May the 4th Be With You Build Challenge

Attention Star Wars fans and LEGO enthusiasts!

Today is a very special day! IT’S STAR WARS DAY! HOORAY! To celebrate we’re hosting a May the 4th Be With You Build Challenge. Show us your best LEGO Star Wars creation and you might win a Star Wars Rey’s Speeder LEGO set!

Show us your best Star Wars build!

Show us your best Star Wars build!

To enter, take a photo of your best Star Wars LEGO build and post it on our social media with the hashtags #maythe4thbuild and #playwell. You have until 8pm EST on Friday May 6th. We’ll announce the winner on Monday May 9th! Whoever has the most EPIC LEGO build will win their very own Rey Speeder kit!

You could win this!

You could win this!

Good luck and May the Force Be With You!

Under the Helmet: Derek Delivery

Another installment of Under the Helmet our Star Wars-inspired series where we reveal the true storm troopers beneath the mask. Todays edition is starring, Derek!

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At 16, Derek has a ways to go before he can be drafted into the Imperial Army. For now he is an honorary trooper and everyones favorite pizza delivery boy. He makes sure that all the troops get the freshest, cheesiest pies delivered in record time. Derek will even throw in free breadsticks from time to time. In honor of his hard work & dedication they’ve gifted him a trooper uniform and he’s even allowed to come to free combat days to start developing his skills. Good luck, Derek!

Check out all of the Under The Helmet Stormtrooper stories HERE.

Under The Helmet: Rudy Raspberry

Another installment of Under the Helmet our Star Wars-inspired series where we reveal the true storm troopers beneath the mask. Todays edition is starring, Raspberry!

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Being a Storm Trooper is a rough job but Rudy is one tough cookie. She’s an expert marksman, extremely talented at hand to hand combat and she has the reflexes of a hawk. Out in the field she might be a lean mean fightin’ machine but when she comes home she’s just ‘Mom’. Rudy loves playing dress up with her two daughters, Lynne and Valor. Her kids favorite character is Rudy Raspberry, a magical fairy that leaves candy hidden in their house.

Check out all of the Under The Helmet Stormtrooper stories HERE.

Under The Helmet: El Diablo Rojo

Another installment of Under the Helmet our Star Wars-inspired series where we reveal the true storm troopers beneath the mask. Todays edition is starring, El Diablo Rojo!

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El Diablo Rojo is a very special storm trooper because underneath his mask is, well, another mask! He has an outstanding wrestling record and is currently the galaxy champion in his division! Many say he earned his powerful name from the copious blood shed at each of his events. The true identity of this particularly impressive trooper luchador may never be known.

Check out all of the Under The Helmet Stormtrooper stories HERE.

Under The Helmet: Michael the Mechanic

Another installment of Under the Helmet our Star Wars-inspired series where we reveal the true storm troopers beneath the mask. Todays edition is starring, Michael!

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Michael is a real gear head. He loves spending his down time fixing up his podracer. All the troopers on his crew know where to go when they have any mechanical problems. Mike is their go-to-guy. The only thing he likes more than tuning up pods is racing them!

Check out all of the Under The Helmet Stormtrooper stories HERE.

 

Under The Helmet: Stormtrooper Starry

Another installment of Under the Helmet our Star Wars-inspired series where we reveal the true storm troopers beneath the mask. Todays edition is starring, STARRY!

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Stormtrooper Starry got his nickname from his unusual hobby, LARPING or live action role play. Starry is actually a HUGE Harry Potter fan and when he’s not fighting for Darth Vader he is hanging out with his fellow LARPers in their fantasy wizard world. He loves battling elves, rescuing princesses and casting spells. It’s a magical escape from the dreary day to day of the Imperial Army.

Check out all of the Under The Helmet Stormtrooper stories HERE.

Under The Helmet: Harold

It’s day two of Under The Helmet and there are only 6 more days until the release of the new Star Wars movie: The Force Awakens! We have a seasoned vet named Harold for our big reveal Friday.

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Meet Harold, he’s made a career out of Storm Trooping. Like a fine wine, Harold has gotten better with age honing in his skills and mastering his craft. What does he attribute to his long standing success as a war machine? His morning routine! Harold starts off each day with the crossword and a hot, strong cup o joe.

Who is Under the Helmet?

In the spirit of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, we’ve started a photo series dedicated to finding out exactly who are the Storm Troopers “UNDER THE HELMET”!

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He’s prepared.

Each day we will reveal another LEGO mini-fig storm trooper in order to unmask who they really are when they’re not busy viciously fighting for the Galactic Empire!

Who is this army and what makes them tick?!

AXLE, lead singer of the band, Imperial Army

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We start our journey with a very special stormtrooper, Axle, the lead singer of the popular indie rock band, Imperial Army, their latest album, Death Star, sold over 50 million copies galaxy-wide (mostly to stormtroopers). Their title track, AT-AT, has received critical acclaim for its sampling of found sounds like laser blasts, over traditional rock melodies. We do have one question for you Axle…how does that mohawk fit under that helmet?

HAROLD, Career Stormtrooper

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Meet Harold, he’s made a career out of Storm Trooping. Like a fine wine, Harold has gotten better with age honing in his skills and mastering his craft. What does he attribute to his long standing success as a war machine? His morning routine!  Harold starts off each day with the crossword and a hot, strong cup o joe.

STORMTROOPER STARRY

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Stormtrooper Starry got his nickname from his unusual hobby, LARPING or live action role play. Starry is actually a HUGE Harry Potter fan and when he’s not fighting for Darth Vader he is hanging out with his fellow LARPers in their fantasy wizard world. He loves battling elves, rescuing princesses and casting spells. It’s a magical escape from the dreary day to day of the Imperial Army.

MICHAEL THE MECHANIC

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Michael is a real gear head. He loves spending his down time fixing up his pod racer. All the troopers on his crew know where to go when they have any mechanical problems. Mike is their go-to-guy. The only thing he likes more than tuning up pods is racing them!

EL DIABLO ROJO

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El Diablo Rojo is a very special storm trooper because underneath his mask is, well, another mask! He has an outstanding wrestling record and is currently the galaxy champion in his division! Many say he earned his powerful name from the copious blood shed at each of his events. The true identity of this particularly impressive trooper luchador may never be known.

RUDY RASPBERRY

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Being a Storm Trooper is a rough job but Rudy is one tough cookie. She’s an expert marksman, extremely talented at hand to hand combat and she has the reflexes of a hawk. Out in the field she might be a lean mean fightin’ machine but when she comes home she’s just ‘Mom’. Rudy loves playing dress up with her two daughters, Lynne and Valor. Her kids favorite character is Rudy Raspberry, a magical fairy that leaves candy hidden in their house.

DEREK DELIVERY

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At 16, Derek has a ways to go before he can be drafted into the Imperial Army. For now he is an honorary trooper and everyones favorite pizza delivery boy. He makes sure that all the troops get the freshest, cheesiest pies delivered in record time. Derek will even throw in free breadsticks from time to time. In honor of his hard work & dedication they’ve gifted him a trooper uniform and he’s even allowed to come to free combat days to start developing his skills. Good luck, Derek!

Check back each day to see more members of Under The Helmet.

All Under The Helmet photos are the artist creation of Play-Well Instructor, Megan!