The Force may not be due to Awaken until December, but as fans await Star Wars Episode VII, Disney and Lego are working on something rather special to prepare us for the sci-fi sequel…
Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales will tell the entire Star Wars saga – in the medium of Lego – from the perspective of R2-D2 and C-3PO, following the pair as they witness some of the most memorable (or in the case of the prequels, regrettably unforgettable) moments in the history of the Skywalker family album and the Star Wars galaxy.
The new five-part series will air on Disney XD and kicks off just after the victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor at the end of Return of The Jedi, with R2 and 3PO “accidentally kidnapped” and taken on a new hop around the galaxy.
On the journey, they meet some familiar faces and end up taking us through the Star Wars story we know and love from the very beginning. In short, Star Wars fans, these ARE the droids you’re looking for.
“Since we introduced our first Lego Star Wars set in 1999, we have seen and heard from countless Star Wars fans who have used Lego bricks to tell their own version of this timeless story, re-enacting favourite scenes and imagining new story lines,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for The Lego Group.
“LegoStar Wars: Droid Tales gives us an opportunity to share highlights of the Star Wars story with a sense of humour and excitement that can only be conveyed through the Lego brick, and will be a fun resource for families as they gear up for the next movie.”
No casting details have been released so we’re not sure who’ll be voicing the characters just yet but fingers crossed Anthony Daniels will be back to keep C-3PO humming.
An air date has yet to be confirmed too but watch this space. Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales should drop ahead of Episode VII in December.