The real appeal of the game is seeing Star Wars characters rendered in itty-bitty plastic form. By the end of the game, there are more than 30 different little guys you can be in Free Play mode.
The good guys are cute, but the evil folks are just adorable. Mini-Maul! Sen. Palpateeny! Bite-sized battle droids! –Lore Sjöberg –Lego Star Wars: The Game (WIred)
Good writing… the game would probably appeal to my son. Check out the captions in the photo gallery, too… “Your Jedi powers allow you to pull apart doors as if they were made out of some sort of plastic interlocking brick toy.”