LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – Season Two (DVD Review)

This is the big Star Wars home video release you were waiting for this month right? No? Okay, anyway – The second season of “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” delivers all 12 action-packed episodes plus five bonus shorts on DVD.  I covered the first season and since the show manage to land and Emmy nomination which is pretty impressive. However, two seasons is enough for this show as this DVD set concludes the adventures of the Freemakers. With this and Rebels coming to an end and only one saga film left to tell, I imagine our future Star Wars offshoots are going to be much more focused around the sequel trilogy once all of its secrets are out. This second season of the Freemaker Adventures will only be available on DVD this time, coming March 13th.


In season two of “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures,” the three Freemaker siblings—Rowan, Kordi and Zander—have found a new home with the Rebel fleet. But working with the Rebels in their fight to bring down the Empire brings them face to face with brutal Imperial forces, desperate Hutts, conniving Sith Lords and the Emperor’s latest plaything, M-OC.

The Freemakers are back (That’s literally the family name) and assisting the Rebel Alliance during the Luke Skywalker era and being hunted by Darth Vader and the Emperor. There’s more zaniness and more fun to be had here for the kids with this new season. While it does fall in the realm of the LEGO-style humor, this one is much much more based in pleasing the kids. And as far as canon, I’m sure this thing is sitting all by itself. So for those of you adults worrying if they are gonna drop some Freemaker references in Solo: A Star Wars Story this summer, I would fret not.

LEGO animation is the style we have here and we get to see some of our favorite characters and ships done in the style of LEGO. It doesn’t ignore the prequel trilogy either as there are references and things (Like a battle droid) from those film leaking into. There are recognizable characters like Luke, Admiral Ackbar and more that show up, too. But, we also are treated to some new creations which is fun as they are made from other LEGO things and Star Wars LEGO things.

LEGO Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures was over before we ever really knew ye. Maybe, like Rebels, it is retiring to pave the way for adventures in the post-Return of the Jedi/pre-The Force Aawakens world of the Galaxy Far Far Away. Hell, since these aren’t really canon and go for the straight silly, the adventure could be set DURING the new trilogy. You just KNOW these people are salivating at the opportunity to play around with Kylo Ren the way they have Darth Vader and the Emperor.


Trouble on Tibalt

The Tower of Alistan Nor

The Embersteel Blade

The Storms of Taul

Return to the Wheel

The Lost Crystals of Qalydon

The Pit and the Pinnacle

Flight of the Arrowhead

A Perilous Rescue

Escape from Coruscant

Free Fall

Return of the Return of the Jedi


Encoding: MPEG-2 NTSC

Resolution: 4801

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Layers: DVD-9

Clarity/Detail: Because its animated, the fact that this is only coming to DVD still isn’t ideal, but it at least is able to put forth a pretty passable picture. The image isn’t quite as bold or striking as a Blu-ray could have been, but I found this DVD to look pretty impressive. It has some well saturated coloring and a pretty good amount of details that shine through.

Depth:  Surprisingly there is a good amount of spacing present between background and foreground and some moments even provide for a decent amount of three dimensional looking work. Movements are decent and mostly natural.

Black Levels: Blacks are deep and keep the crushing to a real minimum while also providing a solid space blanket and shading where necessary.

Color Reproduction: As mentioned above, colors have some impressive saturation. They do come across bold even in the dimmer looking DVD presentation. Yellow do stand out more than the other colors on display.

Flesh Tones: N/A

Noise/Artifacts: Some light noise to go along with other typical DVD related issues.


Audio Format(s): English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

Dynamics: Freemakers has a pretty nice 5.1 track. The LFE sounds are pretty loud in this mix but it never oversteps its bounds, its just effective when its strikes. The score, some effects and the vocals are a little lower in the mix. Overall it works out for a pretty solid DVD viewing experience.

Height: N/A

Low Frequency Extension: Scoring hits really pound surprisingly, using the force as well as with some nice explosions and blasts at times also rumble the subwoofer

Surround Sound Presentation: This is a front heavier surround track, but does have some good ambiance provided from the rear speakers and they contribute quite well to space battles.

Dialogue Reproduction: Vocals are loud and plenty clear throughout.


LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – Season Two is a 2 disc DVD set that comes with an exclusive Darth Vader pin. Bonus materials are found on Disc 2.

Bonus Shorts (SD, 22:45)

  • Home One 
  • Thrown Into Battle 
  • Rowan’s Secret Adventure 
  • Zander Freemaker, Superstar Pilot Guy 
  • Beware The Gamorrean Flu 


LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures concludes the silly LEGO-centric Star Wars adventure for the very young ones. This time they’ve foregone the Blu-ray release and went with a DVD and it suits it well enough. While I don’t understand how DVDs are still a thing in 2018 and we are three formats beyond it (Blu-ray, 4K UHD, streaming/digital), this is an animated show with a primary-based color palette. It works out find in both video and audio. If you’ve got kids and they like Star Wars, they’ll dig this.


Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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