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Star Wars has us pretty spoiled lately, what with releasing a movie every Christmas and all. But in case you feel like you could still use a few more epic spaceship chases and lightsaber swings, fear not, because LEGO has got you covered.

In a series of short animated films titled LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, Disney brought us a few additional story elements that are set slightly before or during the events of The Force Awakens. Which doesn't mean either that they couldn't bring back a beloved character from the original trilogy: Lando Calrissian.

Watch 'Hunting For Han'

In the third film of the series, Hunting for Han, we're back in Maz Kanata's castle/inn, where the Guavian Death Gang and Kanjiklub are trying to get their hands on Han Solo, whose very name starts a brawl (and prompts some heart-eyed reactions as well). Once Kanata puts an end to the fight, she unmasks the hooded guy in the corner: Lando!


Lando Calrissian is a character in Episodes V and VI of the Star Wars original trilogy, where we saw him go from a money-avid smuggler to a major leader in the fight against the Empire, eventually helping the Rebels to destroy the second Death Star. He also makes an appearance in the TV series Star Wars Rebels.

Four Short LEGO Star Wars Films In Total!


These short films are a delight, with characters being slightly more lighthearted and snarky than their movie counterparts. Watch the other three, Poe to the Rescue, The Trouble with Rathtars and Rey Strikes Back, below.

Do you wish Lando Calrissian would make an appearance in Episode VIII?

via io9


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