The LEGO Movie Blu-Ray to include Vitruvius minifig

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We've just received interesting news about the Blu-ray release of The LEGO Movie from someone in the US. Unfortunately they haven't provided a name or email address so I can't corroborate it, but it seems plausible:

"A friend of mine just took a survey about the collector's edition of The LEGO movie, and showed me an image of the package, including the exclusive minifigure. It's the prologue version of Vitruvious with normal eyes, wearing a grey headband, has a printed amulet and robes. It appears that it's only included with the collector's edition that includes DVD, Blu Ray, 3D and digital copy of the movie."

Update: TheBrickFan has published artwork of the cover.

40 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I've been wondering when he'd show up. That's gonna be annoyingly expensive. I hate when my collector urge persuades me to buy something I don't need (3D version) to get something I want.

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By in United Kingdom,

I doubt it'd be that much more expensive tbh, its quite a popular film and places will be doing decent deals. Would have thought a minifigure was inevitable like with various recent releases, lets hope there isn't a different figure with the DVD only release

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By in United States,

when is this expected to be released on dvd?

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By in United Kingdom,

I really hope this is true, Vituvius has only been included with the higher end sets so even if buying the special edition does cost more I'd be happier with a variant vitruvius than another emmet or another robot!

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By in Australia,

I hate the way he looks in the film with the disgusting half-eaten lollipop, the rubber band and the eyes that don't match the proper LEGO style. This prologue version is the way Vitruvius should have appeared all along; I like it.

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By in Australia,

Hmmm....
Just check some of my sources and can't find a retail version of the movie anywhere yet. They usually let me know if a movie is out early somewhere in the world, but not a peep.
And considering that the movie doesn't hit the big screen til April 3rd in Australia, I can't see much truth in this rumour.
But I'm willing to be proven otherwise on this....

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By in United States,

I'm so glad the 3D version is being released. I refuse to watch movies that are not in 3D. Vituvius will go on eBay.

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By in United States,

Can't wait! "He is coming..."

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By in United States,

I was wondering why he didn't show up in CMF... :)

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By in United States,

the only minifigure im waiting for now is wyldstyle in her robot disguise

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By in United Kingdom,

@legodude80010 buy some tin foil/aluminum foil, and you're sorted.

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By in United States,

Hmm, need some solid info on the price and release date and then for sure I will buy this set, because I loved the movie.

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By in Sweden,

It'll most likely be an exclusive to one store (like Target), much like the Hobbit release that came with a unique Bilbo minifigure.

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By in United Kingdom,

It may be worth considering that 3D Blu-ray discs are backwards compatible with 2D Blu-ray players, that is a 3D Blu-ray disc will play in 2D on a 2D Blu-ray player.

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope it comes with the DVD release too, and hope it isn't the DJ, PJ Emmet or Wild West Emmet instead. And when has it been aluminum in the UK? Aluminium.

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By in Belgium,

"Confirmed" here: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=8950263&postcount=111

I quote:

"I'm happy to report that Warner will have a Collector's Edition and are considering calling it the "Everything is Awesome" edition. I took a little survey and that was one of two choices considered, the other simply being the Awesome edition. The CE looks like it will have a little 6 piece lego set of Vitruvius, and a "Bonus 3D edition + Tons of extras". Not sure why the 3D version is merely a "bonus". This could all just be preliminary stuff though."

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By in Germany,

I hope this also goes for Germany. I don't recall the Hobbit 1 exclusive Bilbo appearing anywhere here.
I'd be the most happy, if he also came with the DVD, as I don't have a Bluray player.

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By in United States,

hold on, in the video game of the lego movie, prologue Vitruvious is only able to be unlocked by a code. so i think that the movie should also come with the code

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By in United Kingdom,

Never understood the point of a set with DVD, blue ray and so on. Surely if you have blue ray you dont need DVD

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By in United States,

Only thing I can think of is that if your car has a dvd player for the kids and you have a blue ray at home you don't need to buy 2 movies to keep the little ones happy.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Bricklover2013 It doesn't require a code, I unlocked that character without a code. This is very good news, as it'll be the cheapest and easiest way for me to get a Vitruvius minifigure, if it's released in the UK too, and I really hope it is.

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By in United Kingdom,

@voyanuitoa If 3D Blu-Rays work in 2D Blu-Ray players, then why do they always include a separate 2D Blu-Ray in the packaging?

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By in Singapore,

@oscarWRG, that's the version I preordered some time back, how to confirm it is the one that contains the minifig?

If it doesn't have the minifig I would want to cancel it and order the one that has.

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By in United States,

where did your friend find the package.

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By in United States,

I wouldn't be able to use the 3D Blu-Ray disc but seeing this I think it would be best to grab this pack regardless. That is one cool minifigure.

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By in United States,

Wow, is May going to be crazy, with the movie and The Simpsons minfigs coming out!

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By in Taiwan,

Neither impressive nor dissapointed. It's a reasonable choice for TLC who never put an exclusive unused character in DVDs.

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By in United States,

@Darth_Bint, re: DVD and Blu-Ray. I agree completely. I hate that it's standard to include DVD and Blu Ray discs in one box. I think it's just a money grab. There are so many movies that I would buy on Blu Ray but I haven't, because I don't want to pay the bloated "and DVD!" price.

People might argue that it's "for families," etc. But I have one Blu-Ray player and zero DVD players. Please start marketing Blu Rays to my needs, and I will buy them.

/rant

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By in Singapore,

To be fair, I think there are many titles that are available in Blu-ray only as well as Blu-ray/DVD combo and the ultimate Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Download.

I have 3 Blu-ray players (Samsung, Sony PlayStation 3 and Blu-ray drive in my notebook) and a cheapo Sony DVD player. The DVD player is in my kids' bedroom mainly for playing kids' DVD cartoons such as Ninjago, Lego Batman, Thomas & Friends, Veggie Tales and other Lego movies.

On the question of 3D BD discs playable on normal 2D Blu-ray players, technically it should work but sometimes the 2D BD player may be very old and user did not update the firmware hence it may not recognize the 3D BD disc. Thus to avoid such complaints and returns, some studios would just provide a separate 2D BD disc.

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By in United States,

I prefer to buy the BD/DVD combo. It really does work for families. We have 1 BD and 1 DVD player. My daughter tends to use the DVDs on her player in the guest room or we will use the BD one the big tv. It makes sense to us. I really don't think there is that much difference in price between the two, especially if you wait for deals.

But then again, I'm of the mindset I don't need every future DVD purchase on BD since most movies don't benefit from the enhanced image. I only have a select few on BD that are noticeably different.

With that said, this figure will be a must buy! It's always good to have another different skin tone minifigure with NORMAL eyes. It seems almost all darker skinned figures are zombies or alienified somehow.

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By in United Kingdom,

@LegoDude80010 Just wait for Benny's spaceship and you'll get her, along with Emmet in their robot disguises.

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By in United States,

@voyanuitoa "It may be worth considering that 3D Blu-ray discs are backwards compatible with 2D Blu-ray players, that is a 3D Blu-ray disc will play in 2D on a 2D Blu-ray player."

Sorry but that is NOT the case. Regular (2D) Blu-ray players won't play a 3D disk--that goes for all regions. It doesn't matter too much anyway, you can get the Blu-ray without the 3D disk.

Perhaps we'll see a separate Blu-ray (2D version) single-disk release in a few years, as part of a discount assortment for big box retailers.

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By in United States,

@Razzanator234 Unfortunately Wyldstyle robot disguise is NOT included in the spaceship, it comes with her classic space graffiti suit... The only robot disguise is Emmet :(

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By in United States,

maybe wild style robot will be included in a book or a different vision of the movie

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By in United Kingdom,

^ ^^ Yes she is in her spacesuit, but from what I know her head is reversible and the other side has the robot disguise face on. So it would just take the generic wyldstyle torso and the head from the spaceship set to make her disguise as in the movie.

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By in United States,

where did you find that?

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By in United Kingdom,

There's an image of her in the lego movie essential guide book. whether it's a true set image or not is a mystery but it seems pretty real to me.

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