LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special now streaming

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is now streaming on Disney+.

The LEGO animation team is hoping to redeem the name “Star Wars Holiday Special” with its era-hopping adventure. The first reviews landed online yesterday, suggesting (on the whole) that it’s managed that near-impossible feat.

The 44-minute animated special involves Rey and BB-8 travelling through time and space, interacting with the Star Wars saga’s most iconic scenes and characters. Check out the trailer below, and head over to Disney+ (or borrow someone’s login! We’re not judging) to catch the full thing.

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special features a top-tier voice cast, including Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and Kelly Marie Tran – all of whom have reprised their on-screen roles. They’re joined by names that will be familiar to Clone Wars fans, including James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, Tom Kane as Yoda and Dee Bradley Baker as the Clone Troopers.

If you need any more convincing to give this Holiday Special a go, Anthony Daniels says it’s ‘negated [his] earlier memories‘ of the original 1978 show. That’s solid praise: the first Star Wars Holiday Special is so poor that George Lucas may or may not have expressed a desire to smash every copy with a hammer.

Here’s the full synopsis for the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special.

Rey and droid pal BB-8 head off on a quest to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force, but their visit to a mysterious Jedi Temple sends them careening through time and space. Rey interacts with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and other characters in some of the franchise’s most beloved moments, as they try to return in time for a Life Day feast with her friends on Chewbacca’s Wookiee home world of Kashyyyk.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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