This past weekend, The Skirball Cultural Center hosted a LEGO event simply called LEGO Day and LUGOLA was invited to participate! Warner Bros. sent over a care package full of Movie-related goodies for the attendees and included in the lot were a handful of the promotional tins that given away to Willy Wonka-style Golden Ticket holders. They also gave away some bare bones Movie Collectible Minifigs but what they lacked in accessories they made up for with minifig stands printed with the movie logo. Nice! Now to just get my hands on 16 of them….
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Unsurprisingly, The LEGO Movie dominated the weekend’s box office earning $69.1 million domestically with The Monuments Men, also debuting this weekend, coming in a distant second at $22.7 million. Internationally, it opened in a modest third place, opening mostly in Latin America, earning just $18.4 million estimated, with Disney’s Frozen taking top spot at $24 million thanks to opening in China.
The LEGO Movie cost Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow just $60 million to make and, also unsurprisingly, talks have already begun on a sequel. It can’t come fast enough.
The film is rated at 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing. We will be publishing our own reviews shortly.
LEGO sent out the above promotional set to select members of the press. It’s a small 168-piece set where you build a section of theater seating. Included are nine minifigs of the major characters from the film. LEGO Movie minifigures in a theater watching The LEGO Movie… it doesn’t get any more meta than that.
In anticipation of the impending release of the The LEGO Movie, both Amazon and Toys’R’Us are discounting LEGO Movie set by at least 20%. Amazon seems to be out on some sets, like 70801 Melting Room, but you can pick up it up and others at Toys’R’Us. On Toys’R’Us’ site, they seem to be out on some sets as well, but they do offer online purchase for in-store pickup. AND they have Movie sets marked at MSRP. One set in particular worth mentioning is the TRU exclusive 70813 Rescue Reinforcements. It’s normally $69.99, but 20% off brings the price down to $55.99.
Looking for something to do after the movie? On Saturday, February 8 from 12noon to 2pm, Toys’R’Us stores will be hosting a building event. From the poster, it looks like you’ll be able to build a small car for Emmet that can double as a plane. The poster also says that there will be raffles for toys and prizes which, I’m pretty sure, is a first. All the other events I’ve been to never had anything more than a couple of promotional items.
The LEGO Movie Videogame is nearly upon us and GameStop is offering a pre-order bonus. You can get the above-pictured exclusive Western Emmet (check out that face!) with your pre-order of the game. Bonus is valid for all systems (3DS/2DS, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, XBox 360, Xbox One). Sorry, PC owners, you can get the game but no minifigure. Hit up Gamestop to choose your system’s game. The game will be released this Friday February 7.
Just in case you weren’t already stoked to see The Lego Movie (and if you aren’t… what’s wrong with you?), Lego went and released a trailer that should just make your Friday. My personal highlight was “Ha! First Try” after a batarang throw… what was yours?
Well, that was quite a wave of reviews, now wasn’t it? It’s certainly was a record for the reviews on the site… probably more we do in a few months. I know that I certainly never want to see another Emmet minifig (let alone the six or so that come in a box) as long as I live (or until I buy the rest of the sets in the line, whatever comes first). I think it’s safe to say that everyone who had sets to review on staff are now officially excited for The LEGO Movie. Of course, once it’s out, we’re going to review it, but it will be interesting to see how this amazing exercise in marketing brilliance plays out.
We missed a couple of reviews, compliments of the Canadian postal service and/or U.S. Customs service, but they’ll be up early next week just as soon as they get past the polar bears or what not that are slowing them up. Anyway, here are all the reviews we have available for the sets that dropped today! Stay tuned as we finish up the remaining sets in the next few days.
Many thanks to LEGO for providing the sets for review.
The LEGO Movie Set Reviews
- 70800 Getaway Glider Review
- 70801 Melting Room Review
- 70802 Bad Cop’s Pursuit Review
- 70803 Cloud Cuckoo Palace Review
- 70804 Ice Cream Machine Review
- 70805 Trash Chomper Review
- 70806 Castle Cavalry Review
- 70807 MetalBeard’s Duel Review
- 70808 Super Cycle Chase Review
- 70809 Lord Business Evil Lair Review
- 70811 The Flying Flusher Review
- 70812 Creative Ambush Review
- 70813 Rescue Reinforcements Review
- 71004 LEGO Minifigures The LEGO Movie Series Review
And don’t forget that the entire line up can be purchased at LEGO Shop@Home, Brand Retail, and your local toy store:
Buy The Sets
- 70800 Getaway Glider $12.99
- 70801 Melting Room $12.99
- 70802 Bad Cop s Pursuit $29.99
- 70803 Cloud Cuckoo Palace $19.99
- 70804 Ice Cream Machine $29.99
- 70805 Trash Chomper $29.99
- 70806 Castle Cavalry $29.99
- 70807 MetalBeard’s Duel $34.99
- 70808 Super Cycle Chase $49.99
- 70809 Lord Business Evil Lair $69.99
- 70811 The Flying Flusher $29.99
- 70812 Creative Ambush $39.99
- 70813 Rescue Reinforcements $69.99
- 71004 LEGO Minifigures The LEGO Movie Series $2.99
Forum member Gooker1 emailed me today these set of pictures showing promotional megafigures for The LEGO Movie found at his local AMC theaters. I’m sure everyone’s drooling over Batman, but I’d take that Wyldstyle in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, they will eventually go back to the studio. What happens to them after that will be a mystery. I’m sure though that they will end up in the hands of a lucky duck or two.