The LEGO® Movie - Official Main Trailer


I think everybody here is wearing it as a badge that the trailer is constantly mistaken for actual photography :slight_smile:


The visual quality is definitely superb! I really liked those ring explosions at the end.


OMG!! Have you seen the broken helmet of the blue astronaut? like it used to happen with the original part from the 80s! Childhood dreams come true…


I am really looking forward to this.
And its cool my son just got a few of those figures for his birthday.
Batman and a ‘bat boomerang’ in particular.

He’s gonna see this even if I have to drag him. :applause:


Looks really fantastic, the look is really well done and it’s nice that everything is actually made out of Lego.


Super visual quality, I was SURE some of it was stop-motion! :buttrock:

Definitely gong to skip out on work to see this when it comes out! :twisted:


Yeah, it’s pretty entertaining reading people bickering about what’s cg/stop mo.


Outstanding visuals. Looks like a step up.

I actually laughed for once at the humor in a cg anim movie (invisible jet) hehe

Excellent work guys.


What the tool/renderer used in production, Raf?
Really looking forward to it.


There’s a lot more propietary stuff than usual this time around, makes it tricky to comment.
Commercial software wise Rigging/Layout/Animation/Lensing is Softimage. Surfacing/Lighting/Rendering is Maya, Mari, PRMan. FX is Houdini.

In many cases though they were barely OGL rendering or file output windows to propietary solutions, so I’ll have to hold the specifics.


I still think there was a conscious effort to bring in DC characters into this LEGO movie… But it does look like a ton of fun. :slight_smile:

It really has that vibe of “Kids playing toys making stories with them”.


Very interesting.
I thought most big studios have jumped to Arnold these days.


Great stuff. I love it!


Really looking forward to this, although this being deemed a kids movie will probably mean
It won’t be distributed in its original language over here…
But BTW: what do you mean by “lensing”?


Never thought I would like a lego movie but that trailer was really cool. It looks absolutely gorgeous too.


But based on real LEGOs so not really a ‘stretch’ at all. Just an opportunity.
I know from first hand as a father that the DC lego’s are popular today-so if anything the movie is simply being contemporary.


It’s probably more what you’d call final layout, which is also what we call it here department wise.

Layout in CG movies is very much like previz and principal photography without the lighting. You then move to animation, and while best attempts are made, to let the shots pan out and breath naturally you often need to defeat the camera a bit as forcing the animation to the frame normally compromises the shot at some level.

After that camera work, lenses and all are tweaked and refined to some extent (final layout), and then a final stereo pass (the second part of lensing) is done for convergence, cross-shot transitions and so on.


Thanks for the clarification!


Ahhh I miss MayaMan :frowning:


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