Has wild winter weather made it difficult for you to pop out to the theatre to catch The Lego Movie 2? Eventually the flakes will stop falling, but until they do, Nukazooka’s excellent fan film Lego: The Great Escape will tide you over with characters, animation, and a story that’s just as entertaining as the official movies. Did we also mention there’s a cat?
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After the first film had Han Solo, Gandalf, Michelangelo, Abraham Lincoln, and Superman, obviously we knew The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part was going to have some surprising cameos. And it does. But one moment in particular rises above the rest.
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.
There are many incredible moments in Into the Spider-Verse. My personal answer? All of it. It’s just...all of it. But even among the most incredible bits, the moment Miles takes his leap of faith and swings high is the ultimate — and it’s just as good whether it’s in the film’s incredible animation style or in Lego.
The handful of trailers we’ve seen for The Lego Movie 2 have only given us fleeting glimpses of Apocalypseburg, where minifigures like Emmett and Lucy struggle for survival—and decent coffee—after the invaders from planet Duplo laid waste to Bricksburg. But Lego’s new 3,178-piece Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set now gives us all the gritty details of what life is life in the movie’s sequel.
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 the coolest collectables and merchandise we've seen floating around on the internet. This week, Figuarts gets Captain Marvel fever, LEGO reveals another grand addition to its modular building series... and Mr. T is strong with the force!? Check it out!
Space is just the beginning for Emmet, Wyldstyle, Batman, Benny, and Unikitty in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, which just released its second trailer.
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.