Jedi News may have the best sources on either side of the pond. They have a high quality image of the preliminary mini-figures that will be coming with the Star Wars Rebels: The Ghost LEGO set.
To me Zeb looks almost exactly like the early concept art for Chewbacca by Ralph McQuarrie.
If they stick with a species developed in the Expanded Universe, then Zeb Orretios may be a Lasat from the planet Lasan. West End Games which held the Star Wars RPG license for a number of years developed a character named Puggles Trodd who was a Lasat bounty hunter who appeared in the 1988 WEG book Tatooine Manhunt by Bill Slavicsek and Daniel Greenberg.
The name Syndulla could be a conincidence but I highly doubt that. It seems that the female Twi’lek will be the captain/pilot of The Ghost. She also appears to be related to Cham Syndulla, a character created on The Clone Wars series and a freedom fighter on the planet Ryloth. Cham Syndulla featured heavily in the Season 1 story arc “Storm of Ryloth,” “Innocents of Ryloth,” and “Liberty on Ryloth.”
In those Ryloth arc episodes Cham is shown holding a little girl who is not identified. The girl is also seen at the very end of the episode in the parade celebrating the Twi’lek’s victory. The character on The Clone Wars has different coloration than the LEGO mini-figure but that could simply be LEGO using a previously existing Twi’lek head as a placeholder.
Kanan Jarrus appears to be a totally new Jedi character created for the show. We have little to no information on him except that he has a lightsaber. Is he a Jedi Master, a Jedi Knight, a Padawan? If he is of the same generation as the rest of the main characters it could be possible that he was a Padawan in the closing days of the Clone Wars who’s master may have been killed during Order 66. It seems likely that Jarrus is the person being sought by The Inquisitor as the show begins. It also is possible that Jarrus is the person that posses the Holocron we have seen in concept art and storyboards for the show.
It is possible that Jarrus is the figure shown in the bottom gun turret on the LEGO Ghost set.
Not much of note about the Stormtrooper mini-figure, other than the fact that he has a rather large rifle. I would bet he is included simply for the play factor of having someone to shoot at the other characters or have them to shoot at.
Thanks to Jedi News for posting the best image we’ve had yet of these LEGO mini-figures. One note of caution is that there may be some design changes before the final set is released in Summer 2014.
SOURCE: Jedi News