The worlds of LEGO and Star Wars were first combined in video games, and the tradition has continued with humorous shorts. LEGO brings a different kind of humor to the galaxy far, far away. The quirky, sometimes meta tone is apparent in LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales. The animated series retells the events of the first six Star Wars films through the eyes of C-3PO and R2-D2 in five half-hour episodes. Yeah, you can imagine how skewed C-3PO’s take on the story is. Actually, you can see for yourself because LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales arrives on DVD on March 1.
In the Ewok village after the Battle of Endor, Threepio and Artoo dive into the adventures they’ve witnessed in the past few decades. They have a captive audience, but an accidental kidnapping happens while they’re reminiscing–it leads to the retelling. To celebrate the release of the DVD, Lucasfilm and Disney have released a new clip from the series. Watch both General Grievous and C-3PO have a freak out about losing R2-D2 (Guys, they managed to make Grievous completely cute. I’m so confused).
How many times has R2-D2 saved the day now? Like, a thousand?
Before you ask, no, the LEGO interpretation of the saga isn’t canon. However, it is a fun Star Wars story and that makes it worthy of giving a look. You’ll see all sorts of characters in blocky form and experience new adventures–why would you brush it off just because it isn’t canon?
The DVD is available on March 1. Are you planning on picking it up? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to tell me which Star Wars character you think looks best in LEGo form.