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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

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An action-adventure adaptation of the first film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, detailing the exploits of Jedis Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi during the invasion of Naboo.

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Built by Anakin Skywalker C-3PO is a protocol droid with knowledge of "over six million forms of communication." and a knack for getting dismembered.

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Captain Panaka

Captain Panaka is the head of Padme Amidala's security forces in Star Wars Episode 1: the Phantom Menace.

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Darth Maul is a Villain from the Star Wars series. He appears in numerous games including Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.

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Darth Vader

Darth Vader is the iconic villain in the Star Wars saga. He was feared throughout the cosmos as the merciless enforcer of the totalitarian ruler of the Galaxy, Emperor Palpatine.

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Emperor Palpatine

Darth Sidious is a character in George Lucas's Star Wars saga. Toward the end of his lifespan he reigned as the Emperor of the Galactic Empire. As a running politician he went by name of Sheev Palpatine, he is survived by a granddaughter called Rey.

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Jabba The Hutt

The character's role in Star Wars is primarily antagonistic. He is a 600-year-old Hutt crime lord and gangster who employs a retinue of criminals, bounty hunters, smugglers, assassins, and bodyguards to operate his criminal empire.

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Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks is a member of a sentient aquatic race known as the Gungans from the planet Naboo in the Star Wars Universe. Known for his clumsiness, he eventually befriends a pair of Jedi warriors and comes to work as an ambassador to the Galactic Senate.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi is the central protagonist in The Phantom Menace and leads the player through the game, often with his mentor Qui-Gon Jinn.

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Padme Amidala

Padmé Amidala was the wife of Anakin Skywalker, who bore his two children, Luke and Leia. Padme was one of the youngest Queens of Naboo, but later served a longer term as senator for the planet.

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Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn was a maverick and innovative Jedi Master, mentor to Obi-Wan Kenobi and the discoverer of the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker. He was slain by a Sith Lord called Darth Maul.

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Astromech Droid belonging to Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 was introduced as a droid originally belonging to the Naboo defense forces. Also known as Artoo.

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Sebulba was the reigning champion of the Outer Rim Podrace circuit in the waning days of the Republic. Sebulba flies dirty, and will even stoop to sabotaging a competitor's Podracer before the race begins.

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You can play as TC-14 In Lego® Star Wars: The Video Game and Lego® Star Wars: The Complete Saga.

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Teemto Pagalies

Teemto Pagalies a Veknoid pod racer pilot. He is a playable racer in Star Wars Episode I: Racer and in Star Wars: Racer Revenge.

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Former owner of Anakin and Shmi Skywalker.

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Yoda is one of the most powerful Jedi Masters to have ever lived. He is easily recognized by his short stature, green skin, pointy ears, and speech patterns.

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Movie » Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace released on May 19, 1999.

The first of the prequel trilogy of Star Wars films.

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Aayla Secura

Aayla Secura was a Twi'lek Jedi Knight in the last days of the Galactic Republic. As a Jedi, she was also a General in the Clone Wars. She was trained by both Quinlan Vos and Tholme and was very close to her fellow Jedi Kit Fisto.

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A Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council during the Clone Wars. She was a friend of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. During the mission of searching for Darth Maul on the planet Florrum, she was killed by Maul's apprentice Savage Opress.

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Born in the slums of Nar Shaddaa, Aurra Sing was alone until she was 9. She was then briefly adopted by a Jedi, who died, and was also trained by the Dark Woman and the Anzatti assassins. She hunts Jedi for sport now, keeping lightsaber hilts as trophies.

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Ben Quadinaros

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Bib Fortuna

Bib is the right hand man of Jabba the Hutt. He acts as a translator for Jabba because he tells Jabba what he wants to hear.

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Leader of the Gungan people

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A protocol droid built by Anakin Skywalker. He has been in multiple adventures, almost always with his friend R2-D2 by his side.

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Captain Tarpals

Captain of the Gungan army. He led the Gungans during the battle of Naboo

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A Nightbrother from Dathomir, Maul was the first Sith apprentice of Sidious. Maul was sent to fight the Jedi Knights Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan during the Invasion of Naboo. Even though he was defeated by Kenobi and believed dead, the fallen Sith apprentice returned years later during the Clone Wars to seek revenge. Later he founded the crime syndicates Shadow Collective and Crimson Dawn. Darth Maul is also the brother of Savage Opress and son of Mother Talzin.

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Darth Vader

Once a heroic Jedi Knight known as Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader was seduced by the dark side and became a dark Lord of the Sith. After severe injuries at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi, locking him in a metal suit, Vader would go on to terrorize the galaxy. Under the apprenticeship of Darth Sidious, Vader served as a powerful enforcer for the Galactic Empire and hunted down any surviving Jedi after Order 66. However, in spite of everything he had done, there were still remnants of good in him.

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Depa Billaba

Depa Billaba is a Chalactan Jedi Master. She trained under Mace Windu.

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Doltay Dofine

Captain of the Trade Federation droid control ship during the Battle of Naboo

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A heart-warming childhood icon from outer space

Ebe E. Endocott

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Eeth Koth is a Zabrak Jedi Master on the Jedi High Council.

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She is sometimes known as the blonde hand-maiden for Queen Amidala.

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Emperor Palpatine

Palpatine is the public face of Darth Sidious, the heart of the Sith, from the time before the Empire, and until slightly after. His Sith apprentices include: Darth Maul, Darth Tyranus and Darth Vader in addition to multiple Dark Jedi apprentices such as Mara Jade. He is a true master of the Dark Side of the Force and is considered to be the most powerful Sith Lord that ever lived.

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A Jedi Master on the Jedi High Council before and during the Clone Wars.

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Fodesinbeed Annodue

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Four armed podracer pilot, he was a favorite during the Boonta Eve podrace. This four-armed Xexto was Gardulla the Hutt's personal champion, piloting a Hutt-sponsored Ord Pedrovia Podracer.

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Jabba The Hutt

Jabba the Hutt was one of the most notorious crime lords in the outer rim.

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Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks is a clumsy but good and loyal friend to Anakin Skywalker who he affectionately refers to as "Ani Fofani".

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Ki-Adi-Mundi

Originally from the planet Cerea, Ki-Adi-Mundi was trained by Yoda and Master Micah Giiett before taking his place on the Jedi High Council.

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Kitster Banai

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Neimodian senator, represenative of the Trade Federation.

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Jedi Master Mace Windu was a well-known Jedi Knight of the Republic; he was a member of the Jedi High Council and he was the Master of the Order. He was the second most powerful Jedi and duelist on the Council during the Clone Wars, second only to Yoda. He uses Vaapad (Form VII) lightsaber combat form, which means he uses both the Light Side and Dark Side of the Force, while still remaining on the Light Side.

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Chagrian who serves as chairman to Emperor Palpatine. His loyalty seems to be to Palpatine and the Sith, and he himself has been loosely cited as a Sith.

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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menance is the first film in the prequel trilogy released in 199.  The prequels tell the soty of the fall of the Jedi and the rise of the Empire seen in the original films.  

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Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.

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Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute.

Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small planet of Naboo.

While the Congress of the Republic endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights, the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, to settle the conflict....

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Studying Skywalkers: Themes in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

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Studying skywalkers: themes in star wars: the phantom menace.

Dan Zehr

The first film of the prequel trilogy has much to say about emotions, friendship, and more.

Studying Skywalkers is an exclusive column that investigates the characters, themes, and lessons of Star Wars from an educational, literary perspective. In this installment, StarWars.com looks at prevalent themes in The Phantom Menace .

As we get closer and closer to December 18, 2015, when the next epic chapter in Star Wars lore approaches, many of you will be revisiting the Star Wars films with palpable anticipation and excitement. While we are not certain as to how Star Wars:  The Force Awakens will incorporate specific storylines, character development, and plot details, we can be optimistic that what we see in theaters will be replete with moments that will have us examining the themes, concepts, and ideas. Undoubtedly, we will be enjoying the existing films in a whole new way due to the ideas that will flood our collective consciousness once we are in the movie theaters this Christmas season.

To help prepare for this amazing time in Star Wars fandom, StarWars.com will be reexamining some of the themes in the six existing motion pictures. Let's start with 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,  where we're introduced to a young Anakin Skywalker who enables us to think about the future fallen Jedi in all-new ways.

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace

Loyalty and friendship

When the film   opens, the first two Jedi we encounter are Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi. There is clearly a bond between the two, as we see Master and Padawan united against a new threat to the Republic. While the two may not always agree, they still realize they are beholden to one another through the Force, the Jedi Order, and their friendship.

During a particularly poignant scene, Obi-Wan objects to his mentor’s insistence to defy the Jedi Council and train Anakin. Obi-Wan stands up to his Master, who responds with dignity, poise, and direct communication. He acknowledges Kenobi’s point of view, but says he will do what he must. He respects his friend but trusts his instincts. This demonstrates how to react when disagreeing with a friend or mentor in order to ensure communication. Clearly, the Jedi Order would benefit from more of this.

The question then becomes, to whom should the Jedi place their loyalty? The Master? The Order? The Republic? And when do loyalty and friendship come in direct contrast with one another? Star Wars fans know where the story is going (naturally), but the Jedi do not. This gives significant context to the title, The Phantom Menace ,   as it raises these questions.

Anakin and the Jedi Council in The Phantom Menace

No doubt, the classic line we heard in the first teaser trailer is reverberating through your mind. When Yoda proclaims, “Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering,” the immediate impact of fear is profoundly realized. The belief that fear is damaging to an individual psyche is one of the oldest motifs in all of literature. Yoda makes the connection in dramatic fashion and foreshadows what we as an audience know to be true. In 1999 it was not yet crystallized, but the seeds of doubt are placed in the Council, Anakin, and the audience. How can this seemly innocuous boy turn into the Dark Lord of the Sith? All signs point to fear.

Boss Nass in The Phantom Menace

The Importance of working together

One of the biggest opportunities for personal growth in a character is the discovery that differences can be an extremely positive thing. Boss Nass asserts that the people of Naboo believe themselves superior to the Gungans. Obi-Wan is instantly skeptical the moment he meets Jar Jar Binks. Both Gungan and Jedi must subvert their preconceived notions and open their minds to the possibility that no matter what their differences are, they can only accomplish more by working together.

Certain characters, such as Padmé Amidala, are needed to help raise this awareness in the galaxy. The Queen emphasizes the power of negotiations to solve conflict and seeks to resolve the blockade issue by working together. An honest, respectful approach that seeks to illuminate the mind instead of manipulating others helps perpetuate trust.

The Skywalker home in The Phantom Menace

Family, especially surrogate families, is important in Star Wars , and The Phantom Menace is no exception. Anakin eventually decides to leave his mother on Tatooine and joins his surrogate family, the Jedi. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gonn Jinn share a brotherhood as Master and Padawan, and Jar Jar Binks steps away from the Gungans and forms a new family with Padmé and the Republic. The theme here shows the importance of family in all forms. A healthy family dynamic allows for the individual to become part of something greater, and together all parties become stronger. Only by becoming isolated does one lead down a dark path, which is why Palpatine seeks to isolate and break up the family dynamic.

These themes encapsulate important messages which communicate with audiences. We learn more about what is going on beyond the story and are entertained as well as educated. In two weeks, we will continue our exploration of the themes present in Star Wars : Attack of the Clones.  In the meantime, what other themes present in The Phantom Menace speak to you?

Dan Zehr is a high school English teacher with an MS in Teaching and Learning, and runs Coffee With Kenobi ( with co-host Cory Clubb) , a Star Wars p odcast that analyzes the saga through critical thinking, analysis, interviews, and discussion. He is also a member of the Rogues (as Blue Leader), a network of teachers that incorporate Star Wars in the Classroom .

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Star Wars: What 'The Phantom Menace' Title Really Means

Darth Maul glaring

The subtitles of Star Wars movies are usually pretty easy to decipher. "Episode V" has "The Empire Strikes Back" because the Empire gains an upper hand over the heroes. "Episode VII" has "The Force Awakens" because a new Force user is found in Rey (Daisy Ridley). But all these years later, "The Phantom Menace" continues to elude some people. 

The first part of the equation is what the "Phantom Menace" title means. "Menace" refers to the antagonists and their machinations. "Phantom" suggests they're in the shadows, which is appropriate, given how even though the heroes win the Battle of Naboo, the main threat is still out there. The next step is determining who the phantom menace is. 

Director George Lucas cast light on this in 1999 to Vanity Fair , "The phantom menace is a character named Darth Sidious, who is the last of the Sith." In the film, Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), who becomes the Emperor , is still a senator and believed to be on the side of justice. However, he's the one ultimately pulling the strings as Darth Sidious and will be responsible for the Empire's rise and Anakin's fall later in the series. Interestingly, Lucas says in the same interview  Darth Maul (Ray Park) could also be the titular menace. He's much more of a main threat, battling the Jedi and killing Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). 

Does The Phantom Menace refer to Palpatine or Darth Maul?

While George Lucas kept things open-ended in the Vanity Fair interview, it makes the most sense for Palpatine to be the phantom menace. After all, "Episode I" introduces a world where the Jedi believe the Sith to be extinct. This makes Darth Maul's emergence quite concerning. Even though he's defeated, it's not the end of the threat. In the conclusion, Yoda (Frank Oz) mentions that there must always be two Sith — an apprentice and a master. The Jedi don't know which one Darth Maul was, but the other must surely be out there. 

And the movie doesn't try to hide who the real villain is. After Yoda's comments, the camera pans over to Palpatine. It's a case of dramatic irony where the audience is meant to know who the overarching antagonist is while the characters remain unaware. Even though the Emperor went unnamed in the original trilogy films, he was referred to as Palpatine in novelizations for the original "Star Wars" and "Return of the Jedi." That means it isn't a secret to hardcore Star Wars fans that Palpatine is hiding a dark secret.

Perhaps it would've been best if the movie was called "The Phantom's Menace" to refer to Palpatine and Darth Maul. The former is the "Phantom" who oversees the machinations of the primary "Menace" in the film. Considering how it's still inspiring debate to this day, "The Phantom Menace" is a great title in that it's open to interpretation and could have multiple meanings. 

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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace turns 25. Did you known these 10 facts about the sci-fi prequel?

Posted: January 5, 2024 | Last updated: January 5, 2024

The Force is certainly strong with this movie! ‘Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace’ turns 25 this year and George Lucas' prequel still divides fan opinion to this day. What do you know about the film that is the beginning of the Anakin Skywalker story?

May The Force be with you...

Liam Neeson in ‘The Phantom Menace’

Qui-Gon Jin didn’t exist

From planning the movie to its cinematic release, ‘The Phantom Menace’ was six years in the making. Lucas began to piece together a story for the movie, and what he wanted to achieve across his prequel trilogy, that being the tale of how Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker became the dreaded Darth Vader, in 1993, and began to write a script the following year.  The 'Star Wars' creator then commissioned concept art from Doug Chiang, with his work ranging from new aliens, spaceships and planets, many of which would be directly translated into the final movie.  It was only in 1997 that principal photography on ‘The Phantom Menace’ began, meaning there had been four years of pre-production, one of the longest in Hollywood.

It had a very long pre-production

Lucas initially wanted someone else to help bring his vision to life. The 79-year-old filmmaker initially offered the job to his good friend Steven Spielberg, with whom he had worked with on the ‘Indiana Jones’ movies, though he turned it down.  George also asked ‘Back to the Future’ director Robert Zemeckis and Willow’s Ron Howard to helm the picture, though they too insisted that he was the only man for the job.

George Lucas didn’t want to direct

From the very beginning of the saga, George Lucas took inspiration from real world conflicts and religions to create the basis of ‘Star Wars’, with a particular focus on American politics. That was no different for the fourth movie which depicted the beginning of the fall of a democracy into a totalitarian dictatorship. In fact, Senator Palpatine - played by Ian McDiarmid, who would later become the tyrannical Emperor - was based on former US President Richard Nixon. In the ‘Star Wars Archives Episodes I-III: 1999-2005’, George wrote: “He was a politician. Richard M. Nixon was his name. He subverted the senate and finally took over and became an imperial guy and he was really evil. But he pretended to be a really nice guy."

Chancellor Palpatine is based on Richard Nixon

At the time of shooting, 14-minute video masterpiece ‘Thriller’ was the most expensive promo ever made.  The video went over budget and eventually cost $900,000 to make.

Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks

Terance Stamp signed on to play Chancellor Valorum in the movie, but only agreed to do so because he wanted to work with Natalie Portman, who played Queen Amidala. Reflecting on the film, the actor - who was 60 at the time - said: “I must admit, I had a terrible crush on Natalie Portman."

Terance Stamp only wanted to work with Natalie Portman

As one of the most terrifying Sith Lords in the galaxy, Darth Maul took the fandom by storm when he debuted in ‘The Phantom Menace’, and its clear to see why. Everything about his design screams ‘evil’, but unfortunately, his voice didn’t match his ominous appearance.  Ray Park, who played the character, had a high, rural English accent that George Lucas decided wasn’t intimidating enough, so the director instead dubbed him with the voice of comedian Peter Serafinowicz.

Darth Maul dubbed

Every big blockbuster today has ‘The Phantom Menace’ to thank for revolutionising technology in Hollywood. George Lucas had the foresight to push the boundaries of what was possible in filmmaking in order to put what he could see in his mind’s eye onto the screen, and so researched and implemented as much CGI (computer-generated images) into his picture as possible. Reflecting on the technology, he said: “With CGI at my disposal, I knew I could do whatever I wanted.” Amazingly, around 1,950 shots in the movie have computer-generated effects, and contained the first wholly computer-generated live action characters and environments in cinematic history, such as Jar Jar Binks, Boss Nass and Watto.

A technological revolution

When the first trailer for ‘The Phantom Menace’ released in 1998, fans over the world were overcome with excitement. Within 24 hours, the two-minute clip had been downloaded over a million times on Apple iTunes, making it one of the most sought-after trailers at the time. Fans couldn’t get enough, and when the trailer began playing before screenings of ‘Meet Joe Black’, many would buy tickets to the movie just to watch the clip, and left before the movie even started.

Trailer excitement

Although it was mauled by critics and divided audiences, ‘The Phantom Menace’ is still regarded as one of the most successful movies of all time. On a budget of $115 million, the film banked $924.3 million on its first release in 1999, second only to James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’, before making a further $102.7 billion for its 3D re-run in 2012. The movie also received three Oscar nominations at the Academy Awards, though lost all of them to ‘The Matrix’.

A colossal box office success

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Star Wars: What Happened to Watto?

The junk dealer from Tatooine played a role in Anakin being trained as a Jedi, but little is known about his life afterwards.

Many helped in the process of training Anakin Skywalker to become a Jedi in Star Wars . But, even if they weren't directly involved on Coruscant, teaching Anakin how to use the Force and practicing with him the techniques of lightsaber dueling, certain characters still played a role in his eventual rise in the Republic as a Jedi General and beyond.

One character who might actually wish they hadn't provided Anakin with a path to fulfilling his destiny as a Jedi was the junk dealer Toydarian, Watto. In Star Wars , Watto lived on Tatooine, and was the last owner of Anakin and his mother, Shmi, before they were both eventually freed from being slaves at his parts shop in Mos Espa.

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Watto had only two major appearances in the Star Wars storyline: one in The Phantom Menace , and another briefly in Attack of the Clones . Nonetheless, if it weren't for Watto's gambling problem and greed, Anakin would be stuck on Tatooine for his childhood, and who knows how his story would have gone.

Who Is Watto?

In Episode I: The Phantom Menace, we first see Watto living on Tatooine in Mos Espa. He was the owner of two slaves: a woman named Shmi Skywalker, and her son Anakin. Anakin was an exceptional machinist , being Watto's primary droid technician and even a gifted podracer. Watto owned his own parts store named Watto's Junkshop, and he made additional money from his frequent gambling, primarily for the many podracing events that occurred in Mos Espa.

In 32 BBY, Watto was approached by a Jedi Master named Qui-Gon Jinn, who was in need of a hyperdrive generator for his Nubian spacecraft. However, he lacked sufficient credits to pay for it, and suggested betting money on Anakin to win the Boonta Eve Classic podrace. If Qui-Gon were to win, he would obtain the parts he needed, as well as custody of Anakin , while Watto would keep the money won in the bet. Watto eventually agreed. Anakin went on to win the race, and Watto was obliged to honor the deal.

Although Watto was just gambling and making deals for parts as he always did, his role in The Phantom Menace is crucial to the Skywalker Saga. The Force brought Qui-Gon to Watto's Junkshop in search of the generator, where Qui-Gon was introduced to Anakin. He sensed the overwhelming presence of the Midi-chlorians that led him to believe Anakin was the Chosen One as foretold in the Jedi prophecy. It might have proved more difficult for the Jedi to leave Tatooine with young Skywalker, had he been in the possession of another slave owner. However, thanks to Watto's bartering and willingness to bet his ownership over Anakin, Qui-Gon was able to take Anakin with him. He was eventually have him trained as a Jedi Knight , with the knowledge that he is the long foretold Chosen One who will bring balance to the Force.

What Happened to Watto in Star Wars?

After losing Anakin to Qui-Gon Jinn as a result of the Boonta Eve Classic podrace in 32 BBY, Watto and his business, Watto's Junkshop, began to decline. He kept Shmi Skywalker around to aid him, although he gradually treated her less as a slave, and more as an assistant (although still unpaid and forced to stay). Watto shared Shmi's grief over losing Anakin, but more than that, he missed Anakin's help in the shop and his brilliance in machine work and droid repair.

Wventually, Watto was even forced to trade Shmi away to a moisture farmer named Cliegg Lars for various parts he needed while trying to sell a Needle ship. After this, Watto never again owned a slave. Rather, he hired Anakin's childhood friend Wald to be his assistant.

After a while, once the Empire had started to conquer the galaxy, Tatooine was a planet that was under their control, and thus had its own Imperial Base. At this point, thanks to his reputation as a junk dealer, Watto was called on to help retrieve various parts for the Empire and their cargo. Watto never really wanted to help the Empire, but he never really had a choice in the matter.

One of Watto's last jobs was helping a group of spacers retrieve parts for and assemble an R2-series astromech droid sometime around 1 ABY. He had them run around all of Tatooine obtaining parts for a speeder he was repairing himself before giving them the locations of the parts they needed. Sometime after that, he decided to call it quits and gave his shop to Wald, who renamed the store Wald's Parts.

Watto's Appearances in Other Star Wars Media

Watto has only made on-screen appearances in The Phantom Menace and briefly in Attack of the Clones . However, much of his story is told through the many junior novels written as part of the Star Wars Legends series. While he is mentioned many times, here are a few of the more notable appearances he has made in the written media of Star Wars :

  • Episode I: Anakin Skywalker (junior novel)
  • Episode I: Queen Amidala (junior novel)
  • Episode I: Qui-Gon Jinn (junior novel)
  • Podracing Tales (online comic book series)
  • Star Wars Tales #8 (comic book series)
  • Star Wars: Episode I Racer (video game)

Many of these stories deal with Anakin as a child on Tatooine, so Watto's presence is inevitable, seeing as though his junk shop was both Anakin's place of work and residence.

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    Looking Back on the Madness of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Toy Line, 25 Years Later

    Two decades earlier, star wars changed the toy industry forever. when it returned to theaters for the prequels in 1999, it was ready to do it again..

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    In May 1999, Star Wars hadn’t been in movie theaters for nearly 20 years—well, new   Star Wars , at least; the Special Editions had returned a few years prior. But the galaxy far, far away was about to explode with the arrival of The Phantom Menace . And actually, a few weeks earlier, the explosion had already begun, in pretty much every store and toy aisle across America and beyond.

    Technically, the fervor had kicked off the year before with a mail-away campaign for the first Episode I figure , a mysterious Jedi Master—and later, an even more mysterious, skeletal battle droid and their STAP speeder hit shelves as part of a sneak preview program. But things reached a fever pitch on May 6, 1999: at midnight across the U.S., stores opened to hordes of fans eager to get their hands on the merchandise for a brand new Star Wars movie, for the first time in 16 years .

    Product images sourced from the Rebel Scum photo archive , unless otherwise stated .

    The Sneak Preview: Mail-Away Mace Windu

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    The Phantom Menace first left its mark the year before it hit theaters and toy shelves. Anticipating the launch of the brand new toy series, Kenner—now owned by Hasbro—began a mail-in campaign where fans could swap in proof of purchase from six Star Wars figures in exchange for the first action figure from the new movie: Mace Windu, contained in a special preview box, with a blue lightsaber that he would never actually wield in the film.

    The Sneak Preview: STAP and Battle Droid

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    Things heated up on store shelves too: among the current figures in Kenner’s revived “Power of the Force” line—which had returned in 1995, 10 years after Kenner’s classic, revolutionary Star Wars toy line first came to an end—a new preview emerged. Boxed similarly to the Mace Windu promo, this deluxe pack included the brand-new Battle Droid, as well as a floating STAP speeder vehicle. “Coming to a theater in your galaxy summer 1999!” teased the packaging.

    Midnight Madness: May 6, 1999

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    The actual Phantom Menace toyline wouldn’t release until that same summer. At midnight on May 6—two weeks before the movie hit theaters—stores across America opened at midnight for the first of what would become regular “Midnight Madness” events for future Star Wars films. The fervor was historic, as fans raced to grab anything and everything they could from the new movie. One such fan was our very own bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Germain Lussier, whose midnight haul you can see above!

    The Toys: The Basic Figures

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    The Phantom Menace figures retained the same 3.75" scale as the original Star Wars action figures and Hasbro-Kenner’s revival did. However, it ditched the latter’s “Heroic” sculpt that was championed at launch in 1995, giving characters more dynamic fixed stances and beefed-up, muscular appearances that made Luke Skywalker look a bit more like He-Man.

    With over 30 characters from the film releasing in just a handful of months, the new figures were an evolution of the same kinds of toys that had launched with the first Star Wars . Boasting a similar size and improved articulation, better paint jobs and more accurate likenesses, the Phantom Menace figures set the stage for what would come over the next decade-plus of Star Wars action figures.

    The Toys: CommTech

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    The figure line also introduced a new technology: CommTech. A small translucent device that came with every basic figure, the CommTech chip was designed to act as both a base for the figure and as an electronic element. Scanning the chip with a reader (sold separately) shaped like Qui-Gon Jinn’s commlink device from the film, the chip would activate sounds and recorded lines of dialogue based on whichever character it belonged to. CommTech made its way back into the toyline beyond Phantom Menace , letting fans hear dialogue from the Original Trilogy too.

    The Toys: The Playsets

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    It wasn’t just action figures, either. A carry case for the toys in the shape of R2-D2—inspired by the C-3PO carry case of old—could open up into a playset of its own inspired by the Theed Palace generators Darth Maul, Qui-Gon, and Obi-Wan dueled through in the film’s climax. That itself heralded two more actual playsets inspired by the duel: a Theed Hanger and Generator Complex that could be connected together to create both the hanger doorway and the sprawling gangways of the palace’s interior.

    The Toys: Blasters and Lightsabers

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    Beyond the figures, Kenner also released electronic role play weapons for kids to do battle with—like a Trade Federation blaster rifle, or a very familiar-looking “Tatooine” blaster that was a modified re-release of the Han Solo blaster pistol Kenner released for the “Power of the Force” line. And there were, of course, lightsabers, including Darth Maul’s iconic double bladed lightsaber, which could extend to five feet in length.

    The Toys: The Queen Amidala Collection

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    Although action figures and weapons were seen as the traditional purview of “boy’s toys,” The Phantom Menace came for everyone’s wallets. Aimed at young girls, the Queen Amidala Collection offered a series of 12" dolls focused on Padmé and her many looks throughout the film—including play features like realistic hair to braid and style, or a handmaiden disguise.

    The Toys: So, So Much More

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    This is just the tip of the iceberg, too. The toy line included vehicles, deluxe creature sets, plush toys, electronic sound FX figures and handheld games, “movie motion” statues that could be spun to slash and hack with lightsabers, and so much more. And of course, Kenner was not the only toymaker releasing products for Phantom Menace . The movie was everywhere , from zany fast food tie-ins, to video games, to micro machines, and everything else you could imagine.

    The Phantom Menace ’s Toy Legacy

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    It’s hard to say that any other Star Wars toy launch since has reached the frenzy that Phantom Menace ’s did. The closest equivalent, the 2015 launch of The Force Awakens merchandise, is the only that has held a candle to it, and even that could never reach both the sheer pervasive presence or merchandising might Phantom Menace represented.

    It wasn’t just scale, either: Kenner’s Episode I figures would pave the way for the next generation of Star Wars toys , evolving the line beyond its nostalgic roots across Attack of the Clones , Revenge of the Sith , and beyond into the Legacy and Vintage Collections, with better likenesses and more and more articulation. Even when Hasbro, now having fully subsumed the Kenner brand, launched the first ever six-inch Star Wars figures in 2013 with the Black Series , the legacy of those toys lived on—even if we got to the point that now, 25 years later, it’s crazy that Hasbro’s idea of a “Retro” Phantom Menace figure is a replication of those classic ‘70s Kenner toys , rather than the line that kicked the movie’s hype into overdrive.

    First Look at Young Mace Windu in ‘Clone Wars’ Prequel Revealed

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    One of the most beloved Star Wars characters is about to make an epic comeback.

    Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace (1999) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. While George Lucas’ prequel trilogy-opener was met with mixed to negative reviews upon release, recent years have seen it miraculously garner a newfound appreciation from fans.

    Even those who still don’t like any of the prequels, whether it’s The Phantom Menace , Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones (2003), Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005), or all three, will still likely have a soft spot for many of the characters.

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    Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Count Dooku (Christopher Lee), Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), and Mace Windu (Samuel L Jackson) — the three films are teeming with iconic characters, whether they’re good, bad, or a bit Jar Jar.

    Though we’ve seen many enjoy triumphant comebacks in recent years, particularly in live-action shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022) and Ahsoka (2023), some have yet to make a dramatic return. But as it’s The Phantom Menace ‘s 25th birthday, that’s set to change.

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    One returning character is the purple lightsaber-wielding Jedi made famous by Samuel L Jackson, who’s set to lead an all-new adventure in Star Wars: Mace Windu (2024).

    Windu is a fan-favorite Jedi Knight. But his return doesn’t mean he didn’t die at the end of Revenge of the Sith , as the upcoming graphic novel miniseries will wind the clock back.

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    Written by Marv Bernardin and illustrated by Georges Jeanty, Mace Windu focuses on the Jedi during his younger years, taking place before Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 — 2020), in which he’s voiced by Terence C Carson.

    StarWars.com has now released exclusive action-packed panels from the upcoming miniseries.

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    2024 is shaping up to be a great year for Mace Windu (with 2005 AKA “19BBY” being his absolute worst, for obvious reasons), as he will also lead the action in Star Wars: The Glass Abyss (2024) from author Steven Barnes, which will be released on August 6.

    Windu’s fellow prequel trilogy Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn, is also set to return in the graphic novel series, Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories (2024).

    Clearly, you just can’t keep a good Jedi down, even when they’re dead. Or maybe it’s just the advantage of non-linear storytelling.

    Per Marvel.com , here’s the synopsis for Mace Windu :

    ONE OF THE GREATEST JEDI MUST STOP AN INCENDIARY SECRET FROM FALLING INTO THE WRONG HANDS! Even in the years before THE CLONE WARS, MACE WINDU was known for his discipline, determination and combat skills. When a scientist’s discovery threatens the balance of the galaxy, Mace is led down a treacherous path of mystery and action. Introducing AZITA CRUUZ, a pirate with a deadly secret, who the HUTTS and the REPUBLIC will stop at nothing to control!

    The first issue goes on sale February 7.

    Are you excited for more adventures from Mace Windu? Let Inside the Magic know in the comments down below!

    Star Wars: What Happened to Jar Jar Binks After Attack of the Clones, Explained

    Jar Jar Binks, one of Star Wars' most infamous characters, mostly disappears after Attack of the Clones. What happened to the bombad Gungan afterward?

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    Jar Jar Binks may be one of the most infamous characters in the entire Star Wars franchise, and his fate in the galaxy far, far away has always been a big question for fans. While Jar Jar Binks was first seen as a clueless comedic character who was less than funny, he eventually grew to have a more meaningful relationship with characters and fans. Yet, despite having a significant impact on the events of the Prequel trilogy, Jar Jar Binks became a person who was shunned by the galaxy. He became an unwilling participant in the rise of Palpatine and the Empire.

    Jar Jar also played a key role in multiple Star Wars films. including Star Wars: Attack of the Clones . It was in Attack of the Clones that all his trouble began. He introduced a motion into the Senate that gave Chancellor Sheev Palpatine emergency powers over the Republic just before the Clone Wars. This was the beginning of the end for Jar Jar and he was rarely seen again in any of the Star Wars movies. He made a brief appearance in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, but his fate is somewhat of a mystery after that. Yet, Jar Jar's fate was revealed eventually and Jar Jar became a symbol for how the entire fanbase felt about the character.

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    • Jar Jar Binks appears in fourteen episodes of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
    • Ahmed Best only returns to voice Jar Jar in seven episodes of The Clone Wars , with Phil LaMarr taking over for the rest.
    • Jar Jar's final appearance in The Clone Wars is in the Season 6 two-part episode, "The Disappeared."

    Portrayed by Ahmed Best, the Gungan was introduced to fans in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace , where he became the companion of Qui-Gonn Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. At this point, the Gungans considered Jar Jar next to useless. He was banished from his people because of his clumsiness. Yet, after an extensive mission to save the Queen of Naboo, Jar Jar proved himself a hero and was accepted back into the Gungan community, making him a general and later a representative in the Galactic Senate of the Republic. Jar Jar was able to prove his worth and in doing so, he gained respect from his people. This may even represent how some fans viewed Jar Jar, clumsy at first but respectable because of his bravery.

    Jar Jar Binks goes on several adventures during the galaxy-wide conflict known as the Clone Wars. Jar Jar often appears in some of Star Wars: The Clone Wars ' filler episodes , where he goes on more misadventures. Among these is a mission to Rodia, where he impersonates a Jedi Master and saves Senator Padmé Amidala from a Separatist plot. Throughout the Clone Wars , he often teamed up with other notable political figures on diplomatic missions, including one particularly impactful trip to Toydaria alongside Bail Organa to get supplies to the dying people of Ryloth. In each of these adventures, Jar Jar grows as a character. While he may bumble his way through each encounter, his courage and unwavering support for the Republic are on full display. Jar Jar will throw himself into harm's way if it means being able to help his friends and complete his mission.

    One of Jar Jar's final missions during the Clone Wars was alongside the powerful Jedi Master Mace Windu . The two unlikely partners are recruited to unravel the mysterious disappearances of several spiritual leaders on the planet Bardotta. There, Jar Jar encounters Queen Julia, who develops romantic feelings for him. Eventually, Jar Jar and Master Windu get to the bottom of the disappearances, uncovering a plot by Mother Talzin, a witch from Dathomir. They manage to rescue the kidnapped leaders and defeat Talzin, riding off into the sunset having saved Bardotta. His relationship with Queen Julia also shows that Jar Jar is more than just a comedic side character. He can create deep and impactful relationships with others, making his ultimate fate even more upsetting.

    What Happened to the Jedi Temple in Star Wars After Order 66?

    • The Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy, by author Chuck Wendig, explored the galaxy after the fall of the Empire and the rise of the New Republic.
    • Aftermath was released in 2015 and was succeeded by two follow-ups, Life Debt in 2016 and Empire's End in 2017.
    • The Aftermath trilogy primarily tells the story of what happened to Wedge Antilles after the events of Return of the Jedi .

    Jar Jar's fate after his adventures in Star Wars; The Clone Wars is unclear. He appears briefly in Revenge of the Sith, but this is mostly just a couple of shots of him in the background. He can be seen at Padme's funeral, mourning the death of his friend. Padme was a significant figure in Jar Jar's life. She is the first person on Naboo that believes in him and even asks for his help in defending his home. She trusted him to represent Naboo in her place, which is ultimately what causes her downfall. Palpatine used Jar Jar's respect and admiration for Padme against him, manipulating Jar Jar into putting forth the bill to give him emergency powers. The Republic that Padme fought so hard for has died along with her, and Jar Jar may feel the weight of that responsibility.

    While Binks's fate isn't shown in the films, the novel Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire's End delves deeper into what happened to the wayward Gungan after Revenge of the Sith . According to the novel, written by Chuck Wendig, Jar Jar was once again exiled from the Gungan community for his inadvertent role in the Empire's rise to power. His people now didn't think he was clumsy, they believed him complicit in destroying the galaxy. Whether it was by accident or not, the Gungans didn't care. By putting the motion forward to give Palpatine emergency powers, Jar Jar accidentally started Palpatine's rise to ultimate power. Having lost any prospects for the future, Jar Jar returned to Naboo and settled down in the capital city of Theed, where he became a street performer. Eventually, Jar Jar encountered a young boy named Mapo and took him on as an apprentice, teaching Mapo how to become a performer like Jar Jar himself was.

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    • The novel, The Legends of Luke Skywalker , reveals that some citizens of the New Republic believed that Jar Jar Binks and Darth Vader were the same person.
    • Ahmed Best, who portrayed Jar Jar Binks in the Prequel Trilogy, also plays Jedi Knight Kelleran Beq in The Mandalorian .
    • Jar Jar was popular with children and unpopular with their parents as a clown. This is likely a reference to the character's role in the Star Wars fandom.

    Unlike most other characters in the Star Wars universe, Jar Jar's ultimate fate is never explicitly explored. Even so, since the events of Star Wars: Aftermath take place after the Battle of Endor, fans can confirm that Jar Jar did survive the events of the Galactic Civil War. What happens to him after is largely unknown, though it can be assumed that he continued to work as a street performer in Theed until his death.

    Aftermath makes Jar Jar one of the most tragic characters in Star Wars , as he is left to contemplate his role in the galaxy's political state. Jar Jar realized that he had everything he had wanted. His people believed in him as a leader, the Jedi and Padme trusted him to act in the Republic's best interest, and people respected his accomplishments. Palpatine tricked Jar Jar and his life was destroyed because of it. Despite his happy-go-lucky personality, Jar Jar carried a tremendous burden, knowing that he was partially responsible for the downfall of democracy. Though he lived long enough to see the New Republic right his wrongs, Jar Jar still knew that his actions had indirectly led to the deaths of billions, including some of his closest friends. What once started as a comic relief character now carries out what may be the most tragic story in the entire Star Wars franchise.

    Created by George Lucas, Star Wars began in 1977 with the then-eponymous film that would later be retitled Episode IV: A New Hope. The original Star Wars trilogy centered on Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa, who helped lead the Rebel Alliance to victory over the tyrannous Galactic Empire. This Empire was overseen by Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine, who was aided by the cybernetic menace known as Darth Vader.In 1999, Lucas returned to Star Wars with a prequel trilogy that explored how Luke’s father Anakin Skywalker became a Jedi and eventually succumbed to the dark side of the Force. 

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    Celebrating its 25th anniversary, LEGO Star Wars has released new adult sets, including a prequel-era cruiser that's never before been a LEGO set.

    • LEGO is releasing midi-scale Star Wars ships as part of their 25th anniversary, including the never-before-made Invisible Hand.
    • The Invisible Hand is a rare prequel-era ship that comes at a more affordable price compared to the other two midi-scale ships.
    • LEGO is also planning to release more prequel-era sets in 2024, offering Star Wars collectors a variety of exciting options.

    As part of LEGO Star Wars' 25th anniversary, a new wave of adult sets is being released. Rather than the typical minifigure-sized models, LEGO is releasing a trio of Star Wars midi-scale ships , complete with their own plaques and display stands perfect for desks and bookshelves. This includes a ground-breaking ship from the prequels, one that should prove to be very appealing to collectors and fans of Revenge of the Sith .

    Continuing the release of The Executor (75356) in 2023, LEGO is now releasing more midi-scale ships including Millennium Falcon (75375) , Tantive IV (75376) , and Invisible Hand (75377) with all three geared towards older collectors of the galaxy far, far away. However, The Invisible Hand in particular is quite notable given its status as a rare prequel-era ship that has never been made into a LEGO set before in any form:

    With a more affordable price compared to the other two midi-scale ships, The Invisible Hand is one of LEGO's more exciting 25th-anniversary sets thus far , an exciting addition to any Star Wars collection.

    The Invisible Hand (75377) is available for preorder now and will be released on March 1st.

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    The invisible hand in star wars canon explained, general greivous' flagship.

    The Invisible Hand was a modified Providence -class Dreadnought that served as the flagship of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Although it originally belonged to Viceroy Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation, General Grievous demanded the ship shortly after he took command of the Separatist droids armies in the service of Count Dooku. Given its sheer size (1,088 meters long, 198 meters wide, and 347 meters tall), it makes sense that a minifigure-sized version of the ship has never been made, making the midi-scale style perfect, just as it was for The Executor which was canonically 19,000 meters long.

    The Invisible Hand was notably featured in the opening scene of Revenge of the Sith during the Battle of Coruscant . Having kidnapped Chancellor Palpatine, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi were dispatched to rescue him. This resulted in The Invisible Hand being torn in two gigantic pieces with Anakin successfully piloting the front half in a controlled crash landing on the surface of Coruscant. The LEGO Invisible Hand can notably be split in two as well.

    Is LEGO Doing More Prequel Sets In 2024?

    The phantom menace 25th anniversary.

    LEGO is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Phantom Menace . To that end, The Invisible Hand won't be the only prequel-era LEGO set that will be released in 2024 which should prove to be very exciting. It's always fun when LEGO explores multiple eras in the same years, giving all kinds of Star Wars collectors a strong variety with several great options to choose from.

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