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  • All-Star Cast: The Force Awakens rounds up the principal cast for additional voicework beyond the source rips from the movie: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, Simon Pegg, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, and Max von Sydow are all accounted for in both cutscenes and in-game dialogue.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: Anthony Daniels has made a point that he enjoys reprising his role as C-3PO for The Force Awakens.
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  • God Does Not Own This World: The Force Awakens notably has J. J. Abrams and Lucasfilm's president Kathleen Kennedy as playable characters, but not series creator George Lucas.
  • Milestone Celebration: The Skywalker Saga celebrates the games' 15th Anniversary, fitting since it's the first LEGO Adaptation Game ever made by Traveller's Tales.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Though this is largely averted for The Force Awakens, there are three major examples that crop up during the main story: Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and Admiral Ackbar are voiced by Matt Sloan, Sam Witwer, and Tom Kane, respectively.
    • In The Skywalker Saga, the vast majority of the cast is voiced by different voice actors (including talent from the shows) rather than the cast and crew of the movies. Sloan, Witwer, and Kane all return from The Force Awakens.
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  • Refitted for Sequel: LEGO Star Wars was originally planned to feature Zam Wesell and a level featuring her, and there was even a Dummied Out character model. The Complete Saga gave her a playable slot, and finally included the level that was dropped from the original game. It also included reworked versions of "Anakin's Flight" from Episode I and "Bounty Hunter Pursuit" from Episode II, two levels cut from the original game.
  • Release Date Change: The Skywalker Saga was originally announced to release sometime in 2020, but was later pushed back to the spring of 2021, possibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to port it to the next-gen consoles.
  • Role Reprise:
    • In most games, the roles aren't done by the original actors, but The Clone Wars is an exception, being one of the first LEGO video games to have the cast from the TV show that it is based on to record new dialogue for the game.
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    • Billy Dee Williams reprises his voice as Lando in The Skywalker Saga, which is notable considering that The Other Darrin seems to be the operating practice for most characters shown in the game.
  • Spoiled by the Merchandise:
    • The very first Star Wars game spoiled Revenge of the Sith as it came out about a month before the movie did. The lack of dialogue and changing of a few scenes did create a few deviations.
    • The box art for The Skywalker Saga clearly displays Rey's golden lightsaber and Chewbacca wearing Han's old medal, both of which are plot elements tied to the last few minutes of The Rise of Skywalker. The lightsaber is even shown in the gameplay trailer.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Some files for the original LEGO Star Wars game shows that Zam Wesell was planned to be in the game, as well as a wheelbike chase with Grievous. They brought Zam back for The Complete Saga, but never used the wheelbike chase, presumably due to already having a driving segment. The wheelbike does, however, make an appearance in a minigame on the DS version of The Complete Saga.
    • A level where you played as Anakin against the droid battleship in a Naboo Starfighter was planned for the first game (with a piece of the post-level cinematic shown in trailers) but was scrapped, most likely because Episode 1 already had the podracing level. It did survive long enough to appear in screenshots on promotional art, such as in LEGO Magazine and on the back of LEGO set instruction booklets from the time, doubling it as a Missing Secret if you were a kid with an eagle eye. It was included as a bonus level in The Complete Saga, redesigned to be more like that game's vehicle levels.
    • The first game was also going to have a level based on the "General Grievous Chase" set from Revenge of the Sith where you played as Obi-Wan chasing General Grievous on Boga. It was scrapped mainly because the developers couldn't figure out how to implement a second player.
    • Matt the Radar Technician was going to be a playable character in The Force Awakens, but he was removed from the game, possibly due to legal reasons. Remnants of his character data can be found in the game files.
    • While working on the second game, the developers considered trying motion capture to speed up the production of cutscenes. They felt it had too much of an Uncanny Valley feel, and scrapped the idea. A test animation of it can be found on YouTube.
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