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Lego movie talk

12.18.2009

A while ago, we brought you the thoroughly ridiculous news that a LEGO movie was being made, and now producer Dan Lin is talking to Collider about the project, and why he thinks it’s actually the best toy-based movie idea out there. Surprisingly, after reading through his reasoning, I’m almost inclined to agree with him.

I don’t want to give away too much about the story just yet until we publicly announce it, but I will tell you what you mentioned…what’s great about Lego is the worlds. There’s all these different worlds. Space, pirates, Viking world, so it allows a director to play in a lot of different worlds.

So that’s what we’re working on with the movie right now. I would say there are several Lego characteristics that we’re trying to build into the movie. Their company motto is only the best is good enough. So they’ve raised a very high bar for the movie. Something else we’ve talked about with them is never the same toy twice. You know, with Legos you build per the instructions and then you break it apart and build something else on your own with your own creativity. So, for us, Superglue is evil in the world of Lego. It’s all about building what your mind wants you to build, what your imagination allows you to build.

Here’s the thing, people f*cking love Legos. I’m not precisely sure what it is about them, but every kid ever plays with Legos, Lego video games sell like crazy, people ALREADY shoot entire movies in Lego and therefore, I can actually see this potentially working really well. With the ability to go from space to vikings to knights to present day, if someone creative was actually put in charge of writing this thing, it could end up being a pretty damn cool 3D CGI kids feature.

Extra Tidbit: I draw the line at the necessity of a “Lego Rock Band” though.
Source: Collider

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1:24AM on 12/19/2009
As a die-hard, life-long fanatic of Lego, I frown upon this stupid idea so passionately that my cheeks are mopping the floor. One may or may not be surprised to find that I've made a name for myself on the internets by way of my Lego skills. Just run a search for "Lego Optimus Prime", and you're sure to find my sculptures. After reading what Dan Lin said, it appears that whoever is developing the script doesn't even have the remotest grasp on what the appeal of Lego really is. It's Lego's old
As a die-hard, life-long fanatic of Lego, I frown upon this stupid idea so passionately that my cheeks are mopping the floor. One may or may not be surprised to find that I've made a name for myself on the internets by way of my Lego skills. Just run a search for "Lego Optimus Prime", and you're sure to find my sculptures. After reading what Dan Lin said, it appears that whoever is developing the script doesn't even have the remotest grasp on what the appeal of Lego really is. It's Lego's old catchphrase from the '90s: "Your World. Your Rules." - Not: "Randomly Chosen Amalgam of Unrelated Worlds Slapped Together Carelessly."

However, there are 2 things that I hope I can count on - one, at least, I know I definitely can.
1. Lego won't be funding the project; merely authorizing it.
2. This movie won't see a dime from me.
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12:17AM on 12/19/2009
Either I just had a Fruidian slip or Im tired but I only clicked on this because I thought it said LEO MOVIE TALK & wanted to read about DiCaprio flick. lol
Either I just had a Fruidian slip or Im tired but I only clicked on this because I thought it said LEO MOVIE TALK & wanted to read about DiCaprio flick. lol
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10:08PM on 12/18/2009
Know what would be cool, is if they did something along the lines of that "Paris Jet Ame" (or however it's spelled), where it's a bunch of short stories, somewhat interconnected, each shot by a different director.
Know what would be cool, is if they did something along the lines of that "Paris Jet Ame" (or however it's spelled), where it's a bunch of short stories, somewhat interconnected, each shot by a different director.
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1:34PM on 12/18/2009

Lego Rock Band

I too once thought Lego Rock Band was a rediculous idea, but the cool thing about the Rock Band games is that you can take the music and import it into the regular rock band games. As far as a movie goes, I sort of agree that taken in the right direction, having the different worlds exist and possibly come together for something could be a cool idea.
I too once thought Lego Rock Band was a rediculous idea, but the cool thing about the Rock Band games is that you can take the music and import it into the regular rock band games. As far as a movie goes, I sort of agree that taken in the right direction, having the different worlds exist and possibly come together for something could be a cool idea.
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12:47PM on 12/18/2009
ive always been more of a knex guy myself
ive always been more of a knex guy myself
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12:45PM on 12/18/2009
Stop motion lego movie in the hands of MIchel Gondry might be pretty amazing.
Stop motion lego movie in the hands of MIchel Gondry might be pretty amazing.
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12:43PM on 12/18/2009
I loved all the recent Lego games with Star Wars and Batman and I use to love playing with the Lego Pirates when I was younger. Who knows how a movie would turn out. It would probably just be dumb fun.
I loved all the recent Lego games with Star Wars and Batman and I use to love playing with the Lego Pirates when I was younger. Who knows how a movie would turn out. It would probably just be dumb fun.
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