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The Big Bang Theory is getting the Lego treatment, joining the pop-culture likes of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Jurassic Park.
That’s right, Lego is releasing a set based on the massively popular CBS sitcom, which follows a group of scientists—Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Howard (Simon Helberg), Raj (Kunal Nayyar), Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), and Amy (Mayim Bialik)— and their one non-scientist friend, Penny (Kaley Cuoco).
The set proposal was submitted to the Lego Ideas program by Alatariel and GlenBricker. (Check out the full proposal here.) Its description reads: “This LEGO set proposal is based on the popular American sitcom The Big Bang Theory created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. The set represents the living room of Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, which is the core location of the series. It’s filled with geeky details accurate to the show including Sheldon’s board, Green Lantern lantern, Rubik’s cube tissue box, DNA model, mini LEGO Death Star and more!”
Upon receiving 10,000 votes, Lego approved the proposal, though final details have not yet been announced. Most importantly, will you be running out to get a Lego Sheldon? Be honest…
And we thought Lego peaked.
Lego enthusiast Adly Syairi Ramly took his passion for the plastic figures and turned Legos into famous musicians for a series of photos he shot and edited on his iPhone 5s.
Ramly, who is an assistant vice president for a TV station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, started collecting Legos in 2011 and that’s when he decided to take it a step beyond. “One day I thought I should try something fun, like Lego-lize the bands I love,” Ramly tells EW. “It helps me relax, wind down.”
Before The Lego Movie could hit theaters last Friday, some assembly was required.
Correction: A lot of assembly.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s incredibly entertaining “block”buster is a hyperkinetic Frankenfilm, cobbled together from a variety of sources both huge (the classic “hero’s journey” monomyth) and teeny (does a certain dolphin noise sound familiar?). The movie is also filled with casting in-jokes, snippets of dialogue borrowed from other movies, and callbacks to the directors’ past work. All in all, it’s enough to make your head spin, Lego minifigure-style — there’s no way for one person to catch all these references in a single viewing.
That, happily, is where we come in. Check below for a guide to some of the film’s most notable references, compiled both from the movie itself and a close reading of its actual script. And since the film’s jam-packed enough that there’s no way to note everything Lord and Miller are riffing on, feel free to add missing pieces in the comments. Caution: It’s spoiler city down there. READ FULL STORY
Stop what you’re doing and take a moment to wish the brilliant, cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard a “happy birthday.” The man is a British national treasure, and I’m flabbergasted that he hasn’t been knighted already. Eddie is like a super-combo of Monty Python and Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture Show. Even if the Queen isn’t a fan of his stand-up, she’s got to tip her tastefully conservative hat to how good he looks in a Chinese silk qipao. It’s a crime that he isn’t cast in more movies. Remember Mystery Men? Oh, you never saw it? Better rectify that mistake tonight, because it is the best movie ever. But I’ll save that rant for another time. Today is about Eddie.
Since everyone is so jazzed about Legos right now, what with The Lego Movie premiere, it seems only fitting to celebrate Eddie with his top three best stand-up routines as played by Lego people. I don’t know what it is about Lego people, but they are side-splittingly funny — kind of like animal voice-overs. How can you not laugh at that? (Wishbone, Homeward Bound, Milo & Otis…) So get ready for the laugh of your life, because I’m treating you to Lego people and Eddie Izzard, you lucky dog. READ FULL STORY
The first thing you should know about The Lego Movie: Yes, it really is that good.
The second thing you should know about The Lego Movie: Like several recent-ish family films, including but not limited to The Lorax, The Muppets, and Wall-e, it’s got an anti-conformist, anti-corporate message that’s a little hard to swallow once you consider all its tie-in merchandise. (The Lego toys, however, aren’t quite as gross as those awful Lorax car commercials.)
And as a result, Fox Business is mad. Not because of the hypocrisy inherent in the movie’s premise, but because it’s teaching kids that ginormous conglomerates are bad. Oh, and also, because main antagonist Lord Business “looks a little bit like Mitt Romney.”
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The popular LEGO videogame franchise has given minifig makeovers to everyone from The Joker to Jar Jar Binks, but the series’ latest plastic plaything may be its most fan-pleasing yet. On top of sporting a brimming slate of spandex-clad day-savers and cackling evil-doers, LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes adds comic book legend Stan Lee to its caped and cowled cast.
While details on Lee’s inclusion are scarce, the following exclusive trailer suggests he can channel many of his creations’ super-skills, from web-slinging like Spidey to barbequing baddies Cyclops’ style. The 90-year-old icon has made multiple cameos in movies and games before, but his casting as a playable, LEGO-fied crime-fighter looks to be his beefiest role to date.
LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes doesn’t land till later this fall, but fans can get their first peek of the silver-haired hero in action right here. Watch it below: READ FULL STORY
For seven-plus years the Lego videogame franchise has provided reliably fun opportunities for fans of all ages to platform, puzzle-solve, and collect prizes aplenty. But let’s face it, the brick-busting gameplay isn’t the reason we keep returning to these titles — the real draw is the series’ ability to smartly skewer our favorite films’ stars and scenes by giving them block-y makeovers. Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is the latest movie license to get Lego-fied and, if this exclusive trailer is any indication, it appears no one—not even an army of ugly Orcs—is safe from being turned into cute, plastic playthings. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY
What would the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look like if they were from Scandinavia? One would think paler, but one would be wrong!
In anticipation of New York Comic Con, Nickelodeon’s rebooted TMNT team has partnered with LEGO for a pair of limited-edition minifigures, including a rare black-instead-of-green turtle. The collector items, rolled out exclusively for Comic Con, will be free for the first 300 costumed fans at the Danish toymaker’s NYC flagship store this Saturday. Perhaps more notable, though, is that the figures serve as a preview of the full TMNT set that Lego is looking to launch in January. (Do they even have sewers in Denmark?*)
You can sneak an exclusive peek at the first two toys — Epic Turtle and Kraang, respectively — here.
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