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Ken Robichaud | October 31st, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

New Trailer For The LEGO Movie

I was a little ticked at Warner Brothers this week after the news they were pulling DC Comics out of NYC and relocating them to Burbank CA, presumably to be able to hang out on the set of The Price Is Right, but all is forgiven now. The film is due February 7th, 2014. Just in time for Valentines Day, in case you were trying to come up with the absolute perfect date.

Bask in the glory of this new trailer for The LEGO Movie and see that it is indeed full of win!

Thanks for the heads up ninnymuggins. Again.

Ace Kim | October 30th, 2013 | LEGO, News

Meet The LEGO Movie Characters

Meet Wyldstyle

LEGO posted on their YouTube channel a series a videos introducing some of the major characters starting a few days ago. Batman went up earlier today.. They are all pretty short, each about half a minute long. They all say that a new trailer will be released pointing to October 31st as the date. We’ll be posting the trailer once it goes live and we find it.

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Ace Kim | October 24th, 2013 | LEGO, News

USA Today Posts Preview of The LEGO Movie

USA Today posted an in-depth article on The LEGO Movie. The article has a slideshow component that breaks down most of the major characters in the movie, who voices them, and their individual motivations. Not many details are given away in terms of plot line, but we do learn that Will Ferrel’s character, President Business, has an alter ego, Lord Business, who is trying to control the world. Master Builders Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, and Vitruvius, voiced by Morgan Freeman, believe that a very normal construction worker, Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt, is “The Special”, the key to saving the world from Lord Business.

The LEGO Movie opens in theaters on February 7, 2014.

Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.

Ace Kim | July 17th, 2013 | Events, LEGO

[SDCC] LEGO Events at Comic Con

Comic Con Logo

Once again we compile all of the LEGO related events happening at Comic Con. In addition to whatever LEGO has going on in their booth, and there will be a lot, there are a few additional items of interest to catch. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an LEGO Star Wars-themed panels this year. And with that, on to the list.

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Ace Kim | July 16th, 2013 | LEGO, News

[SDCC] Exclusive Comic Con The LEGO Movie Movie Poster

The LEGO Movie Comic Con Poster

On the eve of the San Diego Comic Con comes this image from Warner Bros. of an exclusive poster of the upcoming film The LEGO Movie, reports Superhero Hype. No word yet on how to obtain the poster and I’m not familiar how Warner Bros. distributes their posters. Based on how other booths distribute these sorts of things, it may be a timed event meaning there will be a daily schedule posted when you can swing by, get in line, and pick up a freebie. Or, they could do it randomly like other booths and you’ll just have to be there at the right time. Whatever the case may be, if we end up finding out information on how to get a poster, we’ll make a post about it here.

via Superhero Hype

Ace Kim | July 16th, 2013 | LEGO, News

LEGO Announces The LEGO Movie LEGO Merchandise

LEGO Movie - Wyld Style Chase

From the “That Was Inevitable” news desk comes this story: Lego announced today that they will be producing merchandise based on their upcoming movie, The LEGO Movie, such as the set shown above. There will be a total of 17 building sets ranging across all themes including Space and Wild West. There will also be a series of Collectible Minifigures line up of 16 minifigures to collect. In addition to building sets, there will also be a video game tied to the movie produced by Warner Bros. and character goods merchandise by a slew of licencees including DK Publishing, Scholastic, Funtastic and more.

There will be a set reveal this coming Saturday at San Diego Comic Con. Whether or not it will be the set shown above remains to be seen. FBTB will be on site to report the news as it happens.

The LEGO Movie will be released in theaters on February 7, 2014.

The official press release is below:

LEGO Group Builds Creative Merchandising Program for “THE LEGO® MOVIE”

-First of 17 Building Sets, Playable Video Game Demo to be Displayed at Comic-Con-

SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL — The LEGO Group today announced that it will produce a collection of movie-inspired building sets celebrating the brand’s premiere as a theatrical film. The company has recruited an impressive roster of global partners to a broad, multi-category licensing program to support the much anticipated animated adventure film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee, “THE LEGO® MOVIE” is rapidly building buzz following its first released trailer and assembles on the big screen starting in February 2014.

“The LEGO brand has been a vehicle for creative storytelling around the world for decades, so it’s no surprise that there is such growing enthusiasm for the first LEGO theatrical film,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “We are thrilled to collaborate with our valued partners to build a varied and compelling portfolio of products through which fans of all ages can celebrate this LEGO brand milestone.”

Building Sets
Inspired by pivotal scenes in the film and starring key LEGO minifigure characters, a collection of 17 LEGO building sets will deliver all of the “THE LEGO MOVIE” action to the playroom. Fans will delight in highly detailed and functional vehicles and structures that reflect the creative versatility of the movie’s many LEGO themed backdrops, such as City, Wild West, and Space. Comic-Con International attendees in San Diego, California will see the first “THE LEGO MOVIE” building set unveiled at the LEGO booth (#2829) on Saturday, July 20.

Additionally, the company’s line of collectible LEGO Minifigures will receive its first Hollywood makeover with a series inspired by “THE LEGO MOVIE” cast of 16 new and “new-again” LEGO characters.

Videogame
In related news, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the chart-topping and award-winning LEGO videogames franchise from TT Games will include an epic gaming experience based on the film across all major console and handheld gaming systems. With more than 90 playable characters inspired by the film and 15 exciting levels, kids will be able to build an adventure like never before.

Movie-Inspired Merchandise
A roster of global licensees covering several categories will immerse filmgoers in the world of “THE LEGO MOVIE.” Perennial publishing partners Scholastic, Penguin, Ameet and DK Publishing will offer a range of readers, sticker books, activity books and movie guides. Apparel partners include T-shirts from Mad Engine, Isaac Morris, Kabooki, TV Mania and Casco Blu, hoodies from TV Mania, pajamas from SGI Apparel, TV Mania and Kabooki and undergarments from Handcraft Mfg. and Kabooki. Carry Gear and Grown Up will offer bags, including backpacks and cinch bags. Clic Time is producing clocks and buildable watches. MZB Imagination and Funtastic are creating an array of stationery items including notebooks, journals, folders, pens, pencils and pencil cases, erasers, rulers and luggage/bag tags. Functional key lights featuring movie characters are being produced by IQ HK. Storage partner ROOM Copenhagen is producing a lunchbox, lunch set, drinking bottle and storage and sorting boxes.

The Feature Film
“THE LEGO MOVIE” opens in some global markets the first week of February, 2014. The 3D computer animated adventure tells the story of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

“THE LEGO MOVIE” stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman, as the voices of the animated characters. The film is directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”) from their original screenplay, story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, based on LEGO construction toys. It will incorporate some of the LEGO world’s most popular figures while introducing several new characters, inviting fans who have enjoyed the brand’s innovative toys and hugely popular video games for generations to experience their visually unique LEGO world as never seen before. The film is produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”) and Roy Lee (“The Departed,” “How to Train Your Dragon”). “THE LEGO MOVIE” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

LEGO, its logo, the brick and knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2013 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

via Entertainment Weekly

Ken Robichaud | June 18th, 2013 | LEGO, News

Official Teaser Trailer For The LEGO Movie (Insert Building Pun Here)

Update: Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the movie’s theatrical release date is set for February 7th, 2014.

I’ve been curious about how The LEGO Movie would be done since it was announced. I’ll admit that this caught me off guard… in a good way. Drink it in and let me know what you think. I need to go watch it again…

Ken Robichaud | March 22nd, 2013 | LEGO, News

LEGO Movie Now Called The LEGO Movie And You Could Be Involved

The LEGO Movie Logo

I love waking up to people freaking out all over Facebook about one geeky thing or another and today it’s this. I’m not sure if it’s LEGO or Warner Brothers, but somebody is still playing the name game and today it’s called The LEGO Movie. I hope this one sticks and the great brick built logo above is a good sign towards that end. The whole deal can be read over on Slashfilm, but the really interesting bit is the contest being held on ReBrick.

Beginning March 25, LEGO fans registered worldwide on http://rebrick.com will have a one-of-a-kind, hands-on opportunity to take part in the growing excitement for “THE LEGO MOVIE” by creating a 15-30 second video clip based on its story, in the LEGO ReBrick Movie Competition. The winning video could be featured in the film, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, opening February 7, 2014.

The fan-produced clips will relate to an exciting scene in the film, in which the citizens of the LEGO universe rally to prevent an unspeakable disaster. They do this by quickly disassembling the elements of their environments, brick by brick, and rebuilding them into fantastic and fun hybrid vehicles and tools—the stranger and more innovative, the better, like rocket/dragons or butterfly/speedboats—to take part in an epic battle.

Using only LEGO bricks and non-licensed LEGO minifigures, contestants will select a character and set their action sequence in one of their favorite LEGO worlds, such as LEGO City, Space, Pirates, Western, Vikings, Dino, Castle, and others. After building and recording their LEGO designs, they will upload the video to YouTube, and bookmark it on the rebrick.com Building Challenge page, where it will be open for voting from the entire ReBrick membership. The 25 videos earning the most “Likes” will ultimately be reviewed for creativity, originality, theme and suitability for the film by a panel of judges, including Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, writers/directors of “THE LEGO MOVIE.”

The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California, for a VIP Tour; a meeting with the directors, to participate in a LEGO build; an exclusive LEGO film camera designed and built by the official LEGO model shop; plus souvenir WARNER BROS. PICTURES items from the movie’s set, signed by the designers. His or her winning entry may also be edited into the film’s big battle sequence.

Second and third place winners will also be honored, as well as winners of bi-weekly prizes selected during the challenge’s six-week run, for a range of additional prizes, including tickets to the Studio’s tour, “THE LEGO MOVIE” merchandise, a $200 gift card for the Studio’s online store, and a feature spot on The Official LEGO Channel on YouTube.

All entrants must be at least 16 years old and be registered on the LEGO fansite http://rebrick.com. Submissions will be accepted from March 25, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., until May 6, 2013, at 8:59 A.M., EDT. Videos must be between 15-30 seconds and be captured using a camera that is at least 3.2 megapixels, and framed to fit within a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. Submissions must contain only LEGO elements and figures with no customized parts, must follow the ReBrick House Rules, and must be suitable for children.

Local regulations and complete prizing information can be found on the Contest Rules page at http://rebrick.it/Contest, with additional guidelines, examples and updates available at microsite http://rebrick.it/LEGOMovie. Winners will be announced on May 20, 2013.

I’ve little doubt that this news will whip a subset of the community into a froth and I’m kinda looking forward to it. I’m with Chief on being sold on this for the logo alone.