Lego movies have always been a little bit tongue and cheek, with self-referential jokes, puns, and silly references only fans of the source material and Lego stuff in general would get. But that’s usually just a little bit of the overall film, like building jokes in the Star Wars movies. But usually, the puns are directed at the Source material more than it just being Lego.
With The Lego Movie, we’ve now in that perfect meta superstorm of self-referential jokes and puns where it’s all about Lego. None of us have seen the movie yet, but you only have to see the promotional material and the sets to know this movie is going to have Lego puns about the Lego puns. The preview pictures don’t do justice to how crazy these sets are once you see the boxes and start to build the sets. Sure, I absolutely loved The Melting Room, but the craziness that this movie represents didn’t hit me until I started to put together the $40 set, Creative Ambush.
This set is effectively an official set that represents every crazy build we did as kids. We all built that house with wheels and a cannon, admit it. Or what we called a ninja death robot that was also a surfing champion, but really was mostly that wind-up motor and a bunch of blue parts and those yellow bricks with the eyes and smiles. Walking down memory lane? Good. Creative Ambush is a set that consists of a death robot (named Micro Manager), a flying meat truck that shoots kabob missiles, and a biplane made out of parts of a Wild West Saloon.
And that is just awesome.