A few months ago Disney announced that they were making a prequel series to The Force Awakens, called LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, featuring characters from Episode VII. The first short, Poe to the Rescue, premiered on DisnexyXD a while back, was put on YouTube afterwards. Now, three more shorts have been released, and they’re available now for your viewing pleasure, with a synopsis included for each. No official release schedule has been revealed, so it’s unclear when we’ll be next getting more LEGO short films.
Episode I: 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
Episode II: 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.
Episode III: 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.
Episode IV: 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.
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