Latest trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures reveals the power of the very first lightsaber

By ·June 12, 2016 9:43 am

Disney XD have just released the final full trailer for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures series and with it comes new lore about the origins of the lightsaber weapon. You can find a description of the new LEGO based tv series below, which is set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi:

The series stars three Freemaker siblings who scour the galaxy for useful debris that they use to build new vehicles of their own design. Rowan, the spunky Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure, is voiced by newcomer Nicolas Cantu. His quick-witted older sister, Kordi, voiced by Vanessa Lengies (“Glee”), manages the family business and is the glue that holds the family together. Ace pilot and charming rogue Zander, voiced by Eugene Byrd (“Arrow”), is the oldest brother and the family’s self-proclaimed starship connoisseur. Lucasfilm’s Matthew Wood voices R0-GR, also known as Roger, a refurbished battle droid from the Clone Wars adopted by the Freemaker family.

In the new trailer we’re introduced to the legend of the Kyber Saber, the first lightsaber to have ever been made. It’s power was so destructive that it’s creator, for the safety of the universe, smashed the saber into seven pieces and had them hidden at the far reaches of the known universe. Rowan, the youngest of the Freemakers, is a known force sensitive who has managed to acquire the hilt of the original Kyber Saber. He is tasked by the (possible force user) Naare to improve his force abilities and to help locate the remnants of the long lost Kyber Saber before Darth Vader and the Empire can.

The trailer also sees plenty of cameos from well known Star Wars characters such as Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian.

In typical LEGO style this show is light-hearted and comedy packed, with Rowan, the lead character being an absolute screw up – we see him destroy one too many things in the trailer alone. It’s unlikely LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures will be canon, parts maybe, but as a whole most LEGO story telling isn’t included in the official Star Wars canon. What this show will do is get more kids excited about Star Wars, one of the world’s greatest franchises, and ultimately a franchise that was and still is intended for children to enjoy.

LEGO have also released two official playsets to coincide with The Freemaker Adventures, the StarScavenger ship that the Freemaker family owns and Naare’s Eclipse Fighter vehicle, both of which can be found here along with the other summer LEGO Star Wars releases.

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures premieres on Disney XD in the USA on June 20th at 10.00am EST.

Image Credit: Disney XD

Written by Michael James Ilett

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