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'Star Wars' Saga Gets Lego Retelling on Disney XD (Exclusive)
The Star Wars movies are getting a Lego retelling just in time for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Disney XD has picked up Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, an animated take on the six Star Wars movies. The limited series consists of five 22-minute episodes that will air later this year. Force Awakens opens galaxywide Dec. 18.
But this is not an ordinary Star Wars in 22 minutes. The conceit is that the movies are being retold through the eyes of robots C-3PO and R2-D2 in a brand new story.
Set after the Rebel Alliance victory on Endor seen at the end of Return of the Jedi, the droids are regaling the assembly with their adventures that led them to their present situation. An accidental kidnapping leads to a new adventure that progresses to the retelling of the saga in chronological order, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi.
Details about who is directing or writing the episodes were not revealed.
Lego and Disney XD will reveal airdate information in the coming months.
Below is a chart that was shown at Toy Fair in February.