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LEGO Batman Movie Review at WonderCon

April 3, 2013

The LEGO Batman Movie may not be out on DVD till May 21st, but I got to see the West Coast preview at WonderCon! Not only did they show the movie, but there was a Q&A afterward with the director Jon Burton of TT Games and several of the voice actors.

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If you haven’t seen the trailer, here it is:

I’ll get back to the Q&A part in a minute. Now for the review — if you haven’t played LEGO Batman 2 yet, or don’t want to know what happens, you might not want to read this review. Spoilers ahead —

If you have played LEGO Batman 2 like I have, read my review of the game here, and read the description of the movie you would think what I thought — that the LEGO Batman Movie is basically the cut scenes from the game.

That is both true and not true. The story line is the same, but an interesting fact that I discovered from the Q&A is that the game is based off the movie!

According to Jon Burton, the director, they were working on the movie and then realized it would be a great game. But the game took less time to make than the movie and that’s why it came out first.

So in watching the movie, the plot is not really a surprise for those of us that played the game. Even so, this is worth watching. I have to admit I enjoyed it a lot more than any of the latest LEGO Star Wars mini movies. It was cute, fun and funny.

And watching a Gotham that’s built of LEGO is just plain cool. One of the coolest scenes is something that isn’t in the game — Lex’s airship. Its massive, shiny and “built” of over 20,000 parts. Like Jon Burton said, all the models in the games and the movie can be built in real life. TT Games actually has LEGO Master Model Builders on staff to ensure this.

What I like about the movie is that you can just watch it, you don’t have to do anything like in the game, and when you get the DVD you can pause it to look at the models more closely.

If you want to watch the Q&A here it is: (more spoilers)

After the panel I was able to meet both Jon Burton and Christopher Smith (the voice of the Joker)

Here’s a picture of Christoper
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It was awesome seeing it on the big screen and meeting some of the talent behind it. I highly recommend it!

And don’t forget that you get this awesome minifigure with the movie πŸ˜‰

Overall 5 out of 5 stars! Fun movie, and I’ll be wanting to watch this one more than once.

Series 3 Collectible Minifigures

November 7, 2010

Series 3 minifigs

Here’s the first non-preliminary image of the Series 3 Collectible Minifigures slated to come out in January.

There are some new elements and new colors, but if you read some of the online comments this series isn’t as exciting as Series 1 and 2. One of the most exciting, at least if my suspicion is correct, is the Elf Lord. If you look really closely, it almost looks like he actually has pointed ears. I don’t know if it is true or not, I guess we will find out in a couple months. But if it is true, it would be the first time that LEGO has given a standard minifig head ears of any sort.

Other exciting elements are the sand green fish and the white beard of the Fisherman, both new colors for those elements. And even the Fisherman’s fishing rod is different from the old style fishing rod.

The baseball bat, which up till now has only been produced by BrickArms, now is an official part. There is also the tennis racket and a new snowboard, for those who want more sports themes.

Some people fear that LEGO is becoming more Playmobile but I don’t necessarily see that as a bad thing. Playmobile has always been willing to take more chances and do themes and subjects that LEGO would find too controversial such as the Nativity. Plus, as I’ve been paying attention to the sets that are produced by both companies for years, LEGO seems to always be a year or two behind Playmobile in making very similar sets. For example — Playmobile came out with The Egyptians and next year LEGO is coming out with Pharaoh’s Quest next year (and from what I’ve seen of the sets, I’m super excited about it). πŸ˜‰

Now don’t get me wrong, LEGO is my first love when it comes to toys of course. But I had both LEGO and Playmobile growing up. I made the decision a long time ago to stick with LEGO rather than Playmobile for the simple reason that LEGO can be built into anything while Playmobile you are stuck with whatever you bought.

Okay, now that I’ve gone completely off topic from the start of my post, what do you think of the new series? Will it be as popular as the past two?

I know for a fact that there are definitely 2 more series slated to come out, and who knows what will be in those? πŸ™‚