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eternity
02-07-2014, 08:50 PM
imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1490017/)

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eternity
02-07-2014, 08:55 PM
This made me laugh a lot, made me saw "Aww" a lot, and then made me cry a little bit. This is going to be every kid under the age of 10's favorite movie.

Granted, I'm kind of a moron, but the third act twist blew my mind and gave everything that happened before it some really sad, relatable context. Will Ferrell knocked those scenes out of the park.

Spinal
02-08-2014, 01:00 AM
I second what eternity said. Exceeded my expectations. Really good stuff.

MadMan
02-08-2014, 06:21 AM
This might be one of my new favorite movies. I laughed, I almost cried, I was thrilled...at times it felt as if this movie was made more so for people like me who grew up playing with Lego's than it was for kids. Especially concerning many of the jokes. Will Arnett as Batman was priceless.

eternity
02-08-2014, 06:59 AM
This might be one of my new favorite movies. I laughed, I almost cried, I was thrilled...at times it felt as if this movie was made more so for people like me who grew up playing with Lego's than it was for kids. Especially concerning many of the jokes. Will Arnett as Batman was priceless.

*subwoofer booms* I AM SAD BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A DAD

MadMan
02-08-2014, 07:00 AM
*subwoofer booms* I AM SAD BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A DADI want that to be my new ring tone.

Kurosawa Fan
02-09-2014, 03:00 AM
Yep, nothing but praises to add. Really phenomenal stuff. It's rare that a film produces such quality laughs with a great dramatic revelation without stooping to sentimentality. This pulled it off perfectly.

Pop Trash
02-09-2014, 09:30 AM
This is like that movie Identity except much less shitty.

number8
02-10-2014, 04:56 AM
That voice cast is so dense with comedic talent, and yet the funniest performance of the movie was Morgan Freeman.

Spinal
02-10-2014, 05:52 AM
That voice cast is so dense with comedic talent, and yet the funniest performance of the movie was Morgan Freeman.

Yeah, it feels weird to say the words, "Morgan Freeman was hilarious."

MadMan
02-10-2014, 07:36 AM
That voice cast is so dense with comedic talent, and yet the funniest performance of the movie was Morgan Freeman.Liam Neeson surprised me also in terms of how funny he was. The running joke of Bad Cop kicking chairs/stools and going from angry face to smiley face was great.

number8
02-10-2014, 02:23 PM
Granted, I'm kind of a moron, but the third act twist blew my mind and gave everything that happened before it some really sad, relatable context. Will Ferrell knocked those scenes out of the park.

It made me realize that a lot of the irreverent jokes weren't actually irreverent at all and made sense if a little kid came up with them. Blew my mind when I realized that the prologue and the "8.5 years later" is referring to how Will Ferrell started building up the walls and gluing his Legos right when his son was born, because he was selfish and did not want his kid to start playing with his toys. I can't wait to watch it a second time and notice all the other foreshadowings I missed.

Kurosawa Fan
02-10-2014, 05:53 PM
You should spoiler that, E.

number8
02-10-2014, 06:04 PM
I'm confused by the question.

Ezee E
02-10-2014, 07:22 PM
Sorry, I confused myself for a second. I thought number8 was referencing that the story was based on Will Ferrell's actual kid's ideas.

Barty
02-12-2014, 07:31 PM
That voice cast is so dense with comedic talent, and yet the funniest performance of the movie was Morgan Freeman.

Personally, I was partial to Allison Brie as Uni-Kitty.

Watashi
02-12-2014, 07:56 PM
This is the film Wreck-It Ralph wishes it could be.

Also, not enough Master Builder Milhouse.

Barty
02-12-2014, 08:01 PM
This is the film Wreck-It Ralph wishes it could be.

Also, not enough Master Builder Milhouse.

Also rectifies your problems with Frozen in many of the frames of this movie.

Milky Joe
02-13-2014, 08:15 AM
This is like that movie Identity except much less shitty.

I was thinking The Matrix, except much more Lego-ey.

I enjoyed it, but how many times are we going to see the "schlubby, boring white guy is told he's special for no reason by a mysterious woman and wise old black man, woman falls in love with him, white guy becomes savior of world, etc" narrative? It's getting real old.

number8
02-13-2014, 12:42 PM
They made fun of and subverted the Chosen One narrative. I think The Matrix similarity was intentional.

Watashi
02-13-2014, 04:55 PM
I enjoyed it, but how many times are we going to see the "schlubby, boring white guy is told he's special for no reason by a mysterious woman and wise old black man, woman falls in love with him, white guy becomes savior of world, etc" narrative? It's getting real old.

What other movie are you describing here besides The Matrix?

Bosco B Thug
02-13-2014, 06:44 PM
Kung Fu Panda.

Very funny movie.

number8
02-13-2014, 06:57 PM
Dustin Hoffman is black?

Spinal
02-13-2014, 07:19 PM
Next thing you know, you'll want the cop to not be Irish.

Milky Joe
02-13-2014, 08:03 PM
They made fun of and subverted the Chosen One narrative. I think The Matrix similarity was intentional.

how did they subvert it?

Milky Joe
02-13-2014, 08:04 PM
What other movie are you describing here besides The Matrix?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ea/Jesus-movie.jpg

Watashi
02-13-2014, 08:08 PM
how did they subvert it?

Er... by saying the prophecy was made up and there is no Chosen One.

Milky Joe
02-13-2014, 08:26 PM
weak. the movie plays out as if there were a chosen one, then is like, "actually I made it up" and everyone is like Whoooaaaah and then they go back to celebrating their white male savior.

the real subversion is that this is all playing out in the imaginations of a boy and his man-child father.

Kurosawa Fan
02-13-2014, 08:33 PM
weak. the movie plays out as if there were a chosen one, then is like, "actually I made it up" and everyone is like Whoooaaaah and then they go back to celebrating their white male savior.


But he doesn't really save the day. He convinces Lord Business to save the day by stopping the attack by showing that he is just as "special" as Emmett. Emmett gets his foot glued to the floor and can't save the day. That's hardly Neo-esque. Not only that, as you already mentioned, it is further subverted when you consider that the real savior is a little boy in his father's basement.

Also, you should probably spoiler your second sentence.

number8
02-13-2014, 08:37 PM
how did they subvert it?

How is it not? The entire moral of the movie is that Chosen Ones are bullshit and that everyone has the potential to be special. It's directly counter to the Chosen One narrative in the movies you're thinking about.

EyesWideOpen
02-13-2014, 10:31 PM
Yellow lego figures aren't meant to mean white people anyways. They are meant to be "any race".

Milky Joe
02-14-2014, 06:02 AM
But he doesn't really save the day. He convinces Lord Business to save the day by stopping the attack by showing that he is just as "special" as Emmett. Emmett gets his foot glued to the floor and can't save the day. That's hardly Neo-esque. Not only that, as you already mentioned, it is further subverted when you consider that the real savior is a little boy in his father's basement.

Convincing the villain to be a good guy is saving the day in my book. And he's Neo-esque because he "dies" (falls into the vortex) and is reborn with higher knowledge about their reality, which he comes back and uses to save said day.


How is it not? The entire moral of the movie is that Chosen Ones are bullshit and that everyone has the potential to be special. It's directly counter to the Chosen One narrative in the movies you're thinking about.

I didn't see that as the moral of the movie, but okay. The Matrix movies (at least the latter two) subvert the Chosen One narrative by revealing that it's just another control mechanism. This movie just kinda makes a weak appeal to it not being real, while still following through on it one-hundred percent. Chosen One saves the day and gets the girl, because of course, the woman, who is far more skilled and competent, always falls for the schlubby dude in the end. cuz she's a woman.

I want to reiterate that I really liked the movie and was genuinely moved by the end, but I just thought it fell back on lazy and problematic tropes too often.


Yellow lego figures aren't meant to mean white people anyways. They are meant to be "any race".

Uh-huh. Then why are there black legos?

EyesWideOpen
02-14-2014, 12:58 PM
Uh-huh. Then why are there black legos?

In regular Legos there aren't they are all yellow. In the branded versions like Marvel, Batman, etc the characters match their normal skin color. White characters have "a light pink color", like this:

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dreamdead
02-16-2014, 01:38 PM
Enjoyable enough. While the film does subvert the Chosen One mythos, I do wish that it had moved more progressively to suggesting how Banks' character is not dependent on loving one to achieve success. While others point out that Lucy is able to establish a sense of narrative control in the finale among the Legoans, she and everyone else is still beholden to two male characters. And while that's still fairly progressive for an action film, it doesn't challenge the core concept--especially with the final joke that the sister will now further bring chaos and ill-logic to the Legoland.

Best bit is probably 80s Astronaut guy. That stuff was wonderful.

Rowland
02-19-2014, 07:19 AM
First nay? Albeit, a mixed one that only dipped into nay territory with the clunky, ideologically incoherent final act. In the end, it felt too much like it was made by/for the President Businesses in the audience.

Watashi
02-19-2014, 07:28 AM
In the end, it felt too much like it was made by/for the President Businesses in the audience.

I have no idea what this means and why it's a bad thing.

Ezee E
02-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Yeah, I'm curious what that means too.

MadMan
02-19-2014, 08:44 AM
I see the film as being made for people like me who played with Lego's as a kid. Does this mean I'm President Business now? I let my little sisters play with my Lego's all the time. I probably should have tried to keep intact my Lego Star Wars sets that came out around the time of the prequels, but eh what the hell? (Regrets it years later when they're worth tons of money...) :P

Also I think its interesting how the villain in this movie isn't killed off. This is very non-Disney and even at times non-Pixar like. Huh. Curious. Instead the heroes/kid convince the bad guy/father to see the error of his ways and become good. Nice message there.

slqrick
02-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Really liked the first two thirds and particularly loved the first half hour, but the last act just didn't jibe with me. It could have been problematic that I already knew the twist going in, and while I appreciated what it was trying to do on a symbolic level with those scenes, they killed the momentum of the movie. It just didn't hit me on any emotional level and felt really shoehorned and corny, like they had to make sure all the kids left the movie with some profound learned.

The cast was tremendous though, and I laughed a lot.

Henry Gale
02-24-2014, 12:48 AM
Fiiinally got around to seeing this on Friday, and as someone that's been looking forward to it since I heard Lord & Miller were going to be behind it, I was completely expectedly fulfilled and easily invigorated by its energy and hilarious, gorgeous craft, and even loving it more than I assumed I would because I didn't think it could actually live up to my ridiculous hopes and even the response to it so far.

^ Similar to Rick, I had kind of figured out or been mildly spoiler-hinted as to a lot of things going on, Though really, the broad idea of this all stemming from the mind of a child was an idea I had when I initially heard the premise that I was more delighted actually came to fruition as well as it did, but it allowed me to view a lot of things under the lens of those assumptions and expectations in its own nice way, particularly with certain flashes and foreshadow-y flourishes that made my even more excited for what was to come.

As someone that thinks product placement can be an useful and exemplary tool to allow an audience to related to the reality of a film and allow a film to embelish itself in its time period, it obviously is done really obnoxiously and insultingly in the majority of the times you see it. So needlessly to say I think this is one of the best use of pop culture branding and commercialized properties to conceive its own creative entity I can possibly think of. I've seen people bring up the Toy Story, Wreck-It Ralph and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (by the way of Matrix) comparisons a lot, but I feel like a much less vocalized cousin of it is something like Kingdom Hearts in the way it navigates recognizable worlds, characters and other specific iconography for the audience connect to while it blends its own spellbinding and subversively juxtaposed narrative and lovable singular personality (which is still the unmistakably voice and general sensibilities of those who made Clone High, Cloudy and 21 Jump Street). Thanks to Lord & Miller, the design, animation, Lego manages to be its cinematic own world here, even if more than a significant portion of it owes a debt to endless years of the brand's creative initiative that already existed before it was greenlit.

And that's the beauty of it. It's the movie you envision in your head as a kid while you play with your toys, bringing worlds together in ways that only need to make sense to you, reveling in the joy that it's all for you just the way you want it, especially since deep down, even with your childhood understanding of rights issues and studio politics you know certain characters and ideas would never mix on screen. But then this miracle of a movie sits you down decades later and shows you that not only that those wacky dreaming playtime years not withered away from your mind, but that so many other people had the same kindred imaginations and somehow manifested them into a 100-minute dream you never had yourself, and one that's somehow been captured for you to return to and share with your future generations and cherish forever.

I can't even be bothered to force myself to try to say anything critical about it because it would be microscopic nitpicking or lying and that's pointless and everything is awesome.

Dead & Messed Up
03-20-2014, 05:27 PM
Echoing what most have said here, Wow, what an unexpected treat. Although it was kind of expected, since this received such critical raves.

I had the end slightly spoilered for me, in that I knew that

there would be a "real world" beyond the Lego universe.

But I had no idea how important it would be to the story, or how much the story relies upon it, once you realize the buried storyline between father and son. I ached when the movie visually explains that

Lord Business is always wearing his super-tall boots because Finn's dad is so tall.

The Bat-Song is amazing. The visual technique here, with the Legos looking slightly worn, and the characters not capable of movement beyond what their mini-figs can do (the horses!), and the stop-motiony aesthetic... that's all so inspired.

And as a Lego nurd back in the day, there was something weirdly thrilling about recognizing pieces. Emmett's first clothes change of the morning was a Forestman! I know that's a cheap, easy sort of nostalgia, but I'll be goddamned if it didn't work.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NLo8-E5DBac/TqsRioM2rbI/AAAAAAAAARo/baVzm9Yf3HE/s640/6071-1.jpg

Lazlo
03-20-2014, 06:23 PM
I had that set!

Dead & Messed Up
03-20-2014, 06:39 PM
I had that set!

It was my first bigger set. It's still at my parents' house.

And now I want it back.

Qrazy
03-26-2014, 03:14 AM
It was my first bigger set. It's still at my parents' house.

And now I want it back.

Hell yeah, I had all of those.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tkE1ct7qgzw/TqsKyHMrusI/AAAAAAAAAQI/N9DmRZlWEr0/s1600/f-robinhood.jpg

Rowland
03-31-2014, 09:41 AM
I'm still that guy? *weeps* But, seriously. Corporations are people, my friend.

MadMan
04-01-2014, 01:21 AM
I thought this was a 2013 release. Eh oh well.

Bosco B Thug
04-01-2014, 11:02 AM
I'm still that guy? *weeps* But, seriously. Corporations are people, my friend. I recently branded this to my socialist friend who surprisingly liked this as the "Cure corporateness with more, slightly reformed corporateness and lots of tiny little manufactured multicolor pieces" movie.

number8
04-01-2014, 03:47 PM
Your friend doesn't realize that corporations have figured out that satirizing themselves is a way to lower a cynic's guard so that they may be less reluctant to consume their output. Giving provisions just enough to stop a rebellion, old political tactic. The Hunger Games got people to resent first-world gluttony while simultaneously hawking Subway sandwiches.

Bosco B Thug
04-02-2014, 02:49 AM
Exactly. He sees through the Obama cabal, but not this!

ledfloyd
05-21-2014, 07:11 PM
Yeah, the message is definitely a bit muddled, the compositions are occasionally over-crowded, but it's still a ton of fun.

[ETM]
05-24-2014, 08:15 PM
Just saw this. How is "Frozen" a hit again? Why aren't kids singing "Everything is Awesome"? Because it was. Awesome.

Winston*
05-24-2014, 08:40 PM
;515119']Why aren't kids singing "Everything is Awesome"?

Aren't they? They were on the way out of the screening I went to.

Kurosawa Fan
05-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Aren't they? They were on the way out of the screening I went to.

Yeah, they're singing it all over the place around here. The kids on my son's little league team sang it after their first win the other day.

Qrazy
05-24-2014, 09:10 PM
Are they singing it ironically or are they singing it because they genuinely like the song? Stupid little conformists.

Irish
05-24-2014, 09:32 PM
Wow, 96% approval? Is this the highest rated film on Match Cut?

Irish
05-25-2014, 04:09 AM
Wow. Finally sat down and watched this. I didn't expect it to be so wildly creative and I definitely didn't expect it to be so visually interesting. They got a lot of mileage out of mixing and matching styles and making static blocks look almost fluid at times.

Best part was the underwater sequence, the double decker couch, and yeah, the 80s astronaut guy. ("Why are my pants wet?" "Ew" "This isn't how Batman dies!"). I swear to God, I thought the Batman thing was gonna annoy the hell outta me, but every time that character opened his mouth, I couldn't stop laughing.

I voted "yay" because the energy and attention to detail -- the pure spectacle of the thing -- is special. But the central themes and the "message" are more middlebrow happy horseshit. Be creative? Everyone is special? Oh fuck, please.

I was grateful the used a delicate touch with showcasing different Lego products (and licenses) but still bristled at the idea I was watching a cleverly produced, two hour advertisement. One that moves so fast and flashes so much action and color in your face you barely have time to think, much less consider what the movie might be trying to say.

I'm a little surprised you guys interpreted this as subverting the "Chosen One" mythology. Milky Joe's posts rang true for me (especially about Lucy. Did they really softly sexualize a Lego? And give her cleavage?). This film adheres so closely to a rigid "hero with a thousand faces" mythology that I feel any movie fan over twenty could have broken the entire story down after seeing the first twenty minutes. The fact that they write off a bit of the mythology at the end with a joke is irrelevant (besides, as Madman kinda noted, you can't have death in Legoland).

Because it's so rigid, the film has no real characters. It had archetypes, and nothing else outside that except, admittedly, a lot of funny jokes and visual spectacle. If you compare it to something like the Toy Story films (which Lego owes no small debt to), this movie feels really empty. It's got a catchy song and good gags but it has no soul. The characters are completely empty. They're either running jokes like the astronaut guy, completely defined by the "Chosen One" stuff, or, even worse, by a toy license (Batman is the only real surprise there).

I was entertained, and the movie is well formed as such things go, but that's about it. I couldn't describe it as one of the best movies of last year, or ever, or whatever, because on emotional level it's plastic. (It's interesting to me that the movie doesn't get emotional at all until it movies completely out of the Lego universe).

[ETM]
05-25-2014, 06:37 AM
I think you're missing the mark a bit there, Irish. To me, it was the perfect LEGO movie, and everything in it perfectly captured various aspects of the phenomenon: the grownup who can afford a lot of blocks and expresses himself through building, while resenting the notion of "playing with a toy"; the kid who gets lost inside his own unique creations (I never could and to this day can't afford LEGO sets, and my idea of heaven is still an infinite number of Technics parts and lots of spare time); the idea that instructions are just suggestions; the fact that all LEGO people are generic because they can be anyone to YOU... It's simply not trying to be The Matrix, or the Anti-Matrix: it's just trying to convey inside a single story what it is that is so special about LEGO in the first place. And it works. I'm a huge fan and I got it, promotional tie-ins and all.

Grouchy
06-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Wow, the writing in this was really strong. Metatextuality for the win. It's funny that the point I was going to make about its message (which is still very nicely conveyed) has been brought up already on this thread for other reasons - that corporations nowadays "join the fight" against themselves, at least on paper, in order to look a little better.

But yeah, without overthinking it, a great movie for kids of any age. Will Arnett was glorious. Everyone was, really.

number8
06-13-2014, 04:43 PM
It was pointed out to me that whenever you see anyone moving really fast, if you freeze frame it, the motion blurs and speed lines are actually long blocks of Legos, rather than actual motion blur.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cKCgtkmsoso/UvWx2Se7qoI/AAAAAAAAA6k/Bt4fCBRJygI/s1600/lego_motion_blur_lucy1.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_EBiZTa4TU0/UvWx2Tut2VI/AAAAAAAAA6o/x5gLPjb1a3k/s1600/lego_motion_blur_lucy2.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tMWUyPoIiOQ/UvWx4yRpq1I/AAAAAAAAA60/GdVg2ItjhEI/s1600/lego_motion_blur_lucy3.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RQBB6KQLgWc/UvWxAhwOTDI/AAAAAAAAA6Y/sEgJH8gn78A/s1600/motion_blur_lego_1.GIF

Grouchy
06-13-2014, 04:55 PM
That level of detail freaks me out.

Just a rambling thought, but no wonder this movie didn't do all that well in Argentina... How many parents can afford fucking Lego sets for their kids nowadays? I remember having some as a very little kid, medieval and pirate, and then their prices shot off into the fucking stratosphere.

Stay Puft
06-16-2014, 08:21 PM
"You didn't let me finish. Because I died."

I watched this twice this week. Amazing animation. Brimming with incredible detail. I loved the soft focus and lighting in some of the shots. The first time around I was dazzled by the energy, but I'll admit the second time around I was let down by the story. There's so much information packed into some of the shots that there's still a lot to catch on a second viewing, but I also found myself a bit more distracted by e.g. Lucy's role in the story (softly sexualized as Irish says but also just the problem with gender more generally as dreamdead articulated) or just being a little baffled that I was watching a Lego movie at all (complete with muddled ideology, as Rowland says, though that doesn't push it into a nay for me).

A little bit like Redline, then, as I have some reservations w/r/t the content, but the level of artistry on display is enough for a recommendation.

Also, I loved Liam Neeson.

Also also, I really loved Charlie Day finally getting to build a spaceship.

megladon8
06-23-2014, 04:09 AM
This was slightly disappointing.

megladon8
06-23-2014, 05:11 PM
I expected this to be much funnier. It rarely went beyond being "cute". A few chuckles is all I got, and most of them occurred in the first 20 minutes. The middle drags, with several jokes that completely miss the mark.

It's a marvel to look at for sure. Effects like water and explosions made out of Lego were really cool.

The twist conclusion was admittedly heartfelt and tear-jerky...but I felt like the movie could have been 45 minutes long and not much would have changed.

I really can't say I didn't enjoy the movie as I did. I was just disappointed is all. Lord and Miller's work was much better on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and I miss Clone High.

Watashi
06-23-2014, 07:34 PM
This is still my favorite representation of Batman on screen.

Dead & Messed Up
06-23-2014, 08:07 PM
This is still my favorite representation of Batman on screen.

DARKNESS!

megladon8
06-23-2014, 08:22 PM
Batman was pretty brilliant.

I just thought the movie had about 45 minutes worth of solid jokes stretched into 100 minutes with a bunch of inferior, at times almost embarrassingly lame material.

Henry Gale
06-26-2014, 02:16 AM
Already mentioned it somewhere else here, but the commentary on this is so consistently funny and entertaining.

It's basically just Lord & Miller, Chris Pratt (voice of Emmet and uncredited visual effects supervisor), Will Arnett, Alison Brie and Charlie Day all goofing around, with Elizabeth Banks calling in for a portion of it without the movie in front of her, but the directors throw in a good amount of actual insight, origins of a lot of plot points and thematic ideas, while also pointing out tons of amazing background sight gags I probably would've never noticed otherwise.

And while it plays you get to bask in the visuals and energy of the movie all over again!

Dukefrukem
08-31-2014, 02:10 PM
That voice cast is so dense with comedic talent, and yet the funniest performance of the movie was Morgan Freeman.

I dunno. Liem Neeson playing Good Cop had me rolling.

And then of course the visual of him throwing the chair at the fleeing policeman.

MadMan
09-03-2014, 12:19 AM
I will be buying this movie at some point.

Morris Schæffer
10-11-2014, 08:23 PM
I didn't really laugh non-stop and the finale goes full throttle into overly chaotic territory, but I did laugh a helluva lot more than during most other movies released in the past couple of years. The eye candy - blu-ray 3d thank you - was ridiculous, gob-smacking, mind-blowing, the amount of colors on screen at any one time mesmerizing. Felt like I was missing a lot of details on this first watch. It doesn't really feel coherent as an adventure. I mean, it pretty much goes from level to level, in a vein similar to what Mario would experience on the Nintendo, but I strangely had no issues with that. Just like in a videogame, I couldn't wait to experience what other crazy stuff the two directors would come up with, how much more pleasant and addictive (not even sure this is the right word) it would become. A lot more it would appear. And of course, in hindsight, the level switching does make some sense with the finale. For a moment there, I thought it was a bit like Toy Story, but then this emotional undercurrent revealed itself and I really wasn't prepared for it.

Biggest laughs came when the Millenium Falcon got eaten by the space worm (IN LEGO BLOCKS!!!) because Batman stole Han's Hyperdrive - I can't believe I'm typing this nonsense - and 80's space suit guy building the spaceship and just screaming "SPACESHIP!!" every two seconds while blowing everything to kingdom come.

SPACESHIP!!