LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation is a comedic, heartfelt adventure that uses the Star Wars universe to its advantage to create a fun, creative story with many call backs to what has come before.
The story follows Finn and his friends after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. He plans a vacation to the Chandrilla Starliner’s Halcyon (aka the Star Wars: Galactic Star Cruiser in Walt Disney World,) to hopefully bring him and his friends closer together before they all go their separate ways. This leads him to meet Force Ghosts of the past who tell him three tales on not only how to enjoy his vacation more, but how to also grow closer and let go of friends and family.
All three of these stories have very heartfelt messages while also telling comedic stories set in different points in the Star Wars universe. This entire short film has a very similar feel to the Lego games such as LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
This story is a great watch for families and adults alike, with comedy that has the whole family laughing while also having references and callbacks to other parts of the Star Wars universe, such as the main setting being on the Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon. There are tons of Easter Eggs, gags, and references to the original, prequel, and sequel trilogy of films, so there’s something for every Star Wars fans to have some fun with.
This 45 minute special also brings back old and new characters alike, giving fans a new look into these characters through a comedic story from their point of view.
Voice actors Yvette Nicole Brown, Kyliegh Curran, Jake Green, Ross Marquand, and Shelby Young are outstanding, and you can almost hear how much fun they are having making this film. And yes, even Weird Al Yankovic joins the cast to voice Vic Vankoh, the musician who performed on the planet Scarif for an audience of Sith Lords. And listen carefully, and you’ll hear some of Weird Al’s original music as well!
This is so far my favorite of the three Lego Star Wars specials on Disney plus, those being The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special and LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales.
While many may brush this off as a short film made just for kids, LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation is a silly, fun, and funny watch that doesn’t take itself (or Star Wars) too seriously, and is sure to get a laugh out of any Star Wars fan.
Discuss in the WDW Radio Clubhouse