According to a recent press release sent out there will be a new Lego show coming to Disney XD that takes place in the Star Wars universe. From what the trailer shows, there won’t be any main good characters present in the show, but Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine are present so we know it takes place during Episode 4-6.
I’ll put the full press release below, but allow me to give my thoughts on this new show. Much like how Star Wars Rebels, these are new characters that have been written into a new expanded universe. They aren’t comic book or novel worthy yet, but it is a new view from essentially a scrap metal collector. This group of people go and collect the debris from battles, much like the people of Jakku did in The Force Awakens and try to earn some food or credits. This is really just a wrong place and the wrong time type of story, because they get caught up in some ancient Jedi history and then an actual Jedi appears and helps them begin an adventure to find some missing pieces. I’d like to also mention that this has video game written all over it, so be sure to look for The Freemaker Adventures next year on all consoles.
All joking aside this does look like it will follow the writing style of Droid Tales and have some funny dialogue. As I mentioned above, since the time frame has been given there are a lot of older characters that can make a return. Disney XD has been killing it with their Lego shows and this summer when this gets released I’m sure it will also be just as good.
The Force is set to meet LEGO bricks in a new galaxy-spanning adventure.
StarWars.com is thrilled to announce LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, an all-new animated television series scheduled to debut this summer on Disney XD in the US. The fun-filled adventure comedy series, set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, will introduce all-new heroes and villains in exciting adventures with many familiar Star Warscharacters.
Told in the whimsically-charged style that audiences have come to expect from LEGO Star Wars entertainment, the series stars the Freemakers, a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact — the Kyber Saber — his world is turned upside down, and he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters, and learn the true value of what it means to be a family.
“We are very excited to launch for the first time a TV series with Disney XD,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing & entertainment at the LEGO Group. “The creative team behind The Freemaker Adventures is extremely talented, and the series is a great testament to our longstanding and successful partnership with Lucasfilm and Disney. The show masterfully combines the rich heritage of storytelling, great characters, action, and adventure in a galaxy far, far away with the creativity, imagination, and humor that only LEGO Star Wars can deliver. We are sure fans young and old are going to love the show.”
“With The Freemaker Adventures we are thrilled to bring all-new stories to life that could only be realized in the LEGO Star Wars universe,” said Carrie Beck, vice president, animation development at Lucasfilm. “We are embarking on an unprecedented collaboration that will allow us to extend the narrative experience of the Star Wars saga with the same playful spirit that’s always made LEGO Star Wars so much fun to watch. We are so thankful to have such great partners in the LEGO Group, Disney XD, and series developers Bill Motz and Bob Roth.”
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is a production of Wil Film, the LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm. Developed for television by Bill Motz and Bob Roth (Penguins of Madagascar), they join Torsten Jacobson (LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales) and Jill Wilfert (The LEGO Movie) as executive producers alongside producers Carrie Beck (Star Wars Rebels), Jason Cosler (LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!), Jake Blais, and John McCormack.
Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures!