Yes, this is literally yesterday’s news, but hey, I got distracted by the Bumblebee trailer yesterday. Anyway, the sequel to 2014’s The Lego Movie was announced out of the blue a couple of weeks ago and now the first trailer is out. I’m a big fan of Lego and The Lego Movie was a whole heap of fun, so I’m really looking forward to being able to see the sequel, titled The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.😄
Despite it only being a teaser, this trailer does provide us with quite a bit of information about the upcoming sequel. First of all, the things that made the first film so entertaining are all back. The gags are back, the gorgeous computer-rendered Lego-brick landscapes are back and Emmett (the hero) is back, along with the main cast. The city of Bricksburg, however, is not really back; it’s in ruins after “the horrific events of Taco Tuesday”. This implies that the alien Duplons (constructed from larger Duplo bricks made by Lego for small children) utterly destroyed Bricksburg after they showed up at the very end of The Lego Movie.
However, the Duplons are not the villains of the sequel. Instead, the villain, or villainess to be exact, is an extraterrestrial minidoll (which is a figure Lego produces exclusively for its girls’ themes), who comes from a place known as “Systar” (that’s my guess at the spelling). If you’ve seen the first movie, you know that events in the Lego world somewhat mirror events in the “real world” and I assume that the sequel will be no different. Therefore, the kidnapping of most of the heroes suggests that they are taken from their owner in the real world, who is a young boy, most likely by his little sister. It was, after all, his little sister that was responsible for the aforementioned Duplon invasion.
The introducction of a character who is a minidoll is quite interesting. As I stated above, the minidolls are only used in Lego sets aimed specifically at girls. Minifigures (the traditional Lego figures) and mini-dolls have never been in the same theme before. Could this be about to change next year? At the very least the extraterrestrial villainess, who I think looks kind of cool by the way, should be available to buy in some form, perhaps as part of a new minidoll space theme. But that’s only speculation on my part.
One thing I found surprising about this trailer is that action-girl Lucy (AKA Wyldstyle, the main heroine of The Lego Movie) ends up becoming a damsel-in-distress in it. Mind you, apart from Emmett, so does everybody else, including Batman! At any rate, I fully expect this to be only for part of the film and that Lucy will at her usual brick-kicking best for most of it.😆
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is due to be released next year in February. And I hope that means February everywhere! Here in Australia, the film’s distributors have held back Lego films in the past so that they launch during the school holidays, which coincide with Easter. Hopefully that won’t be the case this time. Well, that’s all for now. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊