Like LEGO bricks and building sets? Like making movies? Warner Bros. is giving a unique opportunity for fans 16 years and older to participate in their upcoming full-length animated pic The LEGO Movie.
Warner Bros. has set up the LEGO ReBrick Movie Competition where LEGO fans can create a 15-30 second action sequence in one of their favorite LEGO worlds and post the video online.
According to the official rules:
“After building and recording their LEGO designs, they will upload the video to YouTube, and bookmark it on the Building Challenge page, where it will be open for voting from the entire ReBrick membership. The 25 videos earning the most ‘Likes’ will ultimately be reviewed for creativity, originality, theme and suitability for the film by a panel of judges, including Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, writers/directors of ‘The LEGO Movie’.”
The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA, a meeting with the film’s directors, some cool LEGO prizes and the possibility of getting their video edited into one of the sequences of the film.
Video submissions will be accepted March 25, 2013 from May 6, 2013. If you are going to participate, make sure to use only LEGO-branded products and follow all of the other age restrictions and rules on listed on the project site. Local regulations and complete prizing information can be found on the Contest Rules page, with additional guidelines, examples and updates available on the microsite.
From the press release:
“The LEGO Movie stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Morgan Freeman as the voices of the animated characters. The film is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (‘21 Jump Street’, ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’) from their original screenplay, and story by Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman and Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, based on LEGO construction toys. It will incorporate some of the LEGO world’s most popular figures while introducing several new characters, inviting fans who have enjoyed the brand’s innovative toys and hugely popular video games for generations to experience their visually unique LEGO world as never seen before. The film will be produced by Dan Lin (‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’) and Roy Lee (‘The Departed’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’).”
The LEGO Movie is scheduled to open in theaters on February 7, 2014.