[WARNING: Article contains some spoilers for the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. Read at your own risk!]
It has been over 40 years since the original Star Wars Holiday Special was released, and if you have watched it you know why it hasn’t been touched in a long time. While slowing becoming a cult classic with some Star Wars fans, others have tried to forget about it all together. So, instead of putting the original special on Disney+ and risk people canceling their service and burning their TVs, they said lets make a new one. And you know what? I am glad they did! This LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special was not only good, but is something the whole family can enjoy.
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special
While taking place after Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker on Kashyyak, Rey (Helen Sadler) is trying to teach Finn (Omar Miller) the way of the Force. Taking Finn trough the same training on the Millennium Falcon that Obi-Wan did with Luke, Rey feels like she is failing him, as Finn struggles with the force. So in order to train him better she decides to head out with BB-8 to look for a special crystal “a key to galaxies past” that she learned about through the ancient Jedi texts. This key is only active during Life Day and may be just what she needs to learn how to teach Finn.
While all this is going on we see a festive Poe Dameron (Jake Green), trying to get setup for a BIG Life Day party for Chewbacca and his family. We soon his party planning skills are not the best, and thankfully Rose, (Kelly Marie Tran) Chewbacca, and many old and new friends come to the rescue.
The LEGO World Between Worlds
The Star Wars Holiday Special already sounds great right? Well to add to the excitement they took a page from Star Wars: Rebels. Rey along with BB-8 find the Crystal and she learns of it’s power to open the LEGO World Between Words. At first she uses this power to drop in on past Jedi and Padawan’s trainings to try to learn ways to train Finn. Well of course just like any Star Wars story all doesn’t go to plan and she drops in on Emperor Palpatine (Trevor Devall) and Darth Vader (Matt Sloan). There she is spotted and causes a chase that go through may Star Wars timelines that even includes The Mandalorian. I won’t get into much more, but get ready for some fun and laughs as the story goes.
Overall I thought it was a great. It was kind of like a Star Wars Multi-verse as Rey traveled and interacted with characters throughout the different Star Wars timelines. As a Star Wars fan it was fun to see all the jokes throughout the show from Luke and his blue milk to who shot first Han Solo or Greedo. Now all the jokes didn’t hit homeruns, but that was OK, between the fun LEGO action and trying to catch all the little Easter eggs the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special was just good family fun, maybe even better than The Rise of Skywalker (Joking). OH YEAH! I forgot one of the best parts if that Chewbacca’s father left his Virtual Reality machine at his house.
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