In 1999, The LEGO Company signed a deal with Lucasfilm to begin developing LEGO-inspired products war of stars Franchise. It was among the many connections that would coincide with the release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. LEGO started with sets inspired by the original trilogy and then the new movie. In the years since war of stars quickly became the most popular brand in the LEGO product range. New war of stars Sets were met with intense speculation and discussion, and were quickly pulled from shelves. Since then countless new sets have been produced. Dedicated collectors have made their own original LEGO creations and short films based on war of stars.
The hype surrounding the collaboration reached a high point in 2005 with the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. LEGO started LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, which contained levels from all three prequel films. It immediately became a popular bestseller. The game was followed by sequels including the classic trilogy, the complete saga up to this point, The clone warsand The Force Awakens. The success allowed LEGO to start developing games focused on other brands, such as Indiana JonesHarry Potter the DC Universe, the Marvel Universe, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Jurassic World, and The Incredibles.
Since the release of the first game, LEGO has also produced short films and animated specials showcasing the sets and characters. These projects retain the same whimsical sense of humor as the games. Before you watch the new game LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagacheck out these seven fun specials.
The Padawan Menace (2011)
After several silent films from 2005 Revenge of the Brick, LEGO has aired its first longer special with real dialogue. Lucasfilm already had a deal with Cartoon Network thanks The clone warsand so The Padawan Menace was discontinued at the same time. It follows Yoda (tom kane) when he was dating a little boy named Ian (Katie Leigh) to rescue R2-D2, C-3PO and a group of younglings. The special war of stars Guest stars included Anthony Daniels, Phil LaMarr, and Nika Futtermannand ended with a hilarious reveal about Ian’s identity.
The Empire Strikes (2012)
The Padawan Menace been popular enough that a loose sequel, The Empire strikeswas approved. The Empire strikes was set during the classic trilogy timeline but featured many characters from the prequels and The clone wars, with a special focus on Darth Maul. Maul was the focus war of stars Merchandising in 2012, as The Phantom Menace had been re-released theatrically in 3D and the character had just returned The clone wars. The LEGO version was a bit more comedic; Maul vies in a rivalry with Darth Vader for Emperor Palpatine’s attention and sings a song about how great he is.
Droid Tales (2015)
Lucasfilm has been developing kid-friendly adventures since the beginning of the franchise, centered on the adventures of C-3PO and R2-D2s; the cartoon droids ran for one season in 1985 and was titled a new animated film Star Wars: A Droid Tale is set to appear on Disney+. The LEGO “Brickverse” in the five-part mini-series droid stories retells events from the previous six films from the droids’ comical perspective; it was part of the ramp up to the release of The Force Awakensto educate younger viewers about the history of the franchise.
The Resistance Rises (2016)
droid stories had focused on characters and events from the first six films and rebels, so LEGO needed a way to showcase its new line of products that was being made to coincide with the continuation of the trilogy. The five-part animated miniseries The resistance rises Chronicle of events that have taken place before The Force Awakensand follows the early adventures of Poe Dameron and BB-8s. You embark on a daring mission to rescue Admiral Ackbar from the First Order; Later episodes featured the other main characters from the seventh film, including Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Maz Kanata, Rey, Unkar Plutt, Finn, and a guest appearance by Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.
The Freemaker Adventures (2016-2017)
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures was by far the most ambitious animated crossover between the two brands. Rather than focusing on older characters, the animated series introduced three young siblings, Rowan, Kordi, and Zander Freemaker, and the friendly, reprogrammed battle droid, R0-GR. In a series of adventures that take place in between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedithe Freemakers scour the galaxy for adventure and join the Rebel Alliance onslaught Death Star II. It was the first Lego war of stars Project that felt like a real TV series and ran on Disney XD for two seasons.
The LEGO Star Wars Christmas Special (2020)
The 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special is one of the most notorious low points in the entire franchise; The two-hour variety special has not been officially released by Lucasfilm in any format and is one of the rare ones war of stars Archive items not present on Disney+. The lego war of stars Writers enjoyed the idea with their animated ones LEGO Star Wars Christmas Special. It told a new, original story that still focused on the Wookiee “Life Day” holiday but included events afterward The Rise of Skywalker while the heroes of the resistance gather their friends for a celebration. Ironically, the animated holiday cartoon did better than show Finn’s strength training with Rey JJ Abrams‘s actual Threequel did.
Terrible Stories (2021)
Following the success of the Christmas special, LEGO released another 45-minute adventure for Disney+, set within the war of stars Universe version of the Halloween season. In what is essentially the war of stars output from The simpsonsIn the Treehouse of Horror episodes, Poe Dameron and BB-8 travel to Darth Vader’s castle on Mustafar and experience visions that focus on “alternate” events in the saga that favor the villains. The stories of a young Ben Solo, the birth of Darth Maul and General Grievous, and a darker side of Luke Skywalker are explored.
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