With two teenage sons (who also have a huge Star Wars fan for a mom,) you are sure to find LEGO and Star Wars memorabilia throughout our home. Naturally, we love the LEGO Star Wars series and are thrilled to welcome the LEGO® STAR WARS: Droid Tales to our collection!
Star Wars and LEGO join forces again to bring us five complete episodes that awaken the lighter side of the force in LEGO STAR WARS: Droid Tales on DVD. The Story picks up just after the victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor at the end of “Return of the Jedi” , as R2-D2 and C-3PO have gathered to entertain the Rebels with the tales of their adventures. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are story weaving, and suddenly you’re taken on a new journey that leads to the retelling of the entire Star Wars saga, as told by R2-D2 and C-3PO
Like we have come to expect with the LEGO Star Wars series, the episodes are chock full of mayhem with plenty of humor. We love seeing the Star Wars universe come to life LEGO-style, it really adds a fun element and the characters are so cute to watch. What we love most, though, is the dialogue which always includes tons of puns and plenty of witty banter. It’s a great series that’s perfect for a family movie night!
Take a look at the trailer to get a glimpse of all the fun:
The LEGO STAR WARS: Droid Tails DVD also includes an Exclusive trading card set packed inside!
If you want to enhance your family fun, as we traditionally do with our family film nights, we created a special craft for the night – Quick and easy glass Star Wars magnets – an ideal craft for kids of all ages.
Small Star Wars-themed stickers or pictures (we used a sticker set we picked up at our local dollar store.)
Jumbo blue-tint glass accent gems (also found at local dollar store in craft section)
Adhesive magnetic buttons
This craft is super easy but produces some nice results. The first step is to size the sticker or photo to the accent gem. In our case, the stickers were slightly smaller than the glass gem, so no pre-sizing was necessary. As we used stickers and needed a non-sticky surface to mount the magnets to, we next adhered the stickers on craft paper and then trimmed the shape accordingly.
Once you have the sticker shape or photo ready to become a magnet, coat the front of the sticker or photo (as illustrated above) with glue. I like to use Mod Podge as the glue as I know it will dry clear, but regular craft glue works well.
Adhere the glue side of the sticker to the flat (back) side of the accent gem, adjust to center photo properly. Allow the glue to dry fully.
When glue has dried and photo is securely attached to the glass accent gem, attach your magnet to the back side of the photo (as pictured above.)
Viola! You have a great looking custom magnet to use on your refrigerator, metal cabinets, or even school lockers.
We decided these would make excellent game pieces, too, like for playing checkers, so we’ll be working on building our own game board soon!
If you are looking for more Star Wars-related activities for your family fun night, check out:
- 25 Stellar Star Wars Craft Ideas
- 25 Incredible Star Wars Inspired Recipes
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Coloring and Activity Sheet
- Star Wars Activity Sheets