In addition to The Padawan Menace several other shorts are included as bonus material. "The Quest for R2-D2", "Bombad Bounty", "Star Wars in 2 minutes (Parts 1 & 2)", and "The Clone Wars Animated Comics" are all featured here. While Menace is the main attraction, these other inclusions help flesh out the world of Lego Star Wars. Production values may not be as high, and they seem to be fan-made rather than professionally done, but there's a simple joy in watching Bobba Fett chase down Jar-Jar Binks; even if it only lasts a few minutes. This dual pack also includes an exclusive Young Han Solo Lego figure.
This release includes both a DVD and high definition Blu-ray disc. Taken straight from the digital source, the picture quality is great on both accounts, though the Blu-ray is easily the better of the two. Details are sharp, colors are bold and vibrant, shadows are refined and rich, and all around the show is a sight to behold. Likewise the audio, which is featured as a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track, is as impressive on the sound side of the equation.
Available at Walmart retail locations and select online retailers only, Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace is a pretty sweet ride. It's fun for the kids and it's a blast for older fans looking for a whimsical take on Lucas's universe. The list price for this title is $20, though it can be found for cheaper (as of this review Walmart.com sells it for $13). Keep in mind that you're getting a 22-minute animated short and a selection of other shorts. It's not a lasting experience, but to the right audience it's easily recommended.