It’s billed as “The Fastest and Funniest LEGO Star Wars story ever told…The Prequel!” and it shows that when you have access to ALL the Lego sets, you can make a pretty bitchin’ Lego toon .
May 4th is celebrated around the galaxy as Star Wars Day not because it’s when the original STAR WARS opened (that would be May 25, 1977) but because it’s a pun on “May the Fourth Be With You.” It is celebrated by gradually replacing humans with droids and disappointing expectations.
Lucasfilms got in on the celebration by revealing details of the STAR WARS 9-disc Blu-ray release, which was announced today on starwars.com (Site is loading slowly.) According to Rob Bricken, this massive set STILL won’t include the ORIGINAL trilogies — you know the badass ’70s one where Han shot first and all? We can’t believe we passed up buying the original video tapes thinking “Those will never go away!”
A note on the above Lego film: notice how fast AOTC gets recapped? That’s because there was no story!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.