As we mentioned previously, a new LEGO Star Wars TV special, called LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, will premier on Cartoon Network tonight, September 26, at 8:00 PM. (You can read the original announcement and see the trailer here: LEGO Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Out) Are you excited? 🙂
The Empire Strikes Out is the second LEGO Star Wars film. The first one was LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace, that aired on Cartoon Network in the summer of 2011. It was released on DVD and Blu-Ray a couple of months later. (Which will hopefully be the case with The Empire Strikes Out as well – just in time for the holidays.)
The first LEGO Star Wars film was greatly enjoyed by both kids and adults, and it is likely that the second film will be successful as well. LEGO is known for great animation and adding quite a bit of fun and humor. While we are waiting for the show tonight, I thought to add here the LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace for your pleasure, and to get you in the mood of LEGO Star Wars movie fun.
Cute, isn’t it? My favorite character is the confused Darth Vader always getting in the wrong scene! If you would like to own the DVD of the LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (with an exclusive young Han Solo minifigure) you can pick it up on Amazon.com. There is also a full-color comic-book version with pictures from the film, also available on Amazon.
So are you looking forward to the Star Wars movie tonight? Remember, there will also be replays in the following days, so you will have several opportunities to watch it. And if you don’t have Cartoon Network the DVD and Blu-Ray version should follow shortly! 😉
You may also like to check out the LEGO Star Wars section for more news, reviews and discussions, or select from the following recent posts:
LEGO Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Out (trailer)
Not related, but Ninjago trailer!
Zubashi, thanks for sharing. I would suggest you check out the Ninjago section as that’s where Ninjago fans are dicussing news like this. 😉
It’s all very well for you lucky ppl who live in the US but there is no info anywhere on when this will premier in the UK!
Tim, I’m so sorry to hear that! If I hear something I will let you know. 😐
I’m so excited!
I’m pretty sure that was a comic strip in lego magazine about a year ago
Bummed that I missed it last night, but I set my DVR to record both this and the Padawan Menace today while I’m at work. They’ll be waiting for me when I get home. 🙂
part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGczj5MKsic&feature=channel&list=UL
part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHUZ6Nv0zWg&feature=channel&list=UL
part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGIHmA_wC6s&feature=channel&list=UL
The Empire Strikes Out
part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGczj5MKsic&feature=channel&list=UL
Great, thanks! I will post them here as soon as a better quality is available. But it is still pretty fun! 😀
The Empire Strikes Out
part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHUZ6Nv0zWg&feature=channel&list=UL
the empire strikes out
part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGIHmA_wC6s&feature=channel&list=UL
I’m hoping there’s a dvd/blu-ray release for The Empire Strikes Out soon.
SPOLIER. Also trying to predict what, if any mini-fig might be included. only thing I can think of as unique to the film is Luke or R2D2 in disguise.
I just wached a video on the BrickShow where Jason does an analysis of which minifig he thinks will come with the DVD. He was considering Boss Nass, but ultimately settled on Darth Vader getting a medal at the end. I’m hoping for a Darth Maul with an 8-blade lightsaber. I know it won’t happen, but it would be sweet! 🙄
Has there been a Boss Nass minifig yet? I checked my SW mini-fig app no Boss Nass listed. So it might be possible but I don’t see him as much of a draw. I’ll get the DVD no matter which fig it is.
Darth Vader with metal is a bigger possibility. Luke and Han with metals were both in the show and the fig were extras with LEGO Books.
OK I know too much about SW:LEGO to have known that off the top of my head.
Chris, no, Boss Nass was never made, so he is still a possibility. Jason mentioned the same thing about Luke and Han also appearing in the books with the medals, bringing the possibility of a ceremonial Vader even higher. 😉
I just checked my blog posts about the padawan menace from when it aired last year. It aired in July a few days later they announced the dvd and it was released about two months later in September timed with the Blu-ray release of the films.
I’m betting The Empire Strikes Out will be out in time for Christmas. I’ll get even if there’s not a mini-fig with it.
Finally got to watch this this weekend. I didn’t like it as much as Padawan Menace. It was good, but not as good as the first. Usually the case, I know.
Vader with medal is a good bet for the included fig.
I have to agree. I didn’t like this as much as Padawan Menace either. Of course the animation was top notch, but the story and the humor was kinda lame. Not really as well concieved and executed as the previous one. 😕
I haven’t seen it yet but from what I heard its not very cool.