With Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales set to debut on Disney XD next week, the network has released the first trailer and four new photos from the animated TV series, featuring some of our favorite Star Wars characters. The photos give us our first look at LEGO versions of Yoda, R2-D2, C-3PO, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Emperor, while the trailer offers fans some alternate takes on some of the franchise's more memorable moments, including a much different fate for Jar-Jar Binks. The series will consist of five 22-minute episodes, debuting Monday, July 6 at 6:30 PM on Disney XD.
As its title suggests, Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales is a re-telling of the Star Wars universe through the eyes of C3P0 and R2D2. Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, C-3PO and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing and suddenly viewers are taken on a new adventure that leads to encounters with familiar faces and places that prompt the re-telling of the entire saga. The series offers all of the playful humor that viewers expect from LEGO Star Wars.
After the premiere on July 1, which focuses on Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, new episodes will roll out each month, leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The second episode covers the TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, while the original trilogy movies Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi will each get their own individual episodes. Check out the trailer and photos from Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales to get ready for the July 6 premiere.