For the most part, the collaborations between LEGO and Star Wars have been pretty great – the Holiday winter-themed and Halloween fall-themed specials were laugh-a-minute romps through the Star Wars galaxy. It makes sense then that the next season to explore would be summer, enter the LEGO STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION. The quirky irreverence continues!
Set after the events of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we find Finn and crew aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Halcyon ship for a bit of relaxation. Yes, it plays synergy/salesy as it sounds with characters calling out experiences and features aboard the real destination in Orlando.
The adventures depart quickly, though, into side stories with the Finn encountering Force ghosts of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and General Organa who regale the Force-sensitive character with stories from the past leading to most of the special actually taking place off the ship.
The special includes additional cameos from franchise character Lt. Valeria (voiced again by Yvette Nicole Brown) plus one-off party character Vic Vankoh (voiced by “Weird Al” Yankovic). You’ll also find appearances from familiar characters including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Boba Fett, Rey, Poe, Rose, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO, and so many more.
Is it the funniest of the specials? No, but it continues a great franchise of Star Wars campiness and we’re ready for whatever spring-themed fling is likely in the works next!
See it for Yourself
LEGO STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION debuts exclusively on Disney+ August 5, 2022.