What Are Character Studs in LEGO Games? 15 Things You Should Know

So you notice that you are collecting Character Studs in LEGO Games but don’t know what they are and want to know what are Studs in LEGO games?

This article covers everything you need to know about character studs, what they are, the type of Character Studs, how to earn studs, their worth, and the best levels to farm studs as quickly as possible.

Let’s dive in.

What Are Character Studs in LEGO Games?

What Are Character Studs in LEGO Games?

Character Studs is an extra in LEGO games that when turned on, causes enemies to drop a small portion of studs when they are defeated.

What Does Character Stud Do?

Character Studs gives you studs each time you kill a character, spider, wasps, or destroy a vehicle, and collecting a certain amount of studs in a level grants you 100% on the Stud Bar, with different names throughout the series.

They are the currency needed to upgrade abilities and unlock other things in LEGO games and are used to purchase an array of unique and essential items such as ships, core upgrades, class upgrades, and even rumors.

Types of Character Studs in LEGO Games

There are four types of character studs which include:

  • Silver Studs: These are the most common studs
  • Gold Studs: Slightly rarer than the Silver Studs, but still abundant throughout the game
  • Blue Studs: Rare, but can still be found in almost every area of the game. Usually hidden off the beaten path in the shadows or hard-to-reach spots
  • Purple Studs: These are the rarest character studs and are only found in hidden nooks and crannies of specific areas, or during missions in the place of Minikits after you have already collected them

What Does Character Stud Do?

How Much Are the Studs Worth in LEGO Games?

  • Silver Studs are worth 10 per stud
  • Gold Studs are worth 100 per stud
  • Blue Studs are worth 1,000 per stud
  • Purple Studs are worth 10,000 per stud

What Is the Most Valuable Stud in LEGO Games?

Purple Studs are the most valuable Character Studs in LEGO games. These Studs are the rarest Character Studs and worth a whooping 10,000 per stud. 

Purple Studs are only found in hidden nooks and crannies of certain areas, or during missions in the place of Minikits after you have already collected them. 

What Do You Use Studs for in LEGO Games?

Below are some uses of Studs in LEGO games:

  • They are required for the True Jedi Status in every level and you’ll need to get studs and fill up a canister at the top of the screen. Once it’s full, it will unlock True Jedi status
  • They are the currency needed to upgrade abilities and unlock other things in LEGO games
  • They are used to purchase an array of unique and essential items such as ships, core upgrades, class upgrades, and even rumors

What is Stud Bar in LEGO Games?

Stud Bar is a leveling system in LEGO games and you need to collect a certain amount of STuds in each level to complete the Stud bar. Leveling up the Stud bar gives you gold bricks until level 20 and upon completing it, you unlock a piece of the Super-Kit.

Stud Bars help achieve 100% in all LEGO games except LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game which doesn’t have a percentage counter, and LEGO Worlds and The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame which do not have Stud Bars.

What is Stud Bar in LEGO Games?

There were two stud bars for each level in LEGO Star WarsLEGO Star Wars Games: 15 Things You Should Know! II: The Original Trilogy and LEGO Star Wars II only; one for collecting a certain amount of studs in Story Mode, and one for collecting a certain amount of studs, a larger amount, in Free Play Mode.

Likewise, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga had a different True Jedi requirement for each level than LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game to accord for the changes in the design. 

What Is the Character Studs Red Brick LEGO Harry Potter?

The Red VBricks in LEGO Harry Potter allow you to affect how the game progresses by giving you handy benefits. For instance, finding several multipliers allows you to quickly build up a good supply of Character Studs which will in turn allow you to quickly pay for spells and characters.

What Do You Spend Studs on in LEGO Star Wars?

You use Studs in LEGO Star Wars to purchase essential items such as ships, core upgrades, class upgrades, and even rumors.

What Are Ghost Studs Worth?

Ghost Studs have the same value as Blue Studs, 1000 points in most cases.

A guide ghost character can appear in LEGO games with free-roam areas, heading towards a marked point on the map and leaving a trail of transparent studs, with the color being dependent on each individual game. 

When the character collects ghost studs, a cheat will be activated and players will be able to add these studs to their score count.

What Are Ghost Studs Worth?

How to Earn Studs

You can earn Studs just by doing anything in LEGO games, including defeating enemies, destroying the LEGO environment/scenery, building objects when prompted, completing puzzles, earning combat combo bonuses, destroying the objects you built, and rebuilding them, and much more.

On top of that, many Studs just lay along the main path and you can pick them as you walk past. However, the point is to focus on collecting as many Studs as possible to achieve the main objectives of a mission and always take time to check every corner of an area for any stray studs.

Additionally, it’s important to keep in mind that any studs collected will repopulate after restarting a mission or returning to an area.

Best Level for Quick and Easy Studs in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Episode IV: A New Hope – Stay on Target in the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the best mission to quickly and easily earn plenty Studs in Star Wars the Skywalker Saga.

The mission is essentially a shooting gallery in the trenches of the Death Star. The X-Wing and you will utilize the game’s auto-targeting to keep shooting and not crash. 

The majority of the studs will come from destroying turrets and TIE Fighters. You can complete the mission in approximately 7 minutes and you can expect to earn upwards of 100,000 studs.

How to Unlock Stud Multipliers in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Stud Multipliers are pretty expensive to unlock, making them a bit of an investment that will ultimately pay for itself. Players will need to fork over a total of 443,000,000 Studs to unlock all five Stud Multipliers. 

However, players will be able to quickly earn back the Studs they spent after playing through just a few levels with every active multiplier.

In addition to the stacks of Studs, you will have to spend on STud Multipliers, each one requires a Datacard to unlock, which is a rare upgrade material that you can find by exploring different levels across the galaxy and you can use them to unlock extras and cosmetics.

Once you have gathered the Datacards and Studs you need, you can open the “Extras” tab in the “Holoprotector” menu. The Studs Multipliers cost a large number of Studs and Datacards, however, they are absolutely worth it. 

The various multipliers are stackable, meaning you will earn 3,840 times more studs with all of the multipliers unlocked. 

Although they are a large investment, it is recommended to work toward them early and use the earnings from the first multiplier to purchase the second and snowball your stockpile from there.

Attract Studs Upgrade

The Studs Upgrade makes it so that Studs will fly (works like a magnet) to you when you are close enough. You can find the upgrade “Attract Studs” under the Core Upgrades tree.

The Stud Upgrade cuts the time spent running in circles to collect studs after destroying a bunch of scenery, or chasing that one stud that decided to slide down a ramp or staircase. 

There are three tiers to the Studs upgrade, each increasing the distance at which studs will be attracted to you.

Lisa D. Marsh

Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm the editor of BrickMechanics.com LEGO has been part of my life ever since I was young. I have a deep love of LEGO and it has guided me through my early years, through school, and eventually through my degree in Engineering.