Check Out This Geeky BTS Video from ‘The LEGO Movie’

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I loved everything about The LEGO Movie, but one of the things that amazed me the most was it’s animation style. It feels like you’re watching the largest LEGO stop-motion movie ever made, and everything you see is made of bricks. It’s crazy.

This video from fxguide gets into the nitty gritty on how Australia based Animal Logic accomplished the design and animation of the movie. It’s long and gets into lots of stuff I don’t understand, but it made me appreciate the work that went into the movie even more. And how crazy is it that they just used the consumer LEGO Digital Designer software to do a lot of their work?

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Missing Links: Cancelled TMNT Toys, Retro Spaceship Gaming Room

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Missing Links

There were a lot of cool links the past few days, but these stood out as the coolest, at least in my opinion.

Unreleased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys
Cody over at Crooked Ninja wrote up an awesome article highlighting some cancelled TMNT toys from back in the day. I’d never seen most of these, and some of them are really awesome! It’s an interested part of TMNT toy history and you should definitely check it out.

Awesome Retro Spaceship Gaming Room
I found this on Reddit and it’s amazing. Someone with a very fancy Victorian home in the UK converted their “otherwise useless” attic into a gaming room that looks like it jumped right off the screen of an 80s Sci-Fi movie. The whole house will only set you back around 4 million euros.

Muppets Most Wanted Soundtrack Listing Revealed
My favorite thing revealed by these track listings is that Jemaine Clement is in the movie.

Star Wars toys photos look more realistic than the real Star Wars
These photos are awesome. Every time we get snow in Indiana, I always wish I had a bunch of Empire Strikes Back toys so I could go outside and take some Hoth-inspired photos.

Check Out This Amazing Mario Figurine (and dioramas) Coming Soon From Bandai

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Mario

Wow, this is too cool. Bandai is gearing up to release an awesome Mario figurine and two diorama sets that include bricks, coins, a Goomba, turtle shell, and more. The figurine looks super posable, and they’re up for preorder on Amazon right now. It looks like they won’t ship until June, but these are a must-buy for me.

It looks like the Mario will run $25, and the dioramas will be about $20 each. That’s not bad for as high quality as these look.
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Jetsons Valentine Scans [1989]

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Jetsons Valentines

Remember when The Jetsons surged in popularity again in the 80s and early 90s? The show came back in 1985 and then they released Jetsons: The Movie in 1990, so it’s no surprise that they made Jetsons Valetines in 89. I don’t know if kids would have been that excited about getting Valentines featuring George Jetson and the gang, but I probably would have. I was a weird kid though.
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The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome

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The LEGO Movie

Holy crap you guys, The LEGO Movie is amazing. This was probably one of the movies I was most excited about this year, and I’d be very surprised if anything comes out that tops it for me. Seriously, Captain America 2 could be the best Marvel movie ever and I’m pretty sure my top movie would still go to The LEGO Movie. It’s that good.

It has everything. Top-notch writing, an excellent cast, and great pacing and action. On top of that, it’s one of the most visually pleasing animated movies in a long, long time. Even during parts where there wasn’t a joke (which was rare), I was just sitting there smiling because of how the movie looks.

I think this is going to make a bzillion dollars because I went to a 10pm screening and the audience was half adults and half kids. These kids were PUMPED to see this movie, but the adults were laughing harder. Chris Miller and Phil Lord are great at turning mediocre concepts into great comedy. There are some insanely funny jokes in this movie.
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