Finn’s Basement – The Lego Movie Set is at Legoland California

Finn's Basement, The Lego Movie Set

Legoland in Carlsbad, California has recently opened a new exhibit. Finn’s Basement, which is the actual set that was used in the filming of The Lego Movie. It is a massive set with almost every scene from The Lego Movie built in Lego. The whole set up is just like every kids (and adults) dream. A massive basement level Lego studio, with a whole collection of Lego spanning decades of collecting. Even though this is only a set, it is extremely awesome!

Finns Basement, The Lego Movie Set, City

It appears that these photos were taken before the final exhibit was finished. In newer photos there is a plexiglass wall surrounding each set, making sure that hands stay away from all the hard work on display. The amount of work that went into building this set is staggering. A few poor souls are probably still recovering from calloused hands. The detailing involved in this set is amazing. With hand drawn signs, warning labels and posters which all appeared in The Lego Movie.

Finns Basement, The Lego Movie Set, Detail

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Finn's Basement, The Lego Movie, Wild West

Finn’s Basement is organized into different sections. Each one representing a theme from the film. Represented are City, Castle, Wild West, Pirates, Space, Cloud Cuckoo, etc.

Finn's Basement, The Lego Movie, Sea Cow

Based on the Classic Space section it looks like Benny got his spaceship! Spaceship!

Finn's Basement, The Lego Movie, Space

Legoland California has a great exhibit here. Hopefully it will stick around for a long while.

Check out the full series from Finn’s Basement posted by ared22 over on Imgur: http://imgur.com/a/w3WB2

The crazy MetalBeard’s Sea Cow (70810) from The Lego Movie revealed with video!

The Lego Movie, MetalBeards Sea Cow 70810 Box

The first wave of the Lego Movie sets have hit the store shelves, and Lego is not stopping there. With a mini-wave of sets being released in the next few weeks. The first of which is the massive MetalBeard’s Sea Cow (70810). This nautical wonder is the largest set available in the theme. With 2,741 pieces and a price tag of $249.99 (CA $299.99, DE 249.99€, UK £169.99, DK 2,199.00 DKK). The Sea Cow is currently available for purchase for Lego VIP members, and will have a full release on March 1st.

The Lego Movie, MetalBeards Sea Cow 70810 01

MetalBeard’s Sea Cow is a top heavy ship. Featuring a steam punk and pirate themed design. This insane ship comes with 6 cannons, a huge chimney, a cow with wings, satellite dish, a captains quarters, removable decks, huge turbines, propellers, and brick built sails.

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Lego has put together one of their Design videos for this release (http://youtu.be/KNjz7Q2isQk):

The ship is fully furnished inside. Just look how happy Benny is about this.

The Lego Movie, MetalBeards Sea Cow 70810 Cannons

This may be the most detailed Lego set ever made. There is just an insane amount of stuff going on here.

The Lego Movie, MetalBeards Sea Cow 70810 Interior

The set also comes with Emmets blue couch and 2 Micro Managers.

The Lego Movie, MetalBeards Sea Cow 70810 Crows Nest

The Lego Movie, MetalBeard’s Sea Cow comes with 4 minifigures and 2 brick built figures. Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle will be setting sail with MetalBeard and QueasyKitty. This version of MetalBeard is actually a scaled down version, the full size is already available. Some of the details have been wonderfully preserved, such as the mini shark, and peg leg, and arm cannons.

The Lego Movie, MetalBeards Sea Cow 70810 Figures

Read the full Press Release for more details:

“70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow

Ages 14+ 2,741 Pieces

US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 2,199.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Help our heroes escape the Micro Managers on MetalBeard’s Sea Cow!

Shiver me timbers, the Micro Managers are approaching our heroes and MetalBeard aboard his wacky Sea Cow ship. Climb the mast to keep a look-out. Fire the powerful shooting cannons from the side of the ship to repel the Micro Managers. And watch out – one has flick missiles and the other can shoot a net! Raise the anchors, spin the rear propellers and steer the ship to safety with the mini version of MetalBeard at the wheel. Includes 4 minifigures: Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle, and 2 figures: MetalBeard and QueasyKitty.

Battle 2 Micro Managers with The LEGO® Movie MetalBeard’s Sea Cow with mini version of MetalBeard, 4 minifigures and cow with wings!

• Includes 4 minifigures: Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle, and 2 figures: MetalBeard and QueasyKitty
• MetalBeard’s Sea Cow features chimney, 2 anchors, 4 back propellers, 2 huge side turbines, lanterns, 2 gold keys, 2 bottles, bottle with printed ship, box with 4 black coals, hammer, wrench, shovel, gold crowbar and a barrel with 2 rammers. Plus cannon and ammunition deck with 6 cannons and 2 boxes with cannon ammunition (12 pieces), and boiler room with 2 flint guns, 2 flint pistols and 2 swords. Also features captain’s room with treasure chest containing 6 gold coins, 2 red jewels and 2 green jewels, 2 blueprints, 2 maps, globe, sextant, ink vial and quill, and a portrait of MetalBeard
• Also includes a cow with wings!
• The large Micro Manager features fold-up wings with hidden flick missiles, 2 claws and fold-down satellite dish
• The small Micro Manager features a net shooter
• Weapons include 2 flint guns, 2 flint pistols and 2 swords
• Steer the ship with the mini MetalBeard with sword and treasure chest
• Fire the cannons on both sides of the ship to fend off attackers
• Take off the funnel to access the cannon and ammunition deck
• Open the top to access the captain’s cabin and check out the maps, treasure chest, MetalBeard portrait and more!
• Open the doors to the boiler room to access the weapons
• Turn the exhaust to raise and lower the anchors
• Rotate the giant side turbines
• Place a minifigure on the fore mast to operate the mounted guns
• Keep a look-out from the crow’s nest
• Get the fire going below the huge funnel
• Make the rear propellers spin and speed away
• Watch The LEGO® Movie to see all your favorite characters in action
• MetalBeard’s Sea Cow measures over 22” (58cm) high, 24” (61cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide
• The Micro Manager (large) measures over 3” (9cm) high, 4” (12cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide
• The Micro Manager (small) measures over 1” (5cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
• Mini MetalBeard measures over 4” (11cm) high, 5” (13cm) deep, and 5” (13cm) wide
• Double-decker couch measures over 3” (8cm) high, 3” (10cm) wide and less than 1” (2cm) long”

 

Captain Cook’s Galleon

PippoZane's Lego Captain Cooks Galleon

Pirate ships are one of those classic Lego themes. Lego has had a tough time creating a good mini Pirate ship (3 hull pieces or less). It is a tough scale to work in and usually the proportions end up weird. Here Pippo Zane has succeeded in creating Captain Cook’s Galleon. Using a brown, gold, and red color scheme works well. With careful attention to detail with the main Cabin, Poop deck, and Forecastle. The red carpet and curtains into the main Cabin are an especially nice touch.

PippoZane's Lego Captain Cooks Galleon Detail

Check out Captain Cook’s Galleon over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94159572@N06/9505228976/