Review of the LEGO Star Wars Freemaker Adventures: Season Two

My kids are huge fans of anything LEGO, anything Star Wars, and anything that combines the two. The Freemaker Adventures were a rousing hit at our home for season one, so when we learned that the season two DVD's were hitting stores this week, we had to sign up to review them! This particular boxed set comes with an exclusive Darth Vader pin (in LEGO style, of course) and enough action-packed drama to keep the kids busy all weekend.

The show is set somewhere between Stars Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and features a family of three siblings who travel across the galaxy looking for space junk so that they can make their own space vehicles. As they learn more about the ancient and powerful Jedi starship called The Arrowhead, work to find the parts to recreate it so that they can help in the battle for the Rebellion. This series has old characters and many new ones. It's brilliantly done!

In addition to the complete series episodes that aired on television for the Disney XD channel, there are five shorts that you can only see on the 2-disc set. There are a total of 12 episodes and include such memorable titles as The Embersteel Blade, Escape from Coruscant, The Storms of Taul, and The Lost Crystals of Qalydon. My kids especially enjoyed The Pit and the Pinnacle episode.

This show is a fantastic mix of action and adventure, values, and a family-friendly format making it appropriate for all of my kids. With a TV-Y7 rating, it's as squeaky clean as you can get without losing the clever writing you'd want from a LucasFilm project.

Voice talent includes Nicolas Cantu (Rowan), Vanessa Lengies (Kordi), Eugene Byrd (Zander), Matthew Wood (R0-GR), Trevor Devall (Emperor), Dana Snyder (Graballa), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Yvette Nicole Brown (Lt. Valeria), Corey Burton (Quarrie), James Urbaniak (M-OC) and Matt Sloan (Darth Vader). You'll see some familiar features in this series, as it was developed for television by Bill Motz and Bob Roth ("Penguins of Madagascar"), and 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.

All in all, this is a good recipe for fun! Get it where your favorite LucasFilm and Disney movies are sold, or snag it from Amazon today

*Review copy provided. Opinions are my own.

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