Lego Star Wars

Back in the day, GM fondly recalls being thrilled by the antics of Luke Skywalker and co., before scampering off to our bedrooms to recreate the majesty of the Millennium Falcon using only some Lego bricks we'd discovered behind the sofa.

Years passed before Lego finally gave the world proper Star Wars model kits,but by then we were all grown up and had to earn a living instead of arseing around in our bedrooms.

Luckily, we've also been able to play the coolest thing since Darth Vader finally revealed his bloated mug in A New Hope. Yep - Lego Star Wars is coming to a console near you.

By taking control of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, you quickly begin to get to grips with the trusty lightsabers and force powers in the co-op mode. Just by pressing start, players can dive in and out of the action.

Besides using force powers to fling objects around and blow things up, you can swap minds with friendly droids and the odious Jar Jar Binks. You can then use their special abilities to solve puzzles or reach otherwise inaccessible areas. You see, teamwork plays a big part in Lego Star Wars.

The game features all three Star Wars prequels, so there's lots of bang for your buck. We may even get some teaser info from the upcoming Revenge of the Sith via Lego Machinima!

Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's classic battle with Darth Maul at the end of The Phantom Menace is a stand out moment in the game so far, closely followed by Anakin Skywalker's pod race on Tatooine from The Phantom Menace.

The faithfulness of the game to the movies also means you get to experience some of the most hair-raising moments in recent Star Wars history, like the droid onslaught in the Genosian arena.

With some of the most uniquely cool visuals we've ever locked jedi-eyes upon Lego Star Wars is looking like it'll be a galaxy-sized hit.

Lego Star Wars is coming to a galaxy near you in April for Xbox, PS2, PC and GBA