I don’t think I’d be able to describe this any better than the official synopsis..haha!
The heroes of the Rebel Alliance including heroic Luke Skywalker, swaggering Han Solo and steadfast Princess Leia have no time to celebrate their victory over the Empire as a new Imperial threat arises. But as Jedi-in-training Luke embarks on this next mission, he discovers that his celebrity status as a “Death-Star-Blower-Upper” can be a double-edged lightsaber when he’s constantly mobbed by crazed fans. So much for secret missions! Meanwhile, Darth Vader and Darth Maul are locked in a hilarious “Sith-ling” rivalry as they compete for the Emperor’s approval.
What’s more to say other than it’s the best of two things, Legos and Star Wars. This doesn’t follow any sort of typical Star Wars timeline nor does it even matter. There’s everything from Darth Maul singing a song declaring his awesomeness to C-3PO and R2-D2 letting everyone know that under Darth Vader’s scary mask is actually a boyishly good looking Hayden Christensen. This is so funny and the humor is the type that anyone could enjoy no matter what age. My only complaint was that it is entirely too short. At a running time of 22 minutes it covers a whole lot of ground and shows all the essential characters from the entire franchise but I could honestly watch more and more even though there really wasn’t much of a story. I really hope they do a full length version of Lego Star Wars at some point because this is gold in my opinion. This is a perfect and entertaining short for the kids and comes with a very affordable price tag.
There aren’t any special features in this release but it did come with a cool little Darth Vader Lego figure and including something like that makes up for the lack of features.
Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out is available NOW on DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment