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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 enjoyed reprising his role as C-3PO for the games.
  • Blooper: LEGO Star Wars II's "Old Save" feature has some strange oversights, mostly relating to actions you might not be expected to do (for example, using Bounty Hunter panels in Jabba's Palace). Some of these also carried over in The Complete Saga. A Game Mod for The Complete Saga named "Various Fixes" by Bario the Weird fixes most of these mistakes.
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    • Padmé in the first game used a chrome blaster that shot green blaster bolts, with the exact sound effect from the movies. However, in the second game, she has a red blaster, and the default blaster sounds play. Moreover, she lacks the green blaster bolts, which results in inaccuracy to the films. Even vice-versa, the cutscenes are not consistent as some show Padmé with a chrome blaster and some with her red blaster. The green bolts are also still in the cutscenes.
    • Battle Droids also use the default blaster sound. Strangely, the Super Battle Droid is unaffected by this error.
    • In general, the Geonosis variant of Padmé has a couple of missing animations, resulting in her using her reference pose. Notably, the one for throwing thermal detonators and the one that plays when accessing a panel are missing.
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    • The Royal Guards lack their captive animation (the one they use in the Retake Theed Palace where they need to be rescued) as they did in the first game.
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi's (the prequel variants, not Ben Kenobi's) panel access animation in the second game is straight-up broken beyond belief. Luckily, The Complete Saga fixes this.
  • Dummied Out:
    • Lego Star Wars
      • The first game famously had a near-complete Zam Wesell, who would later be completed and included in The Complete Saga along with the Coruscant speeder chase featuring her. Another would be none other than Spaceman Ben, a Lego minifigure from the Classic LEGO Space theme. Funnily enough, The LEGO Movie features Benny the 1980-something Space Guy getting to interact with the Star Wars cast.
      • Anakin's Flight, which adapted the Trade Federation starship battle at the end of Episode I, is also in the files and almost fully playable. Like Zam, it was largely retooled and included in The Complete Saga as a bonus level.
      • Another was the Boga Chase scene for Episode 3, recreating the Grievous wheelbike chase. All that was left was a very early track build for it, and it was not retooled for The Complete Saga. According to the head developer, it was cut because they couldn't figure out how to make it work in multiplayer.
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    • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
      • While light on unused content compared to the others, Original Trilogy does have text references to a cut Super Star Destroyer minikit, though what level it would have gone on is unknown with all the other slots taken.
    • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
      • This game's inner code has the background music for the Dex's Diner hub level from the first game is in the files, perhaps meaning that Dex's Diner would be used for the prequel films while the Mos Eisley Cantina would be used for the original. In the final game, the Cantina hosts all episodes.
      • One particularly interesting unused character in Complete Saga is a Lego incarnation of none other than Steve Sansweet, the real life owner of Rancho Obi-Wan, the largest museum collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world.
      • Finally, a text-only reference hints that Darth Plagueis would have been an unlockable character. He was likely scrapped due to not having a physical appearance at the time, and not really being a "character" to begin with, only being mentioned once in passing.
    • Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
      • Clone Wars, oddly enough, has remnants of LEGO versions of Today hosts Al Roker, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira. All that remains are icon files, text references, and custom textures not seen anywhere else in the game.
    • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
      • Character files exist for none other than Matt the Radar Technician, who is totally not Kylo Ren. He's basically complete down to his model and animations, but was likely removed for legal reasons, much like the Today Show hosts.
    • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
      • The Venator initially shipped in this state on launch. A title update later patched it into normal gameplay with three other capital ships.
      • Leftover data for a character creator exists in the files, indicating it had been worked on before being scrapped for unknown reasons.
  • 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.
  • Meme Acknowledgment: A lot of jokes in The Skywalker Saga are references to various Star Wars memes and especially prequel-based memes in particular, such as frequently referring to Palpatine as the Senate or bringing up Anakin's dislike of sand.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Though The Force Awakens brought back most of the principal cast, 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. Witwer and Kane in particular return from The Force Awakens.
  • Posthumous Credit:
    • In the French dub of The Skywalker Saga, Georges Claisse had reprised his role as Palpatine from the prequel trilogy, but the game was delayed and released five months after his death.
    • In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, Dario de Castro (Qui Gon Jinn) died in April 2021, and Julio Chaves (Lando Calrissian) died in August 2021. Both had reprised their roles from the redubs, but neither lived to see the game's release.
    • In the Polish dub, Milogost Reczek (old Obi Wan Kenobi) died in December 2021, but he too reprised his role from the original trilogy.
  • Pre-Order Bonus:
    • The Force Awakens had a few DLC character packs that were later made available for purchase some time after the main game's release: the Empire Strikes Back character pack, the Droid character pack (originally exclusive to PlayStation 4), and the Jabba's Palace character pack (originally a GameStop-exclusive pre-order bonus).
    • The Skywalker Saga had two sets of characters in particular, unlocked from the start as part of a package (namely Classic Ben Kenobi, a single character available exclusive to the digital version of the game, and the Trooper Pack, featuring multiple varieties of Stormtrooper from both the Galactic Empire and First Order). It was eventually confirmed that these packs will be available for purchase later on down the line after release.
  • 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 a reworked version of "Anakin's Flight", a cut level from Episode I, as a bonus feature.
  • Release Date Change: The Skywalker Saga was originally announced to release sometime in 2020, but was later pushed back to Spring 2021, possibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to port it to the next-gen consoles. It was then pushed back even further to April 5, 2022.
  • Role Reprise:
    • In most games, the roles aren't done by the original actors, but The Force Awakens is an exception, being one of the first LEGO video games to have the cast from the source material record new dialogue for the game.
    • Though The Other Darrin is the standard operating practice for The Skywalker Saga, several actors from the films did return.
      • The most noteworthy are Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Billy Dee Williams as Lando, and Matthew Wood as the battle droids and General Grievous, all of whom are major characters.
      • Daniel Logan, who played young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, plays his adult counterpart here — he'd previously voiced an older Boba Fett in The Clone Wars.
      • Several other voice actors reprise their roles from The Clone Wars, including Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Dee Bradley Baker as the clone troopers. It also marks the first time Baker's voiced Jango, the clones' template. For the first time since Season 1, Phil LaMarr reprises his brief role as Jar Jar Binks (having previously Darrin'd for Ahmed Best and going by the pseudonym "BJ Hughes"), as Best has moved on from voicing him.
      • Sam Witwer returns to play Palpatine as he has done many times in the past, and is clearly having a blast this time around. Notably, he plays Palpatine in his Chancellor persona for the first time, when he's made a name for himself exclusively playing him in his Darth Sidious/Emperor persona.
      • Several supporting actors from the films returned for brief cameos, including Kipsang Rotich as Nien Nunb, Silas Carson as Ki-Adi-Mundi and Nute Gunray, Andy Secombe as Watto, BRIAN BLESSED as Boss Nass, Steven Spiers as Captain Tarpals, Lewis MacLeod as Sebulba, Greg Proops and Scott Capurro as Fode and Beed, Leeanna Walsmann as Zam Wesell, Greg Grunberg as Snap Wexley, Jessica Henwick as Jessika Pava, Adrian Edmondson as Captain Peavey, Jay Laga'aia as Captain Typho, Anthony Phelan as Lama Su, Mark Dodson as Salacious B. Crumb, Ralph Brown as Ric Olié, and Hermione Corfield as Tallissan Lintra.
  • Spoiled by the Merchandise:
    • The very first LEGO Star Wars game spoiled Revenge of the Sith, as it came out about a month before the movie did. Since the game lacks dialogue and is generally Denser and Wackier, though, it wasn't much of an issue.
    • 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. Unlike the above example, The Skywalker Saga released well after The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Teasing Creator: After the game's multiple delays, the second gameplay trailer for The Skywalker Saga featuring Yoda chastising Luke for lacking patience seems to be a cheeky joke aimed at the fans.
  • Troubled Production: The Skywalker Saga faced serious complications in its development, starting with the fact that it was made in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and that determined how much work could actually be done, with many developers working remotely for a considerable part of the development cycle. The game also was made on a completely different engine than the others, which likely led to further bugs and issues that needed to be resolved. These elements necessitated various delays in order to fix things. And this is on top of other, years-long issues at TT Games including extensive crunch time.
  • Two Voices, One Character: In The Skywalker Saga, young Obi-Wan Kenobi is voiced by James Arnold Taylor, reprising his role from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, while old Ben Kenobi is voiced by Stephen Stanton, reprising his role from Star Wars Rebels and Disney Infinity.
  • 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 level based on the speeder chase on Coruscant. Its absence is mostly obvious due to Attack of the Clones only having five levels. They finished up the level, Zam included, for The Complete Saga.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Character customization was initially planned for The Skywalker Saga, according to an E3 2019 interview. But for reasons unspecified, no such feature made it into the final game.
  • The Wiki Rule: Right here. Wookieepedia also dedicates some of its coverage to the LEGO adaptations.

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