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"All Freemakers, the name says it all"
―The Freemakers' motto[src]

Freemaker Salvage and Repair, also known as the Freemaker Garage, was a garage and repair business that was located in the Wheel space station in the Abrion system. During the Galactic Civil War, the garage was owned and operated by the Freemakers, a family of scavengers that repaired starships and collected salvage for a living. Due to insufficient customers, the Freemakers struggled to pay the rent for their business to their Aqualish landlord Furlac.

The Freemakers were forced to flee their garage after discovering that Rowan Freemaker's Jedi Master Naare was actually a Sith agent. The garage suffered extensive damaged when Naare and the Hutt crime lord Graballa attacked it in order to force Rowan to surrender the last Kyber Saber crystal. Rowan later used the Force to rebuild the garage. However, the Freemakers were forced to abandon it after the Emperor placed a bounty on Rowan's head for destroying the Kyber Saber.

DescriptionEdit

Freemaker Salvage and Repair was a family-owned full service hangar based in the Middle Ring of the Wheel space station in the Abrion system. It serviced speeders, shuttles, starfighters, and even light cruisers. The business specialized in procuring and restoring antique starships. The Freemakers also traveled through the galaxy to find starship spareparts and technology for repairing and building starships. In addition, the Freemakers also repaired damage inflicted by asteroids and blaster blasts on starships.[2]

The Freemaker middle child Kordi served as the company's manager while her older brother Zander was its leading repair expert and builder. Zander built starships from scrap called Z-wings or "Uglies."[1] Despite Zander's skill with starships, he was also a daredevil racer who was willing to take dangerous risks.[3] The siblings were assisted by their younger brother Rowan and the B1 battle droid R0-GR, who worked as their butler and Rowan's minder. The garage also housed the Freemakers' starship StarScavenger. [1]

HistoryEdit

During the Age of the Empire, a scavenging family called the Freemakers operated a garage and repair business in the Wheel called Freemaker Salvage and Repair. Following the Battle of Hoth and the Escape from Cloud City, business at the Freemaker Garage suffered and the family struggled to pay their rent to the Aqualish landlord Furlac. While the Freemakers were out picking wrecked starship parts from a dogfight between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance, Furlac sent a Flood droid to block the entrance to their garage. Kordi managed to convince Furlac to give them one more day to pay their rent.[1]

After Rowan accidentally destroyed a starship that Zander and Kordi had assembled from the wreckage, Zander refused to sell any of his Z-wings to raise funds. As a result, the Freemakers and Roger were forced to travel to the Clone Wars battle site of Nal Kapok. There, Rowan discovered that he was Force-sensitive when he discovered the hilt of the Kyber Saber, the first lightsaber. He also encountered the false Jedi Naare, who convinced Rowan to embark on a quest to collect the pieces of the Kyber Saber. In secret, Naare was actually a Sith agent working for Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. After returning to the Freemaker Garage, Naare played a mind trick on Furlac to convince him that they had paid their rent. She also made him lease the garage opposite for just one Credit.[1]

Later, Naare began teaching Rowan the ways of the Force in the Freemaker Garage. With the boy unable to focus during a levitation lesson, she brought out a holomap and got him to pinpoint the location of the second Kyber Saber. After Rowan sensed that the crystal was in the Balgaroth asteroid field, Naare and Rowan tried to leave but were stopped by Kordi, who was skeptical of Naare's mysticism. While the adults quarreled, Rowan tricked Roger into escaping with him in one of Zander's Z-wings by claiming that there was a gas leak. They then traveled to the Balgaroth asteroid field. Back at the Garage, Kordi and Naare argued. Unable to play a mind trick on Kordi, Naare lost her temper and damaged a box. This caught Zander's attention and the three quickly realized that Rowan had departed for the Balgaroth system.[4]

At a later date, Wick Cooper, a wealthy man who lived in the Wheel's Upper Ring, visited the Freemaker Garage to get his vintage N-1 starfighter serviced by the Freemakers. While Cooper was wealthy enough to afford a more expensive garage, he wanted to cut costs by having it serviced by the Freemakers. However, Zander, who had poor impulse control, took the fighter on a joyride. After Zander was captured by the Imperial Star Destroyer Vendetta, he contacted Kordi and Rowan by hologram to rescue him. Kordi left Roger to amuse Wick while they and Naare rescued Zander and retrieved the N-1 starfighter. However, the N-1 starfighter was badly damaged and totaled. As a result, Zander gave Wick his Blazemaker starfighter as compensation.[3]

After receiving a job from the rebel Lando Calrissian to retrieve his "lost treasure" from Imperial-occupied Cloud City, Rowan, Kordi, and Zander departed for Bespin and left Roger to look after Freemaker Garage. After Roger accidentally revealed the Freemakers' mission, Naare followed them there in her ship, the Eclipse Fighter. The Freemakers presented the "lost treasure" to Lando, which turned out to be his cape. In return, he rewarded them with gold bars.[5]

Later, the Twi'lek captain Ignacio Wortan visited the Freemaker Garage and hired the Freemakers to obtain a piece of wroshyr wood from the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. The Freemakers managed to obtain the wroyshyr wood and the third Kyber Saber crystal. However, the wroshyr wood was damaged and Ignacio called off the deal, leaving the Freemakers further in debt.[6]

Struggling with debt, Kordi accepted services jobs from Wick Cooper, and the Rebel Alliance operatives Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker. When Imperial forces led by Estoc turned up searching for the rebels, Kordi and Zander smuggled Leia out of their garage in a waste bin. Meanwhile, Luke departed with Rowan and Roger on an accidental trip in the StarScavenger to the planet Felucia. Following their adventures, the two groups regrouped at the Freemaker Garage. The Freemakers managed to trick the Imperials into calling off their hunt after sending Leia and Luke's Y-wing as a decoy to be destroyed. Kordi then allowed Leia and Luke to purchase a Z-wing at a highly discounted rate.[7]

Later, Kordi reprimanded her younger brother Rowan for neglecting to maintain their garage's astromech motivators. Shortly later, the Freemakers departed for Tatooine after Zander received a job offer from the podracer pilot Ben Quadinaros to service his podracer. However, this turned out to be a trap set by the Hutt crime lord Graballa, whom Rowan and Roger had encountered earlier in the Balgaroth asteroid field.[8]

After discovering evidence that Naare was actually a Sith agent, the Freemakers made preparations to evacuate their Garage in the StarScavenger. However, Naare forced her way inside by slicing through the blast door. Following a struggle, the Freemakers managed to escape into space. Later, Naare returned to the garage only to encounter Graballa and his henchmen. The two sides struck an alliance to hunt for the remaining Kyber Saber crystals in return for sharing the crystals.[9] Using a tracking device planted on Roger's transmission pack, Naare and Graballa managed to steal the crystals from the Freemakers on Takodana, Ningoth, and Naboo.[10]

However, Rowan and Roger managed to obtain the seventh Kyber Saber crystal and fled to a remote planet on the Freemaker scavenger vessel. Unable to find Rowan, Kordi and Zander returned to Freemaker Salvage and Repair only to encounter Furlac, who reminded them their rent was overdue and demanded compensation for their damaged door. At that point, Naare, Graballa, and his henchmen entered the Garage and took the Freemakers prisoner. Naare then tortured Kordi and Zander psychologically in order to force Rowan out of hiding. This ploy worked but Rowan and his siblings put up a fierce fight against Naare and Graballa. Despite their efforts, Naare still learnt about the location of the seventh crystal from Roger and stole his head. Naare then turned on Graballa and his henchmen and departed on the Eclipse Fighter to claim the crystal.[11]

After Naare and Graballa had left, Rowan used the Force to repair the damaged garage and StarScavenger. The Freemakers then embarked on a mission to steal the Kyber Saber from Naare and the Emperor on Coruscant. After the Emperor placed Rowan on his most wanted list, the Freemakers were unable to return the to the garage and instead joined the Rebel Alliance.[12]

Behind the scenesEdit

Designing the Freemaker Garage

Erik Varszegi and the Freemaker Garage model

Freemaker Salvage and Repair first appeared in the non-Canon 2016 Disney XD animated television series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. During conceptualization, LEGO Lead Model Designer Erik Varszegi built a scale model of the garage using LEGO bricks.[13] Freemaker Salvage and Repair was later confirmed as the official name of the garage in a promotional LEGO video released on August 29, 2016.[2]

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