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The definitive edition of an innovative movie,
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This review is from: The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome Edition (Blu-ray + DVD + Exclusive Minifigure + Exclusive Content + Bonus Blu-ray 3D) (Blu-ray)
First of all, I'd like to speak about the movie itself (especially seeing that most reviews posted at the moment are complaints about the service, not reviews of the movie). LEGO Movie is potentially one of the most innovative animated movies released to date. While the digital LEGO interaction formula was explored before in video games (LEGO Star Wars and multiple sequels that followed), it's the first time we see the potential of digital Legos being used so much in a feature-length animated movie in both 2D and 3D. This movie takes every single thing done with Lego digitally before and takes it to a new level. Not only the environments and the characters are all Lego (obviously), but also, for the first time that I know of, all the environmental and special effects including water, lasers, explosions and what have you are made of Lego as well and modeled and animated in a very convincing and realistic manner. In addition to the high technical level of the movie I'd like to mention that the characters and the plot are also very smart and appealing, and the humor is easy to understand and fun for kids and adults alike. Definitely a movie that will entertain your family, and if you're shopping for the complete, definitive collector's edition of the movie, this edition is potentially the best since it offers you a lot of extras including the 3D edition, the 3D poster, the bonus Lego figurine, etc. Now, of course, if you're *not* looking for an all-inclusive collector's set and would like a simpler and cheaper option, there's a 2D+3D bluray version available from the UK Amazon (not sure why it's not available in the US) and a plain DVD edition is also available at a much lower price from the US Amazon.
Now, about the issue that I've had just like everybody else with my previous $29.99 pre-order being canceled. I can see that a lot of people have come here to express their complaints in the form of putting negative reviews for the movie or for the service. While I can absolutely relate to it (and I did feel a bit down the moment I learned about the canceled preorder), I can say that Amazon.com has been *very* understanding and helpful about this problem. I contacted Amazon customer service and they offered me a $10 discount for the new collector's edition which in the end amounted to the same $29.99 that I ordered my previous edition for. As such, not only did Amazon stay true to their pre-order price guarantee (albeit after I had to contact them, of course), but I'll also be a happy owner of this all-inclusive collector's edition at a price of the previous edition which included less items than this one! As such, do not panic and do not give in to the temptation to whine and complain in a review. Instead, carefully consider your desires (whether you want this collector's edition or not) and, if you do, politely explain your situation to Amazon.com and refer them to your previous canceled order. It is a pleasure for me to openly say that Amazon has been very helpful in all the years I've been their happy customer. Happy shopping and enjoy the movie, everyone!
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Initial post: Mar 31, 2014 3:02:33 PM PDT
Daniel .W. Craig says:
In my opinion, it should've at least had Lord Business and Bad Cop figurines instead of that other one. Yesterday, I thought at first that the EIA pack was a stupid ripoff, but today, I kept thinking "I just gotta have that set!" So yeah, I will hopefully preorder it in the future. :)
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2014 10:14:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 5, 2014 10:20:59 AM PDT
A. Macphee says:
Bad Cop is available in both the minifigures packages and a cheaper Lego Movie set. Vitruvius is a much harder figure to come by only included in much more expensive sets, making it a good inclusion IMO. Only Benny would have been a better choice
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2014 11:32:56 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 5, 2014 11:33:36 AM PDT
The "Everything Is Awesome" edition of Vitruvius is not available anywhere else - not in any LEGO set or otherwise. While the "standard" version of Vitruvius is, in deed, only available in more expensive movie tie-in sets, this design is taken from the opening scene before he is blinded, and features a different head, torso and bottom slope printing than all other versions of this character.
Posted on Jun 11, 2014 12:43:58 PM PDT
D. Nazar says:
Amazon is not accepting pre-orders in the United States because they are in a dispute with the movie's distributor and have chosen not to carry that distributor's movies anymore. You can't order this collector's edition or any other edition right now, at least not through Amazon.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2014 6:44:09 AM PDT
Hmmm... That's funny because I live in the United States and I just ordered it two days ago and it was on my doorstep today. Might want to re-check the source of your info.
Posted on Jun 26, 2014 1:13:10 PM PDT
Luke Myers says:
Thank you for your insightful and well-worded review. It is certainly in stark contrast to many of the other reviews on Amazon (and the internet in general).
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