Legoland in Carlsbad, California has recently opened a new exhibit. Finn’s Basement, which is the actual set that was used in the filming of The Lego Movie. It is a massive set with almost every scene from The Lego Movie built in Lego. The whole set up is just like every kids (and adults) dream. A massive basement level Lego studio, with a whole collection of Lego spanning decades of collecting. Even though this is only a set, it is extremely awesome!
It appears that these photos were taken before the final exhibit was finished. In newer photos there is a plexiglass wall surrounding each set, making sure that hands stay away from all the hard work on display. The amount of work that went into building this set is staggering. A few poor souls are probably still recovering from calloused hands. The detailing involved in this set is amazing. With hand drawn signs, warning labels and posters which all appeared in The Lego Movie.
Finn’s Basement is organized into different sections. Each one representing a theme from the film. Represented are City, Castle, Wild West, Pirates, Space, Cloud Cuckoo, etc.
Based on the Classic Space section it looks like Benny got his spaceship! Spaceship!
Legoland California has a great exhibit here. Hopefully it will stick around for a long while.
Check out the full series from Finn’s Basement posted by ared22 over on Imgur: http://imgur.com/a/w3WB2
The Lego Movie is a great example of set design. With very visually different scenes, such as the city, the Wild West, and Cloud Cuckoo Land. All of which are included in this diorama built by OliveSeon. This great MOC does a great job of summing up the movie in a relatively tiny space. OliveSeon has even integrated a whole lot of the official The Lego Movie sets into their build.
The use of the Lego Modular Buildings is a nice touch, and they have been customized to take up as little space as possible while retaining their full size. These buildings are a backdrop to the epic vehicle battle across the city streets.
The backside of the diorama features two smaller scenes. A Wild West battle and a final showdown with President Business.
The whole thing is topped off with a great representation of the Cloud Cuckoo Land. It looks like Unikitty would love it in this candy colored setting.
The whole diorama is topped off with The Lego Movie logo, which is especially nice. Completely built out of Lego bricks it is instantly recognizable. Some of the detailing in the Korean logo stands out. With a whole lot of greebling giving the Logo a great texture. Plus, having Emmet dangling off the Logo is a cute detail.
Check out OliveSeon’s The Lego Movie diorama over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/72984233@N02/12473412895/
Lego can be used in a wide variety of projects. Take for instance this Lego Calendar. Created by Vitamins, Design and Invention Studio as a solution to a common problem. The Lego Calendar is an easily shared project management calendar that is easy to understand and engage. You can sync the Lego Calendar with an online version by taking a photo and emailing it to special server.
“It makes the most of the tangibility of physical objects, and the ubiquity of digital platforms, and it’s also puts a smile on our faces when we use it!”
Lego calendar by Vitamins from Vitamins on Vimeo.