It is lore friendly. Get over it.
There is lore, and there is lore. The universe established by the first three movies (and let's face it, they're the only ones that can be taken seriously) would not have Jedis with anything but lightsabres.
But meh, if you don't see it and it has to be reiterated, there's hardly any point being anything but whimsical.
So the only thing I'd really like to know is when we'll be getting a sparkling pony mount.