*We’ve all grown up with Legos and building things either freestyle or by the book and we’ve imagined a world of make believe where the world is our oyster and our Lego characters can do anything and be anything they want.
The much-anticipated sequel to the highly successful, box office hit, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites all the characters of Bricksburg with new adventures, new villains and new lessons to learn, as they try to save their wonderful city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens of Bricksburg are facing a huge new threat to their city: Lego Duplo, who are invaders from outer space. These invaders are wrecking everything in sight faster than anyone can rebuild. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore the awesomeness of the city is tasked to Emmett (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and friends, who are taken to faraway places to figure out how they are going to save their way of life and the city they love so much.
But, there is a twist, in the first Lego movie, everything we thought was true, wasn’t. Everything we thought had taken place, was really only taking place in the mind of Finn (Jadon Sand) who, like many of us, likes to freestyle with his Lego ideas, unlike his father, (Will Ferrell), who is a strict “follow the rules and instructions” guy.
“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” picks up where the first one left off, except with the addition of a sweet young antagonist, Finn’s little sister, Bianca (Brooklyn Prince) who has other plans for their Legos. We got the chance to speak with Brooklyn on the “blue” carpet, and like her character in the movie, she enjoys free-styling with her Lego pieces and spending time coming up with her own creations.
And making her debut in the film as the voice of Queen Whatevra Wa’Nabi, is Tiffany Haddish.
On the “blue” carpet we also talked to Trisha Gum, the Animation Director, and what is amazing about this movie, is finding out that every creation you see in the movie, was actually built for the movie.
“It was exciting to build all of that in the computer, as actual physical legos. Nothing is cheated in our world. It is all physically built. They are pieces that exist and pieces that fit together. That’s why the toys look just like the things in the movie, because we work hand in hand with Lego, in order to make that happen.”
So, if you see it in the movie, you can build it in real life!
Finn (Jadon Sand) also stopped by to chat with us on the carpet. He talked about his character being more grown up and less innocent in The Second Part. He’s more guarded and a little less sure it’s OK to be playing with Lego. But, in the end, he’s still a kid and he realizes he loves Lego! His character is going to have to find the balance between his relationship with Lego, his new seeming nemesis, Brooklyn and the world of Bricksburg.
Mike Mitchell, the director said, “Working with Lego was a lot of fun because there are a lot of little pieces in this animated film. The process is long and detailed. From start to finish, it was a three year process.”
They started with a direction for the movie, but it was an ever evolving process. They always had a direction, but it was always changing and improving. They made the film eleven or twelve times, put it up, watched it, took it down and remade it. What stayed the same, Brooklyn, Finn’s little sister.
Jinko Gotch, the producer, spoke to us about the importance of having female filmmakers and voice talent on this project. She went on to say, “how it is more timely than ever to have diversity and inclusion.” This movie represents what she truly believes in.
We asked Emmet Brickowki /Rex Dangervest (Chris Pratt) who he is most like, and he believes that he is about seventy percent Emmet and thirty percent Rex. He also said that the best thing that he has ever made with Lego is “quality time and memories.” We couldn’t agree more!
Lego is genderless, timeless and brings people together. Whether it’s the toys or the movies, Lego unleashes the creative in everyone. So, get inspired! Get your tribe and check out “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller out in theaters February 8, 2019! Rated PG (for mild action and rude humor)
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