Every story has a beginning, and ours started on September 8th, 2009 when LEGO launched the original incarnation of The Holo-Brick Archives.

Conceived and created by Sten Funder Lysdahl, who was the LEGO.com content manager at the time, it was meant to serve as a database of all the LEGO Star Wars sets ever made. Launched in beta mode, The Holo-Brick Archives v1.0 was maintained for less than a full year before being mothballed, never having achieved a full catalog.

Screenshot of the original The Holo-Brick Archives (c Sept 2009)
The original The Holo-Brick Archives (circa Sept 2009)

This latest (unofficial) version provides a full database of LEGO Star Wars sets, minifigures, books, clothing, multimedia and third-party products – as well as inventories and a means to keep your collections updated. It also collects – and shares – all the news of the LEGO Star Wars license from around the world.

The site is run by volunteers who write all the content, maintain the database and ensure that The Holo-Brick Archives is available whenever and wherever you need it.

Fervent documentarian and effusive AFOL, Jeremy Beckett manages the daily news content and set reviews.

Having enjoyed LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy Beckett started collecting LEGO Star Wars sets in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via starwars.com, Blocks Magazine, 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.

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.

Special thanks go to Aiden Price for figuring out our hosting architecture requirements, building the bones of the database, getting the news archive up and running, writing the database library, as well as general technical support and holding our hand during our development phase; Peter Schulz for writing the WP Data Access plugin and his support while we refined it to suit our purposes; and Daniel Richards, a fellow LSW AFOL, who guided us through customizing the visitor experience in the database section. Without their help, this resource would not exist.

If you want to contact The Holo-Brick Archives you can use the form below or click on the email icons in our staff bios above to contact one of us directly.

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