Origami Girl

Sunday, 23 February 2014

In which everything is awesome

You remember my hyper-up excitement about The Lego Movie coming up? The little figures of the main characters I have? Well yesterday I finally got to see it!
And "Everything is awesome... everything is cool when you're part of a team."
We're both still singing the song this morning.

It was incredibly funny, the plot wasn't actually as ridiculous as many children's films, and I liked the dystopian Lego city concept, so yes that song isn't quite as twee as it seams. It was also heart-warming and inspiring like any kids film should be. Oh and the catchy theme song is by Tegan and Sara.
I had a lot of fun recognising bits of my own Lego within the set: "I have those pyjamas!" "That's my weapon rack!" In fact it is basically the best bit of product placement ever invented because huge amounts of the Lego within it are all available and yes, that post-movie inspiration is to go home, tip up your old Lego box, screw the instructions and just make something.

The animation really plays with you, toying with the fluidity of a Lego world that has become real (such as moving waves in the sea or the speed in which the characters can build things) and the reminder that it is a world controlled by humans outside of it, (such as a Lego ghost on a piece of string).

So just because I can't get enough of it, I'm going to share a different trailer from last time for you. It actually gives you a good flavour of what the movie is like without really revealing any of the plot points.

I wore a slightly childish outfit to the cinema, featuring my little black Lego brick earrings.
On the train a a little kid was playing in the aisle and he stopped next to me and then ran back to his parents and said loudly,
"Daddy, Daddy. That lady has Lego earrings! *pause* Take a look!"

It was a beautiful moment. I enjoyed being someone kids drag their parents over to look at. Hahah.

This pinafore is actually something that was languishing on the pile of things to go to the charity shop. It's slightly too big for me and I feel that it makes me look really young. However, the joy of this haircut is that because it makes me look a little older, I am looking back at otherwise unloved clothes. The only way to not look like I am 6 in it is to smarten it up a lot, hence the smart heels which I also haven't worn since I had a corporate job about 2 years ago.

Lego earrings! Forgot to get better close-ups.

So have you seen the Lego Movie? Did you enjoy it?


  1. Glad you didn't toss away that dress, it's awesome. I too got to revisit some old favourites after the pixie cut - makes everything 'edgier' - hate to admit it, but it's true. :)

  2. you look fabulous! :)


  3. This jumper is adorable. It plays with the tones in your hair wonderfully and of course, I'm a fan of the galactic print sweater. And I really want to see this movie! My brother's wife said she bawled her eyes out in it? Which from her could mean anything, but I usually take it as a good thing.

  4. I've yet to see the movie but I probably will when it's out of the cinema. Sounds like something the bf would like to see haha.
    I love the colour of the pinafore on you and when you add the galaxy top, it's just too good!
    I love putting things together that I just think are cool :)

    ~ K

  5. I was just about to comment on the post above and say how impressed I was with your lego creations...seriously, I can't tell you how many lego castle I built with my son this week (but with the duplo legos...haha). Then I saw a peek of your outfit and hair here and I was instantly going gaga. LOVE this look to bits! I still need to see the movie...I've heard so many good things about it!