New LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Photo Pokes Fun at Kylo Ren

By Sam Hargrave Posted:
Kylo Ren, LEGO Star Wars

The LEGO video games have a long-standing history of parodying the franchises they adapt, which includes Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Marvel, DC, and more. With The Skywalker Saga slated to be the franchise's biggest adaptation yet, there ought to be even more jokes and fun than ever - at the obvious expense of the Star Wars universe.

Not only will The Skywalker Saga mark the first time all nine films have been adapted into the gaming medium, but it may also be the biggest Star Wars game to date. Players will be able to take control of about 300 different characters and explore 24 unique worlds across the galaxy while venturing through the entire saga's story.

Between a combat overhaul, new upgrade systems, and all-out scale, anticipation for the latest LEGO Star Wars game is through the roof, especially with release being a matter of a few months away.

As fan excitement continues to build, developer TT Games has celebrated Valentine's Day with a subtle joke towards one of the sequel trilogy's most beloved characters.

LEGO Star Wars Pokes Fun at Kylo Ren

The official LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Twitter account celebrated Valentine's Day by poking fun at Kylo Ren with an image of Ben Solo staring into his villainous helmet and wearing an "I Love Darth Vader" shirt.

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren
TT Games

The hilarious post was accompanied by a caption asking fans "what's not to love!" and "who [is their] Star Wars Valentine?" 

LEGO game developer TT Games previously poked fun at Kylo Ren's Darth Vader obsession in 2016's The Force Awakens adaptation, in which the sequel villain's bedroom was seen to be filled with memorabilia of the infamous Sith lord.

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren
TT Games

Kylo Ren's Darth Vader Obsession: Fact or Fiction

Ever since the sequel trilogy debuted with The Force Awakens, fans have continually pointed out Kylo Ren's obvious affection towards his grandfather, Darth Vader aka Anakin Skywalker.

Despite the two having never directly met, Ben Solo was clearly inspired by Vader, as is clear when looking at the similarities in his suit, his villainous turn, and desire for power. The villain even kept the classic villain's helmet on display.

In a sense, The Force Awakens is almost a modern remake of A New Hope, as the two films share almost every plot point and Kylo Ren very much takes up Vader's role in that storyline. So it isn't at all surprising that fans would end up finding either humor or annoyance in the obvious inspiration Ren got from Darth Vader.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga releases April 5, 2022, on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.