Bask in the Absurdity of LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation

Everyone needs a break sometimes, and that includes every Star Wars character—or at least the LEGO versions of every Star Wars character. The latest LEGO Star Wars special is set after The Rise of Skywalker, but I’m not sure you want to pay too much attention to where it fits in the greater galactic timeline, or you’ll have a lot of questions about how all these folks are possibly alive at the same time.

But it’s LEGOs! Don’t ask questions. BEACH PARTY WITH WEIRD AL, EVERYBODY.

Living legend Weird Al Yankovic voices a character named Vic Vankoh, and has a new song, “Scarif Beach Party,” for the special. (It’s already stuck in my head.) The rest of the voice actors include a host of Clone Wars superstars (including Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, and James Arnold Taylor) and cast from the films (Anthony Daniels, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billy Dee Williams).

Here’s the summary:

Looking for a much-needed break from stormtroopers and TIE fighters, Finn arranges a surprise vacation for his friends Rey, Poe, Rose, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO, aboard the ultra-luxurious Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon. But Finn’s plan to have one last hurrah together quickly goes awry when he’s separated from the group. While searching for his friends, he encounters three Force ghosts: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Leia Organa, who each share their own unexpected stories of vacations gone wrong, helping him to understand that holidays are about more than just having fun.

Like I said: Don’t ask questions. Otherwise you might start wondering things like why Finn even knows about the ultra-luxurious Galactic Starcruiser that just happens to be the premise of Disney’s hyper-expensive real-world Star Wars hotel.

LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation premieres August 5th on Disney+.


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