chapter  7
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Playset Nostalgia: LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game and the Transgenerational Appeal of the LEGO Video Game Franchise

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game —the inaugural title in Traveller’s Tales’ LEGO video game franchise-debuted in 2005, and the timing of its release is signifi cant to understanding the direction of the series. It wasn’t a particularly important year for LEGO fandom; rather, it was pivotal for the other brand in the title, as 2005 also marked the end of a long and torturous journey for a certain generation of Star Wars fans.