If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that Henry’s two great loves are LEGO and Star Wars.
The only thing better as far as he’s concerned is Lego Star Wars. As evidence….
Naturally, he was pretty thrilled to hear that his latest, “Assignment,” for Sounds Fun Mom was to put together a LEGO model! It arrived on a sick day (hence the pajamas), and it really did save what had otherwise been a bummer of a week for him. LEGO never lets us down!
I always love watching him put LEGO sets together. He has to work really hard at reading and writing, but he shines with anything hands-on. He follows the instruction booklet, and he always gets it together in no time flat. I love how proud he is when he finishes a model or creates something of his own.
We also got to watch an episode of LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales Turns out, Henry had already set the DVR to record all the episodes, so yeah-he was way ahead of me. Keep reading for our review!
LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales is an animated series that tells the Star Wars stories from the point of view of the droids. The characters are Lego guys. It’s a lot like the Lego Movie meets Star Wars, with the same fun look to the animation and the same funny jokes and references for the grown-ups.
It works as an easy introduction to the world of Star Wars for young children-no “Experience,” required-, or as another fun series for your super fan to enjoy.
My husband loves to talk all things Star Wars, and he loves Droid Tales as much as Henry.
In his words, “It reminds me of the old classics that I watched when I was a kid. I love that it’s a kids’ show, but it has all these smart references only grown-ups will get. ” As an example (Spoiler alert!) in the 2nd episode, the characters refer to one of the speeder vehicles as, “Daisy Mae.”
For those of you who don’t know, that’s a Dukes of Hazard reference. If you are too young to remember the Dukes of Hazard, go ask someone. Also, I don’t really want to hear about it.
Henry and his dad have a great time using LEGO models and bricks to recreate the Star Wars stories and even make up new ones. My husband still has Star Wars action figures from the 70s (I married a much older man, obviously), and they have a great time incorporating them into Henry’s LEGO creations. I know lots of teachers use LEGO to work on science and math concepts, but we’ve found that LEGO has also been a great way to work on literacy skills. Henry uses the models to retell the stories, and he has written dozens of comic books, too.
If you have a fan of Star Wars, Lego, or fun, animated shows with plenty of action, you’ll want to check out Droid Tales. I thought it was gentle enough for all but the very youngest viewers, and our whole family had fun watching it together-even my picky tween. Just like with Lego, you can jump in at any point.
“Start catching up on the entire Star Wars™ saga today with LEGO® Star Wars™ construction sets and the new Droid Tales series. Click here to start building the universe, and tune in to Disney XD for new Droid Tales episodes as the perfect way for families to learn or relive the saga before the new film comes out later this year.”
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