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You might want to sit down for this one, it’s a biggie. 42 years on from the original Holiday Special, on 17th November Disney Plus will be premiering The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, celebrating Life Day, just as the 1978 original did. Covering multiple era’s in the chronology, what better way to celebrate Life Day than this?

“We wanted to give a wink and a nod to the original,” executive producer Josh Rimes says, adding the new 45-minute holiday special was inspired by “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Christmas Vacation” and old Burl Ives musical cheer.

The Lego holiday special, which Rimes teases will feature a few “Star Wars” movie actors reprising their roles, catches up with the cast after the events of last year’s saga-closing “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Rey and droid pal BB-8 head off on a quest to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force, but their visit to a mysterious Jedi Temple sends them careening through time and space. Rey interacts with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and other characters in some of the franchise’s most beloved moments, as they try to return in time for a Life Day feast with her friends on Chewbacca’s Wookiee home world of Kashyyyk.

“It’s a celebration of the saga,” Rimes says. “A lot of characters will be interacting with different characters and perhaps even different versions of themselves at different ages.”

Lego versions of Emperor Palpatine, Vader and Kylo Ren get to hang out together: “It’s really hilarious with what’s going to happen with those guys,” Rimes says. But the heart and soul of the special is Rey’s relationship with Luke – not the old Jedi master she knew but instead the rookie Rebel version from George Lucas’ original 1977 “Star Wars” movie. “It becomes a much different take on a teacher and apprentice with the more seasoned Rey and a younger Luke,” Rimes adds.

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