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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Mark Hamill talks about Carrie Fisher‘s impact in Star Wars: Episode IX
  • The Phantom Menace is getting a 20th anniversary panel at Star Wars Celebration – plus several newly-announced guests
  • One fan spent more than a year building a LEGO version of The Last Jedi‘s Crait battle
  • Tons of updates from Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Plot rumors about Episode IX
  • And more!

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Let’s kick things off with a quick recap of all the new Star Wars Celebration news that’s arrive lately. My old lightsaber battle buddy and the face of Maul, Ray Park, will be appearing at the convention in Chicago, as will C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels. (Remember all of his mysterious tweets? Those were all just an elaborate way for him to announce that he would be attending.) Rebels stars Matt Lanter and Tiya Sircar will also be there, alongside Billy Dee Williams, Paul Bettany, Riz Ahmed, and many more.

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace premiered twenty years ago, and a special panel will be held at Star Wars Celebration this year to celebrate the anniversary. If Episode I isn’t your thing, stop by the three animation panels that will be held there instead – and we echo the sentiments of our old friend Germain Lussier about the way Lucasfilm cut off speculation early here:

SW Celebration art Malcolm Tween

One final note about Celebration before we move on: Acme Archives is selling some incredible prints (like the one above from artist Malcolm Tween) that can only be picked up in person at the convention, but the pre-order period lasts until March 15. See the rest of the art and get more details here.

YouTuber David Hall spent more than 13 months building this LEGO version of the Battle of Crait using 100,000 bricks, and got noticed by the official Star Wars Twitter account.

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