UPDATE 2! Watch Five New LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises Shorts!


Back in February Disney XD announced that an all-new animated short series titled LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises will premiere on their network. The show will feature familiar faces from The Force Awakens, and the first short titled “Poe to the Rescue” aired on Monday, February 15. Now three more shorts have been revealed. Watch the full episodes after the jump…



Short Two: “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.



Short Three: “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.




And in case you missed it here’s the first short “Poe to the Rescue!” from a few weeks ago.

With the help of C-3PO and BB-8, Resistance pilot POE DAMERON comes to the aid of Admiral Ackbar. The Resistance heroes rescue Ackbar from the clutches of CAPTAIN PHASMA in the nick of time before the dreaded KYLO REN can interrogate him, and then lead pursuing TIE Fighters on a wild space chase to freedom.




Source: Toy”R”Us YouTube Page (via SWNN reader Mike Piro)





A fourth short has been just released titled “Rey Strikes Back” (thanks to Twitter member @Robbulous)

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.





The fifth short is up. It tells Finn’s story and how he got involved with the assault on Jakku from the beginning of The Force Awakens. Of course these clips are not canon, but they are a very funny possibility to what might have happened before the events of TFA.

In the days before the First Order’s attack on Jakku that kicks off The Force Awakens, CAPTAIN PHASMA trains her troops for the assault. Cheering his friends on from the sidelines is FINN, who longs to fight for the First Order. When an accident makes that possible, Finn leaps at the chance to become a full-fledged Stormtrooper, only to have second thoughts… and third, fourth and fifth thoughts about their mission to attack the innocent people of Jakku. As our story ends, Finn is well on his way to becoming the hero of conscience we all root for in The Force Awakens.


Source: Toys”R”Us


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34 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! Watch Five New LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises Shorts!

  • April 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    so is lando beeing alive now canon?

    • April 27, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      This is non-canon, so sadly we don’t know.

    • April 27, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Well, being that the one-shot C-3PO comic is canon as well where it talks about rescuing Ackbar and the first Resistance Rises episode is about Poe and 3PO rescuing Ackbar, there’s a strong indication that Lando being alive close to TFA’s time can be canon as well. Take this for what it’s worth…

    • April 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      I would say yes. While these Lego stories aren’t Canon themselves, they are loosely based upon Canon material, and I would say this is a safe indication that we will see Lando onscreen again soon.

      • April 29, 2016 at 5:17 am

        Might as well, they’re bringing back everything OT-related. Disney should throw in the kitchen sink too.

  • April 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Why is Maz Jamaican??

    • April 27, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      why do you freaking care????

      • April 27, 2016 at 11:20 pm

        Um guys, Lupita Nyong’o is not Jamaican and neither is her accent in the movie. Them giving her a Jamaican accent is somewhat offensive.

        • April 27, 2016 at 11:48 pm

          My PC-SJW alert just went off…

        • April 29, 2016 at 3:28 am

          Are you triggered?

        • May 10, 2016 at 7:41 am

          She doesn’t have a Jamaican accent in the movie and she doesn’t have a Jamaican accent in these shorts either.


          That’s a Jamaican accent which sounds nothing like Maz or Lupita Nyong’o.

          • May 11, 2016 at 2:31 am

            She sounds just about the same imo.

      • April 29, 2016 at 5:15 am

        Probably the same reason we all come to this website and analyze every little insignificant bit of Star Wars news.

    • April 27, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      That’s just the way it is man.

    • April 28, 2016 at 3:56 am

      More curious as to why Rey now has a cockney accent.

  • April 27, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    How’s Han voice so similar to Lando’s?

  • April 27, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    “I heard that Greedo shot first.”
    “Them’s fighting words!”
    Yeah, that’s about right.

  • April 28, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Does the ghost and chopper being on Jakku mean our Rebels survive? They are teasing us hardcore now.

    • April 28, 2016 at 1:02 am

      Lego isn’t canon

  • April 28, 2016 at 3:54 am

    That would have been awesome had Lando really had a cameo in the film like that. That’s got to be Cree Summer as Maz too.

    • April 28, 2016 at 4:00 am

      Rey is such a cunt in this.

  • April 28, 2016 at 9:29 am

    These look great, can’t wait to watch them all!!

  • April 28, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I really enjoyed these little shorts, glad to see they’re doing stuff with the new stuff instead of back with the old, and it’s also awesome think of what antics characters were up to prior to the force awakens!

  • April 28, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Lego Rey is a Mary Sue.

    • April 29, 2016 at 5:14 am

      First thing people say….


      • April 29, 2016 at 5:37 pm

        How are we to believe that a plastic figurine can do so much without any Lego training?

        • May 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm

          lol xD

  • April 29, 2016 at 6:05 am

    I actually really like these little shorts. lol.

  • May 9, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Watching the Finn short just made me more excited for my LEGO FO Transport to come in the mail. Soon my LEGO First Order forces will crush the Resistance!

  • May 10, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Those Finn and Kylo impressions are just terrible, No way that Boyega and Driver can be as busy as Issac or Christie to do this.

  • May 10, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Can someone explain why exactly this isn’t canon?

    • May 10, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      No idea! It’s awesome! 😀

    • May 10, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Because they are Lego?

    • May 10, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Because creating Star Wars stories using children’s building blocks is pretty stupid.

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