Disney+ reveals how LEGO sets were used for Lightyear spaceships

A new behind-the-scenes documentary reveals how Lightyear’s director used LEGO sets to create spaceships in the upcoming Disney Pixar movie.

Lightyear is due out in cinemas next week and now a new documentary has premiered on Disney+ to promote its forthcoming release. Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear takes audiences behind-the-scenes of the Disney Pixar movie, showing how the film was conceived, crafted and created.

Of particular interest is the revelation that director Angus MacLane used LEGO pieces and elements to create mock-ups of the various spaceships seen in Lightyear. The models were then used by the movie’s artists and animators as a starting point for the designs of the final vehicles.

MacLane himself is a self-confessed LEGO fan and recently went so far as to give 76830 Zyclops Chase an upgrade. The director took to Twitter to show how he’d upgraded the 4+ LEGO Lightyear Zyclops, resulting in a more complex and movie-accurate model.

There are currently three LEGO Lightyear sets available now, with MacLane confirmed to be hosting a masterclass at LEGO CON 2022 on June 18. Lightyear is due to be released on June 17 and you can watch Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear on Disney+ right now.

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