LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures season 1 Blu-Ray set is a convenient package for the series’ episodes. But the bonus features are sadly lacking. Read our assistant editor’s full review below.
LEGO’s Disney XD Star Wars series, The Freemaker Adventures season one is now out on Blu-Ray and DVD! Keep scrolling for my full review.
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The Freemaker Adventures is not equal to Star Wars Rebels or The Clone Wars’ storytelling quality, so don’t make the mistake of thinking otherwise. Nor is it strictly canon; I don’t think Emperor Palpatine would ever say something like, “Emperor likey!” But The Freemaker Adventures is not meant to be serious. It’s meant to be a family-friendly, funny show that incorporates the best of two worlds: LEGO and Star Wars. And it succeeds.
The Blu-Ray set does exactly what is supposed to do. All the episodes are present and accounted for on the set’s two discs. The menu is eye-catching and easy to navigate. But where the home version of The Freemaker Adventures falls short is in the bonus features. The latter are so insignificant, it would have been better not to have any at all.
First, there’s the “Meet the Freemaker Family” feature, which promises clips of interviews with the series’ cast members. All the feature is, though, is a compilation of snippets from said interviews and the show introducing the four main characters. And that’s it. There are no glimpses into production or why the characters’ personalities are the way they are. In total, this feature is only about a couple of minutes long.
The second and last bonus feature, “Freemaker Salvage and Repair,” is an in-universe commercial promoting the Freemaker family’s salvage and repair services. The entire video lasts about thirty seconds or so.
Now, I realize this Blu-Ray set is for kids. Kids probably don’t care how the production behind the show they watch. But I don’t understand the point of either of the bonus features. In short, they don’t add anything to the set.
Presumably, though, if you’re buying The Freemaker Adventures on Blu-Ray, it means you want to watch the episodes and don’t care about bonus features that much. The Blu -Ray set allows you to do that without any hassle. And that’s the main point.
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I give LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One on Blu-Ray 4 out of 5 stars.