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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/
The first wave of the Lego Movie sets have hit the store shelves, and Lego is not stopping there. With a mini-wave of sets being released in the next few weeks. The first of which is the massive MetalBeard’s Sea Cow (70810). This nautical wonder is the largest set available in the theme. With 2,741 pieces and a price tag of $249.99 (CA $299.99, DE 249.99€, UK £169.99, DK 2,199.00 DKK). The Sea Cow is currently available for purchase for Lego VIP members, and will have a full release on March 1st.
MetalBeard’s Sea Cow is a top heavy ship. Featuring a steam punk and pirate themed design. This insane ship comes with 6 cannons, a huge chimney, a cow with wings, satellite dish, a captains quarters, removable decks, huge turbines, propellers, and brick built sails.
Lego has put together one of their Design videos for this release (http://youtu.be/KNjz7Q2isQk):
The ship is fully furnished inside. Just look how happy Benny is about this.
This may be the most detailed Lego set ever made. There is just an insane amount of stuff going on here.
The set also comes with Emmets blue couch and 2 Micro Managers.
The Lego Movie, MetalBeard’s Sea Cow comes with 4 minifigures and 2 brick built figures. Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle will be setting sail with MetalBeard and QueasyKitty. This version of MetalBeard is actually a scaled down version, the full size is already available. Some of the details have been wonderfully preserved, such as the mini shark, and peg leg, and arm cannons.
“70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow
Ages 14+ 2,741 Pieces
US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 2,199.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Help our heroes escape the Micro Managers on MetalBeard’s Sea Cow!
Shiver me timbers, the Micro Managers are approaching our heroes and MetalBeard aboard his wacky Sea Cow ship. Climb the mast to keep a look-out. Fire the powerful shooting cannons from the side of the ship to repel the Micro Managers. And watch out – one has flick missiles and the other can shoot a net! Raise the anchors, spin the rear propellers and steer the ship to safety with the mini version of MetalBeard at the wheel. Includes 4 minifigures: Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle, and 2 figures: MetalBeard and QueasyKitty.
Battle 2 Micro Managers with The LEGO® Movie MetalBeard’s Sea Cow with mini version of MetalBeard, 4 minifigures and cow with wings!
Everything is Awesome is the featured song from The Lego Movie. This upbeat tune is performed by Tegan and Sara and features The Lonely Island. Check out the official music video. If you are looking to download the song, check it out on Amazon: Everything Is Awesome!!! (Feat. The Lonely Island)
If you can’t get enough of The Lego Movie then check out these great animated Bloopers. These mostly feature Emmet and Batman, proving that they can get along after all. These Official Bloopers are actually a “clip,” so keep an eye out for more being released in the future. I’m sure Benny and Wyldstyle have something to share…
The Lego movie is awesome! And now you can see just how much work went into that awesome. This 7 minute behind the scenes look into the making of the Lego Movie is almost completely spoiler free. The animation studio, Animal Logic, put a whole lot of love into this project. Starting from Lego sets, they built and familiarized themselves with Lego. Then built concept models that were then digitized with what looks like the Lego Digital Designer (LDD). They then animated these models in the software. All of this took years of work, which paid off!
It looks like the video below is actually a cut of version of an fxguide article. The embedded version below mostly removed the interview portions. If you want to see the full version you can read the article, Brick-by-brick: how Animal Logic crafted The LEGO Movie, here: http://www.fxguide.com/featured/brick-by-brick-how-animal-logic-crafted-the-lego-movie/ and download the full 30 minute video, fxguidetv #186: The LEGO Movie, here: http://www.fxguide.com/fxguidetv/fxguidetv-186-the-lego-movie/
YouTube link: http://youtu.be/iiL5U-yksa8
Lego and Roadshow Films recently shared a behind the scenes look at the new Lego Movie. Titled “Behind the Bricks’ this video is an amusingly animated look at the drama behind the upcoming film. These videos are always impressive because the amount of work it takes to animate a full 4 minutes of video must be insane. Everything about this movie just keeps getting better. Now I’m off to make my own Space Dog and Space Cat…
You can read more about The Lego Movie here: http://everydaybricks.com/tag/the-lego-movie/
The new Lego Minifigures (71004) The Lego Movie Series is about to hit store shelves. WhiteFang has done a full detailed photo review over on Eurobricks. This new series is a slight departure from the normal Lego Collectible Minifigures. This is the first series to focus on one theme. Here it is the upcoming Lego Movie. It has been assumed that this would be Series 12 of these Minifigs, but there is no mention of a series number anywhere on the packaging. Instead Lego has made slight design changes to call it “The Lego Movie.” WhiteFang notes that we won’t be able to get a definitive answer on the nomenclature until the either Series 12 or Series 13 shows up. And, who knows where the upcoming Simpsons Minifigures will fit in.
The Lego Movie Series contains a whole lot of personality. The Lego heads (faces) are all new, with a wide variety of happy and angry expressions. Combined with some of the new hair pieces means that this set will blend in well with other Lego minifigures. It looks like Emmet, President Business, Scribble-Face Bad Cop, and the Panda Guy are the common minifies this time around. With Calamity Drone, Mrs. Scratchen-Post, William Shakespeare, Gail the Construction Worker, Velma Staplebot, and Marsha the Queen of the Mermaids being the rare figures.
This series contains 16 minifigures: Calamity Drone, Gail the Construction Worker, Abraham Lincoln, Larry the Barista, Panda Guy, Velma Staplebot, William Shakespeare, Taco Tuesday Guy, “Where are my pants?” Guy, Wiley Fusebot, President Buisness, Wild West Wyldstyle, Hard Had Emmet, Scribbe-Face Bad Cop, Mrs. Scratchen-Post, and Marsha the Queen of the Mermaids.
Check out the whole review of the Lego Minifigures, The Lego Movie Series, written by WhiteFang, over on Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=88428
Lego Minifigures Series 12 has been revealed. Series 12 has been relatively quite, especially compared to the recent series 11. This set is due out in January 2014. All 16 of the Minifigures are based on the upcoming “The Lego Movie.” A lot of these characters can be seen in the newest movie trailer.
This whole collectible series is full of wacky minifigs, including Calamity Drone, Gail the Construction Worker, Abraham Lincoln, Larry the Barista, Panda Guy, Velma Staplebot, William Shakespeare, Taco Tuesday Guy, “Where are my pants?” Guy, Wiley Fusebot, President Buisness, Wild West Wyldstyle, Hard Had Emmet, Scribbe-Face Bad Cop, Mrs. Scratchen-Post, and Marsha the Queen of the Mermaids. Check out that Octan mug!
A big thanks to Brickfanatics for this early information about the Lego Minifigures Series 12: http://brickfanatics.co.uk/official-lego-cmf-series-12-image/