Star Wars Bits: 2016 LEGO Sets, Battlefront, Rebels, Star Wars Movie Mistake Debunked

You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them. You were to bring balance to Star Wars Bits, not leave it in darkness. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • Images of new Star Wars LEGO sets coming in 2016
  • UK's Sky Movies strikes exclusive deal for The Force Awakens on VOD
  • Very early buzz on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Details on a season pass for Star Wars Battlefront
  • New cast member revealed for Star Wars Rebels
  • Disney teams with bionics company for Star Wars prosthetic arm
  • New The Force Awakens artwork from Acme Archives
  • Mark Hamill clears up a Star Wars movie mistake
  • Clips from the season premiere of Star Wars Rebels

Header image: New artwork from Acme Archives, which you can see in full on the second page.

The Force Awakens LEGO sets

Images of some new Star Wars LEGO sets coming in 2016 have surfaced online:

The sets, in the order in which they appear, are Rebel Battle Pack (75133), Empire Battle Pack (75135), Obi Wan's Jedi Starfighter (75137), Carbon Freezing Chamber (75138), Hoth Attack (75140), Kanan's Speeder Bike (75142) and Homing Spider Droid (75142). That final LEGO set is unnamed, but if you look carefully, it looks like we can see a Resistance pilot and Princess Leia from The Force Awakens, which means that's a new ship we haven't seen yet. [StarWarsNewsNet.com]

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Sky Movies and Now TV just struck a new multi-year deal with Disney that will get films like Inside Out and Star Wars: The Force Awakens onto their VOD service before they're availably on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. So after The Force Awakens hits theaters, in the U.K., Sky will be one of the first places you'll be able to watch it from the comfort of your home. [Engadget]

Star Wars: the Force Awakens logo with date

There are some people in the industry who have seen a cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the early, unofficial buzz is that the movie is rather good. This is all word of mouth from friends of friends who work in show business, so that's not much to go on, but it's encouraging at least. [MakingStarWars.net]

Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront just put out a Beta release that over 9 million players downloaded and played over the past five days, and now Electronic Arts has announced a Season Pass in order to get all the upcoming DLC that will give players new maps and weapons for the game. It'll cost you $50 to make sure you get all the DLC that will become available, which is almost the cost of a whole new game. The DLC will be "filled with new content that will take you to new locations across a galaxy far, far away." [Forbes]

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We already know that Sarah Michelle Gellar is voicing the Seventh Sister in Star Wars Rebels, one of the new Inquisitors coming into the fray in the forthcoming second season. And now we have word that Philip Anthony-Rodriguez will be voicing the Fifth Brother of the villainous group. The actor, who can be heard in games like Halo Reach and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, announced the casting on his Twitter. [StarWarsUnderworld]

disney-bionics

Open Bionics is working with Disney to make some cool new prosthetic limbs for kids, including one with influences from Star Wars, as you can see above. The company explains:

Now kids can get excited about their prosthetics. They won't have to do boring physical therapy, they'll train to become heroes. They're not just getting medical devices, they're getting bionic hands inspired by their favorite characters.

What better way to make kids who may feel insecure about their condition than by making them look like their favorite heroes? [TheMarySue]

acme-bb8

Some new artwork from Acme Archives has just surfaced online paying tribute to Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and BB-8 (above), three of the new characters from The Force Awakens:

Find out how to get your hands on these pieces over at Acme Limited.

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For years fans have believed that there's a movie mistake in Star Wars: A New Hope, where Mark Hamill accidentally screams "Carrie" in excitement as he exits his X-Wing upon return from destroying the Death Star. However, Mark Hamill took to Twitter to clear things up once and for all:

If you watch the clip, it just sounds like Hamill says "Hey!" rather than either of the two other lines, but whatever.

Star Wars Rebels Season 2

Before Star Wars Rebels returns tonight, here are two new clips from the premiere:

That's all for this edition of Star Wars Bits. Stay tuned for more soon!