Parents' Guide to

Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Delightful special is a gift for Star Wars fans, families.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Better than the other Star Wars holiday special, but that's not saying much

Lego movies are reliably amusing, and this one holds the course. Much of the movie was cheesy and predictable, but if your little Star Wars fan is desperate for something holiday-themed, this one fits the bill.
age 15+

Lego tv-show is packed with action/boring to watch

TV-14: Sci-Fi action/violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Star Wars can be dark and brooding, but Lego productions are merry and bright -- together, they create a winky holiday funtacular that's guaranteed to appeal to fans of all ages. The special's celebratory gathering is a self-deprecatory nod to the franchise's infamous 1978 holiday special, and it's really only there to help fit the story into a holiday theme. The setup drags a bit, but things shoot into light speed once the actual plot kicks in as Rey and BB-8 explore the Jedi temple. The time portal they open allows them to jump into moments from the entire Star Wars cinematic universe. While the idea is that Rey is learning from the masters, 30 years of heroes and villains jump through the portal with her. The culmination is a realization of the ultimate Star Wars fantasy: All the characters are able to meet up, interact, and battle. And as anyone who collects Lego sets knows, that means different versions of the same characters can interact with each other!

If that sounds like a lot of fun, it is, and it's extremely rewarding to fans of the franchise. That said, it's also a tad derivative. Ever since Captain America battled Captain America in Avengers: Endgame, most of the superhero franchises have used similar devices. Still, that doesn't make it any less satisfying. It's as cute as an Ewok carrying Baby Yoda and as sassy as Han Solo debating Princess Leia. The most fulfilling part? We see a story that feels exactly like how kids play with their own Lego sets -- which is what Lego productions always do best. The quality of the writing is more on par with Lego's amusing TV series than the hilariously clever Chris Miller-Phil Lord movies. But we can definitely still be thankful for a holiday special that the whole family can enjoy together. As Yoda would say, "Enjoyable, it is."

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