Lots of good stuff today and they all have the word LEGO in the title, so you KNOW it’s all official like! If you’re not stuck in that line for Unikitty, here’s some other things you’ll want to be present for:
Posts Tagged ‘The LEGO Movie’
The LEGO Group continues to spread its San Diego Comic Con exclusive news around as this time it’s The Hollywood Reporter getting the scoop on the next Comic Con reveal. Bard the Bowman from The Hobbit franchise is the second of four exclusive minifigs to be given away. As for the other two, the article has this tidbit:
Among the other minifigs at the Con will be the Collector, a character from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, a DC fig and one from The Lego Movie.
We’ve already known about The Collector. The DC fig is most likely a way to promote the upcoming LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham game. Either that or it’ll be a TV series Batman figure to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the character. The LEGO Movie figure is a surprise though and it could actually mean the wrist action Unikitty revealed yesterday is the exclusive. We’ll see if any more news is revealed.
Also of note in the article is the following:
This year, to avoid chaos, the company has a system wherein an attendee’s badge is scanned to determine a “winner” in a lottery-style giveaway.
What a relief.
The Warner Bros. booth will also feature the gigantic Smaug statue pictured above. The statue was designed and built by Erik Varszegi, weighs over 411 lbs and features 83,433 pieces.
In a recent press junket for 22 Jump Street, ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to ask writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller about the unnamed LEGO Movie sequel. And they were able to not confirm anything! That’s right. The idea of including Marvel characters in the sequel has been making the rounds around the media. While both Lord and Miller have expressed interest in adding Marvel’s cast of super heroes into the mix, there is understandably a certain degree of red tape to deal with make anything like that happen. I’m not holding my breath. But this Yahoo! Movies does detail what we DO know about the film and what Lord and Miller are up to. Expect something Benny-centric.
In the meantime, enjoy the exclusive clip that will be included on the Blu-Ray for The LEGO Movie. The LEGO Movie will be released on Tuesday June 17th.
Amazon has a listing up for The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome Edition. The disc set will be released in about a month and a half on June 17th, 2014. This is THE version to have because you will get:
- UltraViolet Digital HD
- Vitruvius minifigure
- Collectible 3D Emmet photo
- Bonus 3D movie
And not only that, you get this EXCLUSIVE pre-blinded Vitruivius minifigure:
No staff to be seen and I wouldn’t hold my breath that it would be included, but I always thought that was the one accessory that should have been made from a custom mould instead of just brick built. Anyways, the current asking price for the Everything is Awesome edition is $37.99, a 37% discount off of the $59.98 suggested price. And with Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee, should the price fall below the price you pre-ordered at, you will get the lowest price. So it would behoove you to pre-order sooner rather than later.
And if you were getting sick of Let It Go, prepare yourselves for Everything Is Awesome.
Mark your calendars because it’s back by popular demand! Toys’R’Us stores will once again be hosting The LEGO Movie building event where you can build Emmet’s Car and “transform it into something awesome.” The event is scheduled to return on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 12pm to 2pm or until supplies last. Did you go to the first building event? I never made it but I heard that the crowds at each store were beyond anything they’ve seen before and that it was generally perceived as a giganto failure. Hence, the event’s return to try and make things right. Gotta say, I’m impressed that TRU is willing to try this again to smooth things over with their customers. I might try and go to this one and bring the kids along but if I see a line out the door before noon, I’m Audi 5000.
T-shirt shop Teefury has some LEGO themed shirts for today, Sunday March 23. They are Benny Stardust on the left and Brick In The Wall on the right. If you’re not familiar with Teefury’s Twofury sale, both shirts are for sale at the same time and compete throughout the day for most tees sold in 24 hours where the winner gets nothing except bragging rights and imaginary internet points.
Sick of the Movie yet? I know I’m not. I’ve only seen it once, and by my straw poll, I’m already behind the curve. I’m sure many of you have seen it more than once but if you’re looking for a new way to keep the magic alive, then check out this The LEGO Movie building event hosted by Barnes&Noble. Details are pretty light; the event is on March 1st, and all the image says is “build a scene from the movie” which could mean anything. I’m going to go out on a limb and say you can probably build a micromanager of some type, much like the LEGO Brand Retail monthly mini model build from earlier this month. Just a wild guess. Anyways, plug in your zip code to see if a store near you is participating. I would advise getting there early and mentally prepare yourself for a mob scene.
If you live in the Southern California area and are looking for something to do this weekend besides go see the movie for the nth time, check out what LEGOLAND California is doing. They are debuting The LEGO Movie Experience starting tomorrow February 20 at the LEGOLAND Soundstage. I can’t seem to find an end date for the Experience, but expect LEGOLAND to milk this thing for as long as possible. The entire basement set is going to be there along with a tone of other sets and scenes. You can get an idea of what to expect by checking out the photos here in this Fandango interview article with Wyldstyle voice actor Elizabeth Banks. I plan on being there Saturday with the family so if you see me wandering around the park come say hi!
Thanks to chief for finding that link.
From the “This Should Surprise No One” news desk, The LEGO Movie holds on to the top spot for the weekend’s box office results going up against romcom About Last Night aiming for the Valentine’s Day weekend push. But we all know the power of the nerd can overcome the romantically inclined. Either that or there are a LOT of single nerds out there. Looking at this upcoming weekend’s scheduled releases, I have no doubt it will again hold the top spot even against another animated film opening this weekend, The Wind Rises, which I will probably go see as I am a fan of Miyazaki’s work but I digress.