Thursday, April 28, 2016

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Gets A Premiere Date!

We have some exciting new details regarding LEGO Star Wars' newest show, The Freemaker Adventures. Featuring the Freemaker family, sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space, this action comedy will take place between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and will document their adventures as the youngest member, Rowan, discovers an ancient artifact with a connection to the Force. For more information and a few sneak peek stills, check out the press release below:
"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. EST) on Disney XD. Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, 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.  
During the series' premiere week, Disney XD will debut a new episode each day, beginning Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23. The first episode will also be available via Video on Demand (VOD) and the Disney XD app for users on tablets, phones, set top boxes and computers on Monday, June 20. 

The series stars three Freemaker siblings who scour the galaxy for useful debris that they use to build new vehicles of their own design. Rowan, the spunky Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure, is voiced by newcomer Nicolas Cantu. His quick-witted older sister, Kordi, voiced by Vanessa Lengies ("Glee"), manages the family business and is the glue that holds the family together. Ace pilot and charming rogue Zander, voiced by Eugene Byrd ("Arrow"), is the oldest brother and the family's self-proclaimed starship connoisseur. Lucasfilm's Matthew Wood voices R0-GR, also known as Roger, a refurbished battle droid from the Clone Wars adopted by the Freemaker family.

The humorous and action-packed tale of good versus evil begins when Rowan discovers the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with a powerful connection to the Force. Their world is turned upside down as they are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers learn the true value of what it means to be a family. 
"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 LEGOTM 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."  

Also, hitting shelves in June, children (and adults) will be able to build along with the show with two new set based on the Freemakers and their adventures. Available now, is the new LEGO® Star Wars™ Force  Builder app, which allows you to create your own “ugly.”  iPhone and Android users have the ability to prototype unique builds, offering thousands of configurations to inform and inspire your own real-life LEGO builds.

I love the LEGO Star Wars tales. They so much fun, and I can enjoy them on my own, with friends, or with my family. What more can you ask for in a franchise? 

Will you be watching "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" when it premieres? Sound off in the comments! 

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