It may only be November, but Disney is wasting no time in getting the festive ball rolling - much like everyone else. So for the latest instalment of our Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide I took a look at the 'Lego Star Wars Holiday Special' on Disney+.
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What follows over the next 45 minutes is a fun-filled, festive adventure, a hybrid of Star Wars and 'A Christmas Carol', built entirely from Lego. Some of the major cast members even return to voice their characters, including Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels and Kelly Marie Tran. Although this does unfortunately show up some rather hammy voice-acting, where rather than simply voicing their characters, they put too much effort into trying to impersonate the actor who played them in the movies. As the gang struggle hilariously with party planning, and Rey visits famous moments from the entire Skywalker saga, a new threat evolves which leads to some interesting encounters and a few hilarious shenanigans - watch out for the shots of Death Star 2 over the Forest Moon of Endor. In many ways it's like a family-friendly version of Robot Chicken's take on Star Wars, especially when the Emperor and Darth Vader are on screen. A scene in which Emperor Palpatine encounters a shirtless Kylo Ren is rather funny.