As with every LEGO game, you can shortcut the path to unlocking certain characters in LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens by inserting cheat codes - handy if you're after your favourites, or need access to a character with a particular set of skills. You can do this in the game's pause menu, and then selecting 'Enter Code', and then cheat for the character you'd like.
At a certain point in LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens - when you're unlocking Red Brick cheats or bonus characters - you'll be needing studs, and lots of them. Thankfully, instead of grinding through level replays or smashing open objects in the hub, there's an easy way to farm hundreds of thousands of studs in quick succession, allowing you to get what you need in no time.
One of the most valuable collectibles you can find in LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens are Carbonite Bricks, with each one unlocking a classic character from the original six Star Wars films, from the likes of Darth Maul to Yoda.
As with every LEGO game, LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens is full of hidden Red Bricks that you can use to unlock cheats - some practical, some silly - but all worth taking the time to hunt down and redeem.
Like any title in the series, LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens has a lot of characters to play around with. From newcomers such as Rey and Finn through to classics like Palpatine and Greedo, each character has their own set of skills that can help you explore each hub world and unlock their many collectibles.