The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Review

November 19, 2020 at 10:32pm
By Jason Stettner

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is a Disney+ Original short film that acts as a sort of continuation to one of the most legendary spin-offs in the franchise. It’s all about Life Day, but in the LEGO form with Rey trying to teach Finn the ways of the Force. Things aren’t going well, so she heads out to find a special crystal that propels her into a historic dive of the biggest moments in the entire franchise.

This allows her to gain insight into the master and apprentices before her, while also understanding the meaning of becoming a teacher. It’s an interesting premise, and quite fan pleasing in so many situations. It’s also rather funny too, definitely getting some good jabs in at the overall franchise.

I should additionally mention on the flip side of Rey doing her thing, you have others from the modern sequels preparing for Life Day and doing their thing alongside Chewbacca’s family. It has weird callbacks, strange moments and just really puts together one totally random story that also strangely works.
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Disney Plus
The animation work here is definitely top notch for what it provides. Every scene is captured beautifully well as they present big moments from throughout the franchise. It’s actually rather impressive.

It’s also matched by voice acting that mostly captured the typical cast, while also having a number of actual actors reprising their roles which is always a joy for this type of thing. It’s definitely an all ages sort of experience, with a slightly deeper bit of messaging set in there as well. It looks good, had fine pacing and delivered throughout the run time it was providing.

The Conclusion

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is a generally solid short film with a somewhat deep message that doesn’t hold back on making fun of the franchise. They did a good job on making fun jabs towards the series. Definitely earned in many situations, and highly fan pleasing in that regard. I never would have thought we’d see a continuation to this particular special, and they did a good job with it.

I’d actually be down for another one. I would like to see them try to capture the magic of a live action version, but I imagine that’s super unlikely. Still, in a LEGO form they have fun with things and deliver something worth watching for the jokes or just the charm of the story.

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening was Provided by Disney

Rating Overall: 7.4

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner