LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the year. After multiple delays, inner turmoil at the studio, and a collective m’eh following the release of The Rise of Skywalker, anticipation was not as high for the latest game from Traveller’s Tales as previous releases. This made it all the more satisfying when we finally got our hands on it and found the same joy and plastic-based mayhem we have come to love from the series.
With a new Star Wars film being a long way away, the only way gamers are going to be able to carry on their adventures is through some new expansion packs. So, here are our suggestions for 5 story-based DLC expansions that we would love to see added to LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
Rogue One is arguably the best Star Wars film made while under the ownership of Disney. It tells the tale of how the Rebels got their hands on the plans for the Death Star. With the spin-off Disney+ series (Andor) getting rave reviews, now is the perfect time to add some Rogue One content. New DLC based on the movie could easily fit into LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. After all, it very clearly takes place between Episodes III and IV. The developers can just slot it into the game.
The intro to the movie where a very young Jyn Erso escapes the Deathtroopers seems like an obvious starting point. There are several set-pieces from the movie that could make fun levels to play through, though. There’s the budding rebellion attacking imperial forces on Jedha. This is where they also meet Saw Gerrara before escaping the planet as the Death Star unleashes an attack.
Another level could be tailored around Jyn finding her Dad at the Imperial research facility on Eadu. This all happens as Cassian Andor sets up to assassinate him and rebels launch an aerial assault on the facility. The essential stage would have to be the attack on Scarif as Jyn and Cassian steal the Death Star plans. As well as the actual theft, the battle outside with land and air forces would also be fun to see.
Ah, Solo: A Star Wars Story. On paper, it must have seemed like a surefire hit. Telling the story of how Han Solo met Chewbacca, got his hands on the Millennium Falcon, and completed the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, what could go wrong?
Well, you could almost make a movie about the making of this movie. Directors were changed during filming. Actors had to be replaced due to the extended filming schedule. All of this led to a tremendous amount of film being scrapped and reshot. It’s amazing the film turned out as passable as it did. There’s still quite a lot of fun to be had with the story, though. Particularly if it was regaled by tiny pieces of plastic in a digital form.
Besides the obvious inclusion of the Kessel run itself there are heists, battles, and betrayals that could make fun levels. These could include Han escaping Corellia and enlisting in the Empire. There are the war scenes on Mimban where we also meet Chewbacca and Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson in the movie). The train heist on Vandor-1 would be a must, as well as the coaxium heist on Kessel. They could even include the various double-crosses with Dryden Vos and Qi’ra.
With Traveller’s Tales having such a deft touch in their recreations of these movies, a LEGO Star Wars version of Solo could prove more popular than the source material itself and some highly enjoyable DLC.
The fact that there were some people who doubted whether a Star Wars TV show would work seems pretty strange now. Of course, that all changed as soon as The Mandalorian was released. The first TV show from the “galaxy far, far away” proved that a smaller-scale adventure could be just as enthralling as its big-screen counterparts.
The series has really seeped into the public consciousness. Even non-Star Wars fans’ are aware of Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) and The Mandalorian (aka Din Djarin or Mando). It has been so successful that it has not only given Disney the confidence to greenlight more shows (like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor) but also shows that have spun out of The Mandalorian itself (The Book of Boba Fett and the upcoming Ahsoka).
Of course, one of the issues with adapting one of the TV shows isn’t so much ‘what should be left out’ but ‘what should be included’. There’s so much content and that’s before Season 3 of the show launches early next year. Obviously, the first meeting between Din and Grogu should be included. Without going into too many spoilers, events from the end of both seasons one and two should also be used. As to what other events should be translated into LEGO, that should probably be left to the imagination of the developers. After all, they haven’t really let us down yet.
While The Clone Wars series is the longest-running Star Wars animated show (and the source for LEGO Star Wars III), Rebels is easily the best. The main crew of Ezra, Kanan, Hera, Sabine, Zeb, and Chopper were such a great cast of characters. The Ghost and Phantom were brilliant ships. The supporting cast of characters was so loved that some of them have been brought into live-action, with more rumored to be on the way. The show lasted for four seasons and still left the fanbase wanting more. In fact, the Ahsoka series is rumored to be dealing with the aftermath of the season 4 finale.
Whereas I would love for any story DLC for The Mandalorian to be based on events in the series, that’s not the case with Rebels. Apart from the fact that the entire series has a considerably longer running time than all the mainline Star Wars movies combined, getting the team at Traveller’s Tales to write their own story would allow them to stretch themselves.
Clearly, it would require the full crew but it would be great to see the inclusion of other characters. Particular favorites would include Hondo Ahnoka, any of the Inquisitors, and (of course) Grand Admiral Thrawn. Whoever they choose to include it would be great to see some LEGO Star Wars DLC featuring the Rebels crew.
For those that don’t know, Alphabet Squadron is a trilogy of novels by author Alexander Freed. Consisting of Alphabet Squadron, Shadow Fall, and Victory’s Price, the series tells the story of a group of New Republic pilots chasing Shadow Wing, a particularly lethal Tie Fighter squadron.
As you can probably guess from the title, Alphabet Squadron is made up of an array of ships. Rather than just being a group of X-wings, there’s an A-wing, B-wing, U-wing, X-wing, and a Y-wing. This may sound like a stupid idea to anyone with any basic understanding of military tactics. However, it really does work in these stories and adds a nice dynamic.
One of the main reasons for including this suggestion is to focus on the aerial combat in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Obviously, the aerial battles aren’t quite as good as Star Wars Squadrons but they are still a lot of fun. It would be great to see something that allows more of a focus on the flying sections. There are still enough on-foot sections of the books that could create some levels for DLC. It’s those dogfights that we want to see more of, though.
Well, those are our suggestions for story expansions to LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. No announcements have been made regarding expansions for the game but with its continued popularity, there has to be a possibility. We would love to see new content as any future LEGO Star Wars titles are going to be a long way away.