With the focus of so many LEGO fan blogs and channels on what is coming next, we often forget that there is a long and rich history underpinning the LEGO Star Wars license.
Since its humble beginnings making simple wooden toys, through to its evolution as the world’s largest manufacturers of toys, the Star Wars license has played a key role in the ongoing success of LEGO.
To document the milestones of the line, we’ve curated the most important moments in a comprehensive timeline that covers nearly 100 events of significance since LEGO announced their partnership with Lucasfilm on April 30, 1998.
Have we missed any important events? Please share them in the comments below and we’ll look into your suggestions so our timeline can continue to grow along with the LEGO Star Wars license.
Fervent documentarian, effusive AFOL and founding partner, Jeremy manages the daily news content and set reviews.
Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.