Star Wars Gets a New LEGO Holiday Special on Disney+

Lawrence Kim
August 14, 2020

Fans can continue the adventure at home with the release of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. For those of you who have never seen the 1978's Star Wars Holiday Special, Life Day is the celebration of nature, family, and new life on the Wookiee planet of Kashyyyk.

In the new special, the heroine Rey sets out on an adventure with the droid BB-8 and is "hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in Star Wars cinematic history", Disney said in a statement. But will she make it back in time for the Life Day feast and learn the true meaning of holiday spirit? He also excitedly teased that LEGO versions of the franchise's villains including Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, and Kylo Ren will have a chance to interact with one another. "A lot of characters will be interacting with different characters and perhaps even different versions of themselves at different ages". Rimes added, "It becomes a much different take on a teacher and apprentice with the more seasoned Rey and a younger Luke".

Rimes also revealed that the new 45-minute holiday special was inspired by "It's a Wonderful Life", "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", "Christmas Vacation" and old Burl Ives musical cheer.

Life Day is coming back to Star Wars. DK will also release the LEGO Star Wars Holiday sticker book, which lets brick fans stick instead of click. And maybe Rose Tico will actually have something to do this time. If it's a kitschy, culty pop-cultural artefact today, it remains a controversial piece of Star Wars lore (Chewie's son "Lumpy", anyone?) - but that isn't stopping Disney from bringing us a second bite of the apple. Additional executive producers include James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jason Cosler, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert and Keith Malone.

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