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LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out heading to DVD this March

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LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, the 22-minute original standalone special which aired on Cartoon Network, will be released on DVD this coming March 26, 2013. For those who missed its original debut, the animated special features the same tongue-and-cheek humor that's become staple for the LEGO franchise. 

Filled with charm, action and irreverent humor, this original story features characters, locations and vehicles across the entire LEGO Star Wars universe including Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3P0, R2-D2, Darth Maul, and more. LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out immediately became the number one telecast of the day with kids ages 6-11 and boys ages 2017.

Below is a brief synopsis of the short film:

Your favorite characters are back to save the galaxy in LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out. The heroes of the Rebel Alliance including heroic Luke Skywalker, swaggering Han Solo and steadfast Princess Leia have no time to celebrate their victory over the Empire as a new Imperial threat arises. But as Jedi-in training Luke embarks on this next mission, he discovers that his celebrity status as a “Death-Star-Blower-Upper” can be a double-edged lightsaber when he’s constantly mobbed by crazed fans. So much for secret missions! Meanwhile, Darth Vader and Darth Maul are locked in a hilarious “Sith-ling” rivalry as they compete for the Emperor’s approval. It’s an action-packed comic adventure that’s out of this world! 

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