As anticipation builds for The LEGO Batman Movie, monthly magazine Blocks has gone behind-the-scenes on the year’s first big-screen LEGO outing. On-sale this Thursday, the latest issue has an impressive line-up of interviews with the creatives from both the movie production and the LEGO Group.
Further information is shared in the latest press release:
Hollywood stars Will Arnett and Michael Cera discuss voicing characters as iconic as Batman and Robin while Director Chris McKay and Producer Dan Lin explain how The LEGO Batman Movie came to be. LEGO VP of Design Matthew Ashton and LEGO Senior Design Manager Michael Fuller discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that come when designing products alongside a LEGO movie. An exclusive first look at concept art and early designs from The LEGO Batman Movie illustrates this behind the scenes extravaganza.
The Mod Squad have a special project assigned to them by LEGO Batman, converting a selection of official sets into something worthy of the Dark Knight’s extensive collection of vehicles with some awesome results. As well as sweet rides, the character needs somewhere to brood too – so we have built him an immersive Batcave, with tips on expanding your own version to incorporate movie-inspired features.
This issue would not be complete without a trip to the LEGO Store Leicester Square, so includes our report on the opening of the largest official store yet with insight from the people who made it happen. Of course there’s also our ever popular Techniques section, which shows how to enhance the dynamic poses of your minifigures.
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