Just this week we got LEGO and Warner Bros. announcing the home media release dates for The LEGO Movie 2. It didn’t quite catch on in the cinema, but maybe more people will purchase it for home viewing. Digital format arrives next month while the disc versions won’t be until May. Regarding the physical-copy release, while there’re the expected 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD versions, some retailers like Target seems to offer more. They have their own LEGO Movie 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack which packs a Blu-ray, DVD, and digital versions of the animated sequel all rolled into one. As expected, it also has a LEGO freebie to hopefully sweeten the deal.
But if you’re anticipating something not so regularly seen from LEGO, like a new minifigure, then better lower your expectations. That is, unless you haven’t gotten the LEGO Movie 2 – Rex’s Plantimal Ambush (30460) polybag yet. But that’s only if you haven’t bought at least $40 worth of LEGO products online from shop.LEGO.com last month.
Still, if you haven’t gotten anything off LEGO Shop@Home in February and are willing to wait, pre-ordering this Combo Pack at Target is a good idea. This Target offering for The LEGO Movie 2 Blu-ray Combo is worth $27.99 (Blu-ray, DVD, & digital), including the Plantimal Ambush (30460) polybag, and will be available starting May 7.
The LEGO movie 2: The Second Part premiered February 8 and has since earned $173.5 million combined on both North American and international box offices. While still positively reviewed, the film failed to replicate the success of its 2014 predecessor, a phenomenon attributed by Warner Animation Group to franchise fatigue.