Lego 'Star Wars' Game Shows Off Flexible Fun in Gameplay Trailer

'Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
"Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will be released June 28 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Steam (Windows PC). (Image credit: Lego)

May the Force be with you! A new trailer has just been released from "Lego Star Stars: The Force Awakens," which will echo many key sequences of the hit film from last year.

Players can take part in airborne TIE fighter battles, check out famous "Star Wars" locations, use the Force to move objects around and assemble epic Lego structures to solve puzzles in multiple ways, as spotlighted in a new game-play trailer.

"The enhanced Multi-Builds system allows players to choose from multiple building options to solve a puzzle and advance the game in different ways," Lego representatives said in a statement. "For the first time, the same pile of Lego bricks can be used in multiple ways, with the player building and re-building different objects for different purposes."

The storyline of "The Force Awakens" is well-represented in the game, along with some new jokes highlighted in the trailer. One shows Kylo Ren trying to deploy his lightsaber and struggling with it until somebody else sniggers. Ren uses the Force to blow that person away from him, into the sky.

The game also reveals some backstory to the movie, such as how Han and Chewbacca captured the rathars (octopuslike creatures seen on the pair's onscreen ship).

"Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only Lego can offer, featuring all of the story lines from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' retold through the clever and witty Lego lens," Lego representatives said. "The game will also feature exclusive playable content that takes fans and newcomers on adventures set in the time leading up to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters."

The game will be released June 28 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Steam (Windows PC).

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Elizabeth Howell
Staff Writer, Spaceflight

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. Elizabeth's reporting includes an exclusive with Office of the Vice-President of the United States, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and (soon) a Bachelor of History from Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: https://qoto.org/@howellspace