LEGO Unveils Three ‘The Force Awakens’ Prequel Short Films


Disney/Lucasfilm and LEGO have released three more prequel short films for Star Wars: The Force Awakens…

In February of this year, Disney and LEGO revealed a new series of Star Wars animated short films titled LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises. The films are to serve as a prequel to The Force Awakens, and will feature characters from Episode VII. The first short film in the series — Poe to the Rescue — premiered on DisneyXD, and was then later added to YouTube on the network’s official channel. Check it out:

Now, Disney has released three more LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises short films, titled:

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • 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."

Each one of these three short films are a fun addition to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens story, and I actually enjoyed them very much. In my opinion, they are a must watch for any fan of Star Wars, and specifically, fans of Episode VII.

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Another thought on these shorts, is considering that Disney has sanctioned them, then perhaps Lando Calrissian being alive and well, is now official Star Wars canon. It also may mean that he might show up in Star Wars: Episode VIII or IX. Regardless, they are tons of fun, and everyone should take some time to watch them.