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Friday, March 28, 2008

Got Lego?

Did you know that are practically an infinite number of Lego movies? Me either. Till the day that I was searching online for some interesting coloring pages for Son. Not that he doesn't own several fat comic books, mind you, but that it's far better to color a picture printed from the computer on the back of a page that comes from some draft of some thing mama has been writing. Anyhoo... there we are looking for pages about Superman and Batman, and we come across this (it's short, you should click play):

Now, the title of this movie is totally dumb. (Sorry, whoever created it.) It should be called "Superman and Batman Get Run Over By Lots of Vehicles." I know that's not as catchy as "Superman versus Batman," but it's a lot more accurate in representing the movie's plot (assuming a one minute movie has a plot).

Purely as a PSA, you understand, I'm here to tell you that if you have a Lego fan in your house, or a Superman fan, you could spend hours on YouTube watching these. I know. We have. (Did I mention it snowed nearly 6" again last night?)

Or, if Superman isn't your cuppa', or you'd really rather just class up the joint a little and make sure your kids get some edumacation, may I recommend this (even shorter, and completely worth the click):

...which really would be horribly depressing except for the music that rolls in the credits that totally makes this scene in Hamlet uplifting. Which is what we're hoping for from a thoughtful Lego interpretation of Shakespeare, really.

For high quality, long-playing movie action (9+ minutes, and this is only Part 1), I would suggest you trot out your holiday spirit and watch this very good version of A Christmas Carol. Assuming you like the Dutch (I think) accented English, you'll be quite impressed by the Lego effects. (If you're inclined to see the rest of the story, the link for Part 2 will pop up on the sidebar of the YouTube page for the part below...though if you have a whole 18 minutes to waste watching Lego movies, do you think you could come over and clean my bathroom first?)

And if that doesn't float your boat, there's always 9,100 hits for "Lego Star Wars." And if you're still not satisfied, between Superman, Shakespeare, Dickens, and Star Wars, then there's really no hope for you at all.

In which case, please make some Lego movies of your own, and send me the links. Currently, there are no episodes of Lego Iron Chef. Any takers?


BusyDad said...

You just discovered my "dad needs an hour to blog hop" babysitter. Fury would surf Lego Star Wars videos for hours if I didn't feel guilty and feed him every once in a while.

lattemommy said...

I never cease to be amazed at what some people will do with their time. Lego Hamlet? Really?

Although, I have to admit to totally loving that one and now having a fervent desire to search YouTube for some Lego Othello.

Kelly said...

Would it be totally inappropriate if I made some leggo porn?

Heather said...

I had no idea these movies existed. And, I would say what a waste of time if they weren't so darn entertaining.

MommyTime said...

I know, huh, Latte and Heather -- totally seems like a waste of time, but then, so addictive to watch!

Kelly, I say go for it. I'm sure you'd have a cult following in no time.

Betsy Bird said...

It is a "tradegy" that the folks who made the Hamlet movie can't spell.

I would really enjoy Lego Iron Chef. The secret ingredient could be Play-Doh.

Don Mills Diva said...

This is all very enlightening - my son is nuts about Legos - who knew they were so versatile?...:-)

OHmommy said...

Sadly we have watched all 9,000 Star Wars Lego movies on Youtube. My dinning room table is our lego table.


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