LEGO STAR WARS: THE RESISTANCE RISES – ‘Hunting For Han’
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.
LEGO STAR WARS: THE RESISTANCE RISES – ‘Rey Strikes Back’
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.
It’s SO cool to see this kind of world building by Lucasfilm which bridges STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI with STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS! In my opinion, these short films gives more depth to the New Trilogy characters while placing the Old Trilogy characters firmly into the Episode VII timeline.
Something tells me there will be more prequel shorts released online and Disney XD periodically as Lucasfilm aims to enrich the new Star Wars Universe storyline until Episode VIII debuts in December 2017. Keep ’em coming, Lucasfilm!
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