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The first Lego Movie is so good there’s a chance you don’t remember just how good it was. Not only did it tell a smart, hilarious, original story with a wildly famous IP, but it was filled with heart, eventually revealing itself to be a deeper story of a boy and his father bonding and the nature of the toy brand itself, as both a child’s plaything and an adult collectible. The movie is legitimately genius.

The LEGO Movie, among many of its winning qualities, did the rare feat of producing a movie-specific pop song that was, well, pretty good. “Everything is Awesome” was a bonafied hit, getting legitimately high on the Billboard charts and netting an Oscar nomination. Now, The LEGO Movie 2 has a new song, and, man, are they really desperate for you to like it just as much. Like, oh, they want it.

As the trailers have revealed, all is not well in the land of Lego after the arrival of the “Duplo savages” at the end of the first movie. And even though Emmet, Wyldstyle, Batman, Benny, and Unikitty find themselves living in the dystopian Apocalypseburg in the upcoming sequel, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, the characters still muster enough goodwill and hope to celebrate the holidays in this charming new short: Emmett’s Holiday Party.

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo's regular roundup of all the weirdest and most wonderful toys around. This week: The LEGO Movie 2 gets some LEGO sets (duh), Hasbro finds a new way to sell you cutesy little Star Wars figurines, and... a toilet in disguise. Yes, really! Check it out!

Pediatricians in the UK have finally answered one of life’s grand riddles: Just how long would it take for a Lego toy accidentally swallowed by someone to gracefully make its way back out?

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo's regular round-up of the latest and greatest toys. This week, we officially get on the objective for LEGO's Overwatch line, Hot Toys unleashes the galaxy's most kitted-out Astromech droid, and the new Bumblebee movie gets a very cool figure. Check it out!

Unlike IKEA furniture or a kid's bicycle, "assembly required" is the feature that makes LEGO's building sets so appealing. Half the fun is working your way through the instruction manual and watching your model slowly take shape. Some sets are more challenging, while others result in a final model with more playability. But of all the sets I've assembled over the past 30+ years, LEGO's Aston Martin DB5 strikes the perfect balance between everything that makes the building toy so enjoyable.

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly round up of all the cool toys and merch we’ve spotted on this here internet lately. This week: War Machine suits up for Figuarts’ Infinity War line, an incredibly squishy Super Mario cushion, and perhaps the most inconvenient yet still delightful way to play Ms Pac-Man ever made. Check it out!

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo's round up of the best toys we've seen all week. This time round, a very cool take on the comic book Iron Spider suit, Obi-Wan Kenobi reaches out into the Star Wars figuarts line, Darth Vader's sinister castle gets a slightly less sinister LEGO set, and more. Check it out!

Video: When I reviewed Nintendo’s Labo kits a few months ago, I was genuinely impressed that the company had managed to create playable accessories out of cardboard. However, a few months later they’re starting to show some wear and tear, and glue and tape can only go so far when it comes to repairing them. That’s why I love the idea of recreating the Labo toys using infinitely repairable LEGO.