The LEGO Movie Reveals New Preview And A Build-Your-Own-Lego Figure Website

By Nick Venable 2013-12-26 20:25:43discussion comments


Unlike nearly every other upcoming or past film based on a toy property, thereís one movie that has got my utterly rabid attention, and I know its nameÖI know its name. Itís The LEGO Movie, from neíer-do-wrong directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and the latest clip is similar to the rest in that it uses its time introducing us to its many characters, as well as offering up a few new jokes and a little more Batman, which is what every film needs as far as Iím concerned. And if youíve already familiarized yourself with everyone from the film, why not spend a few minutes making a LEGO figurine out of yourself? Or maybe just dress up like Batman for the 2,097th straight night like I did.

You canít always tell a movie is going to be great just by the studio still at the beginning of the preview, but the LEGO baseplate design of the Warner Bros. logo is an excellent touch. From there, we see the old mystic Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) not quite recognizing Emmet (Chris Pratt), who is mistaken for the last living Master Builder, a savior to the LEGO world currently in danger of becoming all glued together at the hands of the nefarious President Business (Will Ferrell). We get to meet him as well, along with Batman (Will Arnett), Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), and Bad Cop/Good Cop (Liam Neeson), all to the tune of The Ting Tingís years-old single "Thatís Not My Name," which was a weird, though apt, choice of music.

The clip features short bursts of new footage, which is totally allowed for a film that seems to be packed full of jokes and visual gags. I know itís mostly the editing that creates this joke, but Emmetís "Oh, look, a rainbow!" punchline to his claim that heís "dark and brooding" is as annoying as the tired trend of jokes about peopleís lacking attention spans. Kids have to be sick of those too, right?

And now the moment youíve been waiting for. Just head on over to this site to make a LEGO figure out of yourself, or at least as close a representation as possible with the limited number of choices available. Itís nowhere near as comprehensive as the create-a-character modes on video games, but itís still a fun and colorful way to spend a few minutes of your day. Iím assuming they didnít have the rights to use any licensed names, so you canít make yourself look like any superheroes or Star Wars characters. But you can look like the secret identity of a superhero. Below youíll find the closest representation of me I could create.

my lego man

Itís not that handsome, but then neither am I, or my supercharacter Beardo Weirdo. You can find a lot more yellow faces, including those voiced by Jonah Hill, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Cobie Smulders, Alison Brie and Channing Tatum Ė when The Lego Movie hits theaters on February 7, 2014. Check out the filmís latest trailer below.


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