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[Review] Star Wars Celebration 1 Duplo Promo Brick, 1999

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Hey folks,

In the spring of 1999 as a nerdy 14 year old my Mom and Dad surprised me with the ultimate geeky birthday present: a trip to the first Star Wars Celebration in Denver. Living in Utah my Dad drove me to Denver in our 1991 Camry over the icy mountain passes to the Mile High City. The next three days were Star Wars heaven. Sure there was a massive rain storm, way more people than anticipated, and a small venue; but it was amazing. Right as you walked in the door a wonderful sight was beheld, one that filled your senses, thats right the Decipher booth for Star Wars CCG (which is what I spent the weekend playing). :) Next to it was the BEST booth though: LEGO.

LEGO spent the weekend deonstrating their newly released Classic and Episode 1 lines. They had life sized Star Wars characters like R2 and Chewie all in all a great booth. Of course, I excitedly walked away with a few copies of the free promo Duplo brick emblazoned with the LEGO logo on one side and the Star Wars Episode 1 logo on the other.

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Star Wars Celebration 1 Duplo Promo Brick, 1999 by Tervlon, on Flickr

Classic yellow duplo brick with the original LEGO Star Wars logo of the Episode 1 cast. The printing has held up well for the last 11(!) years. The quality of the printing is okay but not up to our current standards from LEGO as the resolution is satifactory but not amazing.

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Star Wars Celebration 1 Duplo Promo Brick, 1999 by Tervlon, on Flickr

On the back, a large LEGO logo reminds the recipient of the source of the precious promo.

Final Thoughts

Great historical promo representing the beginnings of the LEGO Star Wars theme. Besides the rarity of the item, it is a good looking keepsake and has some great sentimental value.

Thanks for watching! Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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Thanks for the super-in-depth review! :laugh:

This is nice to have, but I don't think it's worth buying second hand. I applaud you for keeping yours in good condition :classic:

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Interesting, I wasn't aware of the existence of this freebie SW brick, so thanks for sharing this short and sweet 'review' Tervlon! :wink: For some reason, I really like that '99 PM minifigs logo - so classic and nostalgic. :wub:

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Thanks for this review. I have a thing for promo Duplo bricks; but unfortunately I don't have this one 'cause all mine are from LLC. :sad:

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