Action-Packed STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS LEGO Commercial and BB-8 Info
The first commercial has been released for a Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO playset, and it’s really quite exciting! The ad sheds some interesting light on the new droid BB-8 as The First Order is chasing him down, and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) is trying to save him. The commercial also gives us the finalized sounds that BB-8 will be making in the film. Up to this point, everything that we’ve heard from the droid has been temporary. You can watch the trailer below, but be warned: below that I will be getting into some SPOILER information regarding BB-8. (Editor's note: Seriously, the spoilers below are way more than I wanted to know about the movie.)
It has been assumed by most that BB-8 is the property of Rey (Daisy Ridley), but the droid actually belongs to the Resistance pilot Dameron. This was confirmed through the toys that will be released for the movie, the catalog of which you can check out here.
There’s more to the story, though. From what I’ve heard, Dameron is the one who finds Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker’s original lightsaber on the planet of Jakku, and he hides it in BB-8. That is why you see The First Order chasing after him in the commercial.
We’ve seen a lot of marketing material with BB-8 and Rey together, which is what made people believe that the droid belonged to her. It looks to me like after BB-8 escapes The First Order, it eventually gets picked up by Rey, which you can see in the photo below. That's how she comes into possession of the Lightsaber, which is eventually passed on to Finn (John Boyega) who faces down Kylo Ren with it in the woods.