Everyone’s favorite building blocks, LEGOS, have been around since 1932 and if you have any doubt as to their popularity, let this little fact sink in, each year, about 19 billion LEGO bricks are produced. With their meteoric rise over the last few years it was only a matter of time before they became the focal point of a movie. Warner Bros. has seized this moment in history and on February 7, 2014 they will be releasing, The LEGO Movie.
Here is Warner’s official statement about the film followed by the first full trailer which features an all-star voice cast. Give it a look and then let us know what you think down in the comments section below.
“The LEGO® Movie,” the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, opens in theaters February 7, 2014. It stars the vocal talents of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure 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 under-prepared.
FYI- here are some more staggering facts about LEGOS courtesy of the company who creates them:
– There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants.
– Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.
– More than 400 million people around the world have played with LEGO bricks.
– More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949. Stacked on top of each other, this is enough to connect the Earth and the Moon ten times over.
– 7 LEGO sets are sold by retailers every second around the world.
– The LEGO bricks sold in one year would circle the world 5 times.