In an epic form of viral advertising by Lucasfilm’s marketing machinery to promote the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Blu-Ray release recently, they released 4 Prequel Short Films to Episode VII in collaboration with LEGO.
Despite being LEGO versions of STAR WARS, these 4 Prequel Short Films dubbed as LEGO STAR WARS: THE RESISTANCE RISES are most likely canon in the Star Wars Universe. These series shows viewers what the Original Trilogy characters like Han Solo, Chewie and C3P0 were up to just prior to Episode VII. New Trilogy characters such Rey, Poe Dameron and Maz Kanata also features prominently in these short films which will run as fillers on the Disney XD channel.
LEGO STAR WARS: THE RESISTANCE RISES – ‘Poe To The Rescue’
With the help of C-3PO and BB-8, pilot POE DAMERON devises a plan to rescue of one of the Resistance’s most important leaders, ADMIRAL ACKBAR, from KYLO REN and CAPTAIN PHASMA.
LEGO STAR WARS: THE RESISTANCE RISES – ‘The Trouble With Rathtars’
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.
Click onto the next page to check out the other two LEGO STAR WARS: THE RESISTANCE RISES short films which focuses on Maz Kanata on Takodana and Rey on Jakku respectively!