Dave Filoni has announced that Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels will be the show’s last. For LEGO fans, this will likely signal the complete winding down of any tie-in sets, particularly as Season 3 was only granted a solitary LEGO set, based on the second version of The Phantom.
The Rebels releases have been a mixed bunch on the whole, particularly regarding the characters released – Zeb was still never seen again after his inaugural appearance in The Ghost – but chances are high that the demand for the sets that were released will skyrocket in the coming years.
Of course, it’s possible that the LEGO Group will still release a few legacy sets for Star Wars Rebels down the line, as with 2015’s curious tie-in to the long defunct Clone Wars animated show from 2003. But considering the overall lack of attention paid to the show over the past year, don’t hold your breath.
It’s not all bad news, of course, as there will no doubt be another Star Wars animated series to fill the shoes of Rebels at some point. Will we see a spin-off set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, going into detail on the backstories of the sequel trilogy’s main characters? An onscreen version of Marvel’s main Star Wars series, following the adventures of Han, Luke and Leia between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back?
Or, just maybe, something entirely different – set in the days of the Old Republic, perhaps…
Either way, it’s an exciting time to be a LEGO Star Wars fan.
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