As the release date for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga inevitably grows closer, the hype surrounding the game and all of its content grows as well. To distract ourselves from the prolonged waiting, let’s see how in-game characters have changed over time.
- Weapon: Green Lightsaber x 2, Blue Lightsaber x 2
- Accessory: None
- Abilities: Super Jump
- Playable: Yes
- Unlocks: The Video Game (200k studs), The Complete Saga (70k studs), The Clone Wars (250k studs)
- Cheat Code: PMN576
The first version of General Grievous was featured in LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game. He is similar to sw0134 found in 7255 General Grievous Chase. The video game version featured printed eyes as opposed to the one released in physical form which had a plain white molded head. The body is nearly the same after you account for the leg connection which gives the video game characters the ability to walk.
With the release of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars came an updated version of General Grievous. The tan-armored and completely re-sculpted Grievous found in 8095 General Grievous’ Starfighter and 9515 Malevolence had been released the year prior in physical form (sw0254), so it only made sense for the game to also update the design. The figure is nearly identical except that the game allowed for his second set of arms to stay hidden until they were needed!
Four years after the last update, LEGO released another version of General Grievous. The mold was the same as the prior one but with white armor instead of tan. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released the following year and included a version that was very similar to sw0515 which was found in 75040 General Grievous’ Wheel Bike, 75199 General Grievous’ Combat Speeder, and 75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter. Too bad the physical version can’t hang lightsaber hilts on its waist!
Which of the expected 300 playable characters in the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga are you most excited for?
As the chief archivist, Kevin Downard maintains and curates the library catalog.
Getting in at the ground floor when the LEGO Star Wars theme first launched, Kevin has been collecting ever since. He is a self-proclaimed minifigure guru and has a passion for tracking down and cataloging every minifig variation – no matter how obscure. He has assisted Rebrickable and Bricklink in maintaining their set inventories, helped overhaul the rebelscum.com LEGO forum, and created the LSW Collector mobile app.