‘Lego Star Wars Holiday Special’: Did You Spot the Classic Original Trilogy Scenes Rey Visits in the Trailer?

Disney+ released a trailer for The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special on Nov. 5. The new story features Rey, BB-8 and Rose Tico in their Lego likenesses. The trailer revealed Rey visiting some classic moments from the original Star Wars trilogy and the prequels. Watch the trailer below and see if you spot all the classic scenes. 

Star Wars Lego lightsabers
The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special | Disney+

A history of ‘Star Wars’ holiday specials 

It’s been 42 years since Star Wars had a holiday special. The 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special became the stuff of legends decades before Rey was even a glimmer in J.J. Abrams’ eye. After the success of Star Wars, CBS produced a special featuring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.

The Star Wars characters are trying to help Chewbacca get back to his home planet for Life Day. In between are random performances including Bea Arthur, Art carney, Harvey Korman and a musical performance by Jefferson Starship. There is an animated Boba Fett short and some segments spoken entirely in Wookie. 

Lego Star Wars Holiday Special
The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special | Disney+

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The Star Wars Holiday Special only aired once. Fortunately, some people taped it and shared bootlegs throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Now you can find it on YouTube. Lucasfilm hasn’t ordered YouTube to take it down, although they never officially released the special on home video. The Mandalorian made the special canon when it referenced Life Day. 

‘The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special’

David Shayne wrote The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special and Ken Cunningham directed it. Kellie Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Matt Lanter, Tom Kane, James Arnold Taylor and Dee Bradley Baker reprise their roles from the live-action movies or animated series, although the voice of Rey is not credited. The synopsis of the special reads:

Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious Jedi Temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in Star Wars cinematic history, coming into contact with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan and other iconic heroes and villains from all nine Skywalker saga films. But will she make it back in time for the Life Day feast and learn the true meaning of holiday spirit?  

Lego Star Wars Holiday Special official synopsis, Disney

Rey goes back to the future

The trailer reveals some of the classic Star Wars moments Rey visits. Rey ends up in the Death Star run in Luke Skywalker’s X-wing, Luke training on Dagobah with Yoda, Luke and Darth Vader’s confrontation with the Emperor and Tatooine’s two suns on Luke’s farm.

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special
The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special | Disney+

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She also finds herself in Episode I’s pod race, and gets a glimpse at The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda. The Lego animated scenes are full of irreverent humor referencing Star Wars dialogue like “It’s a trap” and controversial scenes like Han shooting Greedo. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special premieres Nov 17 on Disney+.