The Lego Movie - 8 AWESOME Facts You Probably Didn't Know

So did you see The Lego Movie this past weekend? If you answered no, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!? It's actually an amazing movie, I feel completely stupid for doubting that it would be anything but awesome because like the song says, everything is awesome. One of the best things about it is that the movie is chock full of cool surprises, incredible cameos and clever inside jokes. Here's 8 amazing facts about the movie that you probably didn't know!

 

Benny's design

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Benny, a minifig from the classic LEGO space line, is intentionally batter and broken, just like it would be after years of having children play with it, even down to the cracked helmet, a common 'injury' the minifig suffered. Unless of course you were one of those kids who kept all of their collectible toys in their original packages. You may have a retirement nest egg now, but at least we had fun! 

 

The Lego Movie was the big screen debut for The Flash

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How is this possible!?! Well it is a fact! A fact that I didn't know and you probably didn't know, but now we do. I'm hoping this means that The Flash will be back on the big screen in his own feature in the near future, because he's cool and frankly I'm sick of every superhero movie being about the same 8 or so superheroes all the time. There's like a ton of superheroes we're not hitting up and yet still we suffer the indignity of watching Hawkeye in anything?! 

 

This is Will Forte's second time playing Lincoln

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Before voicing LEGO Lincoln, Forte voiced Lincoln in the animated series Clone High. He's really good as Lincoln. Even Daniel Day-Lewis said so.

 

Croissants!

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There's a reason for all the croissant love in the movie.  Along with turkey legs and carrots, croissants are the one of the food items that easily fit into minifig's hungry little hands. Coicidentally enough, I also enjoy gobbling up croissants and turkey legs, even thought many food items fit into my hands. So minifigs really lucked out! 

 

Stars of the Original Star Wars movies reprise their roles in The Lego Movie

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Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels, both reprised their roles as Lando Calrissian and C-3PO, respectively, in The Lego Movie. HOW COOL IS THAT!? Sorry, my inner nerd just went a littler bonkers over that fact. Star Wars LEGOs were my jam growing up. In fact, I often get crushes on guys who still have all of their childhood Star Wars LEGOs. Who cares if they still live at home?

 

Elizabeth Banks and Liam Neeson were almost not in the cast 

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Emma Stone and Robert Downey Jr. were originally up for the roles of o Wyldstyle and Bad Cop. I guess Emma Stone would have been fine, but no one can scare me into doing what he says quite like Liam Neeson. If he was interrogating me, I would pretty much confess to any crime. Even if I was innocent.

 

The animation combines stop-motion and CGI

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The attention to detail in this movie is really incredible, right down to the animation process which is a combination of stop-motion and CGI.  This was done to make the movie look like real Lego. And it worked. I actually felt like I was watching one of my own LEGO play scenarios. Not that I still play with LEGOs. Okay, I do. You know you still do too. Right? Please tell me I'm not alone.

 

Everything is Awesome was co-composed by The Lonely island

Okay, I knew that Tegan and Sara were involved in the making of this song, but The Lonely Island too? That has to be the most unlikely yet delicious combination since pizza and ranch dressing. No wonder the lyrics are so funny!  Can The Lonely Island just write the lyrics to like a majority of pop music songs? At least all that crap we have to listen to will be funny!

Which fact did you think was the coolest? Let me know @desijedeikin or in the comments below!

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