What higher option to have a good time the 42nd anniversary of the notorious Star Wars Vacation Particular than a second try? That is precisely what Disney, Star Wars, and Lego determined to do with the Lego Star Wars Vacation Particular and in contrast to the primary try, it is truly good. In case you have forgotten simply how dangerous the unique vacation particular was, it broadcasted solely as soon as and by no means formally launched on dwelling video. Maybe the one good issues to return from the unique particular are the introduction of Boba Fett, the acknowledgment of James Earl Jones because the voice of Darth Vader, and all of the ridiculous memes. However why did the second try succeed the place the primary failed?
In case you’re not conversant in the world of Lego Star Wars, you are lacking out! The video games, movies, and miniseries totally lean into the ridiculous and might giggle at themselves whereas the remainder of the Star Wars universe takes itself far too severely. The Lego Star Wars Vacation Particular brings collectively each component of the Skywalker Saga via continuity gags and inside jokes followers of the franchise will recognize. The unique particular tried one thing new, and slightly than being enjoyable and modern, it was weird and badly executed. Even Star Wars creator George Lucas famously as soon as stated at a fan conference that, “If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I’d observe down each bootlegged copy of that program and smash it.”
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Life Day, a Christmas-esque vacation celebrated within the Star Wars universe, takes entrance and middle in each the Lego “sequel” and the unique vacation particular. Each iterations function parallel tales, with a hero happening a quest whereas their pals disastrously attempt to prepare for Life Day at dwelling. The place the sequel succeeds is within the satirization of the unique, taking part in up every part that initially fell flat whereas following a very new story. It additionally most likely helps that Rey is entrance and middle in Lego’s model, whereas there may be an excessive amount of emphasis on Chewie and the Wookies within the authentic. In any case, solely Han can actually perceive them.
Did we’d like a vacation model of Star Wars? No. Did we benefit from the latest iteration? That is a convincing sure. In contrast to the primary, which felt like a bizarre money seize on reflection, the 2020 model is enjoyable, and you may actually discover one thing new to giggle at every time. So go on, put the tip yip on the grill and settle in to look at the Lego Star Wars Vacation Particular on Disney+.