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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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8:41PM on 07/08/2010

hahahahaha...

what the fuck? movie producers going through the strikebacks with a fine tooth comb? how does this not sound like bullshit? and the avatar re-release? all bullshit
what the fuck? movie producers going through the strikebacks with a fine tooth comb? how does this not sound like bullshit? and the avatar re-release? all bullshit
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4:55AM on 07/08/2010
Give me a Tinker Toys movie and I'll be set!
Give me a Tinker Toys movie and I'll be set!
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12:52AM on 07/08/2010

I like Phil Lord

he adapted Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs perfectly and produced the first season of How I Met Your Mother. I think he's the best person for this tricky job.
he adapted Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs perfectly and produced the first season of How I Met Your Mother. I think he's the best person for this tricky job.
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12:50AM on 07/08/2010
a movie in the same realm as other icon characters and movies. i see a type of pixar to the 10th power on this one,
a movie in the same realm as other icon characters and movies. i see a type of pixar to the 10th power on this one,
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10:51PM on 07/07/2010

I'm willing to give it a shot

I thought Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was going to be a stinker, and I was (very) pleasantly surprised. This could actually be a fun film.
I thought Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was going to be a stinker, and I was (very) pleasantly surprised. This could actually be a fun film.
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8:18PM on 07/07/2010
I still can't believe they're actually going through with this. I'm just dumb founded.
I still can't believe they're actually going through with this. I'm just dumb founded.
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8:06PM on 07/07/2010
It was only a matter of time.
It was only a matter of time.
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3:54PM on 07/07/2010

coming Summer 2016...

LEGO 2: Terror in TinkerToy Town
LEGO 2: Terror in TinkerToy Town
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2:40PM on 07/07/2010

hahahahaahahaha...now

this is a load of bullshit, unless its a flick about how the lego company almost went out of business, which would then be very boring. but yeah, this is bullshit.
this is a load of bullshit, unless its a flick about how the lego company almost went out of business, which would then be very boring. but yeah, this is bullshit.
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12:58PM on 07/07/2010
I actually have no problem with this. Phil Lord's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was definitely one of the more underrated movies from last year. With his sense of humor and interesting visuals, this could actually be really fun.
I actually have no problem with this. Phil Lord's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was definitely one of the more underrated movies from last year. With his sense of humor and interesting visuals, this could actually be really fun.
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12:56PM on 07/07/2010
Personally, I would like to see a Lincoln Logs movie.
Personally, I would like to see a Lincoln Logs movie.
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2:01PM on 07/07/2010
I don't think those were Lincoln Logs.
I don't think those were Lincoln Logs.
12:51PM on 07/07/2010

interesting

seems pretty cool
seems pretty cool
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12:45PM on 07/07/2010
No thanks I'll just rewatch the "Fell in love with a girl" video over and over and over.
No thanks I'll just rewatch the "Fell in love with a girl" video over and over and over.
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