The Phantom Menace LEGO Miniland in Atlanta

This weekend, March 21-22, is the grand opening of a new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta based on Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The exhibit includes lots of models and minifigures from the movie, as well as sound effects. For the grand opening weekend, LEGOLAND is offering special events including Build Like a Jedi for children, a large-scale Group Build, and meet-and-greets with the 501st Legion. For more details, check out the official announcement.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to