The Toy Box: LEGO makes prequel shorts

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In February, Disney announced the idea of a new series of Star Wars animated short films titled LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises.  These were prequels to Episode VII featuring characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  After this was announced they released the first short titled Poe to the Rescue and it aired on Disney XD. Disney has since released more short Lego films titled The Trouble with Rathtars,Hunting for Han and Rey Strikes Back.

If you missed the first episode of the Resistance Rises here is Short One: Poe to the Rescue, which places Poe Dameron alongside two droids, C-3PO and BB-8, as they come to the aid of Admiral Ackbar who is being held captive by Captain Phasma aboard a Star Destroyer. This is followed by shorts two, three and four.

HAN SOLO and CHEWBACCA have their hands full with a pack of misbehaving Rathtars as they attempt to transport their carnivorous cargo to a rendezvous with Bala Tik the pirate. Things go from bad to worse when First Order TIE Fighters pull the freighter over, forcing Han to think quick and somehow save his skin from the First Order and the rampaging creatures.


At the castle of pirate MAZ KANATA (the gathering spot for A-list Scum and Villainy across the galaxy) Maz prepares to trade with scurvy pirate BALA TIK. Bala Tik’s demands that Maz reveal the location of Han Solo, whom Bala Tik accuses of cheating him out of his Rathtars. As it happens, every unsavory character there has a beef with Han, and soon the Han-haters erupt in a brawl that stops when a mysterious OLD COOT sends the angry Scum on a wild goose chase after Han.


On remote Jakku, REY strives to make ends meet by scavenging ruined Star Destroyers, but the heartless trader UNKAR PLUTT isn’t making it easy for her. Angry at what he perceives as Rey’s ingratitude, Plutt sends henchmen to steal her cherished Tank Speeder. The two not-so-bright baddies meet their match in the determined Rey, who stops at nothing to get her beloved “Bumper” back.


The way disney is holding the Star Wars canon so close I would assume that these are considered canon.  This would me that one character missing from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still alive.  With Lando showing up in the animated feature brings hope to seeing him in the future like Episode 8 or is this just wishful thinking? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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