Din Djarin treats Grogu, Darth Vader gets tricked, and a stormtrooper goes full mecha in three new LEGO Star Wars shorts on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel.
In the “Sith Witch of Mustafar,” Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine face off against an unknown entity on Mustafar. Writer David Shayne shared with StarWars.com the inspiration behind the shorts, saying, “I’ve jokingly referred to this as ‘The Sith Witch Project,’ and you can see the Blair Witch influence, particularly in the Emperor’s terrorized ‘found footage’ moment with his holo-projector. After all the times Vader and the Emperor have frightened us, for once we wanted to see the tables turned on THEM! Now if we can just do a prequel, ’cause I am dying to see what happens at Vader’s Castle Halloween Party. I suspect there’s bobbing for jogan fruits…”
In the second short, “Mech My Day,” a stormtrooper is fed up with Darth Vader’s treatment. So, he builds a mech suit to challenge the dark lord. A battle rages, and chaos rises when an unlikely third combatant joins the fight.
And finally, the third short features The Mandalorian’s Din Djarin and Grogu. As Din returns one night to Peli Motto’s mechanic shop, his son Grogu is waiting to spring a series of spooky traps on the Mando.
Lucasfilm’s Josh Rimes, VP, animation development and production, shared, “For the past couple years, LEGO Star Wars, with its sense of anarchic humor, has been a perfect pairing for seasonal holiday fun. Celebrating the creepy vibes of Halloween within a galaxy far, far away is a challenge, but it’s something that LEGO Star Wars is uniquely positioned to do and we hope fans of all ages discover and share these brand-new, bite-sized terrifying tales!”
These aren’t the first LEGO shorts on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel. Some of their releases include a winter holiday bunch with Din and Grogu, a summer and a Halloween-themed shorts with The Bad Batch, a galaxy-wide celebration of May the 4th, the original trilogy crew celebrating the new year, and many more. The full playlist can be found at Star Wars Kids, and they are all a fun, quick delight to watch.