Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a good standalone film that, regardless of how you felt about it in comparison to The Force Awakens, at the very least answered a nagging question about the poor design of the Death Star. It’s now also found its way into the LEGOverse.
LEGO isn’t new to Star Wars by any means, but the recent success of The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie, along with LEGO Star Wars games, make a fun Rogue One tie-in all the more apt. Of course, Rogue One isn’t getting the full LEGO treatment, but it is getting a small (but no less adorable) short adaptation.
In celebration of the April 4 Rogue One DVD and Blu-ray release, Disney and LEGO have collaborated to retell the film in a short appropriately titled Rogue One as Told by LEGO. The entire story is constructed by a boy named Billy, who uses his imagination to retell the epic struggle to destroy the Death Star.
Will little Billy succeed in saving the LEGO universe, especially when he only has two minutes to do so (a feat even an experienced Jedi would find daunting)? Will our mini-figure heroine be just as brave regardless of her serious reduction in size and opposable digits? You’ll have to watch and find out.
The story might take only a couple of minutes, but it still has all the heart and humor you can fit into a LEGO film. But, LEGO isn’t all fun and games. They do take a moment to remind viewers that LEGO figures don’t move on their own (something we are thankful for, because horror films have taught us that toys capable of moving on their own without batteries is never good).
As for LEGO and Star Wars, while there aren’t any upcoming combo films announced, The LEGO Ninjago Movie is set for release this September, and a sequel to The LEGO Movie is currently scheduled for some time in 2019. We can look forward to the newest Star Wars installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this coming December.
Image: Disney, LEGO