Let me begin by saying that we love the humor that LEGO brings to the table when they develop their parody-driven stories including what they’ve previously done with Star Wars. LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is no exception, although to me, it is slightly different. That is, there is still a great deal of humor that had us laughing constantly, but it has much deeper content than I was expecting. The Blu-ray includes all thirteen episodes of Season One from the Disney XD series and would be an excellent Christmas present for Star Wars or LEGO fans.
We’ll give a little background information about the series, but I don’t want to spoil anything for you. You should definitely pick this title up and watch with anyone that loves Star Wars or LEGOs. It’s a worthwhile investment packed with nearly 300 minutes of content! It’s set in the timeframe between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, so it’s a very important time in the Star Wars universe. The series follows the Freemakers (Rowan, Kordi and Zander) who are a family of scavengers (kinda like Rey from The Force Awakens). They have a butler droid R0-GR (“Roger”), who just so happens to be my favorite new character. He’s a battle droid that was made during the Clone Wars that the Freemakers found in a garbage heap. As you probably guessed, scavengers like the Freemakers have the ability to fix Roger, and with some minor adjustment to his programming, he’s now their faithful butler. The siblings search the galaxy for any type of useful debris they can find to build new ships.
As I mentioned, I don’t want to give away any details. LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is definitely light-hearted and includes hilarious moments where you might not expect it. As an example, besides a LEGO production, where would you see Darth Vader taking out a Naboo N-1 star fighter and being pursued by TIE fighters? This is an entirely new adventure with cameos from fan-favorite Star Wars characters and important locations from the Star Wars Universe.
Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this movie. All opinions are our own.