LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures explores new chapters of Star Wars saga
To paraphrase Darth Vader: There is no escape from Star Wars. Ensuring every member of your household is a hardcore fan, the latest edition of the LEGO saga – LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is coming to Disney XD.
Fleshing out a time frame of the Star Wars saga that rarely gets covered — Freemaker Adventures is set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Luke and company had to do something before rescuing Han Solo.
Introducing new heroes and villains to the LEGO Star Wars universe, the animated television series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures will premiere MONDAY, JUNE 20 (10:00 a.m. EDT), on Disney XD.
The action comedy series follows 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.
Here’s the trailer for the show, which looks like it will be another fun gateway series to get younger audience members into both LEGO and Star Wars.
Can’t wait for the kickoff? Catch a sneak peek of the series as part of a special live-stream event LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Battle of the Bricks event at 8 p.m. Saturday presented by Disney XD.
YouTube stars (EvanTubeRaw, Parker Games, 101 Dark Monkey, ZexyZek ) and LEGO enthusiasts will gather in teams to determine the galaxy’s BRICK BUILDING CHAMPION. Instagram celebrity, Zach King will host, and a panel of LEGO Master Builders will judge the showdown.
Here’s a breakdown of the main characters:
ROWAN FREEMAKER (voiced by Nicolas Cantu) is a spunky, Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure and a clear sense of right and wrong. When the Freemakers need a moral beacon, Rowan is the one to light the way. Through the Force, he discovers the existence of the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with enormous power. The quest to find the missing pieces of the Kyber Saber throws Rowan and the Freemakers into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.
KORDI FREEMAKER (voiced by Vanessa Lengies) is the brains of Freemaker Salvage and Repair. She picks their targets and charts their courses. Sixteen-year-old Kordi is smart, capable, quick-witted and can talk her way out of just about any jam the Freemakers get into. She’s always on the lookout for new business opportunities so that the Freemakers will have enough money to pay the rent on time.
ZANDER FREEMAKER (voiced by Eugene Byrd, Arrow) is the oldest brother that every kid wants. He’s an 18-year-old ace pilot and charming rogue, and he brings the Freemakers to all the galaxy’s hot spots. His encyclopedic knowledge of starships allows him to identify just about any craft he sees. He’s a self-taught starship builder who rarely follows instructions but comes up with some ingenious creations. He tends to leap without looking, which often gets him and his siblings into trouble.
RO-GR a.k.a. Roger (voiced by Matthew Wood) is a rusty battle droid and veteran of the Clone Wars that the Freemaker family found sitting on top of a garbage heap. With a little re-programming, they turned him into a butler droid, which would be ideal if Roger were a better butler. He’s well-meaning but a self-contained chaos generator. Still, he’s genuinely useful and his firsthand experience dealing with the Jedi comes in handy as Rowan learns the ways the Force.
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