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I’ve been Teaching The Force THE ROCK FATHER Way™ on an official basis ever since our oldest daughter, Addie, was born back in 2009. Now, in 2015, we’ve got a pair of Stormtroopers daughters who are becoming well-versed in the ways of a galaxy far, far away. Growing up with STAR WARS the first time around, we had three movies (five if you count the two made-for-tv Ewok movies), and since only a rare few had home video players in those days (mostly VHS or Beta), if you didn’t catch those films on the big screen, your viewing options were pretty much limited to cropped versions that would occasionally run on TV. Now, just as it was back then, one of the greatest pieces of the STAR WARS puzzle is how those stories pique the interest and curiosity of those who view them, and how kids’ imagination is stimulated and inspired to create their own adventures. To “build” new stories and worlds, if you will.

LEGO STAR WARS DROID TALES

Nearly four decades past the release of 1977’s STAR WARS (before it was known as “A New  Hope”), and families are about to experience J.J. Abrams’ STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – the beginning of a whole new trilogy and the first big-screen STAR WARS experience for a new generation that’s just waiting to be inspired. But things are different now, and the STAR WARS Galaxy is a much bigger place – one populated by the previous six film “Saga,” THE CLONE WARS, STAR WARS REBELS, and some pretty cool alternate realities – like LEGO Star Wars

LEGO STAR WARS NABOO STARFIGHTER

LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales is a new series of specials (five in all) airing on Disney XD , starting off with Exit to Endor and Crisis on Coruscant. For families that aren’t as Force-immersed as ours, it’s the perfect starting point – or as Obi-Wan Kenobi would say, a “first step into a larger world.” Unlike my youth, where STAR WARS was limited in viewing options, LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales is available where you are – not just on television, but also the Watch Disney XD App!

LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales on the Watch Disney XD App

And, just as C-3PO re-tells the entire Saga in his own, light-hearted and humorous way, families can mix-and-match and re-tell (or completely make-up) the original Saga or new adventures. You can build your own Droid Tales… or Dad Tales… Mom Tales… Kid Tales… the possibilities are endless.

LEGO Star Wars

With The Rock Daughters’ new LEGO Star Wars Naboo Starfighter, they’ve added 442 pieces of excitement to their growing collection, and that’s just the beginning. It doesn’t matter that Young Anakin Skywalker blasted from a hangar somewhere on Naboo some 30 years or so before the events of STAR WARS REBELS… if kids want “Little Ani” to hang out with Ezra Bridger, that’s totally cool!

LEGO STAR WARS Ezra and Crew

Can Darth Vader show up to have a lightsaber battle with Obi-Wan decades before their final face-off on the first Death Star? You bet! 

LEGO STAR WARS Darth Vader

There’s nothing better than seeing imagination at work, and our LEGO Star Wars collection is a perfect place for that to happen…

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LEGO STAR WARS

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Start building your own STAR WARS Universe today with LEGO Star Wars. Teach The Force your own way, and be sure to check out LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales on Disney XD (check local listings for dates and times).

THE ROCK FATHER was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all that of James Zahn.

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