Saturday February 6 is the grand opening of the all new Lego4D movie at Legoland, CA (the movie previously opened in FL).
Below we'll share our review of this fun movie as well as share some great pics and fun-facts about the attraction. Be sure to head down to Legoland soon and check it out. It's a great addition to an already great park.
Also, be sure to check back next week as we'll have a general Legoland update with a look at the new Ninjago land and the rest of the park including some fun videos.
Written by Gregg Condon
The movie opens with a kind of refresher for those who haven't seen The Lego Movie (or haven't seen it in awhile). And if you haven't seen it, what's up with that, it's a great movie.
Anyway, the movie opens with our hero's Emmet, Wyld Style, Unikitty, Benny and Metal Beard winning a contest and tickets to Legoland. Upon arrival however it turns out the tickets are for the non-official "Brick World" run by President Businesses less expensive brother "Risky Business" played brilliantly by the always hilarious Patton Oswalt.
And of course, to nobody's surprise there's an evil secret plot to destroy our hero's which sets them on an awesome adventure throughout Brick Land.
Brick Land actually has some awesome looking attractions that they should totally consider building at the actual Legoland and it's fun going through this Lego sized adventure with these great characters.
The voice talent of the movie is of course spot on as it was in The Lego Movie although unfortunately Chris Pratt doesn't return for this adventure ... but to be honest, I didn't even notice until I read the cast list. The remainder of the original cast featured in The Lego Movie has returned.
We obviously don't want to give too much away, but expect to be wildly entertained for 12 1/2 min. The 4D effects are plentiful but consist mostly of water and smoke effects.
The theater is definitely set up more "Stadium" style than most 4D movies are. The seats essentially benches with cushions on them. But that doesn't distract from the fun of the movie at all.
If I had one very small critique it's that the volume of the film itself wasn't loud enough. I'm not sure if they just need to kick it up a bit or if it's because the theater is so much bigger and open than other theaters that show these types of films. Either way it made it hard to hear some of the dialogue.
But that's very minor in the grand scheme of things.
Overall I'd put this towards the very top of 4D movies in terms of story, fun and comedy. Some other movies have more effects than this one, and this easily could have just been a 3D movie and I would have enjoyed it just as much. But we all know a simple "3D" movie wouldn't fly in today's theme park marketplace.
All said we'd give the attraction a 4.5 out of 5 on the "Fun Scale" and a 3 out of 5 on the "effects" scale.
Be sure to check out some facts about the attraction below as well as some additional images of the premiere. Make your plans to get out and enjoy this great attraction.
‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’ Fact Sheet
“The LEGO® Movie™” was a worldwide blockbuster that delighted kids around the world with the crazy antics of Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny and MetalBeard. In an all-new theatrical attraction developed exclusively for LEGOLAND® theme parks and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers, the familiar heroes reunite at the invitation of a shady new character, Risky Business.
What: “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure”
When: Open now at LEGOLAND® California Resort
Where: LEGO Showplace Theater, which recently underwent a transformation in preparation for the new attraction with new door design, movie theater artwork and expanded entrance area
Duration: 12 ½ minutes
Presentation: 3D computer animated film plus “4D” effects such as wind, water and fog
Frequency: Several times a day; consult a park Show Guide for exact times
Capacity: 425 guests per show
Written by: Adam Pava (“The Boxtrolls”) and Rob Schrab (“The Sarah Silverman Program”)
Edited by: Michael D. Black
Music by: Eric Wurst & David Wurst
Creative Consultants: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Dan Lin (“The LEGO® Movie™”)
Executive Producers: Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone – LEGO Systems AS
Paul Harvey, Heather Moyer – Merlin Entertainments
Produced by: Joshua Wexler and Leslie Barker Pure Imagination Studios
Directed by: Rob Schrab
Wyldstyle: Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games,” “Pitch Perfect 2”)
MetalBeard: Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation,” “Fargo”)
Unikitty: Alison Brie (“Mad Men,” “Community”)
Benny: Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Horrible Bosses”)
Risky Business: Patton Oswalt (“The King of Queens,” “Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time”)
Emmet: A.J. LoCascio (veteran voice actor)
Number of “4D” moments during each showing: 9
Number of LEGO® pieces required to build…
Risky Business: 4
*According to LEGO® Set No. 70807, MetalBeard’s Duel (2014)
For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com and www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com.
Additional images of the premiere, click to view a larger version of these images.
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