First poster & trailer for THE LEGO MOVIE – the kid in me just shed tears of joy

First poster & trailer for THE LEGO MOVIE – the kid in me just shed tears of joy

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When I was a kid, Legos were my world. I got all the sets and built the various buildings and cars they were meant to make, but I also built my own concoctions, and even created environments and characters that the company had no licensing for. As the years went by and I got older, Lego began to produce toys for all sorts of big movie properties, including THE LORD OF THE RINGS, STAR WARS, BATMAN, IRON MAN, just about any popular movie or TV show that exists now. Kids today are so very lucky, as they don’t have to imagine those lego sets exist, they can just go buy them. In recent years Lego has produced some home video releases to coincide with popular franchises, including INDIANA JONES and STAR WARS, and they’ve always been pretty fun. I supposed it was only a matter of time before we got an official movie for the popular toys, and now it’s here… well, just about here, drawing close to a February 2014 release. THE LEGO MOVIE doesn’t skimp on voice talent, featuring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie. But the voices aren’t the only impressive aspects of the film, you’ll also get to see Batman team up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more of the popular Lego figures we all know and love. Check out the first poster above and official teaser trailer below. I imagine we’ll be seeing more from this, but I’m digging it so far. It’s written and directed by CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who also brought us the 21 JUMP STREET movie), along with Chris McKay (ROBOT CHICKEN). Tell us what you think in the comments.

An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.

THE LEGO MOVIE opens February 7, 2014

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.