Where there’s a hit, there’s LEGO to build on it. LEGO is like the new Disney. They know how to market, tie-in, make tons and tons of moolah. They know how to ride coattails. All good.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be about 7 months late when it launches in late June, so not really a tie-in game, but fans of both LEGO and Star Wars are sure to get their hands on this newest in the LEGO gaming franchise.
Watching the announcement trailer reminded me of the Wayan Bros, and Weird Al Yankovic, and Leslie Nielsen. That is, it’s a spoof. And like some of those old Wayan movies, all the best gags might be in the trailer.
Here they are:
:17 – Finn wakes up, he’s got an alarm clock.
:25 – BB8 crashes into a sand castle in the shape of Jabba’s fortress from “Return of the Jedi”.
:30 – Stormtrooper’s playing with the lights. He gets hit in the head with a Stormtrooper helmet.
:36 – Bumper sticker on Rey’s speeder bike: “BB on Board”.
:45 – X-Wing Fighter pilot cockpit goes haywire.
:52 – Hammerhead is fishing, X-Wings go by, Hammerhead ends up in water.
1:04 – Kylo Ren’s lightsaber malfunctions.
1:18 – Millennium Falcon makes happy LEGO face.
As you can see, whole lotta funny.
Game’s out June 28, 2016.