Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales Deepdive and Review

Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales Deepdive and Review

Erika Lewis

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales. Proceed with caution. 


In all of the history of Star Wars production there has never been the creation of a spooky motion picture. Traditionally, Lego Star Wars is meant to be a comedy based film that many fans love and enjoy. However, when Star Wars anncounded back in August that they were making a “scary” Lego Star Wars movies, many fans were ecstatic.Also because of Lego Star Wars’ reputation many fans knew that Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales was meant for comedy rather than horror, making everyone of all ages excited. 

In this movie, there were several things that longtime fans were able to notice that added to the wonderful experience. The movie starts on Mustafar in a castle housing Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. Now, if this was confusing as to why they were in a castle on Mustafar don’t worry. Darth Vader built a Sith castle on Mustafar where he would sometimes stay. We see this castle in the Star Wars movie Rogue One and also in several comic books. 

Moving on the movie then cuts to Poe Dameron, the famous pilot for the Resistance,  flying an X-wing with his beloved droid sidekick BB-8. Most fans knew exactly who these two characters were as they are some of the main protagonists in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. Poe also says something about the First Order being destroyed revealing that this movie is taking place after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. 

Poe then ends up crashing on Mustafar which is first seen in Revenge of the Sith during and where Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi fought each other. Poe then makes his way to where he comes across a castle and is met by a hutt. He reveals himself to be Gardulla the Hutt who is first seen in Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures and he is one of the main antagonists. He is refurnishing Darth Vader’s old castle to be a sith themed hotel. 

Later in the story the caretaker of Vader’s castle, Veneé, tells a story about how Ben Solo became Kylo Ren. We are introduced to the lego version of the Knights of Ren who were mentioned a couple times in the sequel trilogy novelization. 

After that the next story is about Maul and General Grievous. With Maul we get to see the witches of Dathomir who are seen in the Clone Wars and were the ones that saved Maul. We also get to see some more with how General Grievous was and we get a very fast insight on who he used to be. Back to Maul the spider legs he had weren’t just to be spooky for Halloween. They represent the prosthetic legs he had when he was refound in the Clone Wars. 

The final story told is called “The Wookies Paw” is a recall to the infamous story “The Monkey’s Paw”. In this it is a story with Luke Skywalker and a what could have been kind of situation. At one point Grand Moff Tarkin says, “He’s too short to be a Stormtrooper anyway” which is a callback to when Princess Leia said to Luke in episode IV “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper.” Furthermore, there is a part when Vader is training Luke and riding on his back which is referencing what Yoda did with his training with Luke. Another fun callback there was a part during Luke’s training when Vader gives Luke a kiss on the cheek before Luke swings over the opening and says “for luck”. This is going back again to episode IV when Princess Leia kissed Luke Skywalker and told him “for luck” while they were running from the enemy. 

The movie then ends with Veneé revealing his evil plot but quickly being defeated by Poe, BB-8, and a kid named Dean. 


Overall, this was a very entertaining movie and lived up to what I was hoping for in a Lego Star Wars movie. Although it’s not very spooky, that wasn’t what it was intended to be. It was, however, very entertaining and there was a lot of comedy. It was fun to see a lot of old characters as well as new characters make an appearance as well as a call back to the movies and shows. It had a lot of interesting moments and several times that I laughed out loud and when the movie ended I was satisfied. 

I would definitely give the movie an overall rating of 9/10. It was funny and entertaining and something I would and will watch again. I definitely recommend it to any Star Wars fans who are looking for a good time. And it is also a movie that is good for kids of all ages. 

Similar to a lot of fans, I am very anxious to see what the next project is for Lego Star Wars. Until next time, may the force be with you and Happy Halloween!