LEGOLAND Florida Teases Upcoming New Themed Area LEGO Movie World

Much in the mold of other multi-location theme park chains like Disney, the LEGOLAND Resorts from LEGO and Merlin Entertainments have their own theme areas that are common across their park locations. There’s the Miniland scale-sized famous building area, the Heartlake City zone for LEGO Friends and the classic Knights Kingdom theme for LEGO Castle. Still, individual LEGOLAND Parks can work on their own unique expansion areas which, if good enough, might be replicated with the others. So LEGOLAND Florida has made a big announcement about its new LEGO Movie World based on LEGO’s big-screen blockbuster LEGO Movie film series.

The LEGOLAND theme park in Winter Haven expects their new area, named the LEGO Movie World, to be open next year in the spring. The zone, will comprise characters, settings and elements from not only the first LEGO Movie in 2014 but also the sequel, which may premier roughly the same time as the opening.

At least three distinct rides have been announced for LEGO Movie World. The “LEGO MOVIE Masters of Flight” will have passengers take a high-flying ride on Emmet’s triple-decker couch (coaster), famous for having a 180-degree turn (the first in a major US park, they say).

Next is “Unikitty’s Disco Drop” which will have riders being bounced up and down and spun around with a dizzying view of Cloud Cuckooland. Finally, the “Battle of Bricksburg” attraction draws on The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part by having participants engage in a water-gun fight with Duplo invaders.

Among other extra features are new LEGO Movie room theme options at the LEGOLAND Hotel, plus a Taco Tuesday Eatery and Awesome (gift) Shop. LEGOLAND Florida GM Rex Jackson is pleased to have LEGO Movie World as an exclusive themed area for their park. (though hopefully other LEGOLANDs may follow)

LEGO Movie World

The LEGO Movie 2 premieres February 8, with LEGO Movie World in Florida following soon.

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LEGO Movie 2 Keeping It Awesomer With Emmet Book Reveals Exclusive Emmet Minifigure

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is still a few months away from cinemas, but being a film based on an epic toy brand, and a much awaited sequel, means that it’s got a load of related merchandise coming in line with the premiere. Beyond the usual tie-in sets and collectible minifigures that we can expect from LEGO, Amazon has revealed our first LEGO Movie 2 inspired book that even comes with a free Emmet minifigure: The LEGO Movie 2 Keeping It Awesomer With Emmet.

Obviously, the book’s selling point will be the new minifigure iteration of Emmet as we see him again in the LEGO Movie 2 trailer. Based on this Amazon listing, Emmet seems to come with a pretty beat up garb (or it could be the clam shell cover, I’m not really sure), which is understandable considering after going through the apocalyptic events of Taco Tuesday.

Keeping It Awesomer With Emmet
Image courtesy of back2brick via Instagram.
Keeping It Awesomer With Emmet
Image courtesy of back2brick via Instagram.

A closer look at this new Emmet minifigure shows that he will also include a pair of goggles, and what looks like to be a plant piece from well, Planty.

Amazon already has Keeping it Awesomer with Emmet (which they call Emmet’s Guide to Being Awesome-rlisted on their platform. Here’s the book blurb:

Let Emmet teach you how to be AWESOMER with his guide to life!Includes an exclusive Emmet Minifigure. THE LEGO� MOVIE 2 – in cinemas February 2019! JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN’T GET AWESOMER… Remember when everything was awesome? Now get ready for even bigger, awesomer, and more action-packed adventures with Emmet and all his very best brick friends from THE LEGO� MOVIE! When we last saw Emmet, he was the most positive, caring, super-duper guy in Bricksburg. This time, Emmet’s eternal optimism and master-building abilities will be put to the ultimate test: The very existence of play is at stake! Can Unikitty and Lucy help him stay positive? Can Benny the spaceman finally get a new helmet? Will Batman work in other colours than black? Will Metal Beard build new multi-purpose legs? Why are you still reading all these questions? Just buy the book!

This LEGO Movie book (and its accompanying Emmet minifig and accessories) comes out on January 3 next year, with a retail price of $11.13 on Amazon. Pre-orders are now accepted in case you want this new version of Emmet .

The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) Teased for February 2019

I guess this is somehow expected. Like its predecessor, The LEGO Movie 2 is getting tons of attention from The LEGO Group, with a good number of tie-in sets slated for next year, some of which were already listed by Amazon France. Now LEGO news authority in Germany, Promobricks, have recently received their latest copy of this year’s LEGO Christmas Catalog and from the looks of it, we will be receiving a new wave of LEGO Collectible Minifigures just in time with the film’s release in February. If you recall in 2014, LEGO has also released a similar CMF line in celebration of the first LEGO Movie. With the Harry Potter and Wizarding World CMF hype starting to wind down, LEGO is now building on the momentum by teasing on the arrival of The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) by February 2019.

This particular page from the LEGO Christmas Catalogue hints on the arrival of a new Collectible Minifigures series, scheduled for February. It is reasonable to assume that this whole new CMF line will be dedicated to The LEGO Movie sequel since all eyes will be on this next big, brick-inspired animation film. We can also see another hint from LEGO set portal Price Vortex where the site listed The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023).

If ever this rumor is confirmed by LEGO themselves, then we can assume that this will be a great CMF line to collect. The introduction of our TLM characters’ new designs following the events of the infamous post-Taco Tuesday, were received quite positively by LEGO fans. The minifigure characters that we see from the film’s trailer so far show a rather tough and Mad-Max style of design, so we can somehow expect that several of the character in this rumored CMF line will also sport a similar look. It will also be great to see the new Wasteland Batman minifigure included in this series.

Now that we’re counting the days before the New York Comic Con kicks in, let’s wait and see if LEGO has something in-store for us. The LEGO Movie 2 is scheduled to hit theaters in the US on February 8, 2019.

More Info About The LEGO Movie 2 Sets Revealed by Amazon France

As we close in towards the end of this quarter, more and more info seems to land on the internet regarding the LEGO Movie 2 sets prior to the sequel’s theatrical debut on February, 2019. We had a full reveal of the new Wasteland Batman costume a few days ago, and it is expected that this Mad Max-like version of the Dark Knight will eventually make its way as a minifigure in any of the upcoming LEGO Movie 2 sets scheduled for next year. And speaking about new LEGO sets, Amazon France is on the lead again in giving us more information about these upcoming tie-in sets.

This year’s San Diego Comic Con also saw the reveal of three LEGO Movie 2 sets, with an expected release date of early January. Other than these confirmed sets, it looks like we will have additional 9 sets under the film’s belt and more as we count weeks before the rest of the reveal sometime late December or January. As consolidated by Price Vortex, we now have additional info on these sets’ piece count and expected retail price. Here’s what we have so far.

It is interesting to note that its very likely that there will be a LEGO BrickHeadz single and dual sets under this theme considering that there are sets listed above that are within the price range of 9.99 and 19.99 Euros. Another point of interest is set 70840 which seem to be the largest among all the listed sets so far. Amazon FR shows that this set’s box packaging measures at 58.2cm X 17cm X 48 cm.  (LxWxH),  which is very similar to that of the LEGO Movie MetalBeard’s Sea Cow (70810) D2C set clocking at 2,741 pieces. We can safely guess that set 70840 may perhaps be the largest direct-to-consumer set that LEGO has in store for The LEGO Movie 2.

Based from the looks of it, LEGO is posed to release a huge collection of tie-in sets that can rival those from the first film. Not included in this listing are polybags and other LEGO Movie 2 gift-with-purchase sets. We’re surely off to a good start in 2019. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is scheduled to open in cinemas in the US on February 8, with more LEGO tie-in sets to be revealed at the end of this year.  Remember to subscribe to our blog site and stay tuned here in The Brick Show!

The LEGO Movie 2 Reveals Wasteland Batman Costume

In case you missed it, DC fans all over the world is now celebrating the Dark Knight’s annual Batman Day in honor of the Caped Crusader’s first comic book appearance in Detective Comics #27 way back in 1939. And to mark the occasion, the official Twitter page of The LEGO Movie 2 has posted an alternate costume of the Dark Knight that I hope will find its way in becoming a physical minifigure. Dubbed as Wasteland Batman, it shows how our hero managed to survive post-apocalyptic Bricksburg after the Duplon Invasion of Taco Tuesday.

The LEGO Movie 2 has introduced a lot of changes to our minifig heroes when we first saw them in The LEGO Movie. Perhaps the most striking of them all is the ‘evolution’ that Unikatty went through – from being the ambassadress of joy and happy thoughts, to a full-grown battle cat that even other LEGO mechs will steer away from. We also Wyldstyle sporting a new desert wasteland look, while the rest of Bricksburg’s residents became like Mad Max extras. As far as we can see it, it is only Emmet that somehow managed to retain his cheery attitude and typical garb.

If you recall, we had our first glimpse of our revamped characters when the official poster for The LEGO Movie 2 first came out last June, and a partial Wasteland Batman was seen reflected on Sweet Mayhem’s visor, and later on in the film’s official trailer.

LEGO has already announced three initial LEGO Movie 2 tie-in sets that will be released in January 2019. However, notably missing is the new Wasteland Batman minifigure that we saw frequently on the film’s early promotions. My best bet is that we will see this new version of Batman in a soon-to-be announced set. And in my opinion, this is perhaps one of the best costumes that our minifig Dark Knight has ever worn. I like how the large, half-tire shoulder pads turned out, including the tattered cape, and metallic bat logo in front. He also has his yellow utility belt piece first introduced in The LEGO Batman Movie, which is a kind of interesting choice given that in first TLM film, we saw him having a printed belt instead rather than having a physical counterpart.

Wasteland Batman

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is slated to hit US theaters on February 8, with several LEGO tie-in sets to be announced early next year, or late December.

Get Your Flashy Airline Safety Tips From The Quirky Cast Of The LEGO Movie 2

What do movie stars do in between film projects? Star in a flashy airline safety guidelines video, of course! Well, at least that’s what the stars of The LEGO Movie 2 did. Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and several of their costars in The LEGO Movie and sequel reprise their characters for a quirky and fun aircraft safety video for Turkish Airlines that was recently uploaded online.

It’s also one cool way to hype up the still-in production The LEGO Movie 2 The Second Part over in the Middle East, and in one of its major countries to boot. For the benefit of Turkish Airlines’ international passengers, the safety video is in English (how else to hear the voice talent?), though the video could probably be subtitled when it is issued later on for their aircraft’s use.

In true LEGO Movie fashion, there are some cool visuals all around during the nearly four-minute safety video. It starts with a LEGO Turkish Airlines plane being assembled in the background while Emmet and Wyldstyle are introducing the whole video.

Of course, actual guidelines like luggage storage and seat-belts get interspersed with fun gags like “include shameless cameos in safety video”. Cue LEGO Batman (who discusses the “No Smoking” regulation). Then comes the “flight mode/switch-off” rule for all electronic devices. We also have Lloyd and Garmadon “demonstrating” the oxygen masks.

Finally, the latter part of the safety video consists of Unikitty singing the expected “airline safety video song that gets stuck in passengers’ heads”, with the likes of Alfred and Harley Quinn as backup dancers. After that, the LEGO DC Super Heroes pitch in for the emergency landing procedure portion.

And with the mandated “earnest closing remarks”, the LEGO Movie crew, plus others, gets to sit back and enjoy the flight. After all, it’s a party in the sky with Turkish Airlines, in cooperation with Warner Animation Group for The LEGO Movie 2, coming 2019.

Check Out This Digital MOC of the LEGO Movie Master Builder Submarine

For those of our LEGO fan readers who might still be riding the buzz from the 2018 San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, the story of this MOC might be just for you. We know you might still be mulling about new details revealed for The LEGO Movie 2, but let’s backtrack a bit. Remember in the first LEGO Movie back in 2014, when the Master Builder Submarine first made its complete appearance? It was a hodgepodge of seemingly random bricks and elements cobbled together into a wicked cool yet fun vessel. And somebody actually replicated it (digitally).

A Redditor, uitslover, decided to figure out if the 3D animated vehicle in The LEGO Movie could be built with physical bricks in real life. So using Stud.io, he managed to generate what he describes as a 99% accurate rendition of the Master Builder sub that’s not only huge, but will not fall apart from its shape.

Master Builder Submarine

Yes, shape. The LEGO Movie Master Builder Submarine constructed in Stud.io as shared by uitslover is about as big as a one- to three-year-old child lying on his back while holding something up to represent the sub’s superstructure. At 29 inches long, 8.2 inches wide and 20.8 inches tall. This is massive when it’s assembled.

Then again, this MOC of The LEGO Movie’s Master Builder Submarine was built only as it looks on the outside, not like other model MOCs or official vehicle sets with interiors. All told, uitslover’s blueprint will use up about 3,341 LEGO bricks and elements, though the specific pieces needed, when purchased only for this, will run an estimated cost between over $500 and over $700, so best of luck to those who would physically realize this.

Here a clip from the LEGO Movie showing how Batman and the rest of the team came up with the idea of the Master Builder Submarine.

 

New Facts About “The LEGO Movie 2” Revealed At SDCC 2018 Panel

One of the major reasons for any fan (with ways and means) to come to the 2018 San Diego Comic Con was the huge amount of panels for every upcoming comic book, video game, film, or any media imaginable. LEGO of course has its own share of these things. In particular, there’s star-studded the panel for The LEGO Movie 2.

Granted, the movie is still some seven months away from cinemas, but it’s never too early to drum up interest with strategic reveals such as with the film’s first trailer released last June. But in the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part panel during SDCC’s last leg during the weekend, the dropped hints are heavy and hard-hitting.

The LEGO Movie 2
Photo by Karl Walter/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9767227b)
Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Stephanie Beatriz
‘Warner Bros Studio’ panel, Comic-Con International, San Diego, USA – 21 Jul 2018

Sitting on the SDCC panel were writers and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, animation director Trisha Gum, and voice talents Chris Pratt (Emmett), Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle) and Stephanie Beatriz (new character Sweet Mayhem). One can’t help but be impressed with Miller who did the panel with a broken wrist done up in a cast (that’s also been doodled on to look like Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet).

Among the details dropped by The LEGO Movie 2 panel involve how the storyline follows up from the 2014 original’s ending, where Finn, the boy whose playtime with his father’s basement LEGO set created the story itself, now has to share with his sister. Her introduction of LEGO Duplo to the mix triggers an “alien war” scenario in Bricksburg that turns it into an apocalyptic warzone, where The Second Part picks up years later (in-universe).

Lord talks about how the central conflict in LEGO Movie 2 is brought about by the clashing imaginations of Finn the “story-maker” and his sister. Gum then describes the plot and visual escalation of the sequel as blasting off “out of the basement into the Systar system”, while new footage from the film was screened.

Even Chris Pratt got into talking about how the events and elements of the movie have grown bigger from the first installment, comparing it to his own casting history. When he voiced Emmett in The LEGO Movie back in 2014, he was easily known by his role in NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation; by the time his voice work was done, he was cast by Marvel as Star-Lord, and the rest was superhero blockbuster history.

To illustrate that point, Pratt reveals that he is also voicing a minor minifigure character, one that’s a fun fusion of Star-Lord and his other new big role as Owen Grady the Raptor wrangler from Jurassic World and its sequel. And as a reminder, JW and Marvel both have LEGO sets with Pratt’s characters on them.

All these info tidbits point to the great potential The LEGO Movie 2 has in surpassing what surprise box office success its predecessor had years before. We’ll have to wait for February 2019 to see if all these hold true.

Thanks to We Live Entertainment for covering the panel.

SDCC 2018 Teasers Reveal DCEU Aquaman Actor Jason Momoa Will Also Voice LEGO Version in The LEGO Movie 2

San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, and boy that weekend that passed by was one of the wildest yet since the event came to prominence because of superhero movies. DC and Warner Bros. didn’t fail to disappoint fans with two movie previews, one being Aquaman starring Jason Momoa.

We already have info down on the upcoming LEGO DC Super Heroes Aquaman: Black Manta Strike (76095) set that directly ties in to the said movie (featuring a Momoa-as-Aquaman minifigure), but that apparently wasn’t the only place we’d find the Hawaiian actor where LEGO’s involved. We’ll be hearing him reprising his role in an eagerly-awaited film.

We know The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is coming out next year. Some little teasers shown by the Warner-DC panel in SDCC’s “hallowed” Hall H last Saturday (July 21) apparently tip off the fact that a LEGO Aquaman will be among the loads of characters present, and he’ll be voiced by Jason Momoa.

The DC superhero minifigures in the LEGO movie sequel already have some notable stars voicing them like Will Arnett as LEGO Batman, and Channing Tatum as the voice behind LEGO Superman. But Warner-DC seems to be trying to pull some performer synergy with the DC Extended Universe with the Momoa casting for LEGO Aquaman. Even Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie is taking over from The LEGO Batman Movie’s Jenny Slate in voicing for LEGO Harley Quinn.

Jason Momoa
This brick-built LEGO statue of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman majestically stands at SDCC 2018.

Aquaman of the DCEU premieres on December 21, but already the iconic underwater hero who can talk to fish has been getting plenty of love at SDCC 2018. There was also a brick-built LEGO statue of him (portrayed by Jason Momoa, naturally) on display there, while the LEGO Super Heroes Aquaman: Black Manta Strike (76095) arrives August 1.

As a parting treat, here’s  Aquaman’s first official trailer.

Don’t Mess Around With This Large-Scale, LEGO Ultrakatty Brick-Built Statue at SDCC 2018

Following the reveal of our first wave of LEGO Movie 2 sets, now comes another attraction to watch out for (and to take selfies from) at the LEGO Booth once the San Diego Comic Con kicks in next week. Revealed via Twitter, this large-scale, brick-built statue of LEGO’s Ultrakatty stands at an intimidating 4 feet tall and measures 7 and a half feet long.

From the looks of it, LEGO seems to be giving much screen time in promoting this leveled-up version of Unikitty. Other than this brick-built statue, we also have the SDCC exclusive, LEGO Movie 2 Apocalypseburg Unikitty figure, and the recently revealed Ultrakatty and Warrior Lucy (70827) set. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am pretty much impressed on how Ultrakatty turned out. From the moment I first saw it in the sequel’s official trailer, I know that LEGO will definitely bank its bricks to it. I like the concept of a leveled-up Unikitty, it’s like giving her the potential of powering up depending on her current feelings or emotional state. Its like seeing a brick-built figure of a Zoid that has a capability of powering up many times over such as Goku from the Dragon Ball series. Okay, that might be a bit far-fetched. Anyway, we’ve seen these changes in Unikitty’s emotions many times in the first LEGO Movie and I’m excited to see another dimension of her character and abilities once the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part hit theaters in February.

Traditionally, LEGO has often released 2 or 3 brick statues during this fan conventions such as that from last year’s Luke Skywalker in line with the promotions for The Last Jedi, Thor for MCU’s Thor: Ragnarok, and Flash for Justice League. We can surely expect another one to be revealed in the next few days just in time for the opening of the San Diego Comic Con, so be sure to stay tuned.