First Wave of LEGO Movie 2 Official Set Images and Product Details Released

After LEGO’s initial reveal via Twitter of the first three tie-in sets slated for the upcoming LEGO Movie sequel, we now have our first wave of the LEGO Movie 2 official set images, names, and descriptions released via LEGO fan site Brick Fanz. These sets are scheduled to be showcased during next week’s San Diego Comic Con from July 19-22.

If you will notice, most of these LEGO Movie 2 official set images already appeared in the official trailer for the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and our predictions for future sets were quite spot on. As it turned out, we now have the official name  for the overgrown but battle-ready, Unikitty that we saw in the trailer. I love how the Ultrakatty & Warrior Lucy set turned out, considering that the former is almost at minifigure scale as seen in the trailer. The set descriptions also offer a glimpse of some of the subtle points of the film without being too spoilery. I also find it curious to see that LEGO opted to provide us with multiple Emmet and Lucy minifigures in this theme. I’m not really sure if they are exactly the same minifigs across these sets, or if they will come with different face printing. As a last note, it looks like LEGO has also introduced one never-before-seen character for the LEGO Movie 2, which is Sharkia. She seems to be a mechanic of sorts, and it remains to be seen if she is a friend or foe for our master builders.

With that said, check out these LEGO Movie 2 official set images and let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

70827 – Ultracatty & Warrior Lucy – $ 29.99

  

  • Includes new-for-January-2019 Lucy and Emmet minifigures, plus a brick-built alien invader with a chomping mouth and rotating cyclops eye. 
  • Ultrakatty features a minifigure cockpit with legs, posable head with 3 alternative facial expressions, and a posable tail and legs. 
  • Includes Lucy’s crossbow weapon 
  • Accessory elements include Lucy’s quiver and ‘STOP’ sign shield element. 
  • Recreate fun-packed scenes from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2.  
  • Ultracatty measures over 3 “(8cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 3 “(8cm) wide. 
  • $ 29.99 USD

 

70829 – Emmet & Lucy’s Escape Buggy – 49.99 USD

  • Includes 3 LEGO MOVIE characters: LEGO Emmet minfigure, Lucy minfigure and Sharkia minifigure, plus 3 brick-built figures: MetalBeard, Star and Heart. 
  • Escape buggy features 2 minifigure seats, a removable roof, opening doors and hood, arrow gun (non-shooting), suspension and big wheels with rubber tires. 
  • Buildable base features on explode function, container with fuel tanks and a canister with translucent flame element. 
  • Weapons include Lucy’s crossbow and Sharkia’s crowbar. 
  • Accessory elements include Lucy’s quiver and ‘STOP’ sign and MetalBeard’s internal organs. 
  • Emmet, Lucy and Sharkia minifigures are new for January 2019. 
  • Recreate fun-packed scenes from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2 with this cool creative toy. 
  • Escape stroller measures over 5 “(15cm) high, x” (22cm) long and 5 “(13cm) wide. 
  • Buildable base measures over 3 “(8cm) high, 1” (5cm) wide and 2 “(6cm) deep. 
  • $ 49.99 USD

 

70830 – Sweet Mayhem’s Systar Starship – 69.99 USD

  • Includes 5 LEGO MOVIE characters: a LEGO Emmet minifigure and Lucy minifigure, plus a Sweet Mayhem mini-doll figure and brick-built Heart and Star toy figures. 
  • Sweet Mayhem’s Systar Starship toy features an opening cockpit for a mini-doll or minifigure, a retractable landing gear, a roll of stickers, a disc shooter and an opening prison cell with a removable control panel and a gun. 
  • Weapons include Lucy’s crossbow and Sweet Mayhem’s gun. 
  • Accessory elements include Lucy’s quiver and Sweet Mayhem’s adjustable wings, helmet, 2 hearts and translucent-blue boosters. 
  • Emmet and Lucy minifigures and Sweet Mayhem mini-doll figure are new for January 2019. 
  • Recreate fun-packed scenes from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2 with this awesome building toy.
  • Measures over 5 “(14cm) high, 6” (16cm) long and 11 “(28cm) wide. 
  • $ 69.99 USD
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Apocalypseburg Unikitty Is Our Next Exclusive LEGO SDCC 2018 Minifigure

It seems that we have our final LEGO SDCC 2018 minifigure reveal. After the official announcement of the this year’s LEGO SDCC Sheriff Deadpool and Black Lightning, LEGO once more took to Twitter to unveil its next (and most probably last) exclusive LEGO SDCC 2018 minifig – from LEGO Movie 2’s Apocalypseburg Unikitty.

Apocalypseburg Unikitty

As you can see from the above image, this version of the herald of positivity is now far different from what she used to be from the first LEGO Movie. Personally, I’m not really a fan of the Unikitty series, but I have to say that like Sheriff Deadpool, this Apocalypseburg Unikitty minifig is beautifully detailed. It has two interchangeable expressions: Rage Kitty and Angry Kitty. It even features a unique unicorn tail piece with pointed scales – which makes this kitty quite intimidating actually. It also has a side-mounted rocket launcher in reference to how Unikitty looks like in the LEGO Movie 2 trailer.

Apocalypseburg Unikitty Apocalypseburg UnikittyI have to admit that though this Unikitty SDCC 2018 exclusive is excellently crafted, I couldn’t help but to be a bit disappointed on LEGO’s choice of candidate. We already have a handful of Unikitty figures since the launch of her theme, so having another one somehow dampens the excitement. Love it or hate it, this Apocalypseburg Unikitty will surely be a hit to a particular section of LEGO fandom.

This LEGO Movie 2 minifigure exclusive Apocalypseburg Unikitty will be available to attendees via a lottery system on July 22 at the LEGO Booth from 10AM to 12NN.

The LEGO Movie 2 Official Trailer Finally Released – And It Looks Like Things Are Still Going To Be Awesome

After getting our first teaser poster, the much awaited The LEGO Movie 2 trailer has been finally dropped by LEGO and Warner Animation Group. In the trailer, we are shown a somewhat post-apocalyptic Bricksburg following the tragic events of Taco Tuesday where Duplo-like creatures from outer space went on a rampage on the city, leaving the place in ruins. Check out the trailer below.

Based on an article/synopsis from Deadline, the LEGO Movie 2 will set our brick heroes five years in the future following the events of Taco Tuesday where the first film ended. This new threat of LEGO Duplo invaders has plunged Bricksburg into chaos, leaving the once booming and cheery town into a Mad Max-kind of living. As Lucy (Wyldstyle) puts it, this hardened them to survive the tough living conditions they’re in, well except for good ‘ol Emmet who still managed to be overly optimistic.

Eventually, it looks like Emmet is off to another mission not just to restore harmony to their brick-built universe but also to save his friends from the hands of a new character called Sweet Mayhem. I’m not quite sure if her character will eventually turn out to be detrimental to Emmet and to the rest of the team, since it seems that the real objective is to fend off the overpowered LEGO Duplo creatures. We just have to wait and find out.

Deadline also mentions that The LEGO Movie 2 will bring Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of the gang to faraway, and unexplored musical worlds in order to discover the means to defeat the towering LEGO Duplo aggressors. We have to wait and see how this ‘musical’ aspect of the film will be reconciled with the somewhat depressing mood at the beginning of the film following the destruction of Bricksburg. Furthermore, being a film that combines all the best of what LEGO has to offer, I wouldn’t be surprised if LEGO will thrown in a LEGO Worlds-like environment where the S-Star (I hope I spelled it right) system can be portrayed.

Another thing that I am excited about is the new characters that the sequel will introduce: we have the Friends-inspired Sweet Mayhem, and the yet-to-be revealed Ice Cream Cone and Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi. We also get a glimpse of a new, and fiercer Unikitty which for me will look great as an actual LEGO set. Benny also had a reboot with a new cyborg-like arm, as well as Batman in a yet another new costume.

Other than hoping to see this version of Unikitty being part of an upcoming LEGO set, it would be great to have this modified version of Emmet’s house-turned-spaceship into another TLM2 set.

The LEGO Movie 2 is slated to hit theaters on February 9, and voiced by the same awesome artists from the first film such as Chris Pratt (Emmet), Elizabeth Banks (Lucy), and Will Arnett (LEGO Batman) among others. So what do you think? What other potential LEGO sets can you spot in this trailer? What twists and turns does LEGO and Warner Animation Group has in store for The LEGO Movie 2? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

 

First Teaser Poster for “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” Revealed

LEGO Movies have proven themselves to be big sellers on the big screen, so while the Warner Animation Group might continue to bring out LEGO-themed releases for home video, they’re also hard at work with films that’ll go to cinemas, like a sequel to 2014’s LEGO Movie, set for 2019. That may be next year, but already LEGO and WAG are busy promoting the movie with the fandom built up from watching the original, LEGO Batman, and LEGO Ninjago in theaters. Last month we even got a glimpse of the official logo for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Now, as if following the standard LEGO brick-building process, we have a look at the first teaser poster for the film, with the title logo tacked onto the bottom. The image is of the LEGO Movie heroes Emmet, Wyldstyle and LEGO Batman, reflected on the visor of a new character.

Said new character is named Sweet Mayhem according to some entertainment news sources online, and she is voiced by Stephanie Beatriz. But is she friend or foe? The fact that she’s a character in a spacesuit with clear-part wings and arm cannon makes her alignment hard to tell for sure.

But thankfully we might not be up in the air for long. WAG is set to release the first teaser for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part on Monday, June 5. Perhaps we’ll learn what the deal is up with Sweet Mayhem gal. For now, just watch this space.

Official Title Logo for “The LEGO Movie 2” (2019) Released

When The LEGO Movie graced theaters in 2014, it opened the gates for more LEGO-themed animated movies, previously released only direct to video, to make a splash on a bigger screen. Last year saw the double-whammy of LEGO Batman and LEGO Ninjago, proving the concept of a LEGO cinematic universe.

But those two are spinoffs, and ultimately we’d want to know what further happens in the lives of Emmet, Wyldstyle and friends. LEGO and Warner Bros. Animation have already confirmed a sequel is coming, and now they’ve cemented its production progress by revealing its full title and official promo logo.

So here we have it, the official title design for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. It’s a rather redundant subtitle, but the block design of the letters makes it work. Yes, it’s just a flip of the original LEGO Movie title with more blue, but it looks promising.

Considering this LEGO Movie 2 logo has been revealed, it can only mean that LEGO and WB Animation are all set to do some advance promotions, considering that its premiere date is still for February 2019. Eyes are looking toward July’s San Diego Comic Con as a possible preview venue.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part sees the return of the main actors in their original voice roles: Chris Pratt as Emmet Brickowski, Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, and Will Arnett as LEGO Batman, plus newcomer Tiffany Haddish in a yet undisclosed role. Watch this space for more TLM2 updates.

Chris Miller Does Advanced Promo of LEGO Movie 2 by Riding On The Hype Of “Ready Player One”

Not long after it was announced that Tiffany Haddish is joining the cast for The LEGO Movie 2, direct sequel to the 2014 surprise hit animated film, one of its producers (and co-director of the original LEGO Movie) decided to do some advanced promotion… at the humorous expense of another film.

Chris Miller, part of the directorial tandem with Phil Lord for The LEGO Movie in 2014, posted on his Twitter page to build hype about a movie filled with characters from different films, TV series and videogames in one shared universe. It sounds like Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, right?

Ha-ha, but no. It runs out Miller was actually plugging The LEGO Movie 2, which he notes as “coming this February”. But as this year’s February was last month, he of course means February of 2019 next year, a cheeky reference to the massive schedule delay in the movie’s premiere.

Then again, there are some similarities in both the LEGO Movie franchise and Ready Player One, particularly the numerous licensed franchises that pop up in their respective narratives. The original source of RPO’s story, the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, was a love letter to 1980s-90s geek culture after all.

Scant information has been given away on the nature of The LEGO Movie 2’s plot, but there are hints that it involves the differences in LEGO play between boys and girls. Most of the original film’s voice cast is reprising their roles. Lord and Miller shift from co-directors to producers.

The LEGO Movie 2 Gets Tiffany Haddish in Voice Cast

When The LEGO Movie hit cinemas back in 2014, it sort of opened the door for LEGO-themed animated productions to go beyond just direct-to-video releases and get their own spot in the limelight by premiering in theaters too. Since then, the LEGO Batman Movie and LEGO Ninjago Movie graced the silver screen.

But if you thought that these films were sequels to the original LEGO Movie, they’re actually spinoffs building up to a larger LEGO movie-verse. A direct sequel to the 2014 film is in development, with most of the voice cast set to reprise their roles, with one prominent new addition.

Actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish has now been revealed to be joining the LEGO Movie sequel. She has been billed to be a new “key character” for the film which puts her at equal footing with the main characters and Master Builder couple Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks).

Other returning voice cast includes Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne and Batman from both the first LEGO Movie and the LEGO Batman spinoff; Channing Tatum as Superman and Jonah Hill as Green Lantern. Original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are producing this time, with Mike Mitchell directing this time.

No plot details have been divulged thus far, other than that The LEGO Movie 2 will come out on February of 2019. Tiffany Haddish had a breakout role in 2017’s Girls Trip and has been part of The Carmichael Show since 2015. She’s also authored The Last Black Unicorn (2017).

The LEGO Movie 2 Is Going To Be A Musical Blast – In Space!

Needless to say, The LEGO Movie and its predecessor successor, The LEGO Batman Movie were both phenomenal. Thanks to a hip storyline, family-friendly humor, and a huge boost from major IPs available, both brick-built films (albeit digitally) helped propel LEGO as one of the toy industry’s strongest brands.

Now that promotions for the LEGO Ninjago Movie are well on its way and gaining traction, LEGO and film enthusiasts are now paying attention to the sequel of the film that started it all. Though slated to hit theaters a good two years from now, The LEGO Movie 2 has already created a considerable amount of buzz, after what LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay revealed through a podcast interview.  McKay, who was initially considered to helm the LEGO Movie 2, was replaced by Mike Mitchell.

What McKay revealed during the podcast interview sounds pretty cool and interesting. According to him,

Lego 2 is going to be this big musical and space action movie…They need a lot of the writing, a lot of development, not only with script development, but development with songwriters. So it was very ambitious to get that movie out.

As it seems, the highly anticipated sequel will put a singing astronaut under the spotlight – I can just imagine Benny singing an ‘Ode to the Spaceship’. Benny, the friendly blue astronaut from the 80s, will be voiced once more by Charlie Day. The first LEGO film was pretty cool in itself, with an upbeat music and soundtrack to boot. However, McKay assures fans that the sequel to the box office hit will be bigger and very ambitious. I guess that is an understatement, compared to the near impossibility of singing in outer space. McKay also underscored the fact the film itself went through a lot in terms of writing and screen development, so much so that it was written side by side with songwriters.

 

We’re not sure if we’ll be seeing Emmet chasing once again another Piece of Resistance, or a similar Krazy Glue relic, but judging on how the film’s story is being developed, the pursuit will likely end up in deep space with Benny and the rest of the gang singing a more awesome tune. The LEGO Movie 2 is directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and is expected to hit theaters on February 8, 2019.

 

Credits: JoBlo

 

 

LEGO Movie 2 Will Be Delayed, Fans May Have To Wait Until 2019.

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This may not sound like awesome news.

Variety.com recently reported that Warner Bros. have decidedly rearranged the release dates of some of its upcoming films, including the sequel The LEGO Movie 2. Originally slated for a May, 2018 release the follow-up to the multi-million success film was pushed for another year to have an adjusted summer release date of February 8, 2019 adopting the same opening weekend as that of the first LEGO movie back in 2014.

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The good thing though, is that two LEGO-inspired films seem to be right on schedule as their release dates for next year remain unchanged: the LEGO Batman movie is expected to hit theaters on February 10, 2017 while the LEGO Ninjago movie is slated on September 17, 2017. That’s two LEGO theatrical releases to expect next year.

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If you recall, the LEGO Movie was a pleasantly surprising success, with an opening weekend gross of $69 million domestically, trailblazing to bring home the bacon earning a total gross of $470 million worldwide. Its success spurred similarly themed theatrical films such as  the LEGO Batman movie, LEGO Ninjago, and a fourth movie that we scantly know about, The Billion Brick Race which is co-written and co-directed by Jason Segel and Drew Pearce with an originally announced release date of May 24, 2019. However, this may likely be pushed back as well given the adjustment that was done on the LEGO Movie 2.