Chatting With The Cast, Directors, and Master Builders of The LEGO Movie! #TheLEGOMovie


Hey All!

I recently had the opportunity to head over to LEGOLAND California to attend The LEGO Movie press junket. I met with the main cast, directors, producers, and LEGO Master Builders who help bring this AWESOME movie to life. It was truly a site to see as it had been our first time to LEGOLAND.

The LEGO Movie is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, that is now in theaters.

It is directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”), it stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson andMorgan Freeman.

The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.


Everything was LEGO! Even the display for the movie as you can see above.

I started my day with a tour of the basement set from The LEGO Movie.  It was spectacular to see.


During this tour I chatted with a Master Builder named Paul who helped bring these fantastic LEGO sets to life. You can view my entire interview with Paul here:

It took the LEGO Master Builders working on this film five weeks to design and build the models that appear in the film. That equals to about 2,000 hours it took them to build all of the models used in the film. They used nearly 1.5 million LEGO bricks! Those are real LEGO’s used in these models, so you could make this at home if you had the time.


The set models were spectacular.


I was in love with this “Fresh Fruit” shop. The colors and imagination that went into this movie was amazing!


They had everything on display including the films stars…


Some amazing Star Wars displays…


And everything else you could imagine from a LEGO Movie.


After my tour from the set I got the opportunity to learn how to make UNI-KITTY. She is the half Kitty half Unicorn LEGO figure seen in the film that is beyond adorable. She is seen below.


You can learn how to make your own Uni Kitty in the video below:

After our adventures with LEGO Building, we got the opportunity to sit down with the cast, directors, and producers and ask them a few questions about the movie.

In attendance were:

Elizabeth Banks
Chris Pratt
Will Arnett
Morgan Freeman
Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Dan Lin
Chris McKay

When I asked the Directors who’s idea it was to cast Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as Super Man and Green Lantern in the film they both responded:

It was both our idea. Channing actually demanded to be in the film. He didn’t care how. And we just thought it would be funny to cast Jonah as this almost annoying sidekick who Super Man didn’t want to be around.

I then proceeded to ask the cast and filmmakers what their earliest memories of LEGO was.

Morgan Freeman:

I remember giving my kids LEGO’s. I can’t remember which one as they are grown now and in their forties. I just remember there being LEGO’s all over the apartment living room and stepping on them. It was not a good thing.

Elizabeth Banks:

I remember stealing all my sisters LEGO’s.

Chris Pratt:

I remember building swords out of my LEGO’s.

We then had some alone time with the fabulous Elizabeth Banks.


She chatted with us about family, playing a LEGO superhero of sorts, and what her kids think.


This is what she had to say:

My Kids love it! I got them the LEGO’s from the movie and they call the LEGO character I play Mommy LEGO. It’s adorable and I’m not correcting them. They hold it up and say Mommy LEGO. I love it. They love all the characters from the movie. I love that my character is just one of the guys. She’s a female that is treated equally in the movie. She’s just as strong as all the boys in the film and I love that about her.

LEGO can really bring out a kid’s imagination. They are experiencing things for the first time as children. You have to learn to understand that they are working out how the world works all of the time.

Being a parent is really hard. No one tells you how hard it is or else the population would end! Regardless of your circumstances, unconditional love and support go a long way with children.

It was so amazing to meet the cast, film makers and Master Builders from this spectacular film. They all truly did an amazing job! We loved the movie and we’ve already seen it twice!

You should definitely run out and see this film with your family. I think you may enjoy it just as much as your kids, if not more!

For more info on The LEGO Movie visit their official site