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(Time)   Animators show how the "The Lego Movie" was built from the ground up with 15,080,330 Legos   (entertainment.time.com) divider line 36
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2014-02-21 03:49:26 PM  
I want to know how much I'd have to spend to have all the Legos in the basement.
 
2014-02-21 03:55:55 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I want to know how much I'd have to spend to have all the Legos in the basement.


If you have to ask, you can't afford them.
 
2014-02-21 03:58:02 PM  
They may have used 15,080,330 Legos to make this movie, but it was really build from the ground up with love.
 
2014-02-21 04:06:57 PM  
What i want to know is how many did they step on while making the movie.
 
2014-02-21 04:31:14 PM  
I had no idea they used ANY real legos for the movie... i give them a little bit more props... i thought the whole thing was CGI and didn't understand the appeal.
 
2014-02-21 04:38:45 PM  

T.rex: I had no idea they used ANY real legos for the movie... i give them a little bit more props... i thought the whole thing was CGI and didn't understand the appeal.


For the most part they didn't, but it doesn't sound like in a few examples they mixed in real legos. But the CGI legos were photorealistic with blemishes and scratch marks and everything.
 
2014-02-21 04:39:32 PM  

rjakobi: If you have to ask, you can't afford them.


I can't. I know I cant. Building as tall as the little kid, an entire basement decked out. The part bins alone was worth thousands.
 
2014-02-21 04:40:13 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I want to know how much I'd have to spend to have all the Legos in the basement.


At the average 2011 price of $0.12 a brick it would cost $1.8 million.
 
2014-02-21 04:40:36 PM  
...and then Christy Mack blew the whole crew.

/everything is awesome
 
2014-02-21 04:43:38 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I want to know how much I'd have to spend to have all the Legos in the basement.

At the average 2011 price of $0.12 a brick it would cost $1.8 million.


haha I just looked that up myself. Where are you getting the number of legos used. I think JerseyTim was joking.
 
2014-02-21 04:44:47 PM  

serial arseonist: ...and then Christy Mack blew the whole crew.

/everything is awesome


When do we get to see that sequel?
 
2014-02-21 04:48:33 PM  
It *wasn't* built from the ground up with 15 million bricks, that's just what it would have required had they not relied on CGI.  The real number of Lego bricks used was just shy of 4 million. Reading comprehension, guys...
 
2014-02-21 04:53:23 PM  
It's actually fairly easy for a layperson non-artist to render in Lego. These were done as concept renders that I made about a decade ago for a Lego-based RTS that 4 of us did for school. Constructed in MLCAD, exported in LDraw to POVRay, and then tweaked a bit in POVRay.

farm5.staticflickr.com

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Animating's a bit trickier with POVRay, but I think I was able to get some space flybys going.

Nowhere near of course what they did with The Lego Movie.
 
2014-02-21 05:20:08 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: To The Escape Zeppelin!: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I want to know how much I'd have to spend to have all the Legos in the basement.

At the average 2011 price of $0.12 a brick it would cost $1.8 million.

haha I just looked that up myself. Where are you getting the number of legos used. I think JerseyTim was joking.


http://geekmom.com/2011/12/does-it-feel-like-lego-bricks-just-keep-g et ting-more-expensive/

Somebody did an analysis of cost per box vs number of pieces.
 
2014-02-21 05:21:08 PM  
That's 15,080,330 reasons I don't care about this movie.
 
2014-02-21 05:56:34 PM  
That took a lot of people and a lot of hours.
 
2014-02-21 06:03:28 PM  

Li'l Robbie: That's 15,080,330 reasons I don't care about this movie.


But.
Everything is awesome!
 
2014-02-21 06:16:45 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: serial arseonist: ...and then Christy Mack blew the whole crew.

/everything is awesome

When do we get to see that sequel?


Dunno about that sequel, but the actual for-real sequel already has a release date: May 26, 2017

/there's no script in-place, yet, apparently -- so maybe serial arseonist should set-up a pitch session at Warner Bros
 
2014-02-21 06:37:52 PM  

Li'l Robbie: That's 15,080,330 reasons I don't care about this movie.


You have no soul, sir.
 
2014-02-21 07:20:30 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Li'l Robbie: That's 15,080,330 reasons I don't care about this movie.

You have no soul, sir.


His soul is full of DARKNESS!
 
2014-02-21 07:35:09 PM  

Caeldan: Li'l Robbie: That's 15,080,330 reasons I don't care about this movie.

But.
Everything is awesome!


Dude, That's my Jam!
 
2014-02-21 07:55:59 PM  

soporific: HeartBurnKid: Li'l Robbie: That's 15,080,330 reasons I don't care about this movie.

You have no soul, sir.

His soul is full of DARKNESS!


NO PARENTS!
 
2014-02-21 09:02:34 PM  

CavalierEternal: soporific: HeartBurnKid: Li'l Robbie: That's 15,080,330 reasons I don't care about this movie.

You have no soul, sir.

His soul is full of DARKNESS!

NO PARENTS!


He only uses black bricks... or very, very dark gray ones.
 
2014-02-21 09:25:44 PM  

theorellior: CavalierEternal: soporific: HeartBurnKid: Li'l Robbie: That's 15,080,330 reasons I don't care about this movie.

You have no soul, sir.

His soul is full of DARKNESS!

NO PARENTS!

He only uses black bricks... or very, very dark gray ones.


Super rich!

/it kind of helps.
 
2014-02-22 12:55:15 AM  
How much did LEGO spend on this movie?

Did they write it off as advertising?

Does it affect their bottom line?

How many new consumers will it draw in?
 
2014-02-22 03:31:13 AM  
I don't understand the purpose of Lego related things where you have no creative input.  It kind of defeats the purpose of it being Lego related to me.
 
2014-02-22 03:48:24 AM  
I'm a die hard LEGO fan, love building sets, love creating, love most of the games... but that movie was VERY subpar. They should have conscripted TellTale games to go over the script, because most of the video games are fantastic at story telling, even without dialogue.  If you despise the Star Wars prequels, I suggest playing the LEGO game version. No dialogue, and a better story all around.
 
2014-02-22 09:16:37 AM  
Oh, FFS!!! For the last time, the plural of LEGO is Legoe's, with the collective noun being Legolas.

Sometimes I hate you all for this mistake.
 
2014-02-22 09:21:02 AM  
Now I'm going back to reading some farke's, because I like reading farke's. I only have farke's lite, but would want a sponsor so I could get to read all the total farke's
 
2014-02-22 10:32:35 AM  
I loved Lego as a kid but I really don't see the appeal of movies and shows being made in CGI Lego. Could someone please explain? Thanks.
 
2014-02-22 10:40:00 AM  

katerbug72: I loved Lego as a kid but I really don't see the appeal of movies and shows being made in CGI Lego. Could someone please explain? Thanks.


It's because you 'grew up', and naturally started to let go of things that entertained you as a child, allowing your tastes to develop. It's like loving super sugary fizzy beverages, then maturing to like bitter, alcoholic beers. Or, thinking boys are 'yucky', only to develop a connoisseur-level appreciation for wang in later life.
 
2014-02-22 10:58:14 AM  
katerbug72: I loved Lego as a kid but I really don't see the appeal of movies and shows being made in CGI Lego. Could someone please explain? Thanks.

I bolded the important part, as you answered your own question.

Here is the REAL truth - everyone loves lego.  but most people are just not that creative with them, and even tho most of us have owned a bucket o' lego at some point, the most we ever did with it is build little squares or houses or see how tall we could stack them.

So now with the games, people get to play with lego in ways they could never have envisioned with physical lego - in Star Wars, LOTR settings, ect.

This movie is just a fun offshoot of that.  Plus - it's actually a GOOD movie.  As is everything on the whole they have done.
 
2014-02-22 12:25:31 PM  

katerbug72: I loved Lego as a kid but I really don't see the appeal of movies and shows being made in CGI Lego. Could someone please explain? Thanks.


Because the LEGO Movie is actually a pretty good celebration of why kids play with LEGOS and the good memories of that play that people keep with them all their lives. It also gently reminds you that creativity comes in many forms, and part of the LEGO experience is creative destruction. And it's pretty damn funny, with a lot of in-jokes and Easter eggs.
 
2014-02-22 01:51:48 PM  
For the sets in the basement, did they use Kragle to keep it all together?
 
2014-02-22 03:03:03 PM  

katerbug72: I loved Lego as a kid but I really don't see the appeal of movies and shows being made in CGI Lego. Could someone please explain? Thanks.


This is a movie that is about playing with Legos, in a very real way. It's really freaking awesome.
 
2014-02-22 08:06:55 PM  

HeartBurnKid: katerbug72: I loved Lego as a kid but I really don't see the appeal of movies and shows being made in CGI Lego. Could someone please explain? Thanks.

This is a movie that is about playing with Legos, in a very real way. It's really freaking awesome.


My problem is I'M not the one playing with the Legos.  I've tried the games, and I just don't understand.  Why am I playing a Lego game if I can't BUILD something?  The only game I remember being able to do that in was Lego Racers where you could build a car.  It seems like a random thing to add to the game.
 
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