LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild The Galaxy producers were ‘integrally involved’ in designing sets

A new interview with the LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild The Galaxy executive producers reveals behind-the-scenes details on the inspiration for the show and new photos.

With pre-orders now open for the LEGO Star Wars sets based on Rebuild the Galaxy, a What If…? style animated Star Wars show, the anticipation is growing for the show’s release. Rebuild the Galaxy executive producers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit spoke to Screenrant, digging into the inspiration for some of the weird and wonderful characters we’re set to get when the show airs on September 13 on Disney+.

Even ahead of the show’s release, we already have a good idea of what it will look like, thanks to the trailer and the revealed LEGO Star Wars sets – an exciting development for the show’s creators.

“We always hoped someday we’d write something that would get turned into LEGO sets, but we never could have imagined we would be so integrally involved in designing the sets and seeing our original characters come to life,” the pair said. “This is a dream come true for us as fans of LEGO and fans of Star Wars, and we are already setting aside time to build the sets as soon as we get our hands on them.”

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One of the first sets to be revealed is 75389 The Dark Falcon, a darker version of the beloved hunk of junk from the original Star Wars universe.

“In our rebuilt galaxy, the Dark Falcon is the main mode of transportation for the Sith,” explained the producers. “They may behave badly, but they look good doing it.”

Indeed, the Sith seem to be playing central roles in the show, just as they do in the original Star Wars timeline. However, these new Sith characters are a mixture of new and original people and Sith versions of existing figures, including Rey and Jar Jar Binks.

LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy is all about all the different ways the Star Wars galaxy can fall apart and come back together,” they said. “Darth Dev is a Sith Lord who’s determined to build the galaxy his way, and his deep connection to Sig is something we’ll explore over the course of the show.

“As to Darth Dev’s relationship with Darth Jar Jar, like all Sith relationships, it’s one built on treachery and duplicity (just the way they like it).”

They also explained exactly who Sig and Dev Greebling are, saying: “For years, we’ve heard about scruffy-looking nerf herders, but we were excited to actually show nerf herders for the first time on screen! Sig and Dev live on the peaceful and sleepy planet of Fenessa, herding rowdy nerfs, but Sig will soon discover a secret that will change the face of the galaxy.”

Another familiar character getting a new lease of life is Luke Skywalker himself, in an alternate version where he never learned about his legacy and ended being simply ‘a cool guy living his best life on Tatooine.’

“This really made us laugh, but it also provoked a deeper question: are heroes destined to be heroes, even if they miss the call to adventure the first time around?” said the producers.

Screenrant also shared some new photos, giving a better sense of what characters like Beach Luke and Bounty Hunter C-3PO will look like on screen.

75389 The Dark Falcon and 75393 TIE Fighter & X-Wing Mash-up are both available to pre-order now ahead of their August 1 release. A third LEGO Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy set, 75388 Jedi Bob’s Starfighter, is now also confirmed to be on the way. The Disney+ special will debut on September 13.

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Rachael Davies
Rachael Davies
I write about all the very best fandoms – and that means LEGO, of course. Spending so much time looking at and talking about LEGO sets is dangerous for my bank balance, but the LEGO shelves are thriving. You win some, you lose some.

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Rachael Davies

I write about all the very best fandoms – and that means LEGO, of course. Spending so much time looking at and talking about LEGO sets is dangerous for my bank balance, but the LEGO shelves are thriving. You win some, you lose some.

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