It was a long, long time ago, when I saw it for the first time. I had never seen anything like this before. It was terrific, and it left a mark on me. It also shaped my taste and sincere interest in sci-fi movies. But it was a different world back then. There were not many toys I could play to recreate the scenes from my new favourite movie. There were not many magazines that had pictures of my favourite characters to collect them. Every coverage in any journals or paper was a treat. In the rare case of appearance, we informed one another with my friends, so everyone could buy, carefully cut and enjoy it. The Star Wars saga movies. May the fourth be with you!
Today the world is different. The mighty marketing machine makes sure we have plenty of choices and occasions to enjoy our favourite movie franchises. We have plenty of options when it comes to toys, postures, wallpapers, or even lamps, key locks and the list goes on and on. We can also buy full costumes and pretend we are one of the beloved characters. Nowadays, we have a different problem. There are so many choices and so many things to absorb that it is virtually impossible to choose something valuable.
I have never been a die-hard fan of the Star Wars saga. I can’t even tell all titles of the movies on one breath. But I still enjoy coming back to these stories from time to time. And recently I discovered it with a new, fresh perspective. It is thanks to my kids who love Lego. We were trying to find some Lego movies suitable for younger kids. And we found: Lego Star Wars: The Freemakers Adventures.
Lego Star Wars: The Freemakers Adventures
It is a 3D CGI animated television series that is based on the Lego Star Wars theme. The producer is Disney and is actually branded as “real” Star Wars. It tells a story about the family of three young siblings: 12 years old Rowan, who is Jedi in training, his sister Kordi, and their brother Zander. The story starts around the timeline of the “Empire strikes back” and finishes in exactly the same scene of the rebel victory celebrations at Bright Tree Village at the end of the “Return of the Jedi” where Rowen talks to Luck Skywalker.
Every episode is just 20 minutes long. It is full of humour, and every character, even Emperor or Darth Vader are shown in a very lightweight way, consumable by the youngest fans of Lego Star Wars Adventure series. Every season consists of 13 episodes. Watching them with a whole family is a guarantee of having a good time.
Each story is a breathtaking adventure for the Freemakers when they try to save the Galaxy from the bad guys. During their encounters, they stand up for each other, support each other and try to fight the dark side of the Force.
The producers took care of every detail of this franchise. The sound effects, like lightsabers, blasters or characteristic Vader voice and breathing, are precisely the same as we can hear in original “big” movies. If you have an ear for the music, you will also hear that the main theme of the music is based on the original, phenomenal melody of the original saga.
If you look for some fresh take on the Star Wars, have fun, and quality family time, I highly recommend giving it a shot. May the Force be with you. May the fourth be with you too 🙂