How Many Lego Movies are There

It seems like there is a movie franchise for everything these days, Superheroes, Mutants, Halloween and of course the toys we loved as kids.  Yes, we’re talking about Lego.  Surprisingly the first movie turned into a box office hit grossing almost $500 million dollars, not too shabby for a movie about blocks.

The film went on to inspire a couple of sequels with more slated for release later this year, if you’re not a fan and wondering “how many Lego movies are there?”  The answer is 5, sort of…three have been released with two more done and scheduled for release in 2019.

Lego Batman

After the success of the first movie, of course, there was going to be another on and The Lego Batman Movie was next in the franchise.  It debuted in February of 2014 and it featured Will Arnett as the Dark Knight.  It didn’t have the box office success of the first movie but it still managed to pull in a respectable $312 million.  It started with a budget of $80 million so that can be called a success.

Lego Ninjago

The next installment in the franchise was the Lego Ninjago Movie an adaptation of the company’s Ninjago toy line and accompanying television series.  While this movie has little or nothing to do with the other movies that have been made.  The movies aren’t a continuation of a longer storyline but rather standalone stories all on their own.  The movie hit box offices in Sept of 2017 and it failed to perform as well as the other two.  However, that won’t stop the franchise from continuing as they are making Warner Brothers a small fortune.

The Lego Movie Sequel

The next installment in the franchise was just released on February 8, The Lego Movie Sequel.  The film will have Will Arnett returning as Emmett and it was directed by Mike Mitchell of Trolls fame.  It has gotten favorable reviews from critics and it already has a score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Here is a preview of the movie.

The Lego Brick Race

It was back in 2015 when Warner Bros said there would be another spin-off of the Lego Movie franchise, The Lego Brick Race.  Initially, the film was supposed to be released in 2019 but production problems make that unlikely.  Several directors have stepped down from the project however before stepping down from the film Drew Pearce said the movie would be inspired from the film The Cannonball Run.

How to Make Your Own Lego Mario

What is more fun than combining two of your favorite hobbies?  Lego has come a long way and you can make a lot more than just brick houses.  Today there are Lego sets that allow you to make all kinds of characters and props from movies and television.

You can get premade kits with all the pieces and instructions that you need to make everything from the Millenium Falcon to Nintendo’s favorite plumber Mario.  You can even create a Mario that has flexible joints so he can be posed in all kinds of ways.  Let’s have a look at how you can make your own Mario.

Tips On Building Your First Lego Mario

You can actually build your own Mario using nothing but the pieces from one of the Classic tubs of pieces.  To make the buttons on the overall you only need to use a couple of yellow bricks with some studs on the front.

To make the hair you are going to need a couple of rounded bricks either in black or brown.  Here are the steps to build your own Mario, once you master Mario it is easy peasy to make a Luigi too.

1. The head will need 2 x 3 bricks that stick out allowing you to make ears, Mario’s mustache requires a 4 x 1 brick placed just under the nose and 2 1 x 1 bricks on either side to perfect the mustache.

2. The hat is fairly easy you are going to need 1 RED 10×2 and 2 RED 2×3 stacked in the middle.

3. For the body you are going to need the following pieces:

4 YELLOW 2×2
2 YELLOW 2×3
2 YELLOW 1×2

1 RED 2×6 (OR 2 RED 2×3)
3 RED 2×2
6 RED 1×2

3 BLUE 1×2
3 BLUE 2×2
2 BLUE 2×3
2 BLUE 2×4

Now you have your Mario put together you can go on to create other characters with Lego pieces.  If building Lego is not your thing then you might want to check out the get hard and stay hard review for more information.