Lit The Freemaker Adventures - Season 2

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  1. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    No. The idea is that Freemaker Adventures is canonish. That is, the show itself is not canon but something similar may have happened, etc. It's not that dissimilar from the way they're treating Star Wars Uprising -- except that whole Anoat Sector mess has actually been directly mentioned a few times.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we hear of the Freemakers in another medium soon enough.
  2. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Yeah, it's not set in stone but it gives a indication of things.

    For example, in that video Leland specified that Hondo showing up between ESB & ROTJ indicates that the character is still alive during that era in canon (and it's why you won't see much in the way of Rebels cameos since they wouldn't want to spoil anyone's fates).

    Likewise, something like the Kybersaber probably existed in canon (or, at least it's backstory) but it's actual power wouldn't have been so over the top.

    And the Freemakers themselves might appear/exist in canon in some form but that remains to be seen.
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  3. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    We can probably also use it as a reliable indicator of what Empire Day celebrations would look like in canon -- I just wish that we had the McQuarrie palace dangit.


    (I'll never let that go)
  4. Cheerios4u98 Jedi Knight

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    Thanks guys, that's pretty much what I was thinking. I'd like to think that some less-silly version of these events from the show may have actually happened in the canon timeline.
  5. vong333 Jedi Grand Master

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    any news on there being more of them?
  6. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Going by that video, which would have only have happened over the past week, Leland says that there hasn't been any official talk on Season 2 yet.
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    LOL. Isn't SWTOR just the last remnant of Legends canon? It'll be swept away in a decade or two, I'm sure. [face_laugh]

    Been obsessively pulling together a LEGO Star Wars timeline together. Oddly consistent things in the LEGO canon:

    -Resurrected Maul seems to have been affiliated with Dooku and Sidious from at least the beginning of the Clone Wars. His takeover of Mandalore occurred before Anakin was knighted.

    -Nahdar Vebb shows up to be openly mocked several times in different sources before dying a horribly graphic cartoon death in the Clone Wars video game.

    -There would be weirdly intricate tie-ins between the cartoons, the LEGO Magazine comics, and a series of online animated comics that basically consisted of them doing the same sequence of events in each medium but referencing each other in such a way that it actually occurred two or three times as different stories. Bizarre. This happened in Legends a lot, but never intentionally.

    -Nevertheless, Season Two of the animated comic is hilarious and everyone should read it. It's Red vs Blue in the LEGO Star Wars universe.

    -Holocron-based time travel is a thing.

    -Surprising references in various sources: Tag and Bink, Mongo Beefhead, Tython, Gormaanda.

    -There's a lot more Jek-14 than I thought.

    -The Millennium Falcon is a mobile nightclub owned by Lando's father Lindo.

    -The near-constant prequel snark is tiring but occasionally funny.

    -There seem to be two distinct continuities: the Quest for R2-D2/Kamino Code/Holocron storylines and the Padawan Menace/Yoda Chronicles/Freemaker Adventures one we're currently getting. I haven't been able to determine if there's a direct link between the two yet.

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  8. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    The mobile nightclub Falcon gag may be one of my favourites jokes in the entire SW-Lego-verse. "May the funk be with you!"
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  9. Taalcon Force Ghost

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    Season 2 trailer is here! Can't wait!
  10. DoubleSith Jedi Master

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    So, Hera survives until at least past the Battle of Hoth :D
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  12. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    Literally my first thought.
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  13. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    My immediate reaction was "is that a TIE Phantom?" Close enough.
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  15. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    The fact that there's an actual trailer is awesome.
  16. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    Isn't that some sort of joke, though? I don't see what the fact Hera appears in a whimsical series in which characters frequently acknowledge they're Legos has to do with Rogue One.
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  17. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Freemaker Adventures isn't canon. It's for funsies. Like it should be.

    Good to see it getting another season.
  18. MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master

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    So the arrowhead name is being reused, but in a different context. Neat.
  19. DoubleSith Jedi Master

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    Well, to quote yourself:

    ;)

    Leeland has refereed to the show as "canon-adjacent". And he specifically stated that Hondo's appearance in the first season did mean that Hondo was still canonically alive in that timeframe. This is all in the video of the panel posted earlier in the thread.

    I don't know why the same logic wouldn't apply to Hera, and his tweet above seems to indicate that.
  20. Taalcon Force Ghost

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    So should I look forward to Billy D making an appearance as Lando's dad Lindo in the Han Solo movie? ;)
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  21. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Fair enough. I just would caution against generally drawing too many conclusions from characters that appear in the show, because of that general caveat. Mostly because I continue to think it's healthiest to treat the show as funsies even though yes, sure, "canon-adjacent" or my 'canonish' describes it.
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  22. TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff

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    I'm hoping for Lingraando Calrissian, just to canonize all the previous names. [face_laugh]

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  23. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    apparently shorts are starting in May so I would assume the show would start up proper in June. It's actually a great summer Star Wars show and kind of helps fill the (rather longish) gaps in between Rebels. I'm stoked it's getting a Season 2 although I do like how the Lego Star Wars series has jumped around the timeline in general.
  24. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    They screened the first episode of the season at Celebration. Very promising start- the focus seems to be on Rowan finding his purpose now that they're with the Alliance (while Palpatine's new droid hunts down Rowan), as well as a new ancient (Old Republic-era) ship powered by a kyber crystal that functions as a bladed ramming weapon.

    And the new droid villain, MOC, gets a delicious burn in towards a jealous Vader as well, heh heh.

    The coolest part, I thought, was that Doug Chiang and Ryan Church designed the characters and ships for the show in a realistic style first so that LEGO could do their normal process of adapting realistic elements into Minifig designs and such.

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    That Fighter for MOC did take design inspiration at least partially from the V-38 TIE Phantom as well.

    The show will also be going to an auction house on run by Graballa and a crystal planet (looks like Ilum).

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    And another few shots of Hera, Quarrie, Mon Mothma, Chopper and Roger w/Chewbacca's medal:

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  25. bdh1138 Jedi Knight

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    [face_love] Swooning over a Lego character... I don't know how to feel about this development. lol


    Anyway, I love seeing all of the realistic concept art here.The arrowhead is a pretty sweet ship design. I'd be happy to see it in an Old Republic era comic or something. I hope we get to see more of these someday, like for Naare and the Rancor's Fist.
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