Friday, July 22, 2011

LEGO Star Wars: The Padowan Menace

Tonight was the premiere of LEGO Star Wars: The Padowan Menace on Cartoon Network and of course, we had to watch it. In fact, we had to arrange our entire schedule today around this special LEGO event. Dylan has had this day marked on his calender for over a week and was actually counting down the minutes until 7 pm tonight.

The Star Wars blanket was ready on the floor and the smell of popcorn filled the house. The first glimpse of the show starting resulted in what I would call a 'girl scream' and a leap off the couch.

Yes, I would say Dylan was excited to see LEGO Star Wars: The Padowan Menace.

** Spoiler Alert **

Although this was Dylan's choice of movies, I must admit I loved it!

The LEGO Padowan children going on a field trip and encountering various destinations as  C-3PO and R2-D2 attempt to fly the school bus/ship was a great parallel to the new Star Tours ride at Disneyland. The crash landing on Hoth was my favorite.

Another really funny and creative aspect to this movie was seeing George Lucas as a LEGO. He appears every so often, as the director, to inform Darth Vader that he is not in the scene. At one point he even reminds Darth Vader that anyone can wear that mask. Hilarious!

Seeing all of the LEGO characters that Dylan has built come to life on the screen was a wonderful way for him and I to connect. After watching this with him, I have a little bit better understanding of why he loves his LEGO's so much.

So the next time you see a child playing with LEGO's try to use your imagination ... you know, that thing that use to come so naturally to us when we were younger? Imagine those little pieces of plastic coming to life like they did in LEGO Star Wars: The Padowan Menace.

You can watch a trailer of the movie over at the LEGO site and play some cool online games too!

Did you watch LEGO Star Wars: The Padowan Menace?  
What did you think?


  1. Michelle, I'm Michael Price, and I wrote The Padawan Menace. I came across your blog post thru a Twitter search about the Lego Star Wars show, and I must say I was so delighted by the kind words you wrote about it. Nothing could make me happier than to know that this show that I had such a wonderful time writing would be enjoyed by you and your son. It really touched my heart. And that picture of Dylan in front of the TV! My own son is 14 now, but that shot took me right back to the days when he was little and sitting on the floor like that in front of his favorite show, "Stanley" on the Disney Channel. Anyway, thanks again for the wonderful post and I'm so very happy you and Dylan enjoyed the show!

  2. Thank you Michael. I am honored that you would take the time to read and comment on my post. Dylan watched "Stanley" too - it was his favorite show. We were sad to see it gone, but now our world is all about Lego's! We had to record The Padawan Menace on the DVR so that we can watch it over and over.

  3. After reading your blog for all this time they should seriously hire Dylan to help with new Lego movie story lines. Such an awesome blog!! keep it up!