Warner Bros Interactive and TT Games’ latest LEGO video game LEGO Star Wars – The Force Awakens has been out since last week and with it comes tons of bonus game features such as more than 150 playable characters spanning across the entire Star Wars saga. In a touch of LEGO brand humor, game developers included another character that will add a little more fun in an already awesome game. In case you haven’t unlocked him or have seen the walkthrough videos yet, you might be surprised to know that TFA director JJ Abrams gets his own LEGO minifig version and is now playable as one of the characters in the game. Watch this video from TT Games courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
As you can see, JJ Abrams’ minifigure rendition comes with a camera mounted on his back, a blaster and what seems to be a grappling gun on the side. It’s kind of cool how LEGO was able to transform the acclaimed director in this minifig version, including all the fine details such as his clothes, hair style and eye glasses. The camera piece he carries is a giveaway clue in case gamers can’t still figure out the semblance, though it is yet to be seen if that camera is of any use to JJ Abrams playable character.
As noted by THR, Abrams is one of the two real-world characters that were included in the game, together with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “The presence of both executives was kept under wraps until after the game’s release as a surprise for those who dived into the block-build version of the popular movie,” Graeme McMillan of THR wrote.
Unlike Finn, Rey, Hans Solo and the rest of The Force Awakens cast whose original dialogues were featured in the game, the JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy minifigures does not feature any voice acting. Nevertheless, the director and producer both gave their thumbs up approval for their inclusion in the roster.
LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens is now available via Amazon and playable across all major gaming platforms. If you haven’t tried the game yet, you might want to check out our first wave of video walkthroughs courtesy of Brick Show’s in-house master gamer, Brian.
Relive the galaxy’s greatest adventure in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ for mobile! Play as heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren and General Hux.
LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ immerses fans in the new Star Wars™ adventure like never before, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens. Additionally, players will experience previously untold story levels that explore the time leading up to Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™.
- LEGO Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ introduces exciting gameplay mechanics never before available in a LEGO game including: Multi-Builds, Blaster Battles and enhanced flight sequences.
- Choose from multiple building options with the new Multi-Builds system to solve puzzles, or just to have fun. All actions advance the experience in different ways.
- Leverage your surroundings as cover and engage in intense Blaster Battles to drive back the relentless First Order and emerge victorious.
- Experience the thrill of high-speed, action-packed flight like never before, including arena-based aerial battles and dogfights.
- Enjoy all new levels and characters with the purchase of the All Content Season Pass. Exciting content will be rolling out through the year.