The LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is an epic adventure spanning all nine films of the Star Wars saga. The first LEGO video game came out in 1997, but the first LEGO Star Wars game came out in 2005. It was exceptionally well-received and was the first LEGO video game to gain this level of appreciation, changing how LEGO video games were made!
Because the old and new are so blended, you can put together characters fans would never get to see on screen. These character interactions are where this game shines! A few of these interactions can catch before the said game even starts.
After the game loads and Rey speaks, the player looks at a lineup of some of the most vital characters in the universe. They pose nicely for a few moments on-screen before the individual idol actions kick in, and the particular LEGO brand of chaos ensues. You can see it in the video below!
There are so many Easter eggs packed into this game. Fans waited for years through delays to get their hands on it, and it is clear all that extra time went into thinking through these special moments. As the fandom celebrates May the 4th, we present you with some of our favorite moments between the characters.
Young Anakin and Vader
This interaction can only be observed once you have unlocked Young Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader for free play modes. Neither can be naturally seen together at a story mission level. If you team up this pair and allow them to idle, eventually, Young Anakin will start to admire Vader, prompting this interaction:
Young Anakin: “Whoa! That’s a cool suit! Where can I get one of those?”
Vader: “Patience, child. Patience.”
Finn and Poe
Fin and Poe give us one of the first specialized character moments that I noticed, as you can catch it on the home screen, as I mentioned earlier! If you wait long enough, you’ll see Captain Phasma trying to stick a trooper helmet onto Finn. Poe picks up his pilot helmet and chucks it at her in defense of his friend, knocking her down. A true bromance for the ages.
When you have them teamed up in the overworld for free play missions or leave them ideal together in missions you can also hear these special dialogue exchange:
Poe: “You should have told me! I woulda put a different jacket on.”
Finn: “Nah, we look cool! We’re twinning!”
Jango Fett and Boba Fett
Speaking of twinning it, I’ll admit that it was cathartic for my soul to reunite Jango Fett with his son in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Sure, Boba has had a rough go at life since his dad’s passing, but I like to think Jango would be proud of the leader he became. We don’t get any heartfelt father-son moments between the two, but you can catch them admiring each other’s armor which is, of course, hilarious because it’s the same armor set.
Boba Fett: “That’s some nice armor.”
Jango Fett: “That’s some nice armor yourself.”
General Grievous with Count Dooku & Kylo Ren
General Grievous did not get enough screentime to do justice to his impressive character design! The team behind the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga agreed as they gave him a few specialized character interactions. Though he was menacing and authoritative in the movies, his LEGO form is a bit more laid back and built for comedy. My favorite interactions are when he teams up with Count Dooku and Kylo Ren, where he maintains his lightsaber obsession.
Grievous: “Dooku! I have been putting your training to good use; look how many lightsabers I have aquired.”
Dooku: “Quite. But I’d much rather see them in use.”
*Player uses Grievous to destoy Dooku*
Dooku: “I nearly lost my head there.”
*Grievous standing near Kylo Ren*
Grievous: “Such an impressive lightsaber. So unique! May I … touch it?”
Han Solo and Lando Calrissian
Solo: A Star Wars Story has been my favorite movie to come out of the new generation of Star Wars movies thus far. I was nervous about how the pair would work with new actors, but my fears were quickly allayed. Donald Glover and Alden Ehrenreich‘s performances emphasized the cast’s chemistry and laid the foundation for everyone’s favorite pair of frenemies.
The chemistry we see there still works even in video game form and is one of the first times I could remember laughing out loud while playing.
Han: “Here he is! Ready to go, you old swindler?”
Lando: “Hey, I prefer ‘Galactic Entrepureur,’ thank you very much.”
Han: “Hey Lando, wanna have another game of Sabacc after this?”
Lando: “Sure thing. But if you are looking at winning another one of my ships, you better unlook, you here?”
Han Solo and Finn
Han Solo and Finn have a surprising amount of on-screen chemistry in the movies! Maybe it is because Han still remembers what it is like the inside of a trooper helmet, or perhaps they were just meant to be friends across decades. Either way, I love that we got a unique character interaction for them in the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
When you pair them up in a team, you will hear a nod to the infamous scene when Finn tries to overrepresent himself by insisting he is a BIG DEAL in the Resistance. True to nature, Han never lets it go.
Han: “Big Deal!”
Han: “OK, Big Deal. You up for this?
Finn: “Ready when you are Solo.”
Obi-Wan and General Grievous
Both old Ben Kenobi and his younger prequel counterpart, Obi-Wan Kenobi, get a lot of hilarious character interactions in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. While Luke is seen as the hero of the original saga, Obi-Wan plays an integral role in both Luke and Anikan’s life.
For better or worse, his life is as profoundly tangled in the Star Wars lore as any of the Skywalkers, meaning he is part of some of the most impactful moments of the series. The game plays homage to one of the most famous moments in the franchise’s history. You already know the one I’m talking about.
Obi-Wan: “Hello there!”
Grievous: “General Kenobi!”
Did we include all of your favorite interactions, or did we leave something off the list? Did we catch one you haven’t seen? Tell us in the comments, and May the 4th be with you!
This article was originally published on 5/4/22.