Star Wars LEGO Limited Series to Retell Saga from the Droids' Perspective
A new limited series from Disney and LEGO will recount the entire Star Wars saga from the perspective of the beloved droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO.
Disney XD has picked up five 22-minute episodes, which are set to air "leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The framing device will likely be key to fan interest, as the story seems to be almost entirely new; although I'm sure die-hards would love to see The Empire Strikes Back verbatim in LEGO format, Lord knows no one needs to see The Phantom Menace all over again.
The official description reads, "Set after the Rebel Alliance victory on Endor seen at the end of Return of the Jedi, the droids are regaling the assembled of their adventures that led them to their present situation. An accidental kidnapping leads to a new adventure that progresses to the re-telling of the saga in the chronological order, starting from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi."
The specific airdate of the Star Wars limited series will be announced by LEGO and Disney in the next few months, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out on December 18.