'Star Wars: Rebels' Characters Debut Via Lego Announcement

Two Lego set announcements reveal new character names (and a new spaceship) for the Disney animated space series.

Neither Lucasfilm nor Disney Channel have been particularly forthcoming with details about Star Wars: Rebels, the new animated series set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope that will debut this fall. Thankfully, Lego is here to reveal a little bit more about who we'll be watching fight the Empire in a galaxy far, far away.

Information about two Rebels sets was released to USA Today, each one featuring a starship and pilot or crew with appropriately ridiculous-sounding names. The Ghost, a 929 piece set, will feature the main ship and cast from the show -- a "cowboy Jedi" by the name of Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla, Zeb Orrelios and an Imperial Stormtrooper for good measure.

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The smaller Phantom set, which has 234 pieces, includes the Phantom -- think an X-Wing but not as glamorous -- with pilot Ezra Bridger (a character officially unveiled by Lucasfilm elsewhere today) and "grouchy astromech droid" Chopper.

Both sets will be released to toy stores on August 1. Star Wars: Rebels will launch on Disney Channel with a one-hour special this fall, before the regular series moves to Disney XD.