Begin, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Will In FebruaryS

The next great Star Wars LEGO adventure kicks off in February 2011, LucasArts has confirmed, bringing the plastic galactic battle into the Clone Wars era and adding a little real-time strategy to the series.

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars from LucasArts and TT Games will combine the double licensing power of the Clone Wars animated series and LEGO bricks for another tongue-in-cheek adventure that spans 20 story-based missions and 40 bonus levels. Players can also command an entire battalion of Clone Troopers in plastic combat against Battle Droids, building bases, deploying vehicles and strategizing cutely.

To see what else The Clone Wars brings, read our impressions of LEGO Star Wars III from Gamescom.

The game was originally planned for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC, DS, and PSP this fall, but a lot has changed at LucasArts. Expect the latest LEGO Star Wars adventure on February 15, 2011 in North America, February 18 in the UK.