“It’s a snack!” Time to go on a LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation

(courtesy IMP Awards)

Looking for a much-needed break from stormtroopers and TIE fighters, Finn arranges a surprise vacation for his friends Rey, Poe, Rose, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO, aboard the ultra-luxurious Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon. But Finn’s plan to have one last hurrah together quickly goes awry when he’s separated from the group. While searching for his friends, he encounters three Force ghosts: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Leia Organa, who each share their own unexpected stories of vacations gone wrong, helping him to understand that holidays are about more than just having fun.

LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation features the voices of: “Weird Al” Yankovic as Vic Vankoh; Yvette Nicole Brown as Colvett Valeria; Thomas Lennon as Wick Cooper; Paul F. Tompkins as Rad; Dee Bradley Baker as Boba Fett; Ashly Burch as the Tour Droid; Kyliegh Curran as Sidero; Anthony Daniels as C-3PO; Trevor Devall as Emperor Palpatine; Allie Feder as Sy Snootles; Jake Green as Poe Dameron; Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker; Ross Marquand as Han Solo; Omar Miller as Finn; Kevin Michael Richardson as Jabba the Hutt; Matt Sloan as Darth Vader; James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi; Kelly Marie Tran as Rose; Helen Sadler as Rey Skywalker; Billy Dee Williams as Lando (Holovid); Matthew Wood as Ben Solo; and Shelby Young as Leia Organa. David Shayne writes & executive produces, with Ken Cunningham directing. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Jason Cosler, Keith Malone, and Jennifer Twiner Mccarron serve as executive producers. Produced in collaboration with Atomic Cartoons. (courtesy Bleeding Cool)

If you’re in the southern hemisphere of our beleaguered planet, it will be all too apparent to you than it is in fact not summer.

Happily though it is summer up north and so that can mean only one thing – the arrival of the LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation with all the silliness, whimsicality and fun-filled animation that applies.

Set not that long after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker which closes out the massive, decades-long Skywalker Saga of films, the animated special is a chance for the franchise, which is understandably serious a great deal of the time – titanic battles between galactic fascism and the resistance are no laughing matter, of course – to let down its long Wookie hair.

It’s time for fun, drinks, beach limbo (now with added lightsabers) and snacks! And snack puns which will induce a groan but oh the joy that comes with it too!

It’s looks like a hoot and a chance for those of us decidedly not at the beach to get all chilled and take a break from destiny-shaping doom and gloom.

Party on Finn! Party on everyone!

LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation premieres on Disney Plus on % August.

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