Force Ghosts Like Sand And Other Summer Vacation Special Easter Eggs

Not afraid to take subtle swipes at the Star Wars universe, the comedy of the LEGO Star Wars video games and specials are known for their irreverancy, and often include Easter eggs for fans to spot. So far we’ve spotted a dozen clever details tucked into last week’s LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation special.

The connection between the Summer Special and Galaxy’s Edge is made pretty obvious by the inclusion of the luxurious Halcyon starcruiser, which is also the location of the immersive hotel experience at Walt Disney World, but did you notice that ronto wraps#1 are on the menu too?

On the matter of service, the bartender droid that provides Finn with his (surely non-alcoholic) liquid refreshment when he goes off to sulk is named Beverage, otherwise known as BV-RJ#2, human-cyborg libations.

A number of LEGO Star Wars sets#3 are used throughout the Summer Vacation special – including 75159 Millennium Falcon, 75174 Desert Skiff Escape, 75173 Luke’s Landspeeder, 75155 Rebel U-Wing Fighter and 75302 Imperial Shuttle – but none is more memorable than 75060 Slave I, whose appearance is backed by The Book of Boba Fett theme music#4.

Down on Scariff, while building a sand castle of Vader’s retreat#5 on Mustafar, Finn meets the Force ghost of Anakin Skywalker, who – after emerging out of the sea like a certain double-oh’d secret agent#6 – casually laughs off his aversion to sand#7. The moral tale that follows throws in a heavy reference to the Empire Day#8 celebrations, a galaxy-wide public holiday that first appeared in Rebels, as well as a comical hat-tip to a certain Scarif-based military research facility#9. And if you look carefully there’s a certain background extra that bears a remarkable likeness to Rowan Freemaker#10 from The Freemaker Adventures.

The third story, which starts on the Mimban, isn’t without its Easter eggs either, because an offhanded comment about the planet being the biggest ball of mud in the galaxy triggers Han’s memories of when he met Chewbacca#11 for the first time. “Good times” he sighs while Leia rolls her eyes. For us though, the stand-out callback is the “It’s a snack” line#12, delivered by a retired Admiral Akbar. Not because it’s a clever joke, but because the way it was telegraphed was pure genius.

We’re not going to get into all the Aurabesh signs that littered the Summer Vacation special – that’d be a separate post in itself!

Have you found any others? Feel free to share your finds in the comments below – and don’t forget to check out our Summer Special review too!

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