'Star Wars' superfans create stop-motion video for new 'Rogue One' figures

Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

We've already spent a lot of time unwrapping key moments from the first full-length trailer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so we might as well do the same for the toys. On Tuesday, the official Star Wars YouTube channel unveiled the first of a four-part, fan-created, stop-animation series as a tie-in for the anthology film's new merchandise. 

The first installment shows Jyn Erso arriving on Jedha, as she tries to steal the plans to the Death Star — quite literally labeled as "Imperial Building Instructions" — while evading Stormtroopers. The Stormtroopers come in all shapes and sizes. She kicks an adorably puny LEGO Stormtrooper at one point in the scuffle. 

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The series, aptly titled Go Rogue, was written and produced by Star Wars superfans. It comes with a similar call to action: When the toys are released, fans can enter a contest to create Rogue One-themed movie shorts of their own. The winners of the contest will be invited to the Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco for a screening of Rogue One (plus, a screening of their animated short). 

The contest opens Sept. 30, and in the meantime, you can check out the first entry in the Go Rogue series below: 

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