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The future will be made out of LEGOs. Hollywood’s future, anyway. After the tremendous success of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The LEGO Movie, everything’s utilizing those constructible pieces of colorful plastic to fuel imaginations… and San Diego Comic-Con is no different. Of all the displays on the Convention Floor for Preview Night, the one that most impressed me was the massive LEGO set up near the center of the staging floor. I mean, how do you top a LEGO Chris Pratt, circa this summer’s smash hit, Jurassic World?
That’s incredible. Granted, it’s missing some LEGO raptors. Maybe they ran out of green pieces, because they used all of them recreating this amazing fight scene from Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron?! What happens when a LEGO Hulk punches a LEGO Hulkbuster armor? Something tells me you end up sweeping LEGO pieces from the floor for days.
As is expected, Star Wars had a major presence in the LEGO land. This Stormtrooper stood over the entrance to the exhibit:
And this display – one of four walls – had miniaturized versions of every Star Wars character in the entire George Lucas galaxy. Impressive:
You know what the best part of the LEGO display was, though? They didn’t forget the kids, setting up multiple stations where adolescent attendees of the Convention Center Preview Night could dive in and start to slap together their own LEGO creations. It was a joy to watch:
It’s possible that one day soon, we’ll grow tired of seeing our beloved pop culture icons created in LEGO form. But thanks to these displays – particularly a LEGO Chris Pratt! – that day hasn’t yet arrived.