Is The LEGO Movie Anti-Copyright?

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME in the LEGO™ movie, except when it isn’t and LORD BUSINESS gets in the way and wants to control everything and stifle creativity™! Emmet, Wyldstyle, Batman, and others in the movie seem completely opposed to the imposition of any sort of structure that dictates what will be built and how, which to the gang at Idea Channel sounds really similar to discussions around copyright law and intellectual property (IP). Are master builders just artists who make good use of the public domain? Can the LEGO movie advocate for open culture even if LEGO itself is historically opposed to it? Find out in this week’s episode of Idea Channel!

Lego Dimensions Are coming!

With the popularity of Skylanders and Disney Infinity, it was only a matter of time before another group tried to get in on the action and after this morning’s leak, we know who the next contender is!

wildstyleFor the past couple of days there have been some teaser images leaked showing of Batman, Gandalf and The Lego Movie’s Wyldstyle tagged with “#BreaktheRules.” Then this morning, a teaser trailer dropped. The portal shown in the trailer is a match to the portal in the images which confirmed a lot of suspicions. Then came the official press release (see below). With this new line it looks like Lego will be mashing all the series lines together Harry Potter, LoTR, DC, Marvel, everything playing together at the same time!

Toys R Us confirmed the sets will be released in September 27th and the base starter pack for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and Wii will retail for $99. Included in the starter pack are the Toy Pad, some bricks, three miniatures including Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle from the Lego Movie, as well as a Lego Batmobile. There will be a full line of add on characters and expansion packs so get your wallet out and make some room next to your console, this looks like it’s going to be awesome.

And here’s the official trailer, which dropped this morning:

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