LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales arrived in stores on DVD on March 1st, giving fans a 5-episode dose of the lighter side of the force. Jacob and I received a review copy so we could check it out. Good timing too, because we’ve both been sick for the last week. It’s always nice to have something new to watch when you’re feeling miserable!
Years ago, Jake and I used to spend hours playing the LEGO Star Wars games on XBOX. I think that may have been what got him started as a fan of the franchise. Seeing LEGO brings all our favorite Star Wars characters to life through Droid Tales is almost as fun as playing the characters in the games. The five episodes on the new DVD release show us that even the dark side can have a sense of humor!
What’s On the LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales DVD
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LEGO Droid Tales features 5 episodes that begin following the victory celebration on Endor, the Ewoks village. Remember that scene from Return of the Jedi? Well, of course everyone is gathered around to hear all about the adventures! R2-D2 and C-3PO decide to start with a little history lesson, going all the way back to the events leading up to The Phantom Menace!
Finally, the droids get to tell their side! Poor guys, they never did get as much credit as they deserved. Buckle up and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, a complete and hilarious retelling of the entire Star Wars saga and a hunt for a kidnapped R2!
- Exit from Endor
- Crisis on Coruscant
- Mission to Mos Eisley
- Flight of the Falcon
- Gambit on Geonosis
The first episode tells the story of the first two movies (by number, not by year, Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones). Each episode after continues the retelling with one movie per episode. It’s not just a retelling, though. During all this, C-3PO is trying to rescue R2. Check out another fun clip from the series:
At 110 minutes, LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales is just long enough to enjoy a Droid marathon on family movie night.You could, of course, make the fun last longer by watching one episode a day for a week. The episodes are 22 minutes long, so they’re short enough for a TV break after school, too. This would make a fantastic addition to your favorite Star Wars fan’s Easter basket, or as a birthday gift for your child’s classmate.
LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales is available now at your favorite movie retailer, or grab it on Amazon for $12.99.