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Disney XD is launching a new series that combines two of pop culture’s hottest properties: “Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures,” an animated adventure comedy scheduled to debut this summer.

The series, set between “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” and “Episode VI – Return of the Jedi,” centers around new characters 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.

“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.”

Disney XD and Lego previously collaborated on miniseries “Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales.” Disney XD is also the home of hit animated series “Star Wars Rebels,” which takes place between Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.” The latest in a long line of video game collaborations between Lego and Lucasfilm, “Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” will be released this June.

“Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” hails from Wil Film, the Lego Group and Lucasfilm. Developed for television by Bill Motz and Bob Roth, they join Wilfert and Torsten Jacobson as executive producers alongside producers Carrie Beck, Jason Cosler, Jake Blais and John McCormack.

Check out the key art for the new series below.

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