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LEGO® Movie Sets: Bring Your Favorite Films to Life

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Published: 5 July, 2023
Updated: July 5, 2023
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Greetings, fellow film aficionados! Gather around, grab a bucket of popcorn, and brace yourselves, for I, a cinephile and LEGO® maestro with a decade’s worth of brick-building under my belt, shall take you on a magical journey.

The Magic of Cinema

The Genesis of Films

Movies, from their humble beginnings in the late 19th century, have been a constant source of entertainment and inspiration. Roundhay Garden Scene, made in 1888, is the oldest surviving film in existence, and it’s just 2.11 seconds long. Filmmaker Louis Le Prince captured this short clip using a single-lens camera. 

It’s a far cry from today’s high-octane blockbusters, but it was revolutionary for its time. Fast forward through the silent era, the introduction of Technicolor, and the advent of digital technology, the film industry has come a long way. What remains unchanged is our intrinsic love for stories, regardless of the format.

The Intricate Tapestry of Filmmaking

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” Ah, the classic lines! But behind every memorable scene lies a Herculean effort. Making a movie is akin to crafting a tapestry, with numerous threads coming together.

1. Screenwriting 📝

The genesis of any movie is its script. It’s the foundation upon which the entire film rests. Screenwriters breathe life into characters and create worlds with just words.

2. Casting 🎭

Choosing the right actors is critical. Imagine The Terminator without Arnold Schwarzenegger or The Dark Knight without Heath Ledger as the Joker.

3. Shooting 🎥

This phase is where the magic begins to take shape. Directors, cinematographers, and actors collaborate to translate words into visual storytelling.

4. Editing 🖥

Editing is often referred to as the “invisible art” because when it’s done right, you don’t even notice it. It involves stitching together shots to create a coherent narrative.

5. And a Million Other Things 🌟

The list goes on for sound design, costume design, set design, and special effects.

Fun Fact: Making a movie is such a mammoth task that, on average, a Hollywood film involves over 588 crew members! That’s more people than there are in the entire town of Monowi, Nebraska!

When Films Break the Bank 💰

Blockbuster films have been known to rake in the big bucks, but they also require a “boatload” of cash to make. Avengers: Endgame grossed over $2.798 billion worldwide, but it’s not the most expensive movie made. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides takes the cake there, with a whopping production budget of around $379 million! To put it into perspective, that’s enough money to buy a small island in the Caribbean!

Quoting Captain Jack Sparrow, “Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.” This film proves that sometimes the treasure is an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Through every era and technological advancement, cinema remains the gateway to limitless imagination. It’s a place where dreams take flight and where stories live eternally. So, next time you’re sitting in a dark theatre or cozy in your home watching a film, take a moment to appreciate the monumental effort that goes into each frame. 🎞✨

Uniting Cinematic Universes with LEGO® Bricks

LEGO® and movies – a match made in Hollywood heaven. The timeless appeal of LEGO® has led to collaborations with some of the biggest film franchises. From Harry Potter to Star Wars, movie buffs like you and me can now recreate epic scenes and beloved characters with these intricate sets.

1. LEGO® Star Wars Millennium Falcon (75192)

Set Number: 75192

Theme: Star Wars

Year Released: 2017

No. Pieces: 7,541

RRP (Recommended Retail Price): $799.99

Movie: Star Wars

As the famous Jedi Master Yoda once said, “Do or do not, there is no try.” LEGO® took this advice to heart when they embarked on one of their most ambitious collaborations with the Star Wars franchise. This iconic partnership started back in 1999 and has been going strong ever since. The force is truly strong with this one.

The Millennium Falcon, known as the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, is not just a spaceship; it’s a character in its own right. This LEGO® set, with its staggering 7,500 pieces, captures the essence of the Falcon in a way that no other model can. Released in 2017, it was the largest LEGO® set at the time.

Fun Fact:

The original Millennium Falcon model used in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was crafted using parts of an old car. A hamburger also inspired it with an olive next to it! This goes to show that sometimes, the most legendary creations can have rather humble beginnings.

2. LEGO® Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043)

Set Number: 71043

Theme: Harry Potter

Year Released: 2018

No. Pieces: 6,020

RRP (Recommended Retail Price): $399.99

Movie: Harry Potter Series

“Yer a wizard, Harry!” And you can be a wizard too, with the enchanting LEGO® Hogwarts Castle set. The Harry Potter series captured the hearts of millions, and LEGO® masterfully brought the magic of Hogwarts to brick form. The set, with over 6,020 pieces, includes the Great Hall, the Whomping Willow, Hagrid’s hut, and many more iconic locations.

This set, released in 2018, is a testament to the magical world created by J.K. Rowling and a must-have for any Potterhead. You might not receive your letter from Hogwarts, but building this set is as close as a Muggle can get to being a wizard.

Fun Fact:

J.K. Rowling had a significant influence on the Harry Potter films. She shared character secrets with some actors to aid in their portrayals. One famous instance is when she revealed the fate and deep motivations of Severus Snape to Alan Rickman long before the final books were published.

3. LEGO® Batman Batmobile (76139)

Set Number: 76139

Theme: DC Comics SuperHeroes

Year Released: 2019

No. Pieces: 3,306

RRP (Recommended Retail Price): $249.99

Movie: Batman (1989)

Gotham City, get ready! LEGO® brought the dark and gothic world of Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film to life with this incredible Batmobile set. With 3,306 pieces, the set recreates the iconic Batmobile that Michael Keaton drove through the streets of Gotham as he fought against the nefarious Joker.

This set, launched in 2019, includes intricate details like a slide-open cockpit, wraparound windshield, and two hidden machine guns. A true tribute to one of the most iconic portrayals of the Dark Knight.

Fun Fact:

The Batsuit Michael Keaton wore so tight and restricting that he couldn’t turn his head. This limitation led to a distinct “bat turn” style where Batman would turn his whole torso to look sideways. This became an iconic part of the character’s movement in the film.

4. LEGO® Indiana Jones (7623)

Set Number: 7623

Theme: Indiana Jones

Year Released: 2008

No. Pieces: 554

RRP (Recommended Retail Price): $59.99

Movie: Indiana Jones

Embark on thrilling adventures with the famed archaeologist Indiana Jones with this series of LEGO® sets. One such set, the Temple Escape (7623), allows fans to recreate the iconic scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, where Indy races to escape a giant boulder.

Fun Fact:

In the famous boulder chase scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the boulder was made of fiberglass and not an actual rock. Harrison Ford was actually running from it, and he did most of the scene’s stunts himself!

5. LEGO® Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (10274)

Set Number: 10274

Theme: Ghostbusters

Year Released: 2020

No. Pieces: 2,352

RRP (Recommended Retail Price): $199.99

Movie: Ghostbusters

LEGO® pays homage to the supernatural comedy classic with this highly detailed Ecto-1 set. This set captures the essence of the Ghostbusters’ iconic car and is loaded with authentic features from the movie.

Fun Fact:

The Ecto-1 car in Ghostbusters was actually a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance that was heavily modified for the film.

6. LEGO® Jurassic World T. Rex Rampage (75936)

Set Number: 75936

Theme: Jurassic World

Year Released: 2019

No. Pieces: 3,120

RRP (Recommended Retail Price): $249.99

Movie: Jurassic Park

Experience the prehistoric thrills of Jurassic Park with this amazing set featuring the fearsome T. Rex. It also includes the iconic Jurassic Park gate, which makes it perfect for reenacting scenes from the movie.

Fun Fact:

The T. Rex’s roar in Jurassic Park was made by combining the sounds of a lion, alligator, and elephant.

7. LEGO® The Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc (10237)

Set Number: 10237

Theme: The Lord of the Rings

Year Released: 2013

No. Pieces: 2,359

RRP (Recommended Retail Price): $199.99

Movie: The Lord of the Rings

Journey into Middle-earth with this incredible Tower of Orthanc set from The Lord of the Rings. The set is highly detailed, including minifigures such as Saruman, Gandalf, and the Uruk-hai.

Fun Fact:

Viggo Mortensen, who played Aragorn, performed most of his own stunts and even chipped his tooth during one scene. Instead of going to the hospital, he asked to super glue it back in so he could continue filming.

8. LEGO® Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine (21103)

Set Number: 21103

Theme: CUUSOO (LEGO Ideas)

Year Released: 2013

No. Pieces: 401

RRP (Recommended Retail Price): $34.99

Movie: Back to the Future

Travel through time with Marty McFly and Doc Brown in the DeLorean Time Machine. This set captures the futuristic charm of the car and is a must-have for fans of this classic sci-fi trilogy.

Fun Fact:

The DeLorean was chosen because its design made it believable that it could be turned into a time machine. However, the original script called for a time-traveling refrigerator.

These sets are more than just toys; they are a tribute to the enduring appeal of these films and an opportunity for fans to engage with the movies in a new and creative way.

More Info

1. What is the difficulty level of these LEGO® movie sets?

The difficulty varies, but most of these sets are designed for experienced builders. The Millennium Falcon, for instance, is one of the most complex LEGO® sets ever.

2. Can I modify the sets to create custom scenes?

Absolutely! As a wise man once said, “Life finds a way” (Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park). Unleash your creativity and build your cinematic universe.

3. Are there any limited edition movie-themed sets?

Yes, LEGO® occasionally releases limited edition sets, usually tied to movie anniversaries or special events. Keep an eye out for these rare gems.

4. Can I build these sets with my kids?

Absolutely! Just be mindful of the age recommendations on the box. “After all, tomorrow is another day!” (Gone with the Wind) – plenty of time for family building.

5. How can I display my finished sets?

Invest in a display case or dedicate a shelf. These sets are not just toys; they’re collector’s items. “Here’s looking at you, kid” (Casablanca).

6. Are there any animated movie-themed LEGO® sets?

You bet! LEGO® has sets from animated films like Toy Story, The Incredibles, and The LEGO® Movie itself!

7. How long does it usually take to build one of these sets?

Building time can range from several hours to days or even weeks, depending on the set and your experience.

8. Where can I buy these LEGO® sets?

These sets are available at the official LEGO® stores, online, and at major retailers. Availability may vary based on location.

A Brick-tastic Finale

In conclusion, LEGO® sets for movie lovers are the epitome of fan indulgence. They combine the creativity and complexity of LEGO® building with the rich storytelling of cinema. It’s like directing your blockbuster, one brick at a time.

For the ultimate customization, I highly recommend checking out Belle-Ve Bricks for custom LEGO® Sets. If there’s that one movie you adore, Belle-Ve Bricks can help you bring it to life in LEGO® form.

“May the Force be with you” as you embark on your LEGO® building adventures! 🌟🎥🍿

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Hey, I am Matthew Mitchell and I am an AFOL from the UK. I have been fascinated by LEGO® since I was a child. My two children are in love with LEGO® and it's because of them that my interest continued to grow, this is how I fell in to the rabbit hole of MOCs (my own creation). 

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