Wars Celebration has made it clear that it’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan. The official event has shed light on a number of new projects and confirmed the continuation of old ones. The Mandalorian is (naturally) getting more episodes, while Clone Wars spinoff The Bad Batch is also getting a second season.

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The other upcoming Star Wars animated projects may prove as interesting to Star Wars fans as the live-action efforts. Star Wars: Visions (an anime anthology of non-canonical Star Wars adventures) is getting a second season next year, with shorts from several different countries this time around. Tales of the Jedi, meanwhile, looks to the past with new stories about Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku.

Lately, the LEGO Star Wars line has focussed on original trilogy sets and the new recent live-action shows (with the occasional outlier such as the upcoming 75335 BD-1). As such, recent animated projects like Star Wars: Resistance and Star Wars: The Bad Batch have enjoyed much more limited representation in the theme – while others, like Star Wars Visions, haven’t been referenced at all. It’s to be hoped that Star Wars animation gets more LEGO love, especially as characters like Qui-Gon Jinn (slated to appear in Tales of the Jedi) and Count Dooku haven’t appeared in LEGO form for some time.

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The LEGO Group has shown a greater willingness to dip into the odder corners of the Star Wars universe before now. 75087 Anakin’s Custom Jedi Starfighter was an unexpected surprise in the 2015 LEGO Star Wars line, drawing inspiration from the Star Wars: Clone Wars miniseries. Preceding the 3D animated behemoth, this 2D miniseries was created by animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky. The LEGO set featured the original, monochrome appearance of Asajj Ventress, making it an excellent choice for hardcore LEGO Star Wars fans.

With luck, some of that energy will return to the LEGO Star Wars line soon. While the audience of LEGO is something of a moving target, there’s only so many Landspeeders and X-wings we can take.

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