Lego minifigs battle it out on Hoth in cool animated short

To promote upcoming Lego "Star Wars" sets, the company releases a short re-creating the Battle of Hoth from "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back." Watch out for the wampa.

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Lego has released a new animated short called the "Micro Battle of Hoth," which features minifigs from the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance squaring off on the desolate, snowy planet of Hoth.

The short has some pretty funny parts, like when the Snowspeeder and AT-AT accidentally pass each other on their way to battle, or when the Vulture and Spider Droids manage to team up and "trip" the Snowspeeder, sending it flying over the icy cliff. And, of course, there's a wampa eating what looks like a tauntaun leg as he watches the chaos unfold.

The clip is intended to promote the upcoming "Star Wars" Lego sets announced in February. There are 32 new sets in total, featuring characters and scenes from the original trilogy, the sequels and even the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game series.

In all, it's a fun way to promote Lego's upcoming "Star Wars" themed sets, which are expected to launch sometime in 2015. Check out the full clip at the top of this post to see which Lego minifig will win the Lego Micro Battle of Hoth, and then check out the gallery below to see Lego's new "Star Wars" sets.

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