Whatever you think of the deluge of Lego games, there's no denying they sell like hot cakes. The Traveller's Tales series is now creeping steadily closer to being one of the best-selling gaming franchises of all time, and the (un)timely arrival of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will surely do it no harm.

Based in and around the events of the recent Star Wars Episode VII movie, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, BB-8 and co are on course for a blocky adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Before you grab that lightsaber though, make sure you do a Midichlorian count and check the official Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens system requirements to ensure your rig's up to the task. 

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz or AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GT 430 or Radeon HD 6850
  • HDD: 14GB available space
  • DX: DirectX 9.0c

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 970 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 or AMD Radeon HD 5850 1024MB
  • DX: DirectX 11

The beauty of TT Games churning out these Lego title is that, for the most part, they have identical system requirements. In fact, these are 100% identical to January's specs for Lego Marvel Avengers. Even the installation size is the same. To that end, if you played that particular outing then you know precisely where you stand.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is by no means a demanding game. Designed for children and up, this also means it works a variety of lower-end, affordable systems. The minimum requirements for Lego Star Wars are therefore extremely low, only requiring low-end GPUs from Nvidia and AMD. Likewise an ageing albeit quad-core processor should suffice. 

Jump up to the recommended requirements for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and you'll see a fair leap, but nothing to cause too much worry. The GeForce GTX 480 in particular was at the top of its field when it launched, but that was over six years ago and by now it's definitely showing its age. Such a graphics card is also only needed if you want to enable all the graphical bells and whistles for Lego SW: The Force Awakens.

One last thing and that's gamepad support. TT Games don't explicitly recommend it but I do have to say from my experience it's worth plugging in that Xbox 360 controller you've no doubt got lying around for a better gameplay experience. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens benchmark chart.