With the exception of a few unique pieces (i.e: President Business’ hair and evil helmet) every Lego piece in The Lego Movie actually exists and can be used in sets. This even includes effects like water, fire, laser bolts, explosions and smoke. For instance, the lasers are actually transparent LEGO rods (commonly known as “Lightsaber blades”), while smaller puffs of smoke are LEGO ice cream pieces.
The piece of music Vitruvius is playing on the piano as Wyldstyle and Emmet (Chris Pratt) enter the saloon is a ragtime version of ‘Everything Is Awesome’.
Both Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) reprise their roles from the original Star Wars trilogy. Daniels also provided C-3PO’s voice in numerous Star Wars animated series and previous LEGO Star Wars movie productions.
Like in a lot of Phil Lord & Chris Miller movies, people from their last projects make appearances. These include Cobie Smulders (Wonder Woman) who was on How I Met Your Mother (which the team wrote for the first 2 seasons) & Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill, both in 21 Jump Street.
Fun Trivia: MetalBeard’s Five Laws of the Sea include:
- Never place your rear end on a pirate’s face.
- Never release a Kracken.
- Never put ye hand in a clams mouth.
- Always abandon a lost cause.
- Never wear a dress on Tuesday. – IMDB