Season 1 of Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures was a breath of fresh air. It was fun, well written and didn’t take itself too seriously. Season 2 just premiered this weekend with two great episodes.
The first two episodes of season 2 see the Freemakers join the Rebel Alliance. They describe each of our Freemakers looking to find their place within the Alliance.
A few things stand out.
I really love that LFA (Lego…Freemaker Adventures) has found creative ways to make use of some interesting characters established throughout the Star Wars Saga.
RO-GR is Gilligan.
Roger is really the Gilligan of this group. He tries really hard to be liked, but destroys things in the process. He’s lovable. But he causes a lot of damage.
Quarrie is a mentor character
I was really surprised that Quarrie was a part of LFA. He’s presented as a lone ship designer working on a secret project in the basement of the Rebellion.
I love Lt. Valeria
Lt. Valeria is a great new and fun rebel character. She’s our primary view into rebel fighters. She flies all the ships. She’s a leader. She doesn’t suffer fools with the Freemakers either. She’s everything I want in this character.
The Vader / Emperor back & forth banter is entertaining (though I object to Vader being presented as a weak character). MOC seems like a bit of a hack – a less interesting stand-in for Nare from Season 1. That’s perhaps the only shortcoming of Season 2 at the moment. Nare was a far more interesting foil. But MOC is at least good for some explosions.