Beaches and LEGO bricks — what could be better for a summertime adventure? LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation Has arrived on Disney+This story tells a new tale about Finn and his friends who take a trip on the luxurious Halcyon starcruiser for a long-overdue break. As the journey begins Finn is separated from the group and meets the Force ghosts three legends of the galaxy far far away: Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Finn learns a valuable lesson from their stories of summer, but the yarns also include enough Easter eggs to fill an entire spacecruiser. StarWars.com was thus scoured LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation — and even consulted with Lucasfilm’s Leland Chee, one of the creatives behind the original special, as well as writer/executive producer David Shayne — to uncover as many in-jokes, story connections, and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it references as possible. Here are 20 of the most memorable.
1. This Finn-tastic Disney+ intro.
It’s easy to do that “skip intro” button, partner! You’ll miss Finn in LEGO Star Wars form, effectively closing out the usual intro that plays before everything Star Wars Disney+ programming
2. Ugly sweaters come back.
Consider this one a sneak peek: Artoo and Threepio’s wintery attire will match their minifigure appearance in this year’s LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar.
3. There are many gonk waiters.
The special features include gonk droids carrying food and drinks as a gag. Of course, as gonk droids have no arms, they’re basically balancing trays atop their “heads.”It’s not an easy task!
Bonus fun fact: Ken Cunningham loves gonks, which may explain this Easter egg.
4. Please only one Yerdua Drop
If you’d like to try Finn’s drink of choice, you’re in luck. It’s based on an actual beverage that you can order at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser The “Yerdua Poison-Spitter Drop.”
5. Meet the “galactic libations” droid.
A play on C-3PO’s “human-cyborg relations” programming, the galactic libations droid’s moniker takes the joke one step further: it’s name is BV-RJ, or “beverage.”
6. What’s in a name?
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Lt. Valeria is a fictional character who teams up to Obi-Wan to tell a tale from Tatooine’s past. Fans will recognize her. But revealed here is her first name — Colvett — which comes from a mashup of voice actor Yvette Nicole Brown’s first and middle names.
7. A dessert for a Hutt.
Jabba’s birthday cake is decorated with the Hutt’s favorite treat: Klatooinian paddy frogs. Hey, it’s his party.
8. Some droids have been programmed to make music.
Keep your eyes peeled on the crowd in Jabba’s palace and you’ll spot a crowd-surfing protocol droid.
9. The design origins Gamorrean girl’s clothes.
“Gamorrean Girls” turns out to be a catchy summer tune, and the actual design of the Gamorrean girl at Jabba’s party comes from an authentic source: art by legendary Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie is the concept artist
Bonus Easter egg: Valeria requests that Sy Snootles be played “‘Gamorrean Girls’ in the key of D,” she’s being musically accurate — that’s the song’s actual key.
10. Boba has a theme and he’ll use it.
Hear the music cue as Boba comes in to Obi-Wan’s target, Colvett? That’s his new theme from the season finale of The Book of Boba Fett, making its debut outside of that series.
11. Force ghost vaycay.
Force ghost Obi Wan, a Force ghost, makes an unannounced wardrobe switch and can be seen wearing the same shirt with a summer theme from his story. You should dress appropriately even if you are immortalized.
12. What’s that symbol?
When R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 emerge from the spa, they’re all sporting robes and towels with matching logos: the insignia of Chandrila Star Line, owners of the Halcyon starcruiser. This logo is also available at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.
Bonus Easter egg: This sequence earns extra points for the cucumber slice BB-8 puts on top of his single lens.
13. “Twin Suns,”The only sunscreen Sith Lords can trust.
Accept no substitutions.
14. Sith castles built in the sand.
When Finn heads to the beach, he builds Darth Vader’s Mustafar castle. Most impressive, considering he didn’t even have a shovel.
15. “Weird Al”Makes his Star Wars debut!
The song-parody legend has his own history Star Wars, including 1980’s “Yoda” and 1999’s “The Saga Begins.” But as Vic Vankoh, he’s now officially part of the Star Wars galaxy — and his character’s name takes inspiration from “Yankovic.”
16. It’s not a polka party, but it’s close.
“Weird Al”Performs “Scarif Beach Party”In LEGO Star Wars Summer VacationIn which Vic Vankoh holds his bandfill instrument in a similar way Yankovic does with his iconic accordion,
17. Scuba gear that is suitable for Force ghosts
When Anakin shows up at the beach, he emerges from the water sporting scuba gear — a nod to the regulator used to create Darth Vader’s breathing sound effect in Star Wars: A New Hope. (As to why a Force ghost needs scuba gear, we don’t care. We love it.
18. Tropical porgs!
These colorful birds point to the possibility that different kinds of porgs — first seen on Ahch-To island in Star Wars: The Last Jedi — exist across the galaxy. Could there be Mustafar Porgs? Hoth porgs? We have many questions.
19. ‘80s-inspired bully.
Ben Solo’s entire misadventure has an ‘80s movie vibe to it, but the obnoxious, makes-your-fists-clench Rad is directly inspired by the love-to-hate ‘em bullies of fare like Pretty in Pink, Karate Kid, Back to the Future. Rad, just like the antagonists in those stories, gets his comeuppance.
Bonus fun fact: Rad is voiced and acted by Paul F. Tompkins who has previously played roles in Star Wars animation. But Tompkins’ first Star Wars The sketch was filmed live and featured appearance The Star Wars ShowStarWars.com’s team produced the film. In which he played a salesman hocking “toy Yodas.”
20. Rose revisited.
Kelly Marie Tran played Rose Tico, her fan-favorite character. Some of her dialogue was even rerecorded. Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’s good to have her back.
StarWars.com editor Dan Brooks writes. He loves Star Wars, ELO, the New York Rangers and Jets, Yankees, Yankees and Knicks. Follow him on Twitter @dan_brooks.
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