LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Has Bizarre Princess Leia Easter Egg

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Has Bizarre Princess Leia Easter Egg
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Joseph Kime


6th Apr 2022 11:35

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has finally touched down on our planet, and fans are already loving it.

Rather than opting for a return to form for the series, the game has carved its own path with all-new gameplay to accommodate for the new reworkings of all nine mainline films in the series. The fresh approach to making a LEGO Star Wars game has paid off, and fans are already calling it the best Star Wars experience on console.

And it's clearly dedicated to its source material, as the game has a fun homage to Princess Leia's bizarre accent.

LEGO Star Wars Has A Fun Homage To Carrie Fisher's Weird Accent

The attention to detail in The Skywalker Saga is clearly as high as it's ever been for the series, as the games have a hyper-specific little Easter egg that pays tribute to Carrie Fisher's performance as Leia Organa.

As first pointed out by Fanbyte editor Imran Khan, Princess Leia's voice acting will change depending on where in the story she is.

"One fun note about LEGO Star Wars that I forgot to mention," he says in a tweet. "If you have voice acting on, the voice actress for Leia in the original trilogy starts A New Hope with a British accent and drops it by the time you leave the Death Star. That's some attention to detail I appreciate."

Why Does Leia Start With A British Accent In Lego Star Wars?

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Has Bizarre Princess Leia Easter Egg
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This is a very intricate reference to the way that Star Wars: A New Hope begins - in the original film, Carrie Fisher seems to don a British accent for Leia, but it wears off by the time the crew have escaped the Death Star.

It's unknown as to why that's the case, but it has been suggested that Carrie Fisher was simply so nervous to be on set that it just happened, and it went away by the time she was comfortable there. Novelists have tried to come up with an in-universe explanation for this, but it's probably easier to admit it's a strange little blunder.

It's incredibly sweet to see LEGO Star Wars pay such attention to everything that the franchise has to offer, especially the silly little details. The game is proving itself to be one of the most loving adaptations of the films yet - and it's been a huge treat for fans.


Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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