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LEGO is a Danish brand of toy bricks that can be used to assemble models of various intricacy. In 1999, Star Wars became their first licensed product (Spider-Man, Harry Potter, Batman, and a few others followed) and since then, building sets from all six films have been released. These sets mainly feature prominent vehicles, in addition several scenes.

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, released in 2005, was based on the LEGO sets portraying characters such as Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu in the prequel movies.

A sequel was also released, which is based on the original trilogy (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi). It is presented in a similar format, though introduces new features to correspond more with the interactivity of LEGO. A compilation of the first two LEGO Star Wars games named LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga was announced at Celebration IV. This game is for next-generation consoles and incorporates all six films.

The current Star Wars license with LEGO is said to have been renewed to continue until 2011.[1]

CraftEdit

SITH INFILTRATOR

7663 Sith Infiltrator.

As mentioned above, spacecraft and other vehicles are the LEGO Company's mainstay for the line. The sets include spacecraft such as the Millennium Falcon and the X-wing, along with some lesser known craft, such as the Flash Speeder and Count Dooku's Geonosian speeder bike. Specific pieces of special design and various printed pieces have been developed by the company to achieve an accurate look for some of the more complicated craft. LEGO still uses stickers as opposed to transfers, as they are more cost-efficient.

Some sets over time have been redesigned by LEGO, such as the Millennium Falcon, snowspeeder, landspeeder, and X-wing. The AT-ST and Y-wing were redesigned and released in late 2006 and early 2007. Slave I has been redesigned three times (two for Boba Fett, one for Jango Fett), the latest in 2006. Even the minifigures have been redesigned, such as the super battle droid's change from blue to silver, Qui-Gon Jinn has been given a new torso, the pilot droid torso piece is now completely blue, and droidekas were made with new pieces. Some minifigures (Boba Fett and stormtroopers) were temporarily redesigned with extra printings on their legs.

Ultimate Collector SeriesEdit

Some vehicles have been created to be more detailed and larger than most. This line of models is known as the Ultimate Collector's Series (UCS). Due to the larger scale, more pieces and a higher skill level to build these models is usually needed. Due to the high quantity of pieces, they are generally more expensive than most LEGO sets. Some of the models included in the UCS line are the X-wing, Imperial Star Destroyer, Snowspeeder, Y-wing, AT-ST, TIE Advanced, and most recently, a new, minifigure scale Millennium Falcon (the only UCS set to come with minifigures). These UCS models also come with a fact sheet on their ships; however, there are no minifigures included, aside from the aforementioned Millennium Falcon and astromech droid heads for the X-wing, Y-wing, and Naboo starfighter.

Star Wars LEGO Mini series (2002–2005/2007)Edit

In 2002, LEGO began releasing a line of MINI models. These models were much smaller and contained fewer pieces than the normal sets, and, therefore, they were not as detailed though much cheaper. There have been a wide variety of MINI models released, ranging from Episode I's MTT to Episode VI's Imperial shuttle.

In 2005, two promotional MINI models were released in celebration of the release of Episode III. For now, they are the last of the MINI line, as LEGO
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Original Mini-set look

has made no announcements regarding a continuation of the MINI series.

However, StarWars.com is currently accepting pre-orders for new Star Wars key chains, which include three new MINI Star Wars vehicles from Episode IV. LEGO has released key chains in the past as minifigures, but this will be the first time in which a MINI vehicle becomes a key-chain.

Locations/ScenesEdit

LEGO has also created sets or parts of sets that are focused on scenes and locations from the movies, such as the "Final Duel" and "Jedi Defense" sets.

"Locations" range from large sets to single objects, such as moisture vaporators and cranes. Single objects are most often paired with vehicles, such as the Episode II speeder bike sets: 7113 (Owen Lars' swoop) with the moisture vaporator and 7114 (Count Dooku's Geonosian speeder bike) with the crane.

Most of the smaller location sets are paired with vehicles, not limited to single props. 7180 B-wing came with a Rebel Control Center, and 4502 X-wing Fighter had Yoda's Dagobah hut as a side-draw. Episode I's 7121 Naboo Swamp, a swampy landscape of plant life, was paired with two STAPs and their battle droid pilots.

Also, there are massive stand-alone playsets, such as 4480 Jabba's Palace (though this can be connected to 4475 Jabba's Message and 4476 Jabba's Prize to form an even larger Jabba's Palace), 10123 Cloud City, and 7257 Ultimate Lightsaber Duel. The latest playset is 7666 Hoth Rebel Base, which includes a new snowspeeder (third model) and an E-web blaster.

CharactersEdit

The final, but very integral part of a LEGO Star Wars set is the characters. Almost all of the saga's most iconic characters have been incarnated into LEGO form.

The most common form in which characters appear in the LEGO universe are as minifigures: classic LEGO people. These come with a boxy torso and interchangeable heads, torso, headpiece (hair or some form of headgear), cape (made from real cloth and attached onto the neck, before the head), appearing on some characters, and legs.

Due to the unique appearances of the many droids, soldiers, and aliens that comprise the Star Wars universe, many new molds have been specially created for the series. Prime examples include the General Grievous minifigure, the Gungan and Rodian heads, and the helmets for Darth Vader and stormtroopers (including stormtrooper variations).

Molds for accessories have also been created, such as headpieces and weapons. These include the lightsaber handle (which has since been reused for other purposes both in and out of the Star Wars range), electrobinoculars, the new-mold blasters in the 2007 sets, Rebel pilot helmets, and more.

There are a few variations of the standard LEGO minifigure produced for the Star Wars range. The most controversial and prominent types are the light-up lightsaber (LUL) minifigures, released with some of the larger Episode III sets in 2005. Characters given the treatment include Darth Vader, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Luminara Unduli. These figures look like usual ones on the surface, except that, to facilitate internal electronics, all components cannot be removed other than the headpiece. When the head is pressed down, an LED illuminates the LEGO lightsaber blade. The batteries last three hours and were not originally intended for replacement, though it is possible.

The other variation is the minifigure magnet. So far, four such sets (containing three characters each) have been released. The twelve characters are Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, a green clone trooper, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, a stormtrooper, an AT-ST pilot, a Rebel pilot, a Royal Guard, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Anakin Skywalker (young), Darth Maul, and a Naboo pilot. Strong magnets are placed in the minifigure's legs and torso, so while they look exactly like a normal LEGO minifigure, they can stick onto magnetic surfaces. Unlike in LULs, only the legs and the torso of the minifigure cannot be separated.

Star Wars products were also among the first, besides the Spider-Man and Harry Potter (starting at the Prisoner of Azkaban sets) range, to experience the change from yellow to peach. As of mid-2004, all of LEGO's licensed product ranges experienced a change in skin tone from the classic yellow to the more realistic peach.

Other less common incarnations of characters from the universe include Technic models and UCS characters.

TechnicEdit

Technic is a form of LEGO which entirely forsakes the regular brick design and relies on technical parts such as gears, axles, cross-bars, and more. It is mainly droids, such as the pit droid, R2-D2, C-3PO, battle droid, super battle droid, and droideka that have been incarnated in this unique form. Technic sets allow for accurate features and various movements otherwise impossible. Both the pit droid and battle droid sets fold up, while the super battle droid has a quick-draw blaster function, R2-D2 produces a tool arm, and C-3PO's head and arms fall off when the center is pushed.

However, Jango Fett, Darth Vader, and the stormtrooper have also been turned into Technic figures, possibly because of the mechanical appearance of their costumes.

Ultimate Collector SeriesEdit

The last way characters appear in LEGO is as UCS models (see more above). Darth Maul's bust and Yoda are the only two UCS characters as of 2007. Building at this scale provides immense amounts of character detail. These sets are made primarily of standard LEGO bricks.

List of setsEdit

Some of the Star Wars LEGO sets include landspeeders, TIE fighters, and characters such as Darth Vader and Han Solo. These sets have been produced and re-released over the years, and new sets were created with the release of each prequel film.

As of 2007, the following LEGO sets have been produced:

Number Name Episode Line Minifigures
3343 Star Wars #4 TPM System Battle Droids, (x2), Battle Droid Commander
7101 Lightsaber Duel TPM System Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn
7111 Droid Fighter TPM System None
7115 Gungan Patrol TPM System Gungan Warrior, Jar Jar Binks
7121 Naboo Swamp TPM System Battle Droids (x2), Qui-Gon Jinn, Jar Jar Binks
7124 Flash Speeder TPM System Naboo Security officer
7126 Battle Droid Carrier TPM System Battle Droids (x6), Battle Droid pilot
7131 Anakin's Podracer TPM System Anakin Skywalker (Podracer), Padmé Amidala, Pit Droid
7141 Naboo Fighter TPM System Anakin Skywalker (Starfighter), Battle Droids (x2), R2-D2
7151 Sith Infiltrator TPM System Darth Maul, Sith Probe Droids (x3)
7155 Trade Federation AAT TPM System Battle Droids (x2)
7159 Podracer Bucket TPM System Jar Jar Binks, Anakin Skywalker (Podracer), Generic Alien
7161 Gungan Sub TPM System Obi-Wan Kenobi (Hood), Jar Jar Binks, Qui-Gon Jinn
7171 Mos Espa Podrace TPM System Anakin Skywalker (Podracer), Gasgano, Sebulba, R2-D2, Jar Jar Binks, Padmé Amidala, Qui-Gon Jinn, Pit Droids (x3)
7184 Trade Federation MTT TPM System Battle Droids (x7)
7186 Watto's Junkyard TPM System Watto, Aldar Beedo
7203 Jedi Defense I TPM System Obi-Wan Kenobi, Droidekas (x2)
7204 Jedi Defense II TPM System Security Battle Droid, Battle Droid Commander, Qui-Gon Jinn
7660 Naboo N-1 Starfighter and Droid Starfighter TPM System Anakin Skywalker, R2-D2, Naboo Pilot
7662 MTT TPM System Droideka, Battle Droids (x16), Security Battle Droids (x2), Battle Droid Pilots (x2)
7663 Sith Infiltrator TPM System Darth Maul, Sith Probe Droids (x3)
7665 Republic Cruiser TPM System Qui-Gon Jinn (hood and new torso), Obi-Wan Kenobi (hood and new torso), Maoi Madakor, Antidar Williams, R2-R7
4485 Mini Anakin's Podracer / Sebulba's Podracer TPM Mini None
4491 Mini MTT TPM Mini None
4493 Mini Sith Infiltrator TPM Mini None
8000 Pit Droid TPM Technic None
8001 Battle Droid TPM Technic None
8002 Destroyer Droid TPM Technic None
10026 Ultimate Collector Series Naboo Starfighter TPM UCS None
4478 Geonosian Fighter AotC System Geonosis Battle Droids (x2), Geonosian Warrior, Geonosian Pilot
4481 Hailfire Droid AotC System None
4482 AT-TE AotC System Clone Troopers (x4)
7103 Jedi Duel AotC System Count Dooku, Yoda
7113 Tusken Raider Encounter AotC System Tusken Raiders (x2), Anakin Skywalker
7133 Bounty Hunter Pursuit AotC System Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker (No Cape), Zam Wesell
7143 Jedi Starfighter AotC System Obi-Wan Kenobi (Headset), R4-P17 (Head)
7153 Jango Fett's Slave I AotC System Jango Fett, Boba Fett (Boy)
7163 Republic Gunship AotC System Clone Troopers (x4), Super Battle Droids (x2), Jedi Knight, Droideka
7670 Hailfire Droid & Spider Droid [2] AotC System Battle Droids (x2), Super Battle Droid, Commander Battle Droid, Spider Droid
4487 Mini Jedi Starfighter / Slave I AotC Mini None
4490 Mini Republic Gunship AotC Mini None
4495 Mini AT-TE AotC Mini None
8011 Jango Fett AotC Technic None
8012 Super Battle Droid AotC Technic None
8007 C-3PO AotC Technic None
7669 Anakin's Jedi Starfighter TCW System Anakin Skywalker, R2-D2
7673 MagnaGuard Starfighter TCW System MagnaGuard (x2)
7674 V-19 Torrent TCW System Clone Pilot
7675 AT-TE Walker TCW System Anaking Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Clone Trooper, Rotta the Huttlet
7676 Republic Attack Gunship TCW System Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, Asajj Ventress, Commander Cody, Clone Trooper
7678 Droid Gunship TCW System Battle Droid (x3)
7679 Republic Fighter Tank TCW System Clone Trooper (x2)
7680 The Twilight TCW System Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, R2-D2, Rotta the Huttlet
7681 Separatist Spider Droid TCW System Commander Fox, Clone Trooper, Battle Droid Commander, Super Batle Droid, Battle Droid
7748 Corporate Alliance Tank Droid TCW System Clone Jetpack Trooper (x2), Battle Droid (x2)
7751 Ahsoka's Starfighter and Droids TCW System Ahsoka Tano, R7-A7, Buzz Droid
7752 Count Dooku's Solar Sailer TCW System Count Dooku, MagnaGuard (x2), FA-4
7753 Pirate Tank TCW System Obi-Wan Kenobi, Hondo Ohnaka, Turk Falso
8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack TCW System Clone Commander, Clone Gunner, Clone Trooper (x2)
8015 Assassin Droids Battle Pack TCW System Elite Assassin Droid (x2), Assassin Droid (x3)
8016 Hyena Droid Bomber TCW System Rocket Battle Droid (x3)
8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT) TCW System Yoda, Clone Trooper, Super Battle Droid (x3), Battle Droid (x2)
8019 Republic Attack Shuttle TCW System Mace Windu, Clone Trooper, Clone Pilot
8036 Separatist's Shuttle TCW System Nute Gunray, Onaconda Farr, Pilot Battle Droid, Battle Droid (x2)
8037 Anakin's Y-Wing Starfighter TCW System Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, R2-D2
8039 Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser TCW System Chancellor Palpatine, Senate Commando, Clone Gunner, Clone Trooper
6205 V-wing Fighter RotS System Clone pilot, astromech droid (head)
7250 Clone Scout Walker RotS System Clone recon trooper
7251 Darth Vader Transformation RotS System Darth Vader (no cape), Anakin Skywalker (burned), medical droid
7252 Droid Tri-Fighter RotS System Buzz droid
7255 General Grievous Chase RotS System Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous
7256 Jedi Starfighter and Vulture Droid RotS System Anakin Skywalker, R2-D2 (head)
7257 Ultimate Lightsaber Duel RotS System Obi-Wan Kenobi (Light-up lightsaber), Anakin Skywalker (light-up lightsaber)
7258 Wookiee Attack RotS System Wookiee warriors (x2), battle droids (x2), spider droid
7259 ARC-170 Starfighter RotS System Clone pilots (x3), R4 astromech droid
7260 Wookiee Catamaran RotS System 7th Sky Corps (x2), Luminara Unduli (light-up lightsaber), Yoda, Wookiee warriors (x3), Chewbacca
7261 Clone Turbo Tank RotS System Mace Windu (light-up lightsaber) [1], battle droids (x2), clone scout trooper, Star Corps trooper, clone trooper, sky trooper[3]
7283 Ultimate Space Battle RotS System Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Headset), buzz droids (x2), R2-D2 (head), R4-P17 (head)
7654 Droids Battle Pack RotS System Battle droids (x4) super battle droids (x3)
7655 Clone Troopers Battle Pack RotS System Clone troopers (x2), Star Corps trooper, clone shock trooper
7656 General Grievous' Starfighter RotS System General Grievous
7661 Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Booster Ring RotS System Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kit Fisto, R4-G9 (head)
7671 AT-AP Walker[2] RotS System Clone Shock Trooper (x2)
65771 Episode III Collectors' Set RotS System Clone pilots (x3), astromech droid, buzz droid
6966 Mini Jedi Starfighter RotS Mini None
6967 Mini ARC-170 Starfighter RotS Mini None
4477 T-16 Skyhopper ANH System T-16 pilot
4501 Mos Eisley Cantina ANH System Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Ben Kenobi, Greedo, sandtrooper
6211 Imperial Star Destroyer ANH System Grand Moff Tarkin, stormtroopers (x2), Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine (Hologram), Royal Guards (x2), Imperial officer, R2-D5, mouse droid
7106 Droid Escape ANH System C-3PO, R2-D2
7110 Landspeeder ANH System Luke Skywalker, Ben Kenobi
7140/7142 X-wing Fighter ANH System R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Biggs Darklighter, Rebel mechanic
7146 TIE Fighter ANH System TIE pilot, Stormtrooper
7150/7152/7262 TIE Advanced & Y-wing ANH System Jon "Dutch" Vander, Darth Vader, red R4 astromech droid
7190 Millennium Falcon ANH System R2-D2, C-3PO, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca
7263 TIE Fighter ANH System Darth Vader (Light-up Lightsaber), TIE pilot
7658 Y-wing Fighter ANH System Jon Vander, red R4 astromech droid
7659 Imperial Landing Craft ANH System TIE pilot, sandtrooper (x2), stormtrooper (x2)
7667 Imperial Dropship [2] ANH System Shadow Stormtrooper, Stormtrooper (x3)
7668 Rebel Scout Speeder [2] ANH System Rebel Trooper (x4)
10144 Sandcrawler ANH System Jawas (x3), Owen Lars, C-3PO, R2-D2, R1-G4, Gonk droid, ASP droid, R5-D4, Treadwell droid
3219 Mini TIE Fighter ANH Mini None
4484 Mini X-wing Fighter and TIE Advanced ANH Mini None
4488 Mini Millennium Falcon ANH Mini None
4492 Mini Star Destroyer ANH Mini None
6963 Mini X-wing Fighter (limited release) ANH Mini None
8008 Stormtrooper ANH Technic None
8009 R2-D2 ANH Technic None
8010 Darth Vader ANH Technic None
7191 X-wing Fighter ANH UCS None
10019 Rebel Blockade Runner ANH UCS None
10030 Imperial Star Destroyer ANH UCS None
10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter ANH UCS Red R4 astromech droid
10175 Vader's TIE Advanced ANH UCS None
10179 Millennium Falcon ANH UCS Ben Kenobi, Han Solo (brown legs), Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker (long hair)
3340 Star Wars #1 ESB System Emperor Palpatine (black hands), Darth Maul, Darth Vader
4479 TIE Bomber ESB System TIE pilot
4483 Imperial AT-AT ESB System Luke Skywalker, AT-AT driver, snowtroopers (x2)
4500 Rebel Snowspeeder ESB System Luke Skywalker, Dak Ralter, Rebel Hoth trooper
4502 X-wing Fighter (Dagobah) ESB System Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Yoda
4504 Millennium Falcon ESB System Han Solo, snowtrooper, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO
6209 Slave I ESB System IG-88, Dengar, Boba Fett, Han Solo (carbonite) , Bespin guard
6212 X-Wing Fighter ESB System Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, Han Solo, Princess Leia, R2-D2, Chewbacca
7119 Twin-Pod Cloud Car ESB System Lobot
7130 Snowspeeder ESB System Luke Skywalker, Dak Ralter, Hoth Rebel trooper
7144 Slave I ESB System Boba Fett, Han Solo (carbonite)
7666 Hoth Base ESB System Luke Skywalker (pilot), Dak Ralter, Rebel Troopers (x2), snowtroopers (x2), probe droid, K-3PO (limited)
10123 Cloud City ESB System Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, stormtrooper, Boba Fett (markings), Han Solo, Han Solo (carbonite), Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian
10178 AT-AT(2007) ESB System Luke Skywalker, snowtrooper, General Veers, AT-AT driver
4486 Mini AT-ST / Snowspeeder ESB Mini None
4489 Mini AT-AT ESB Mini None
10129 Rebel Snowspeeder ESB UCS None
3341 Star Wars #2 RotJ System Han Solo (brown legs), Luke Skywalker (hood), Boba Fett
3342 Star Wars #3 RotJ System Chewbacca, scout troopers (x2)
4475 Jabba's Message RotJ System C-3PO, R2-D2, Bib Fortuna
4476 Jabba's Prize RotJ System Gamorrean guard, Han Solo (carbonite), Boba Fett
4480 Jabba's Palace RotJ System Jabba the Hutt, Princess Leia, EV-9D9, Gonk droid, B'omarr Monk, Luke Skywalker
6206 TIE Interceptor RotJ System TIE pilot
6207 A-Wing Fighter RotJ System A-wing pilot, Rebel mechanic
6208 B-wing Fighter RotJ System B-wing pilot, Ten Numb
6210 Jabba's Sail Barge RotJ System Jabba the Hutt, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Gamorrean guard
7104 Desert Skiff RotJ System Luke Skywalker, Han Solo
7127 Imperial AT-ST RotJ System Chewbacca
7128 Speeder Bikes RotJ System Luke Skywalker (Endor outfit), scout troopers (x2)
7134 A-wing Fighter RotJ System A-wing pilot, Rebel mechanic
7139 Ewok Attack RotJ System Wicket, Paploo, scout trooper, stormtrooper
7166 Imperial Shuttle RotJ System Imperial pilot, Emperor Palpatine, Royal Guards (x2)
7180 B-wing at Rebel Control Center RotJ System Rebel pilot, Rebel mechanic, R4-series astromech droid
7200 Final Duel I RotJ System Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine
7201 Final Duel II RotJ System Imperial officer, Luke Skywalker, stormtrooper
7264 Imperial Inspection RotJ System Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, stormtroopers (x4), Royal Guards (x2), Imperial officers (x2)
7657 AT-ST RotJ System AT-ST Pilot
4494 Mini Imperial Shuttle RotJ Mini None
6965 Mini TIE Interceptor RotJ Mini None
8038 The Battle of Endor RotJ System Han Solo, Princess Leia, Rebel Commando, Wicket, Paploo, Chief Chirpa, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Scout Trooper (x2), Imperial Trooper
10143 Death Star II RotJ UCS None
10174 AT-ST RotJ UCS None
7664 TIE Crawler EU System Shadow stormtroopers (x2)
7669 Anakin's Fighter [2] EU System Anakin Skywalker, R2-D2
7672 Rogue Shadow [2] EU System Vader's Apprentice, Juno Eclipse, Battle Damaged Darth Vader
10131 TIE Collection EU System Darth Vader, TIE pilot (x2), droid brain

Keychains and keyringsEdit

Number Name
3913 Darth Vader Keychain
3914 Luke Skywalker Keychain
3922 Darth Maul Keychain
3947 Yoda Keychain
4202665 C-3PO Keychain
4224469 Snowtrooper Keychain
4224471 Yoda Keychain
4224472 Stromtrooper Keychain
4270898 Anakin Keychain
4270900 Clone Trooper Keyring
4270902 Chewbacca Keyring
4274291 Yoda Keyring
4294201 Boba Fett Keyring
4297461 Imperial Royal Guard Keyring
851091 R2-D2 Keyring
851461 Obi-Wan Keychain
851937 Astromech Droid Keychain
851938 Princess Leia Keychain
857091 R2-D2 Keyring
8511937 Astromech Droid Keyring


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. LEGO Star Wars Wins T.O.T.Y. Award
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2008 Releases
  3. This set was re-released in 2006 without a light-up lightsaber Mace Windu, coming instead with a standard Mace Windu and an extra clone trooper.

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