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LEGO Breaks Guinness World Record At “Star Wars Celebration 2019”

Yesterday, the LEGO Group marked 20 years of LEGO Star Wars by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for largest display of LEGO Star Wars minifigures, kicking off a weekend-long experience at Star Wars Celebration.

LEGO†Group celebrates the 20th†anniversary of its iconic†LEGO†Star Wars†theme by breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title†for largest display of†LEGO†Star Wars†minifigures at†Star Wars†Celebration at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 11, 2019. The display is made up of 36,440†LEGO stormtrooper minifigures arranged in the shape of the stormtrooper helmet, and took a team of 12 people 38 hours to build and install. (Alex Garcia/AP Images for The†LEGO†Group)

Two decades worth of products, content and collaboration between two of the world’s most beloved brands will be showcased at booth #1616 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago, giving fans of all ages the chance to relive their fandom and build excitement for what’s to come this Fall.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Adjudicator, Christina Flounders Colon, counts stormtrooper minifigures in assessment of the†LEGO†Groupís attempt to break the record for largest display of†LEGO†Star Wars†minifigures at†Star Wars†Celebration at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 11, 2019. (Alex Garcia/AP Images for The†LEGO†Group)

Made up of 36,440 LEGO Star Wars stormtrooper minfigures, the record-setting display is arranged in the shape of the iconic stormtrooper helmet, measuring 20 feet tall by 20 feet wide. A team of 12 LEGO builders spent 16 hours assembling all of the minifigures, which were then shipped to Chicago to be arranged for display at Star Wars Celebration. Once assembled, the baseplates were transported to McCormick Place, where they were arranged for final evaluation by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Adjudicator, Christina Flounders Conlon.

Michael McNally,†LEGO†Group Senior Director of Brand Relations, right, pumps his fist as he receives a certificate of achievement from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Adjudicator, Christina Flounders Colon, at†the Star Wars†Celebration at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 11, 2019. Flounders Colon adjudicated the title for the largest display of†LEGO†Star Wars†minifigures for the companyís installation of 36,440†LEGO†stormtrooper minifigures (Alex Garcia/AP Images for The†LEGO†Group)

The collaboration between the companies began 20 years ago when 13 LEGO Star Wars™ sets were introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York in 1999. The line of licensed construction toys was the LEGO Group’s first licensed property and has since remained one of the company’s most popular, allowing fans across generations and geographies to come together in fun and challenging building exercises.

Star Wars†enthusiast Joseph Naiman, 7, takes a selfie with his parents Marshall, left, and Danelle next to the†largest†display of†LEGO†Star Wars†minifigures at†Star Wars†Celebration in Chicago, April 11, 2019. The display, which is made up of 36,440†LEGO stormtrooper minifigures, broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. (Alex Garcia/AP Images for The†LEGO†Group)†

Since the launch, over 700 different sets and more than 1,000 LEGO Star Wars cobranded minifigures have hit shelves. Notable LEGO Star Wars milestones include, the first modeled minifigure headpiece being introduced in 1999 with the Jar Jar Binks minifigure, while new short leg molds introduced in 2002 brought Ewoks and Yoda to life in minifigure form.

LEGO†Star Wars†fan Edie Guild, dressed as a Twi’lek character, studies a visual history of the 20 years of†LEGO†Star Wars†history in the†LEGO†Booth at the†Star Wars†Celebration at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 11, 2019. (Alex Garcia/AP Images for The†LEGO†Group)

Beyond construction sets, the collaboration has also produced five video games, several television and web series, and an abundance of other merchandise based on the endless stories, characters and vehicles of the beloved galaxy.

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Official Trailer Released For “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures”

Introducing new heroes and villains to the LEGO Star Wars universe, the animated television series “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” will premiere MONDAY, JUNE 20 (10:00 a.m. EDT), on Disney XD. Set between the events of “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will also feature familiar characters and locations from the filmed Star Wars saga.

Fans will get a sneak peek at the series during a special live-stream “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Battle of the Bricks” event tomorrow, Saturday, June 11 (8:00 p.m. EDT). Presented by Disney XD (https://www.youtube.com/user/disneyxd), YouTube stars (EvanTubeRaw, Parker Games, 101 Dark Monkey, ZexyZek ) and LEGO enthusiasts will gather in teams to determine the galaxy’s BRICK BUILDING CHAMPION. Instagram celebrity, Zach King will host, and a panel of LEGO Master Builders will judge the showdown.

“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” is an all-new animated television series that introduces new heroes and villains in exciting adventures with many familiar Star Wars characters, vehicles and locations from across the Star Wars saga. The fun-filled, half-hour series combines the excitement, action and adventure of a galaxy far, far away with a dose of LEGO’s signature brick-building humor.

Set between the events of “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” the series stars the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space and scour the galaxy for useful debris to build new vehicles of their own design. Rowan Freemaker, the spunky Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure, is voiced by newcomer Nicolas Cantu. His quick-witted older sister, Kordi, voiced by Vanessa Lengies (“Glee”), manages the family business and is the glue that holds the family together. Ace pilot and charming rogue Zander, voiced by Eugene Byrd (“Arrow”), is the oldest brother and the family’s self-proclaimed starship connoisseur. Lucasfilm’s Matthew Wood voices R0-GR, also known as Roger, a refurbished battle droid from the Clone Wars adopted by the Freemaker family.

The humorous and action-packed tale of good versus evil begins when Rowan discovers the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with a powerful connection to the Force. Their world is turned upside down as they are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers learn the true value of what it means to be a family.

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“LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES” PREMIERES JUNE 20 ON DISNEY XD, NEW LEGO SETS TO BE RELEASED IN CONJUNCTION

There is a new LEGO Star Wars series coming out this Summer, “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures”, and we have some news about the series and the toys that will be out with it.

Set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will also feature familiar characters and locations from the filmed Star Wars saga to inspire even more building and storytelling fun for children and families.

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Here is the info via their official press release:

During the series’ premiere week, Disney XD will debut a new episode each day, beginning Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23. The first episode will also be available via Video on Demand (VOD) and the Disney XD app for users on tablets, phones, set top boxes and computers on Monday, June 20.

The series stars three Freemaker siblings who scour the galaxy for useful debris that they use to build new vehicles of their own design. Rowan, the spunky Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure, is voiced by newcomer Nicolas Cantu. His quick-witted older sister, Kordi, voiced by Vanessa Lengies (“Glee”), manages the family business and is the glue that holds the family together. Ace pilot and charming rogue Zander, voiced by Eugene Byrd (“Arrow”), is the oldest brother and the family’s self-proclaimed starship connoisseur. Lucasfilm’s Matthew Wood voices R0-GR, also known as Roger, a refurbished battle droid from the Clone Wars adopted by the Freemaker family.

The humorous and action-packed tale of good versus evil begins when Rowan discovers the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with a powerful connection to the Force. Their world is turned upside down as they are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers learn the true value of what it means to be a family.

“LEGO® Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” is a production of Wil Film, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm and is the first television series created in partnership with the LEGO Group, Disney and Lucasfilm. Developed for television by executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth (“Penguins of Madagascar”), Torsten Jacobson (“LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales”) and Jill Wilfert (“The LEGOTM Movie”) also serve as executive producers alongside producers Carrie Beck (“Star Wars Rebels”), Jason Cosler (“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!”), Jake Blais and John McCormack.

In addition to the show, children can explore two new construction sets based on the Freemakers and their adventures (on shelves in June – perfect timing to build alongside the show), and explore the new LEGO Star Wars Force  Builder app (available now) to keep inspiring their building and storytelling adventures.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Builder app allows anyone to create their own “ugly.” Allowing iPhone and Android users the ability to prototype unique builds, offering thousands of configurations to inform and inspire your own real-life LEGO builds

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New LEGO animated series “Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” Coming to Disney XD this Summer

The Force is set to meet LEGO bricks in a new galaxy-spanning adventure.

StarWars.com is thrilled to announce LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, an all-new animated television series scheduled to debut this summer on Disney XD in the US. The fun-filled adventure comedy series, set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, will introduce all-new heroes and villains in exciting adventures with many familiar Star Wars characters.

Told in the whimsically-charged style that audiences have come to expect from LEGO Star Wars entertainment, the series stars the Freemakers, a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact — the Kyber Saber — his world is turned upside down, and he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters, and learn the true value of what it means to be a family.

lego star wars freemaker poster

“We are very excited to launch for the first time a TV series with Disney XD,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing & entertainment at the LEGO Group. “The creative team behind The Freemaker Adventures is extremely talented, and the series is a great testament to our longstanding and successful partnership with Lucasfilm and Disney. The show masterfully combines the rich heritage of storytelling, great characters, action, and adventure in a galaxy far, far away with the creativity, imagination, and humor that only LEGO Star Wars can deliver. We are sure fans young and old are going to love the show.”

“With The Freemaker Adventures we are thrilled to bring all-new stories to life that could only be realized in the LEGO Star Wars universe,” said Carrie Beck, vice president, animation development at Lucasfilm. “We are embarking on an unprecedented collaboration that will allow us to extend the narrative experience of the Star Wars saga with the same playful spirit that’s always made LEGO Star Wars so much fun to watch. We are so thankful to have such great partners in the LEGO Group, Disney XD, and series developers Bill Motz and Bob Roth.”

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is a production of Wil Film, the LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm. Developed for television by Bill Motz and Bob Roth (Penguins of Madagascar), they join Torsten Jacobson (LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales) and Jill Wilfert (The LEGO Movie) as executive producers alongside producers Carrie Beck (Star Wars Rebels), Jason Cosler (LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!), Jake Blais, and John McCormack.

Via Press Release from StarWars.com

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