Based on interviews with people from TT Fusion (the LEGO gamemakers), it’s turning out that the game is, in fact, canon to some high-level degree! First off, they’ll have six new stories that act as “bridge content,” which centers on events that happen before The Force Awakens. From game director Jamie Eden:
I couldn’t believe that we were going to get to make our own content that was going to be part of the Star Wars universe. We tell the story through the sort of Lego viewpoint as well, so the crux of the story is what happens is true to the IP, obviously we put gags in with characters holding sausages or riding around on pigs, et cetera.
And from Mike Taylor, the head of design at TT Fusion:
We’ve covered – or are in the process of covering – some pretty significant events that happen before the film that give people more information about why certain things in The Force Awakens happened and why certain characters have ended up where they are.
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Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: Darth Vader’s mask
Today’s question: What artifact does Rey try out after her dinner on Jakku?