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Easter Eggs Only True Fans Noticed In Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

After a long wait, "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" has finally launched across a wide range of platforms. The game, which was developed by experienced studio Traveller's Tales — after some costly crunch from the development team — tells the entire story of the mainline "Star Wars" series, all the way from the very first episode to the final installment. The title features upgraded graphics, more gameplay features, and a fully voiced cast of characters from across every "Star Wars" movie, television series, and video game.


Of course, no "Lego Star Wars" game would be complete with a ton of hidden Easter eggs and secret references. The series has become infamous for its allusions to pop culture and the wider "Star Wars" franchise, and players often set about trying to find as many as they can as soon as the games are available. "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" is no different in that respect and contains a bunch of references that only the most dedicated players will have discovered and understood.

Leia's Original British Accent

Although it is easy to miss amongst all the action that happens in "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope," Princess Leia's accent suddenly changes halfway through the movie. Initially, the rebel leader speaks with a rather proper English accent and continues to do so for several scenes until her voice goes back to her more natural tone.


This has been a confusing part of the film for many fans over the years and Carrie Fisher herself has even mentioned it in interviews, explaining that she was affected by acting opposite the legendary English actor Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin. This nervousness made her copy his accent during their scenes together. One writer even tried to provide an official in-universe explanation, suggesting Leia was mocking Tarkin during their confrontation (per Entertainment Weekly).

Those who play "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" will get to experience a similar thing if they play with mumble mode turned off. As noticed by Fanbyte editor Imran Khan, Princess Leia will speak with an English accent for the first few times that she appears in the early stages of the original trilogy before switching to an American intonation.


Old Obi-Wan Kenobi Gets Tired After Running

When viewers are first introduced to Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope," he is a rather old-looking hermit with no noticeable powers or abilities. Living an almost completely isolated life on the planet Tatooine, the Jedi was more of an aged wizard than an athletic warrior. As fans have noted, even his lightsaber battle with Darth Vader at the end of the film was labored and slow, at least compared to the fights we see between other Jedi and Sith.


This might well be the reason why the classic character in "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" seems to have some trouble keeping up with the younger characters. While he can certainly use a variety of Force powers and isn't hampered in combat, The Escapist got a kick out of the fact that the character makes a number of grunts and groans during any activity. This isn't the end of this particular Easter egg, though, as the character will visibly bend over and pant after running around. It seems that old age has caught up with Obi-Wan Kenobi and he sometimes needs a break to catch his breath.

Qui-Gon's Particular Set of Skills

During a mission on Tatooine in "The Phantom Menace" section of the game, the player can encounter a puzzle that can be solved by interacting with a droid. If you are fixing the droid while playing as Qui-Gon Jinn, the character will mutter the words, "I have a particular set of skills that will come in handy here."


For those who are unaware, this is almost a direct quote from the film "Taken." When speaking to the kidnappers who have captured his daughter, the lead protagonist threatens them by saying, "what I do have are a very particular set of skills." Both the main character from "Taken" and Qui-Gon Jinn are portrayed by the same person — the Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson. This Easter egg is a nod to the fact that the two characters share an actor, linking together "Taken" and "Star Wars" with one cool quote.

Stormtrooper Pizza Boxes and an Indiana Jones Hat

The "Lego Star Wars" games have always been notorious for including all kinds of Easter eggs, even going so far as to reference each other, creating a direct link between all of the games. The very first game in the series, "Lego Star Wars: The Video Game," launched way back in 2005 and quickly became a classic. The following sequels have often featured Easter eggs that directly refer to the original title. That's certainly the case in "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga," beginning with a small collection of Easter eggs in the opening moments of the "A New Hope" section.


When the player opens the airlock to get rid of the remaining Stormtroopers on the Tantive IV, a number of items begin to fly out of the ship. As can be seen in a clip shared to Reddit, many of these are objects you'd expect to find, such as equipment and droids, but there are also some surprising items. These include a pizza box featuring a Stormtrooper helmet and a fedora that looks very much like the one worn by Indiana Jones. The pizza box was seen in previous games and Indiana Jones was a playable character in the first "Lego Star Wars," making the hat an obvious nod to the character.

A Crazy Taxi Mission

"Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" features many side missions along with the main story campaign missions. One of these is a quest called "Taxi Unfair," which sees the player having to help a man who has had his taxi stolen on the planet Coruscant. The mission itself only takes a few minutes to complete and involves asking nearby people about the taxi in question and gathering the information so you can find its location and return it to the driver.


When the mission is completed, the owner of the cab will turn to thank you for a job well done and then jump into the vehicle. Just before he does, he will say, "Well if you don't mind, I'm off to make some crazy money!" This is practically word-for-word what the driver in "Crazy Taxi" will say and has become something of a catchphrase for the classic Sega series. Even the name of the mission is a reference to the racing game, especially when said in the same excited way that the Lego character does.

Tusken Raiders Don't Shoot At The Mandalorian

The Tusken Raiders are a common enemy in the "Lego Star Wars" games, and they once again appear in "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga." Found on the planet Tatooine, they will attack the player with blasters at every opportunity. While this can be a major pain, there is a clever way to get around the problem. Playing as the Mandalorian, otherwise known as Din Djarin, will mean that they don't attack you.


The reason behind this is likely a reference to the television series "The Mandalorian." In one episode of the show, Djarin works with a tribe of Tusken Raiders as they attempt to take down a Krayt Dragon that has been terrorizing them. The group is eventually successful and they depart on good terms with each other. As the character has worked with them before and been friendly with the Sand People in the past, they seemingly don't want to attack him unless absolutely necessary.

Knocked-Out Characters Have Star Wars Ships Circling Their Heads

A common trope in animated media — such as cartoons, comics, and video games — is that when a character is knocked out, they will have something circling around their head. This trope typically takes the form of either stars or small birds and acts as a visual aid to indicate that the character has suffered a serious injury and is dazed or unconscious. It's not uncommon, though, for creators to add a bit of unique flair to these whirling figures.


That is exactly what has happened in "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga." Rather than a halo of circling birds or stars swirling overhead, the characters in the game see spaceships from the franchise when they are knocked out. These appear as blue hologram figures and include X-Wings and TIE Fighters, which look as though they are actually engaged in a dogfight with each other.

A Witcher 3 Reference To Roach

"Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" features a number of creatures not seen in previous games, including Orbaks. These mountable creatures resemble horses and can be found in various grassy lands across the galaxy. On the planet Kef Bir, there is a side quest called "Untitled Orbak Game," in which the player is tasked with rounding up some escaped Orbaks on a farm. One of the Orbaks can be seen standing on the roof of a nearby hut in what is likely an inside joke about "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt."


The CD Projekt Red game was one of the most critically acclaimed titles of the last generation and proved to be a huge success when it was released in 2015. However, like all open-world games, it had its fair share of glitches and bugs. One of these saw Geralt's horse Roach get stuck on the roof of buildings when called by the player in built-up areas. This has led to a whole host of memes about the topic (per TheGamer) and is almost certainly the inspiration behind this Orbak's location in the mission.

A Meeting Of The Old And Young Anakin

The ability to select any unlocked character to play in the missions means that individuals who would never be able to meet in the movies can actually interact with one another. It can even mean that the same character from different points in time can speak to themselves. This is the case in an Easter egg that sees a young Anakin Skywalker talk to Darth Vader. If the two have a conversation, the boy will ask the Sith Lord where he got his cool armor. Vader will reply, "Patience, child. Patience." Obviously, this refers directly to the fact that Anakin will eventually become Darth Vader many years in the future.


This isn't the only Easter egg of this sort. If the player selects General Grievous to battle Darth Maul, the half-robotic character will mention that he likes the Sith's unique lightsaber and even offers to buy it — a reference to his penchant for collecting lightsabers from Jedi he kills. An interaction between Kylo Ren and Darth Vader is available as well, which sees Ren getting over excited at the prospect of meeting his hero.

Second Breakfasts Not Being Approved Is A Lord of the Rings Nod

Actor Dominic Monaghan has a brief role in "Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker," playing a historian named Beaumont Kin. The character was friendly with the Wookiee Chewbacca, even referring to the hero as "Chewie." Kin also appears briefly in "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga," showing up at the Resistance Camp on the planet Ajan Kloss.


Here, the player can speak to the character and he will make reference to the fact that Princess Leia has not approved his request for second breakfasts and mention something about "putting meat back on the menu." Meanwhile, a nearby character will also utter "keep it secret, keep it safe" after the player discovers the Fortitude spaceship. These are not just idle chatter, but are actually Easter eggs referencing "The Lord of the Rings."

In Peter Jackson's film trilogy, Monaghan played the hobbit Merry — who complains to Aragorn (with Pippin at his side) that they need to have a "second breakfast" while they escape from the Shire. Meanwhile, the second quote is directly taken from "The Fellowship of the Ring" when Gandalf tells Frodo to keep the Ring of Power hidden away.


Really Feeling A Xenoblade Chronicles Easter Egg

Although "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" has many references to other Lego games and lots of movies, there are not very many Easter eggs related to other video games. At least not that have been found yet. However, there is a notable exception when it comes to one particular Easter egg that is a surprise inclusion.


Speaking to a character known as the Disco Director will lead to the NPC telling the player, "Now this is a party! I'm really feeling it." At first, this might just seem like something said because of the character's location on the dance floor, but it is actually a throwback to "Xenoblade Chronicles." That game featured a character  called Shulk who would often say "I'm really feeling it" when in battle.

The link is even clearer because both Shulk and the Disco Director are voiced by English voice actor Adam Howden, who provided a number of voices for "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga." He is arguably best known for portraying Shulk and this battle cry has become something of a catchphrase for the "Xenoblade Chronicles" character. One of the game's developers explained on Reddit that they knew they had to throw in the line when they discovered Adam Howden would be working on the game.


Missions Named After TV, Music, and Movies

Another commonality in "Lego Star Wars" games is that the mission names often have a funny side to them. More often than not, they will be some sort of pun or nod to something from the "Star Wars" franchise. For example, there's a mission in "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" called "A Bigger Fish," which is a reference to Qui-Gon Jinn saying, "There's always a bigger fish," in "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace."


But they are not the only references that are included in the level names. Many of them are actually based on other media properties, ranging from movies and television shows to more abstract things like sweets. In "The Phantom Menace" section, there is a mission known as "Better Call Maul," which is a nod to the "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul."

Meanwhile, there is also a mission in "Return of the Jedi" called "The Chewbacca Defense." This is a nod to the nonsensical legal argument used in the "Chef Aid" episode of "South Park," which in turn poked fun at the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Other mission names include "Starkiller Queen" and "The Copa-Khetanna," both allusions to popular music, as well as a reference to "Untitled Goose Game" in the side mission Untitled Orbak Game.


Han's Millennium Falcon Lego Set

When the player takes control of Han Solo in the game's "New Hope" section, they have to find the parts for his infamous ship, the Millennium Falcon. The events take place in Mos Eisley and see Han and the other characters fixing the spaceship so they can escape from Tatooine and the evil Stormtroopers who are chasing them. When in the spaceport, Han will ask the player to make sure that they fix the Millennium Falcon properly, as he wants to "get outta here in one piece rather than seven thousand little ones."


While this may just sound like something the hero would say in the heat of the moment, it has a deeper meaning. Lego actually produces a Millennium Falcon set that includes 7,541 pieces in total. Described as the most detailed model of the ship on the market, it is the largest Millennium Falcon model that Lego has ever created and has a hefty price tag of $800.

Jar Jar Binks Is A Sith Lord After All

In "The Rise of Skywalker" portion of the game, the player investigates the Sith Temple on the planet Exegol. Here, Emperor Palpatine has a number of tanks that seemingly hold clones of Supreme Commander Snoke, who the Sith Lord created to keep his resurrection a secret. These vats were also seen in the movie, but one of them in "Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" holds what appears to be Jar Jar Binks, rather than Snoke.


Although this might be a bit of fun rather than anything sinister, there is a chance that it could be an Easter egg about a well-known fan theory. The popular argument contends that Jar Jar Binks is actually a Sith Lord himself, who manipulated many of the events of the prequel trilogy for his own ends. According to the wildest Jar Jar Binks theory, he acted in a non-threatening and silly way throughout those movies as a way to remain hidden and ensure he didn't come under suspicion from the Jedi. If the theory was true, it would make sense that Palpatine would be holding him in a vat for further study — or to perhaps drain his Force powers.