5 thoughts from the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens launch party

LEGO Star Wars Toronto event

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey plays ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ with Emile Burbidge, the chief play officer for Toys R’ Us Canada.

Warner Home Interactive invited my son and I to the Toronto launch party of the highly anticipated video game LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday night.

The event, which was held in the TD Comfort Clubhouse at the Rogers Centre, included the chance to play the game on the JumboTron (the largest TV in Canada) and meet Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey!

It was really a win-win all around that also made me realize a few things after I got home. Here are 5 of the random thoughts I had after the event.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is addictive!

As it doesn’t come out until Tuesday, June 28, I can’t say much about the game itself. I am allowed to tell you I it’s the best-looking and most-challenging LEGO-based game I’ve ever played. It’s also highly addictive and fun! While playing it we were totally immersed and forgot people were behind us waiting to play (sorry, folks).

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R.A. Dickey is one of the nicest celebrities I’ve met

I covered entertainment for years and interviewed lots of movie stars, musicians and athletes. R.A. Dickey was nothing like any of them! He was genuine, down to earth and super nice to all of us when I’m sure he was tired and not getting paid THAT much (if anything) to make an appearance at the event. He also signed baseballs for everyone and took photos with us. My kid was absolutely speechless meeting him and is now the king of his school for having done so.

I really want a PlayStation 4 now

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for PC and every current gaming system when it’s released June 28, but playing it on the the PS4 made me realize how much I love that system and need to upgrade my PS3. I also really love the DualShock 4 controller and don’t think there’s a more comfortable controller out there.

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The Rogers Centre should do more with what they have

Seeing the game being played on the JumboTron was very cool and hearing the game music fill the stadium gave me chills. Why can’t they open up the Rogers Centre to more events like this when the Jays aren’t playing? Have a “drive-in” style movie night and I bet many people would pay $20 for a ticket.

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The TD Comfort Clubhouse is the only way to see a Blue Jays game

Now that I’ve sat in the TD Comfort Clubhouse I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to regular seats at the Rogers Centre again. Seriously, it’s like living in paradise at a baseball game up there. The seats are comfy! The bathrooms are clean! There’s food and a bar that doesn’t take three innings to get something at! Who do I need to be friends with to get an invite to sit there? I don’t care if I have to clean toilets to get a ticket if I have to it’s that great!

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available Tuesday, June 28 for the Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo 3DS, XBOX 360, XBOX One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and PC. Check out the trailer for the game below.

Are you excited for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Share your thoughts in the comments below or at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.

The Force is strong at Walt Disney World’s Disney Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Disney Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World’s Disney Hollywood Studios is getting its ‘Star Wars’ on.

When Disney purchased the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas we all knew it wasn’t just to make more movies. Disney wanted the brand so they could incorporate it into their TV shows, video games and theme parks. And it appears fans have been pleased with how Disney has handled their purchase of Star Wars so far.

The Force Awakens is still earning gobs of money and rave reviews at the box office and Disney Infinity 3.0, the latest installment in their video game series, is one of the best games the house of mouse has ever released. But what about the theme parks?

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The Star Wars Launch Bay opened at Walt Disney World’s Disney Hollywood Studios in December and has become a popular spot among guests. It features galleries, props from the movies and photo ops with Star Wars characters, including newest villain Kylo Ren.

Other recent additions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios include a revamped Star Tours attraction, First Order stormtrooper patrols, a re-imagined Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, Star Wars-themed food and drinks and the cinematic experience Star Wars: Path of the Jedi.

On top of all that the company announced last week a few more reasons for Star Wars fans to visit the Florida park this year.

The live stage show Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away opens on April 4 and will run multiple times a day. It features classic moments from the Star Wars movies with characters like Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Darth Maul making appearances.

Along with the live show comes the Stormtroopers march, which sees a squad of First Order stormtroopers march in formation from the Star Wars Launch Bay to the Center Stage area. It will happen at various times a day with Captain Phasma leading the march.

And beginning this summer is the next generation fireworks display, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. This nightly show, which Disney says is “unprecedented in Disney’s Hollywood Studios history” combines Star Wars-themed music and characters with fireworks, lasers, light projections and other special effects. Disney knows how to do fireworks and from the official description this sounds amazing.

About Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular:

Through these state-of-the-art special effects that project onto the nearby Chinese Theatre and other surrounding buildings, guests will gaze at the twin suns of Tatooine, push through a field of battle droids, navigate through an asteroid field, soar down the trench of the Death Star and deliver the final blow to destroy Starkiller Base. The show, which will unfold through a series of acts, will be punctuated by a tower of fire as well as powerful spotlight beams that create lightsabers in the sky.

Check out some concept art below of more Star Wars-themed attractions planned for both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California.

Disney's Star Wars land concept art

Disney's Star Wars land concept art

Disney's Star Wars land concept art

Disney's Star Wars land concept art

Are you excited for all the Star Wars-themed attractions coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland? Share your thoughts in the comments below or at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.