Mark the date in your calendars, on November, 17 we celebrate “Life Day” in style!
This will be a day-long remembered. Forty-two years after the original Star Wars Holiday Special left its mark on Star Wars history forever, Disney+ is teaming with LEGO to bring us the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. This special holiday event will cover multiple era’s in chronology just as the 1978 original did.
Here’s the official line:
“We wanted to give a wink and a nod to the original,” executive producer Josh Rimes says, adding 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.
The Lego holiday special, which Rimes teases will feature a few “Star Wars” movie actors reprising their roles, catches up with the cast after the events of last year’s saga-closing “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” 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 homeworld of Kashyyyk.
“It’s a celebration of the saga,” Rimes says. “A lot of characters will be interacting with different characters and perhaps even different versions of themselves at different ages.”
Lego versions of Emperor Palpatine, Vader, and Kylo Ren get to hang out together: “It’s really hilarious with what’s going to happen with those guys,” Rimes says. But the heart and soul of the special is Rey’s relationship with Luke – not the old Jedi master she knew but instead the rookie Rebel version from George Lucas’ original 1977 “Star Wars” movie. “It becomes a much different take on a teacher and apprentice with the more seasoned Rey and a younger Luke,” Rimes adds.
There are exciting times ahead in the galaxy far, far away. The original “Holiday Special” became infamous amongst the fans FOR MANY REASONS. Some good. Some bad. Will the LEGO version live up to the hype and deliver another memorable addition to the saga? Only time will tell, but I’ll be there with my Chewbacca mug in hand – full of hot chocolate and ready for some quality Kashyykian mayhem. All Moof Milkers welcome!
Is there a better way to celebrate life day?
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special premieres on Disney Plus on November, 17!
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(Source: USA Today)