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* StealthPun: Metal Beard mentions that he escaped from his first raid on the Octan Tower with some of his organs. Toys of him include those organs (represented by various meat products), which he apparently keeps in the treasure chest in his, well, chest.


** While fans hoped this movie would receive an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Animated Feature (and many pundits even had it pegged to win), the only nomination it earned was Best Song, for "Everything is Awesome". Variety [[https://variety.com/2015/film/news/oscar-snub-lego-movie-best-animation-1201405956/ attributed]] it to [[ComedyGhetto not being serious enough]] for voters, [[TrueArtIsAngsty not angsty enough]], too different, and not having hand-drawn animation. Needless to say, a lot of people were angry at this, with even [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/brutally-honest-oscar-ballot-no-773905 some academy members crying foul]]. The InternetBackdraft was so enormous (only ''Film/{{Selma}}''[='=]s was bigger) that ''The Lego Movie'' actually trended on Twitter because of it.

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** While fans hoped this movie would receive an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Animated Feature (and many pundits even had it pegged to win), the only nomination it earned was Best Song, for "Everything is Awesome". Variety [[https://variety.com/2015/film/news/oscar-snub-lego-movie-best-animation-1201405956/ attributed]] it to [[ComedyGhetto not being serious enough]] for voters, [[TrueArtIsAngsty not angsty enough]], too different, and not having hand-drawn animation. Needless to say, a lot of people were angry at this, with even [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/brutally-honest-oscar-ballot-no-773905 some academy members crying foul]]. The InternetBackdraft backlash was so enormous (only ''Film/{{Selma}}''[='=]s was bigger) that ''The Lego Movie'' actually trended on Twitter because of it.

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*** Adding onto it - after [[spoiler: Finn returns Emmet back to the LEGO world through the portal, Emmet ends up destroying a good portion of the ground underneath him. The movie doesn't pay attention to this, Emmet just apologizes and moves on]]. However, after watching The Second Part, [[spoiler: it's entirely possible that Emmet was using Rex's Master Breaker power without even realizing it. It doesn't help that Emmet was certainly a bit peeved when that happened and Master Breaking is [[ThePowerOfHate powered by anger]]...]]


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: All the jokes about Emmet being a stupid, boring person that nobody really cares about take on a depressing subtext when you realize that [[spoiler:Emmet is a representation of how Finn sees himself.]]

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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All the jokes about Emmet being a stupid, boring person that nobody really cares about take on a depressing subtext when you realize that [[spoiler:Emmet is a representation of how Finn sees himself.]]]]
** Seeing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Mnuchin Steven Mnuchin]] credited as the film's executive producer.

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* ItWasHisSled:
** [[spoiler:Lucy is Wyldstyle's real name]]. Then again, some official news sources may have accidently spoiled that one before the movie originally came out, so it was already a case of this back then.
** On a much bigger scale, [[spoiler:the reveal that the entire LEGO World is, in fact, [[WelcomeToTheRealWorld a playset in the basement of an American family]]]]. Since it was such a big twist, it naturally gained a lot of attention. Then [[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie2TheSecondPart the sequel]] builds itself entirely on that plot point, which ensures that the twist is pretty much common knowledge at this point.


* BrokenBase:
** Some fans who otherwise adore the film aren't fans of the plot-twist that [[spoiler:the entire movie is just a story in Finn's head, with many saying that the Lego Universe being just that would have been better than inserting Finn and "The Man Upstairs."]] Others are a fan of the emotional elements it brings to the table, as well as the completeness of the lesson on creativity. There's also those who argue the opposite, that [[spoiler:it's a great twist, but it was a mistake to have the Lego world actually be real, with Emmet able to affect the "real" world.]]
** And yet for other fans the Man Upstairs [[spoiler:was right, and Finn had no right to touch stuff that wasn't his, or mess with the work his dad has put in what was, after all, HIS hobby, not Finn's.]]

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BrokenBase: Some fans who otherwise adore the film aren't fans of the plot-twist that [[spoiler:the entire movie is just a story in Finn's head, with many saying that the Lego Universe being just that would have been better than inserting Finn and "The Man Upstairs."]] Others are a fan of the emotional elements it brings to the table, as well as the completeness of the lesson on creativity. There's also those who argue the opposite, that [[spoiler:it's a great twist, but it was a mistake to have the Lego world actually be real, with Emmet able to affect the "real" world.]]
** And yet for other fans the Man Upstairs [[spoiler:was right, and Finn had no right to touch stuff that wasn't his, or mess with the work his dad has put in what was, after all, HIS hobby, not Finn's.
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* AmericansHateTingle: Despite being one of the biggest movies of the year in its native USA, ''The LEGO Movie'' didn't make a splash in Japan at all. Frequently cited reasons include a poor dub, being carried by relatively few theaters, competition from other movies, and the fact that the movie is so pop-culture focused that the jokes don't translate to Japanese. But when the DVD came out it became much more popular.

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* AmericansHateTingle: Despite being one of the biggest movies of the year in its native USA, [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]] with Japan, where ''The LEGO Movie'' didn't make a splash at all despite being one of the biggest movies of the year in Japan at all.its native USA. Frequently cited reasons include a poor dub, being carried by relatively few theaters, competition from other movies, and the fact that the movie is so pop-culture focused that the jokes don't translate to Japanese. But when the DVD came out it became much more popular.


* HarsherInHindsight: One of the items on the conveyor belt in the closing credits is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, which ''The Lego Movie'' was notoriously [[AwardSnub snubbed]] of a nomination for in the Best Animated Feature.[[note]]Though "Everything Is Awesome" was nominated for Best Song, complete with Lego Oscars during the ceremony.[[/note]]

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One of the items on the conveyor belt in the closing credits is an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, which ''The Lego Movie'' was notoriously [[AwardSnub snubbed]] of a nomination for in the Best Animated Feature.[[note]]Though "Everything Is Awesome" was nominated for Best Song, complete with Lego Oscars during the ceremony.[[/note]][[/note]]
** The scene of Emmet [[spoiler:gradually becoming more and more animated when he's in the real world]], becomes disturbing when The Second Part has [[spoiler:Rex Dangervest, Emmet's evil future self, actually learning how to move fully on his own after being abandoned. With the plan of destroying the Legoverse and the relationship between Finn and his little sister, simply out of spite]].


** The fact that it is mostly CGI that tries to look like stop-motion rather than straight-up stop-motion is a big detractor to many, though this is also forgiven by many others considering that much of the film is of a scale far too large for stop motion to be practical, such as scenes where an entire LEGO city is animated or the surface of the ocean (waves and all) is built entirely from bricks.
** There's also a handful of people that feel that the film's SequelHook interferes with the otherwise complete ending. It's mostly because it sets up a sudden plot thread for a quick joke instead of bringing more of a closure to the film. Naturally there are those that found it clever and ridiculously funny and like it for that.


** During the ''Stars Wars'' scene, Billy Dee Williams returns as Lando, while Han is clearly ''not'' being voiced by Harrison Ford. Then in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Ford has a big role as Han, while Williams is the one surviving major cast member to not make an appearance. In addition, ''LEGO Movie'' directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will direct the upcoming Han Solo anthology film.
*** Which leads to a HarsherInHindsight moment as the two were fired for creative differences before the filming was complete, meaning that this scene is the only scene where they actually would direct Han and Lando.

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** During the ''Stars Wars'' scene, Billy Dee Williams returns as Lando, while Han is clearly ''not'' being voiced by Harrison Ford. Then in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Ford has a big role as Han, while Williams is the one surviving major cast member to not make an appearance. In addition, ''LEGO Movie'' directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will direct the upcoming Han Solo anthology film.
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almost directed ''Film/{{Solo}}''... which lead to a HarsherInHindsight moment as the two were fired for creative differences before the filming was complete, meaning that this scene is the only scene where they actually would direct Han and Lando.



** While invading Lord Business's tower, Lucy mentions how she doesn't like the song "Everything is Awesome"; however, when it becomes necessary to fool the robots, she immediately belts out a pretty fantastic rendition of it. [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie2TheSecondPart The sequel]] reveals that she was actually part of the group which originally wrote that song!]]

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** While invading Lord Business's tower, Lucy mentions how she doesn't like the song "Everything is Awesome"; however, when it becomes necessary to fool the robots, she immediately belts out a pretty fantastic rendition of it. [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie2TheSecondPart [[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie2TheSecondPart The sequel]] reveals [[spoiler:reveals that she was actually part of the group which originally wrote that song!]]

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** Benny, especially thanks to his {{Adorkable}} enthusiasm for SPACESHIPS.

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** While invading Lord Business's tower, Lucy mentions how she doesn't like the song "Everything is Awesome"; however, when it becomes necessary to fool the robots, she immediately belts out a pretty fantastic rendition of it. [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie2TheSecondPart The sequel]] reveals that she was actually part of the group which originally wrote that song!]]


* FirstInstallmentWins: Consensus states that the novelty of LEGO reaching the big screen, with more charm and heart than the average piece of MerchandiseDriven animation, felt much fresher here than in the spin-offs and sequel, which didn't do as well among critics or at the box office.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: Consensus states that the novelty of LEGO reaching the big screen, with more charm and heart than the average piece of MerchandiseDriven animation, felt much fresher here than in the spin-offs and sequel, which didn't do as well among critics or at the box office.office (even though ''The LEGO Batman Movie'' and ''The LEGO Movie 2'' earned warm receptions in their own rights).


* FirstInstallmentWins: Consensus states that the novelty of LEGO on the big screen felt much fresher here than in the spin-offs and sequel, which didn't do as well among critics or at the box office.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: Consensus states that the novelty of LEGO on reaching the big screen screen, with more charm and heart than the average piece of MerchandiseDriven animation, felt much fresher here than in the spin-offs and sequel, which didn't do as well among critics or at the box office.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: Consensus states that the novelty of LEGO on the big screen felt much fresher here than in the spin-offs and sequel, which didn't do as well among critics or at the box office.

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