Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales - Great for Kids but REALLY Great for Adult Fans of Star Wars
I recently purchased Disney XD’s LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales on iTunes, with the intention of providing my three-year old daughter with a new, fun show to watch on the weekends while we’re eating our breakfast and getting ready for the day. She’s both a fan of LEGO and Star Wars, so I thought this show would be a perfect fit for her current pop-culture obsessions. As it turns out - although my daughter certainly loves the show - it’s actually better fit for someone else in my family: me.
LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales is a five-part television mini-series which initially aired on the on Disney XD in the summer of 2015. Each episode in the series features C-3PO providing a snapshot retelling of Episodes I-VI. It’s a great show for children of all ages and enables children that might be too young for the Star Wars films to enjoy the saga in a child-friendly, upbeat, LEGO way. That being said, this series is also a treasure-trove of hysterical nerdom for those of us that have been watching the Star Wars films for years. I was blown away by how many times I laughed out loud while watching this show.
Here’s my favorite example of the show’s comedy catering to the popular opinion of the Star Wars community. In the first episode of the series, Exit from Endor, a famously unpopular Star Wars character happens to make an appearance, and it doesn’t go well…
There’s also a fantastic moment in the same episode when LEGO Luke Skywalker is very obviously criticizing the decision to replace Sebastian Lewis Shaw with Hayden Christensen as the force ghost of Anakin Skywalker toward the end of The Return of the Jedi. Ah, thank you LEGO Star Wars! That’s very gratifying…and hysterical.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, and you haven’t checked out this series yet, I would highly recommend it. If you have children that might enjoy this show, that’s a bonus!