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Another brick in the Maul, Star Wars Holiday Special to return in Lego

The infamous Star Wars Holiday special is getting a sequel…in Lego. We’re already grinning at the prospect. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special will premiere on the Disney+ streaming service November 17.

The show reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids as they return to Chewbacca’s homeworld of Kashyyyk, for what’s sure to be a zany celebration of the galaxy’s most magical holiday (sic), Life Day.

Here’s the setup: Directly following the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious Jedi Temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in Star Wars cinematic history, coming into contact with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan and other iconic heroes and villains from all nine Skywalker saga films. But will she make it back in time for the Life Day feast and learn the true meaning of holiday spirit? 

And if that doesn’t provide endless scope for intergalactic in-jokes and Star Wars tomfoolery, nothing will.

The original Star Wars Holiday Special was ridiculed for its hokey production values and cheesy skits…

High octane Star Wars action – Lego style

The show will be supported by Holiday Special merch. The Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar will be available September 1. Developed in tandem with the show, it features holiday themed characters from the TV special. Publisher DK is also releasing the Lego Star Wars Holiday sticker book, which lets brick fans stick instead of click.

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special is directed by Ken Cunningham and written by David Shayne, who is also co-executive producer.  

The original Star Wars Holiday Special was the first Star Wars spin-off, set between the events of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. Ridiculed for its hokey production values and cheesy skits, the TV special was only screened once and has never been seen since.

For years, it was traded as a black market VHS bootleg on the Star Wars fan circuit.

The original special introduced bounty hunter Boba Fett in a cartoon segment, along with Chewbacca’s wife Malla and son Lumpy. If the Wookie fam doesn’t make a guest appearance in Holiday Special 2, we’re turning to the Dark Side…

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice, Ideal Home, The Luxe Review, Channel News and the i newspaper. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI, and contributor to industry trade magazine ERT. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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