The hotly anticipated sequel to The LEGO Movie now has a teaser trailer, and Brick Fanatics is here to break it down brick by brick
After the success of The LEGO Movie in 2014, two spin-off movies were released last year. While both had their merits, neither quite captured the magic of the original. As a direct sequel, expectations are riding high on The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – and the teaser trailer makes the film look promising indeed. But enough preamble, let’s get down to some speculation…
Speculation follows about the plot of the film, as extrapolated from this trailer. Readers who consider such speculation ‘spoilers’ should click away now.
Bricksburg was The LEGO Movie’s principle setting. The sequel is going to be set somewhere new…
Well, kind of new. Wyldstyle is seen here in desert garb, looking over a post-apocolyptic landscape, dramatically narrating the opening of the trailer. It is all very reminiscent of Mad Max.
The apocolypse was caused by the DUPLO characters who turned up at the end of The LEGO Movie. To the characters in the universe, that day is still referred to as ‘Taco Tuesday’. It looks like the DUPLO invaders well and truly dismantled the place.
Any movie set in a post apocolyptic world has to feature a wrecked landmark, in this case the Statue of Liberty. A new civilisation has been built on the wrecked monument. Note the blue scorpion inspired mech in the foreground – that will make for an awesome set.
In her voiceover, Wyldstyle explains that the new life has “toughened and hardened” the minifigure population, and their new outfits certainly speak to that. Batman’s utility belt piece is getting some use in grey.
Emmet hasn’t changed, even if Larry has.
It looks like the puncturing of modern society is carried over from The LEGO Movie, as the filmmakers mock the current trend for endless remixes of popular songs.
This Mad Max world allows for some amazing vehicle design, with neat bikes, cars and mechs all visible in this shot. It looks like the LEGO design team will have some fun with this.
No sooner has a part been introduced than the Animal Logic animation team has warped it into something bizarre, as is the case with these “sewer babies”.
Check out the cushion with “E&L 4-EVA” stitched into it – it is good to see that Emmet and Wyldstyle are still together.
This shot shows Emmet spotting what he thinks is a shooting star. Check out the house – a nice, idyllic LEGO house with a white picket fence. It seems that despite the chaotic world around them, he and Wyldstyle have still fashioned a version of domestic bliss.
One of the tie-in LEGO sets is sure to be this strange looking craft.
What happened to Unikitty? She looks more like a big cat now…
The intruding craft fires a projectile at our heroes – that is a smiling heart. What kind of LEGO theme would feature smiling hearts?
The heart blows up. Don’t let the dramatic explosion distract from Unikitty in the bottom left hand corner of the screen, as her full, larger version is clearly visible. She has her own version of Mad Max style armour and enough room for Wyldstyle to ride on her back.
Master building is back, but in keeping with the world the minifigures inhabit, the vehicle they are building is more heavy duty than before. Emmet and Wyldstyle are seeking to escape from the unknown craft.
This new character is named Sweet Mayhem, which seems entirely appropriate given her explosive entrance. She is a mini-doll with a snazzy helmet and sparkly wings, but an unknown agenda. She is not impressed with Emmet, but takes a shine to Wyldstyle and kidnaps her.
Sweet Mayhem even takes care of Batman with no difficulty.
This shot shows a glimpse of Benny with a robot arm, Unikitty at normal size – but by the looks of it somewhat angry and Batman with some added post apocolyptic gear.
Some fun is had with the trope of going to save your love, with Emmet adding, “and all of the other people who were captured” to his heroic sentiment.
Emmet’s best plant friend is back for the rescue mission!
This is a fantastic reminder of how much fun these movies are, as Emmet has converted his house into a rocket ship.
Sweet Mayhem has taken the crew to the ‘SISTA’ system – it almost sounds like sister… Did Finn’s DUPLO loving sister wreck Brickburg with DUPLO, only to grow older in the intervening four years and start building with the traditional System bricks? Has she built a LEGO world of her own?
Could these be various planets populated by mini-dolls?
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The LEGO Movie 2: the Second Part will be released in February 2019.
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