A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… Everything was awesome! LEGO is once again teaming up with ‘Star Wars’ for an animated project, this time as a five part miniseries entitled ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’ starring C-3PO and R2-D2, two of the four characters that appeared in all six existing ‘Star Wars’ films (Obi-Wan and Darth Vader being the other two).
‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’ will retell all six ‘Star Wars’ movies in LEGO form, as seen through the… eyes (?) of the two trusty droids. These tales will be represented in chronological order, starting with ‘The Phantom Menace’ and ending with ‘Return of the Jedi.’ Considering that there are six movies, but this is just a five-part miniseries, things will obviously be truncated quite a bit and as an old fart, I’m hoping most edits come at the expense of the prequels. Especially that first one. Ugh.
Here is the synopsis of the first episode which also lays out the format for the rest of the series:
Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, C-3PO and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing and suddenly viewers are taken on a new adventure that leads to encounters with familiar faces and places that prompt the re-telling of the entire saga. The series offers all of the playful humor that viewers expect from LEGO Star Wars.
If you are suffering from the general lack of new programing on TV over t he summer, this could help get you through. The first episode airs on Disney XD on July 6 at 6:30pm Eastern/Pacific.
To further entice you, here are some images from the series of classic ‘Star Wars’ characters re-imagined as LEGO minifigures.
There have already been four ‘LEGO Star Wars’ video games and numerous movies/specials. This is the first venture between the toy company and Lucasfilm since the latter was bought by Disney.
At the very least, this could serve as a nice primer before ‘The Force Awakens’ awakens in theaters this winter.
Now if only The Force could help me finish building this LEGO Rancor Pit…