A new CG-animated Lego Star Wars series, set between the events of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’, will premiere Monday, June 20 (10:00 a.m. EDT), on Disney XD. Produced by Wil Film, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm, ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ introduces new characters to the LEGO Star Wars universe, centering on the adventures of the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will also feature familiar characters and locations from the filmed Star Wars saga.
Following its premier, Disney XD will debut a new episode each day for the week of Monday, June 20 through to Thursday, June 23. Fans can also view the episode via Video on Demand (VOD) and the Disney XD app across tablets, phones, set top boxes and computers.
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.”
Freemaker Adventures isn’t the only way LEGO is celebrating Star Wars in 2016. As fans of the property know, May the 4th (Star Wars Day) is right around the corner. To commemorate the occasion, LEGO has put together a variety of promotions providing customers free goodies and merchandise. In a press release, the company provided a full list of what they’re offering:
- FREE Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poster with a LEGO Star Wars purchase
- FREE Star Wars: The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper minifigure with LEGO Star Wars purchases of $50 or more
- VIP Double Points on LEGO Star Wars purchases
- Select LEGO Star Wars items on sale, while supplies last
- Free Shipping on all orders – SAH only
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is a production of Wil Film, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm and is the first television series created in partnership with the LEGO Group, Disney and Lucasfilm. Developed for television by executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth (Penguins of Madagascar), Torsten Jacobson (LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales) and Jill Wilfert (The LEGO Movie) also serve as executive producers, alongside producers Carrie Beck (Star Wars Rebels), Jason Cosler (LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!), Jake Blais and John McCormack.