LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales is a five-episode miniseries wherein C-3PO retells the adventures he went through while searching for R2-D2 throughout the galaxy.
LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales provides examples of:
- Actor Allusion:
- Darth Maul is introduced speaking in a high-pitched voice, before switching to a lower octave when Sidious orders him to. Ray Park was dubbed over because his voice was considered too high-pitched to be threatening.
- Mace Windu has had it with these blaster-firing Droids on this Battle-Droid infested planet.
- Adaptational Comic Relief: Applied to virtually everyone, but special mention goes to Yoda saying that Luke “insulted my crib”.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: The Mos Eisley Bartender allows Droids into his bar, since all of his business has been poached by Watto.
- Adaptational Villainy:
- In The Phantom Menace, Anakin was mostly a Tagalong Kid with no real signs of becoming the terrifying warlord who would help the Emperor rule the Galaxy. Here, he’s shown to turn to the Dark Side at the slightest sign of disagreement with him.
- Agent Kallus lacks the nuances to his character that were shown in the episode the series parodies.
- In A New Hope, the R5 unit Luke and Owen wanted to buy malfunctioned without anyone's intervention (moreover, the canon explanation is that he did it on purpose), prompting them to buy R2-D2 instead. In this series, R2 broke not only him, but every other droid the Jawas had so that Luke would have no other choice.
- Art Shift: After Anakin says to "think like it’s a video game", the next scene plays out like an 8-bit arcade game.
- Atrocious Alias: Anakin’s newly built Protocol Droid would rather be called “Kevin”.
- Brick Joke: At the start of episode 3, Threepio asks a kid with a set of Rebel-themed collectors cards if his is in there. At the end of the story he tells next, he finds the card, which depicts him cowering in fear.
- Butt-Monkey: Chewbacca. His medal for blowing up the Death Star is destroyed before he can receive it and C-3PO hijacks his and Nien Nunb’s vacation to rescue R2.
- Captain Obvious: Kai-Adi Mundai: “He appears to have gone out the window.”
- Captain Obvious Reveal: In-Universe, Luke can tell Leia is his sister since she’s the only girl he’s ever met.
- Call-Forward: Anakin tells Obi-Wan “What I said is true, From a Certain Point of View.”
- Delayed Reaction: Darth Maul fails to realize his legs have been cut off until they move without him.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: Played for Laughs, of course:
- Rather than stabbing him in the stomach like in The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul kills Qui-Gon by dropping a pile of rubble on top of him.
- Dooku gets blown out of the Invisible Hand into space instead of being decapitated in the retelling of Revenge of the Sith, presumably averting Batman Can Breathe in Space unlike other LEGO Star Wars series.
- Also in the Revenge of the Sith adaptation, Grievous dies due to him driving in reverse off the edge of a cliff on Utapau in his wheel bike (after he asked Obi-Wan if the R stood for "really fast", to which Obi-Wan replied "Yes."), while in the movie Obi-Wan shot Grievous with his own blaster after he lost his lightsaber.
- Flipping the Bird: Han tries doing this to C-3PO. It’s less effective than normal, due to being a Lego minifigure with a claw instead of regular fingers.
- Foreshadowing: Compared to LEGO's other series, Palpatine's Paper-Thin Disguise seems to have more malfunctions than before. This ends up being how his identity as a Sith is exposed.
- Gory Discretion Shot: Everything in Revenge of the Sith between the Clones’ receiving Order 66 and the final confrontations is skipped over by Threepio. The death of Padmé is not depicted onscreen either.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: Two examples of this are Lampshaded.Ben: I changed my name so I could hide away from the Empire.
Luke: You didn't change your last name?
Ben: You didn't change YOUR last name!
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Exaggerated. The Stormtroopers can’t even throw snowballs at Vader’s feet without hitting him in the face.
- Intro Dump: When the crew of the Ghost are introduced, a trading card for them appears, accompanied by Threepio narrating their basic character descriptions.
- Jumped at the Call: Luke is quick to join Old Ben on a perilous journey, much to the latter’s chagrin.Old Ben: That boy has too much of his father in him.
- Late To The Realisation: Han only learns that Darth Vader is Luke’s father when C-3PO mentions it casually.
- Lives in a Van: General Grievous’ ship, destroyed by Obi-Wan, was also his house.
- Lighter and Softer: Several of the darker aspects of the movies are either downplayed or completely skipped over.
- Moment Killer: A butler who mistakes Vader for a customer and keeps trying to interest him, always messing up his timing. He eventually kills the dude for his trouble.
- Recognition Failure: Darth Vader assumes Boba Fett is "the guy with the bandages on his face" and calls him "Joe Jetpack".Boba Fett: That's Dengar. I'm the one with the cool jetpack.
- The Remnant: In the final episode General Veers plans to rebuild the Empire by rebuilding the Separatist Droid armies on Geonosis, making this a double instance of this trope.
- Right Behind Me: How the series’ take on the opening scene from A New Hope begins.
- Self-Deprecation: A lot of shade is thrown at the less than well received aspects of the franchise.
- Tempting Fate: After Luke tells Leia that Darth Vader is his father, she calls that “the worst possible thing I could hear”.Luke: He’s also your father. (Leia faints)