Disney XD has announced LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, a series of shorts leading into The Force Awakens — and we’re already cracking up.
LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises will take place before the events of Episode VII, but will feature an eclectic combination of the characters we know and love from The Force Awakens. The first episode, titled “Poe to the Rescue,” focuses on Poe, BB-8, C3P0 and (of all things!) Admiral Akbar as they escape from Kylo Ren and the First Order.
A sneak peek from LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises makes it clear that this new endeavor is going to be flipping hilarious — in case you had any doubts.
Future episodes of LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises will give the LEGO treatment to characters like Rey, Finn, Maz Kanata, and Han Solo. Fingers crossed for a desperately emo Kylo Ren!
LEGO properties have become known for their lightning-fast, irreverent humor which makes their work enjoyable for adults and kids alike. The tone plays a big role in series like LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales, which retells the Prequel and Original Trilogies like you’ve never seen them before.
LEGO’s trademark style is also proudly on display in the trailer for The Force Awakens video game, which — alas — will not be available until June.
LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises begins on Feb. 15 at 8:00 p.m. on Disney XD.