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Phil Lord talks about the building blocks of the Lego movie

07.07.2010

Of all the stupid licensed toy-based movie in development right now, I have to say the LEGO movie would seem to be the least stupid. I actually think you could make quite an effective kids movie using the LEGO universe, and judging by how well done LEGO video games are (yeah, it’s surprising, but play one, they’re fun), I think a movie might actually be worthwhile.

The man in charge of the project is CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS director Phil Lord, and talking with Collider he shared his vision for bringing LEGO to the big screen.

I don’t know how we’re exactly going to execute it, but I would say the vast majority of the film takes place in an immersive all-Lego environment. So it’s going to star mini-figs and we’ve created these really cool characters and a really nice character story between these mini-figs. And it’s going to take place in a universe that’s made entirely out of Lego to the point where if there’s water or clouds or like a big explosion, that will be made out of animated Legos. And our goal was to make it look like a super charged stop-motion. Something like if Michael Bay kidnapped Henry Selick to make a movie for him.

I like that last line. This guy is clever.

He goes on to say that all Lego’s licenses actually might be fair game as well, meaning we might get to see Lego Batman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones or Lego Star Wars characters in the mix as well. How ridiculous would that be?

Yeah, it’s another toy movie, but done right, this could be pretty excellent, don’t you think?

Extra Tidbit: But once we start doing K'Nex and Playmobile movies, we've gone too far.
Source: Collider

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