A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Well, actually in a galaxy closer to home, and closer in time, Star Wars and LEGO fans will be glad to hear that Disney+ has announced a brand new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special coming in November!
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The first ever LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special will debut on Disney+ this November, celebrating the Wookiee holiday Life Day.
Disney made the announcement on Twitter giving some sneak previews of scenes from the upcoming feature.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 13, 2020
You may not know about (or be too young to remember!) the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, which first introduced the celebration of Life Day on Chewbacca’s home planet, Kshyyyk.
The special was much ridiculed over the years, so much so that George Lucas banned it from TV and from video. It does, however, have the distinction of bringing one of Star War’s most iconic characters to the screen for the first time – bounty hunter, Boba Fett.
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What Will Feature in the New LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special?
The story follows on from the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, when Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day. Visiting a mysterious Jedi Temple with BB-8, Rey finds herself in a cross-timeline adventure through past moments in Star Wars history, all in LEGO form!
She meets old Jedis such as Yoda, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and has to try to make it back in time for the special feast. (We haven’t yet heard if Baby Yoda will make an appearance!)
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is produced by Atomic Cartoons, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm. Catch the feature on Thursday 17th November, only on Disney+.
And, while you are waiting for the new feature, check out the arrival of the 2020 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar on 1st September 2020. May the Force be with you!
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Have your say! Will your child (or you!) be excited to see the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!