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The LEGO Movie (2022 film)
This article is about live action. For the movie itself, see The LEGO Movie.

The LEGO Movie is a upcoming live action/computer animated adventure comedy film released on May 20, 2022 based on the movie sharing the same name produced by Lord Miller Vertigo Entertainment and Rideback and Dreamworks Pictures Universal Animation Studios, distributed by Universal Pictures in the film Emmet, an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules, is mistakenly identified as the Special -- an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil tyrant's plans to conquer the world. Unfortunately for Emmet, he is hopelessly -- and hilariously -- unprepared for such a task, but he'll give it his all nonetheless.

Plot[edit | edit source]

In the opening credits logos for Universal Pictures and Dreamworks SKG Emmet produced by Jonason Pauley then Universal Animation Studios and Dreamworks Pictures Present In Association With MRC An Lord Miller Production A Rideback/Vertigo Entertainment Production A Film by Jon Favreau Puppet produced by The Jim Henson Company universe, the wizard Vitruvius fails to protect a superweapon called the "Kragle" from the evil Lord Business, but prophesies that a person called "The Special" will find the Piece of Resistance capable of stopping the Kragle. Lord Business claims it untrue and kicks Vitruvius off a cliff.

The title card logo The LEGO Movie Live action 8 1/2 years later in Live Action, construction worker Emmet Brickowski comes across Wyldstyle, a woman searching for something at Emmet's construction site. Emmet falls into a pit and finds the Piece of Resistance. Compelled to touch it, Emmet experiences visions and passes out.

He awakens in the custody of Bad Cop, Business's lieutenant, with the Piece of Resistance attached to his back. Emmet learns of Business's plans to freeze the world with the Kragle, a tube of Krazy Glue with the label partially rubbed out; the Piece of Resistance is the tube's cap. Wyldstyle rescues Emmet, believing him to be the Special. They escape Bad Cop and travel to "The Old West" where they meet a blind Vitruvius. He and Wyldstyle are Master Builders, capable of building anything without instruction manuals, who oppose Business's attempts to suppress their creativity. Though disappointed Emmet is not a Master Builder, they are convinced of his potential when he recalls visions of "the Man Upstairs".

Emmet, Wyldstyle, and Vitruvius evade Bad Cop's forces with created in 1997 from the brought you final film Batman's help and escape to Cloud Cuckoo Land where all the master builders are in hiding. The Master Builders are unimpressed with Emmet's cowardliness and refuse to help him fight Business. Bad Cop's forces attack and capture everyone except Emmet and his friends. Fellow Master Builder MetalBeard rescues Emmet from drowning and Emmet devises a plan to infiltrate Business's headquarters and disarm the Kragle. The plan almost succeeds until Emmet and his friends are captured and imprisoned. Lord Business murders Vitruvius by decapitating him with a penny, throws the Piece of Resistance into an abyss, and sets his headquarters to self-destruct, leaving all present to die. Vitruvius reveals he made up the prophecy as he dies, but his spirit returns to tell Emmet it is his self-belief that makes him the Special. Strapped to the self-destruct mechanism's battery, Emmet flings himself off the edge in the tower and saves his friends and the Master Builders. Inspired by Emmet's sacrifice, Wyldstyle rallies the Lego people across the universe to use whatever creativity they have to build machines and weapons to fight Business's forces.

Emmet finds himself in the human world where the events of his life are being played out in a basement by a young boy, Finn, on his father's Lego set. The father — "The Man Upstairs" — chastises his son for creating hodgepodges of different playsets and begins to permanently glue his perceived perfect creations together. Realizing the danger, Emmet wills himself to move and gains Finn's attention. Finn returns Emmet and the Piece of Resistance to the set, where Emmet possesses the powers of a Master Builder and confronts Business. In the human world, Finn's father looks at his son's creations and sees how he based the villainous Business on him. Through a speech Emmet gives Business, Finn tells his father that he is very special and has the power to change everything. Finn's father reconciles with his son, which plays out as Business having a change of heart, capping the Kragle with the Piece of Resistance, and ungluing his victims with mineral spirits as Wyldstyle and Emmet enter a relationship. As Finn's younger sister joins in playing with the Lego sets, Duplo aliens arrive in the Lego universe and threaten destruction at the end of Movie credits song animator By Everything Is Awesome Live Action song by Julie Kavner and Prologue and Batman Song End of logo closed Universal Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures Rideback and Lord Miller Vertigo Entertainment

Production[edit | edit source]

The development of The Lego Movie began in 2014, when Phil Lord and Christopher Miller discussed it before Lin left Dreamworks Pictures to form his own production company, Lord Miller producer executive Matthew Ashton, who had recognized the value of the Lego franchise by engineering the studio's purchase of Lego video game licensee Traveller's Tales in 2001, thought the success of the Lego-based video games indicated a Lego-based film was a good idea, and reportedly "championed" the development of the film.

talking with, Favreau said the virtual cinematography technology he used in since The LEGO Movie would be used to a greater degree in The LEGO Movie.[22] Although some reports reported Ths LEGO Movie would be a live-action film, it actually utilizes photorealistic computer-generated animation. Universal also did not describe it as live-action, only stating it would follow the "technologically groundbreaking" approach of The Lion King.[23] While the film acts as a remake of the 2013 animated film, Favreau was inspired by the Broadway adaptation of the film for certain aspects of the remake's plot, particularly Nala and Sarabi's roles.[24] Favreau also aimed to develop his own take on the original film's story with what he said was the spectacle of a BBC wildlife documentary.

Casting[edit | edit source]

In mid-February 2018, Donald Glover was cast as Vitruvius, with Morgan Freeman reprising his role as Vitruvius from 2013 film.[27] In April 2017, Will Arnett were cast to play created in 1992 Batman, respectively.[28] In July 2017, John Oliver was cast as Zazu.[29] In August 2017, Phil Lord and Lindsay Lohan voice announced to play Emmet and Wyldstyle, respectively.

Visual effects[edit | edit source]

The Jim Henson Company and Skywalker Sound, the lead vendor on The Muppets, provided the visual effects, which were supervised by Robert Folk, theme by Hans Zimmer, and Mark Mothersbaugh.[41] The film uses "virtual-reality tools," according to Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Folk.[42] Virtual Production Supervisor the first film to Robert Folk said on his professional website that the filmmakers used motion capture and VR/AR technologies.[43] According to Favreau, MPC worked together with tech firms Magnopus and Unity Technologies to build the film's technology platform using the Unity game engine.[44]

CG Surgery from reference materials such as high-definition photos of the African landscape. All the FX simulations—such as water, dirt and fire—were created by combining VR technology with cameras shots so that scenes could be digitally built within in a VR-simulated environment.[25] New software developed for the movie made it possible to create scenes with the shaky-cam look of a handheld camera.[45] The LEGO Movie visual effects, Universal's President of Simpsons, said of the film's visual effects, "It's a new form of filmmaking. Historical definitions don't work. It uses some techniques that would computer technology action fanmade be called technology remake fanmade, and other techniques that would The Lion King after the 2019 be called live action. It is an evolution of the technology Jon Favreau used in "The LEGO Movie".

Music[edit | edit source]

The music soundtrack on Geffen Records May 17, 2022 The LEGO Movie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack theme compesed by Hans Zimmer and music by Mark Mothersbaugh after Back Hotel Transylvania 1 2 and 3 featuring the Julie Kavner after Simpsons episode this last episode to Marge Simpson Marge the Meanie here the find village return to Marge is back Voice of Alex Borstein

Release[edit | edit source]


The LEGO Movie premiered in Hollywood on May 17, 2022.[74] The film was theatrically released in the United States on May 20, 2022,[75] in 3D.[76][77] It is one of the first theatrical films to be released on Peacock, alongside Family Guy, The Simpsons Movie, The LEGO Movie, Turbo, and Rise of the Guardians.[78] The film began its international rollout a week before its domestic release, starting with June 10 in China

Home Media The LEGO Movie was released by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on Digital HD on June 10, 2022, followed by a DVD, and Ultra HD Blu-ray release on July 27, 2022.

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Description[edit | edit source]

In a press release before the San Diego International Comic-Con 2013, LEGO revealed there would be 17 new sets released in 2014 based on The LEGO Movie, based on several themes from Space to Wild West. This press release also stated there would be a line of Collectible Minifigures based on the movie's characters.[1]

The sets are all based on scenes from the film, with most of them replicating the actual sets that appear in the film exactly (or nearly so). A large portion of the sets include the protagonists facing off against Lord Business's forces, though several of the sets also feature ordinary civilians (who individually have little role in the film) and the creations they build at the end of the film to fight back against Micro Managers and Robo SWATs. The line continued into 2015 with three more, smaller sets.

Regular Sets[edit | edit source]

Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
70800-box.jpeg 70800  Getaway Glider  104  EmmetSheriff Not-a-robotDeputron   $12.99 / €14.99  January 2014 
70801-box.jpeg 70801  Melting Room  122  EmmetWyldstyleRobo SWAT   $12.99 / €14.99  January 2014 
70802-box.jpeg 70802  Bad Cop's Pursuit  314  EmmetBad Cop   $29.99 / €24.99  January 2014 
70803-box.jpeg 70803  Cloud Cuckoo Palace  197  EmmetWyldstyleExecutronUni-KittySnail   $19.99 / €19.99  January 2014 
70804-box.jpeg 70804  Ice Cream Machine  344  Ice Cream MikeIce Cream JoCardio Carrie   $29.99 / €29,99  January 2014 
70805-box.jpeg 70805  Trash Chomper  389  Garbage Man GrantGarbage Man DanGordon Zola   $29.99 / €29.99  January 2014 
70806-box.jpeg 70806  Castle Cavalry  424  Sir StackabrickGallant GuardSharon Shoehorn   $29.99 / €29,99  January 2014 
70807-box.jpeg 70807  MetalBeard's Duel  412  MetalBeardFrank the ForemanSkeletronRobo SWAT   $34.99 / €34,99  January 2014 
70808-box.jpeg 70808  Super Cycle Chase  514  EmmetWyldstyleRobo SWAT (3x)   $49.99 / €49.99  January 2014 
70809-1.png 70809  Lord Business' Evil Lair  738  $69.99 / €69,99  January 2014 
70810 box front.jpg 70810  MetalBeard's Sea Cow  2741  EmmetWyldstyleBennyQueasy KittyMetalBeard (miniature)Vitruvius   $249.99 / €249.99  February 16, 2014 (VIP members)
March 1, 2014 (Standard release) 
70811-box.jpg 70811  The Flying Flusher  351  Plumber JoeAlfie the ApprenticeDr. McScrubs   $29.99  January 2014 
70812-box.jpg 70812  Creative Ambush  473  Kebab BobSudds BackwashRootbeer BelleExecutive Ellen   $39.99  January 2014 
70813-box.jpg 70813  Rescue Reinforcements  859  Blaze FirefighterHank HaystackRobo SWATFabu-FanBlacktron Fan   $69.99  January 2014 
70814-1.jpg 70814  Emmet's Construct-o-Mech  707  Emmet (Master Builder)Angry KittyEmmetSkeletron (2x)   $59.99 / €59.99  June 2014 
70815-1.jpg 70815  Super Secret Police Dropship  853  BatmanEmmetJohnny ThunderLloyd GarmadonRobo SWAT (4x)   $79.99 / €79.99  June 2014 
70816-1.jpg 70816  Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!  940  BennyAstro-KittyWyldstyleEmmet (Robot Disguise), Robo Pilot   $99.99 / €99.99  June 2014 
50px 70817  Batman & Super Angry Kitty Attack  115  Super Angry KittyBatmanSkeletron   $9.99  January 2015 
70818-1.jpg 70818  Double-Decker Couch  197  BennyEmmetLord BusinessUnikittyVitruvius   $14.99 / €16,99  2015 
70819-1.jpg 70819  Bad Cop Car Chase  292  Bad CopRobo SWAT (x2), Wyldstyle   $29.99  2015 
Lego-movie-minifigs.jpg 71004  The LEGO Movie Series       $2.99 / €2.49  January 2014 

Polybags[edit | edit source]

Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
30280-1.jpg 30280  Piece of Resistance  33  Emmet   $50 / €30  February 2014
March 2014 (Germany) 
30281-1.jpg 30281  Micro Manager Battle    WyldstyleMicro Manager     2014 
30282 Super Secret Police Enforcer bag.jpg 30282  Super Secret Police Enforcer  40  Robo SWAT   $4.99  2014 

Minifigures[edit | edit source]

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EmmetWyldstyleRobo SWAT 1Robo SWAT 2Robo SWAT 3Robo SWAT 4Robo SWAT 5El Macho WrestlerExecutronUni-KittyGiant SnailLord BusinessPa CopMa CopCalamity DroneGail the Construction WorkerAbraham LincolnLarry the BaristaPanda GuyMrs. Scratchen-PostWilliam ShakespeareTaco Tuesday Man"Where are my Pants?" GuyWiley FusebotPresident BusinessWild West WyldstyleHard Hat EmmetBad CopVelma StaplebotMarsha Queen of the MermaidsVitruviusMetalBeardIce Cream JoIce Cream MikeCardio CarrieGarbage Man DanGarbage Man GrantGordon ZolaSheriff Not-a-RobotDeputronBlaze FirefighterHank HaystackFabu-FanBlacktron FanKebab BobSudds BackwashRootbeer BelleExecutive EllenPlumber JoeAlfie the ApprenticeDr. McScrubsBiznis KittySharon ShoehornSir StackabrickGallant GuardFrank the ForemanSkeletronBenny (The LEGO Movie)Lloyd Garmadon

Official Press Release[edit | edit source]

Red2x2.png This is a description taken from a San Diego Comic-Con International 2013 press release. Do not modify it. LEGO Group Builds Creative Merchandising Program for “THE LEGO® MOVIE”

-First of 17 Building Sets, Playable Video Game Demo to be Displayed at Comic-Con-

SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL — The LEGO Group today announced that it will produce a collection of movie-inspired building sets celebrating the brand’s premiere as a theatrical film. The company has recruited an impressive roster of global partners to a broad, multi-category licensing program to support the much anticipated animated adventure film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee, “THE LEGO® MOVIE” is rapidly building buzz following its first released trailer and assembles on the big screen starting in February 2014.

“The LEGO brand has been a vehicle for creative storytelling around the world for decades, so it’s no surprise that there is such growing enthusiasm for the first LEGO theatrical film,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “We are thrilled to collaborate with our valued partners to build a varied and compelling portfolio of products through which fans of all ages can celebrate this LEGO brand milestone.”

Building Sets Inspired by pivotal scenes in the film and starring key LEGO minifigure characters, a collection of 17 LEGO building sets will deliver all of the “THE LEGO MOVIE” action to the playroom. Fans will delight in highly detailed and functional vehicles and structures that reflect the creative versatility of the movie’s many LEGO themed backdrops, such as City, Wild West, and Space. Comic-Con International attendees in San Diego, California will see the first “THE LEGO MOVIE” building set unveiled at the LEGO booth (#2829) on Saturday, July 20.

Additionally, the company’s line of collectible LEGO Minifigures will receive its first Hollywood makeover with a series inspired by “THE LEGO MOVIE” cast of 16 new and “new-again” LEGO characters.

Videogame In related news, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the chart-topping and award-winning LEGO videogames franchise from TT Games will include an epic gaming experience based on the film across all major console and handheld gaming systems. With more than 90 playable characters inspired by the film and 15 exciting levels, kids will be able to build an adventure like never before.

Movie-Inspired Merchandise A roster of global licensees covering several categories will immerse filmgoers in the world of “THE LEGO MOVIE.” Perennial publishing partners Scholastic, Penguin, Ameet and DK Publishing will offer a range of readers, sticker books, activity books and movie guides. Apparel partners include T-shirts from Mad Engine, Isaac Morris, Kabooki, TV Mania and Casco Blu, hoodies from TV Mania, pajamas from SGI Apparel, TV Mania and Kabooki and undergarments from Handcraft Mfg. and Kabooki. Carry Gear and Grown Up will offer bags, including backpacks and cinch bags. Clic Time is producing clocks and buildable watches. MZB Imagination and Funtastic are creating an array of stationery items including notebooks, journals, folders, pens, pencils and pencil cases, erasers, rulers and luggage/bag tags. Functional key lights featuring movie characters are being produced by IQ HK. Storage partner ROOM Copenhagen is producing a lunchbox, lunch set, drinking bottle and storage and sorting boxes.

The Feature Film “THE LEGO MOVIE” opens in some global markets on February 7th, 2014. The 3D computer animated adventure tells the story of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

“THE LEGO MOVIE” stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman, as the voices of the animated characters. The film is directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”) from their original screenplay, story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, based on LEGO construction toys. It will incorporate some of the LEGO world’s most popular figures while introducing several new characters, inviting fans who have enjoyed the brand’s innovative toys and hugely popular video games for generations to experience their visually unique LEGO world as never seen before. The film is produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”) and Roy Lee (“The Departed,” “How to Train Your Dragon”). “THE LEGO MOVIE” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

LEGO, its logo, the brick and knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2013 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Throughout the main part of the movie, CGI was used exclusivly to portray the moving cast and scenes of the film. At the end, however, a live action scene was used, built from over 5 million real LEGO bricks by a number of real-life Master Builders over a period of over 100 hours. Currently this large model, consisting of many of the worlds from The LEGO Movie, resides at LEGOLAND California in an exhibit, The LEGO Movie Experience.
  • It is the fifth most popular theme after City, Star Wars, Friends and Super Heroes.[source?]

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