Wie die LEGO® Gruppe heute via Pressemitteilung bekannt gab, hat der TV-Sender Disney XD die Rechte an der neuen animierten TV-Serie „LEGO® Star Wars™ Droid Tales“ erworben. Die Serie besteht aus insgesamt fünf 22-minütigen Episoden und soll zumindest in den USA noch in diesem Jahr ausgestrahlt werden. Laut Pressemeldung lässt die TV-Serie die gesamte Star Wars™ Saga in chronologischer Reihenfolge Revue passieren.
„Since we introduced our first LEGO Star Wars set in 1999, we have seen and heard from countless Star Wars fans who have used LEGO bricks to tell their own version of this timeless story, re-enacting favorite scenes and imagining new story lines,“ said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. „LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales gives us an opportunity to share highlights of the Star Wars story with a sense of humor and excitement that can only be conveyed through the LEGO brick, and will be a fun resource for families as they gear up for the next movie.“
As its title suggests, Droid Tales is a re-telling of the Star Wars universe through the eyes of C-3P0 and R2-D2. Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, C-3PO and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: 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.