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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
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Genre: Animation
Directed By: Mike Mitchell
Produced By: Dan Lin
Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Roy Lee
Jinko Gotoh
Written By: Phil Lord
Christopher Miller
Matthew Fogel
Based On: Lego Construction Toys
Starring: Chris Pratt
Elizabeth Banks
Will Arnett
Tiffany Haddish
Stephanie Beatriz
Charlie Day
Alison Brie
Nick Offerman
Maya Rudolph
Will Ferrell
Richard Ayoade
Jadon Sand
Brooklynn Prince
Photography: Color
Cinematography: Shelly Johnson (live-action sequences)
Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: February 2, 2019 (Regency Village Theatre)
February 7, 2019 (Denmark)
February 8, 2019 (United States)
March 21, 2019 (Australia)
Runtime: 107 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $99 million
Box Office: $192.3 million
Franchise: The Lego Movie
Prequel: The Lego Movie (chronologically)
The Lego Batman Movie (Batman's standalone adventure)
The Lego Ninjago Movie (by release)
Sequel: The Lego Movie 3 (In development; chronologically)
Untitled Universal Lego film (In development; by release)

"One of the most obvious messages to take away from this movie is something you could probably guess from even the ending of the first movie. And that's just playing nice with others. That's a pretty sweet message from siblings, but there's also another message about maturity and growing up, which does tie-in to the sibling thing a bit. I've seen some critics completely miss this message and I don't know how they did. It's not like it's hidden, they literally spell it out at one point with one of the characters. Actually, multiple times, like it's Emmet's main inner conflict in the movie. How could you missed this? Anyway, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a worthy sequel."


The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (also known as The Lego Movie 2 in some English-speaking countries) is a 2019 American-Danish-Australian computer-animated adventure science-fiction fantasy comedy film based on the Lego line of construction toys as well as the sequel to The Lego Movie, the fourth installment overall in the franchise following the releases of 2017's The Lego Batman Movie (the second installment) and The Lego Ninjago Movie (the third installment). A collaboration between production houses from the United States, Australia, and Denmark, the film was produced by Warner Animation Group, Lego System A/S, Animal Logic, Rideback (formerly Lin Pictures), Lord Miller Productions, Vertigo Entertainment, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Directed by Mike Mitchell, it stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Will Ferrell, and Jadon Sand reprising their roles from the previous film. At the same time, new cast members include Stephanie Beatriz, Tiffany Haddish, Richard Ayoade, Brooklynn Prince, and Maya Rudolph (replacing Amanda Farinos). Like all its previous installments in the franchise, the animation was provided by Animal Logic, with Trisha Gum serving as animation director.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part premiered at Regency Village Theatre on February 2, 2019, [1] and was released in Denmark on February 7, 2019, before released in the United States on February 8, 2019, and in Australia on March 21, 2019, in 3D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, IMAX, IMAX 3D, and 4DX formats, five years after the first film. With a budget of $99 million, it is the most expensive animated film produced by Warner Animation Group; the film was a box office disappointment, grossed $105.8 million in North America for a worldwide total of $192.3 million, but did receive positive reviews critics, audiences and fans alike. Despite the reception and due to box office disappointment, Warner Bros. transferred the rights of this franchise to Universal Pictures, who later set for a five-year deal, with people suggesting that a third movie wouldn't be made. However, according to producer Dan Lin, The Lego Movie 3 is still actively developing, with Lin promising that the creative team has "reinvented" the LEGO world.


The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman, and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

Why The Second Movie Is Always Awesome

Chris Pratt, one of the prime example.
  1. It is a great follow-up and retains the charm of its predecessor, where it continues to explore the new adventure world of post-apocalyptic to outer space to many fictional planets, such as alien jungle in the whole Lego universe.
  2. The animation has given more upgrades to look fresh, amazing, and even better than previous LEGO films, all thanks to Animal Logic, who has provided the animation for all the films in the franchise!
  3. The original cast reprises their roles and their voice acting and acting (for the live-action actors of the film) are still great, with Chris Pratt voicing both Emmet from the previous film and the new character, Rex Dangervest in this film that is also awesome (see picture here). That being said, the new cast members do a terrific job, such as Stephanie Beatriz (who later voiced Mirabel Madrigal in Disney's 60th animated feature film Encanto, and Vaggie from Hazbin Hotel), Tiffany Haddish, Richard Ayoade, Brooklynn Prince and Maya Rudolph.
    • After Nolan North took over his role in Lego Dimensions, Will Ferrell returns as President Business since The Lego Movie.
    • Chris Pratt returns to voices Emmet for the first time since Lego Dimensions and it is great to see him; A.J. Locascio and Keith Ferguson replaced him in the low-budget spin-offs.
  4. The original characters are still likable, like Emmet, Lucy, Batman, Benny, Unikitty, and MetalBeard.
    • While Emmet's friends do get captured by General Mayhem, they do get much screen time, which isn't really that distracting or noticeable, as Emmet, Lucy, Batman, Benny, Unikitty, and MetalBeard are more important, and don't feel out of place and part of the main cast. Even so, Unikitty, Benny, and Metalbeard are now tertiary characters.
    • Speaking of Lucy, the first movie, while earning critical acclaim, received backlash for only having a few major female characters, and for amounting Wyldstyle/Lucy's character development to letting a man fulfill her dreams of saving the world. The Daily Mail reported afterward that animation supervisor Chris McKay admitted feeling unsure if the final movie passed The Bechdel Test (Wyldstyle and Unikitty have a conversation regarding the existence of both "no negativity" and the word "no" in Cloud Cuckoo Land, but it only lasts two sentences), and that he promised a stronger female presence in the second movie, which he wound up executive-producing. Indeed, The Second Part does add some more female major characters, gives them and Lucy some motives and arcs that don't revolve entirely around the men, and allows them to converse at length on topics other than guys.
      • Related to the above, previous LEGO movies caught some flack for subjecting their women to "The Trinity Syndrome", relegating them to essential sidekicks of men who seem too incompetent for most of the story. The Second Part breaks Lucy out of this by giving her the most fleshed-out arc among the main characters, and by centering the climax around her saving Emmet, then destroying Rex.
  5. Plenty of good humor and clever meta references events in the franchise like Benny commenting that loving spaceships is his one defining trait, and when Justice League is planning to depart where Superman questions where Batman is, Wonder Woman says he is heading off to a standalone adventure. Also, Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi have been played as a villain at first, but the twist is that she really wasn't evil and she's just terrible at expressing this, while Emmet's future self Rex Dangervest is the actual twist villain working against Emmet's motivations (although not revealed until Emmet just says his line, see pointer 23), making Queen Watevra a reverse twist villain.
    • The fact that Maya Rudolph's character steps on Lego bricks, is a nice reference to the line of plastic construction toys.
  6. Emmet gets a major serious character development, having been given an arc about toughening up and adapting to the times.
    • Likewise, Lucy also gets a major character development as well since it fleshed out her motives and a story arc that doesn't involve entirely male characters, as said before, which makes her one of the protagonists, alongside Emmet, rather than deuteragonists.
  7. It is still faithful to the Lego line of plastic construction toys.
  8. The original musical songs, such as "Catchy Song", "Not Evil", "Gotham City Guys", "Everything's Not Awesome" and "Everything Is Awesome (Tween Dream Remix)" are pretty great and catchy and contribute very well to the actual story.
    1. "Everything Is Awesome (Tween Dream Remix)" is a remix version of the predecessor's signature song of Emmet says good morning to Apocalypseburg, who remains upbeat in stark.
    2. "Catchy Song" (oh-so-blatantly titled song) is a catchy pop song designed to get stuck inside one's head and follows Lucy and Emmet's superstitions of mind control.
    3. "Not Evil" is Queen Watevra's introduction to the heroes suspiciously reassuring them that she is not an evil queen, with the twist being that she told the truth and she's just terrible at communicating.
    4. "Gotham City Guys" is Queen Watevra using reverse psychology and continuous Batman references to convince Batman to marry her filled with dropping all of Batman's live-action actors.
      1. Not only that but what makes it even more awesome is the section where Batman raps over a chopped-up remix of Danny Elfman's iconic theme. Ignoring the end credits songs, this became the only The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part song to run exactly as long in the movie as it does on the soundtrack.
    5. "Everything's Not Awesome" is an updated and sad version of the predecessor's signature song with the start of a Dark Reprise, teaching an optimistic yet realistic lesson that while not everything in the world is great, it doesn't mean that it's worthless trying to make it great. At that point, it becomes a Triumphant Reprise as everyone rises to save Emmet, and is ready to build the ship.
    6. "Super Cool" features the return of the Lonely Island, sung by Beck! Plus, there are rap segments on how awesome the end credits are, including the cast in the final film version!
  9. The action scenes are still entertaining and a complete blast, notably the chase in Apocalypseburg, the alien jungle and final battle.
  10. The new characters, Rex Dangervest, Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi, General Mayhem, Ice Cream Cone, and Balthazar are awesome additions and very fun, likable, and entertaining meta characters. Even they do manage to steal the show.
  11. Four characters from The Lego Movie series, President Business (at the beginning and the end), Vitruvius (in his ghost form, before being knocked out by MetalBeard), Bad Cop, and PuppyCorn from the Unikitty TV series during "Not Evil" song have returned to the cameo appearance.
    • Speaking of the Unikitty TV Series, Dr. Fox, Master Frown, and Brock make split-second cameos during Rex's cover-up backstory.
  12. This is a great improvement over The Lego Ninjago Movie.
  13. Someone says "Lego" in this movie, unlike the first one where the characters such as Emmet and Wyldstyle have never said "Lego" as it was only mentioned after the end of the movie.
  14. This movie gives a very valuable message the aforementioned about the world realistically not being "awesome" and can't be awesome all the time, but optimistic and at least trying to make it a better place plays a big role in the world and goes a long way, which is acceptable influences on the film's character development and for its target audience.
    1. The film also gives messages about family and fighting in the live-action segments.
  15. The fact that Finn and The Man Upstairs (despite the latter being offscreen) return is pretty cool.
  16. Again, like the previous LEGO films, it has unforgettable pop-culture references like "Let's All Go to the Lobby", the name of Rex's pet raptor, Rocky from Rocky film series, Ripley from Alien series, Quaid from 1990 of Total Recall, and Conner from Terminator series, and Gandalf falls into an abyss in the same way that he does in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, during Emmet's nightmare.
  17. Just like the first movie, it features tons of new cameos from famous characters, like Dorothy Gale and her friends from The Wizard of Oz, Jason Momoa's Aquaman (who even reprised the role from DC Extended Universe), Velma Dinkley from Scooby-Doo series, Betelgeuse from Beetlejuice, and, of course, Bruce Willis, who is famously played John McClane from Die Hard series. Even returning many cameos are Abraham Lincoln, Gandalf, Shaquille O'Neal, and The Swamp Creature as well.
    • Speaking of which, the quick cameo with Doc Brown and the DeLorean Time Machine near the end of the movie was unexpected, especially when you found out the news of Universal Pictures (owners of the Back to the Future franchise) given the rights to The Lego Movie franchise 10 months later.
  18. Well-done musical score by Mark Mothersbaugh, apart from original songs.
    1. "Rex Vanishes" begins with a triumphant orchestral opening when Lucy saves Emmet, which slowly fades into a somber piano piece as Rex vanishes, creating a perfectly bittersweet piece of ending music.
    2. "Apocalypseburg" provides an impressive techno beat to give you an idea on the idea of the level of shadiness in Apocalypseburg, before turning into a joyful techno piece out of nowhere.
    3. "General Mayhem" is a fittingly creepy Leitmotif for the masked minidoll.
    4. "You're Weak / Brother Gives Heart" starts with just a normal orchestral, before it becomes a sinister piece when Rex arrived the under the dryer before it fades to an emotional piece when Emmet has the speech. Afterward, the true form of Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi was restored.
  19. The concept of a post-apocalypse world made with Lego is unique and interesting, as there is some inspiration taken from films like Mad Max: Fury Road.
  20. The tone is still just as light-hearted as the first film and still manages to have its serious moments.
  21. Even though Phil Lord and Christopher Miller didn't direct this film, Mike Mitchel still did a great job as the director, which is another huge improvement over Trolls, another animated film based on toys.
  22. Since the first movie ends on a cliffhanger, this sequel got the right place at the end of the film so it doesn't interrupt the film and we get to finally see how DULPO aliens were able to start wrecking Bricksburg at the beginning of the film, since it starts immediately after the events of the first film, with Emmet builds the aliens a heart as a token of friendship, but one DULPO alien eats it and demands more, although it was quite short.
  23. Like other films in the franchise, there are several heartwarming and sad scenes, like Rex's fate and Finn's apology to Bianca after looking inside the storage box and fixing Queen Watevra, essentially mending his and Bianca's bond, and reigniting her imagination. All the while, we hear Emmett's speech.
    • How resigned Rex is to his fate when he begins to fade from existence. He even makes light of it, sounding almost relieved that he's dying.
      • Possibly justified, as Rex isn't dying. He's becoming an alternate timeline version of himself and, given the context, that's a good thing.
  24. Not one, but two very surprising and dramatic plot twists, the first involves Sweet Mayhem revealing that she just actually wanted to make peace with the citizens of Apocalypsburg, just like the rest of The Systar System, while the latter involves the third act where it turns out Rex Dangervest was a future counterpart of Emmet Brickowski, and has a surprising backstory.
    • On the subject, he is Emmet from the future, having been lost under Finn’s family’s dryer and was left there for years. Feeling abandoned and forgotten, he made himself into a tougher, seemingly more mature self and decided to go it alone since he felt he could no longer count on his friends.
  25. Like the previous film, the action is also inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
  26. The end credits were well-animated since, like the first movie, it was from actual Lego, but here, it revolves around the scroll in dioramas that featured the versions of the main Lego® characters of the movie, built with actual bricks (including Duplo®), not as minifigures (or in the case of Sweet Mayhem, mini-dolls).
  27. Like the previous films, it has a great blend of action, adventure, fantasy, drama, and humor.
  28. The dialogue is very clever and has been improved from the first film. (EX: The name's Rex, Rex Dangervest., and I don't know, but that beat is pretty fresh.)
  29. It has many funny moments like Banarnar have been slipping over and later that he falls down the chocolate fountain after he gets down the stairs and when Lucy tries to stop Emmet from destroying the wedding, she noticed that someone did draw dots on his face, but Emmet just rubs his face off by saying no.
  30. Incredible ending: At first, the ending shows the scenes where the heroes have been defeated by falling into the Bin of Storajj, making it a cliffhanger, but here, Finn and Bianca's mother sees them playing together and has a change of heart. And then moments later, the universe is restored as a mish-mash of Apocalypseburg and the Systar System, renamed "Syspocalypstar", with later that Emmet's house is rebuilt and the movie ends with Emmet seeing a gift of the original album of "Everything Is Awesome", revealing that Lucy co-originated the song, causing Emmet to gasp in shock.
  31. In the human world, Finn, Bianca, and their mother are decent characters.
  32. It is not a rehash, the movie is much different from its installments in the franchise; for example, the main antagonist (Rex Dangervest) dies on the screen instead of redeeming antagonist (Lord Business, the Joker, Lord Garmadon) and the movie takes place in outer space than land locations (mostly in Systar System).
  33. The movie has lots of great ideas for the franchise, such as:
    1. Having Lego mini dolls for the big screen.
    2. Having a nightmare event.
    3. Having a sticker on Lego minifigures.
    4. The fictional system that is similar to the Solar System.
  34. It's a nice send-off to Warner Bros.' run of The Lego Movie franchise, considering that the box office disappointments of this film and The Lego Ninjago Movie caused Warner Bros. themselves to terminate their film rights with Lego in December 2019, resulting in Lego moving on to work with Universal Pictures in April 2020 to develop and distribute future Lego films, while Warner Bros. still owns the rights to their run of the franchise.

Bad Qualities

  1. Some plot holes, like:
    • Emmet begins a journey with Rex Dangervest to the Systar System, later he reunited Lucy and has plans to destroy the wedding cake, yet only Lucy is with Sweet Mayhem, while Emmet did destroy the wedding cake; although he did make a mistake; then once they returned to the Rexcelsior, Emmet simply tells to Rex about his backstory, upon hearing that Rex is Emmet. The thing is that why did Rex Dangervest save Emmet Brickowski from crashing into an asteroid if doing so would cause Rex to cease to exist (due to Rex being the futuristic counterpart to Emmet) and Emmet became Rex because he crashed into the asteroid?
    • During Lucy and Sweet Mayhem’s fight, when the latter’s helmet falls off and ends up dangling from a pole, why couldn’t she use her jet boosters to fly up?
    • Even though Rex disappeared because his timeline is gone because Emmet and Lucy got back together during the climax, his pet raptors are still there in the ending.
  2. The film doesn't have as much surprise as the previous film, since the viewers would know that this world is (as Rex would put it) in the subconscious of an adolescent.
  3. Some of the humor can be hit-or-miss at times, such as the few attempts where the film tried to be hip and cool with the kids, despite its target audience seeming to be mature pre-teen kids.
    • Like Ralph Breaks the Internet, the musical scene for "Catchy Song" where Batman flossing only appears just to pander to younger audiences which they tried to cash in; and not to mention, it already became a dead trend.
    • Speaking of Ralph Breaks the Internet, it also has an infamous feminist preach scene where Sweet Mayhem says to Wyldstyle: "So you fought, and master built, and kicked butt, and then the hapless male was the leader."[2]
  4. Parts of the material were recycled from the first film, making the story a little bit somewhat predictable.
  5. A few characters can be a bit unlikable, with Finn being a jerk to Bianca at times, mostly due to how he wrecked the wedding cake which can be stressful. But thankfully, he becomes likable in the third act when he apologizes to his sister by fixing the Lego heart.


Critical and audience response

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part received generally positive reviews from critics, audiences, and fans alike, who commended its humor, animation, premise, soundtrack, and voice acting, although some said it was not as "fresh" as the first film. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 84% based on 301 reviews, with an average rating of 7.00/10. The audience score was 68%, with an average rating of 3.6/5 from over 25,000 ratings. The website's critical consensus reads, "While it isn't quite as much fun as its predecessor, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part fits neatly into an animated all-ages franchise with heart and humor to spare.". On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 51 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". The score of audiences was 6.7/10, based on 244 ratings. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale (down from the first film's "A"), while those at PostTrak gave it an average of 4 out of 5 stars; social media monitor RelishMix noted online responses to the film were "great". On IMDb and Letterboxd, the film earned a score of 6.6/10 and 3.1/5.

Angry Joe gave this movie a rating of 8/10. PaleoSteno says it is a worthy sequel.

DeviantArt user JacobHessReviews gave this movie a rating of 8.5/10 (Great to Amazing), explaining that although not as good as its predecessor, this is a great film to end Warner Bros. Pictures of The Lego Movie series.[3]

Box office

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part grossed $105.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $86.5 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $192.3 million against to $99 million budget, became the franchise's second box office disappointment after The Lego Ninjago Movie, but still performance better. Although some source says it bombed at the box office, it is not a box office bomb, but it only barely managed to break even, generating little, if any, profit. Deadline Hollywood attributed the low opening to franchise fatigue due to the release of two spin-offs before The Lego Movie 2, as well as Warner Bros. promoting the film using similar marketing tactics from the first film, leading audiences to assume the sequel to be derivative and indistinguishable from its predecessor.

This film ended up being the last Lego film from Warner Bros., as it is shifting to Universal Pictures for a period that confirmed a limited 5-year deal to make plans for an upcoming Lego Movie, while Warner Bros. still owns the rights to their run of the franchise from 2014 to 2020, including the Unikitty! TV series.

The Lego Movie 3

During an interview with Moviefone on February 7, 2019, Chris Pratt (Emmet's voice actor) expresses his idea for a potential third film in the series.[4] On August 8, 2022, Dan Lin, alongside Pill Lord and Christopher Miller, revealed that a third film of the series titled The Lego Movie 3 is actively in development. Lin promises that the creative team has "reinvented" the LEGO world for the third film, but it does not yet have a release date. While appearing on The Ankler's Hot Seat podcast, Lin says that the next film will be a complete reinvention of the franchise. He says: "We know we have to switch it up and take to a different art form that's still true to LEGO, we should have some announcements soon… I think we've reinvented it in a cool way." It is unclear whether it would be distributed by Warner Bros. or Universal.[5]

Universal Pictures era

In December 2019, following the box office disappointing returns of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Warner Bros. allowed their film rights with Lego to expire. Lego has later entered into negotiations with Universal Pictures for a new first-look deal. While the original characters and film, including the Unikitty! TV series, are owned by Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures will develop and distribute future Lego films. Dan Lin is expected to remain as producer through his company Rideback.[6] In April 2020, the deal with Universal was set for a limited 5-year film deal, with Warner Bros. still owning the previous films and characters.[7]




  • This was the seventh largest page and also the fifth largest page for any movie on the Greatest Movies Wiki before it was closed.
  • Like other films in the franchise, Lego released a number of building toy sets based on scenes from The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
  • Before the current date in 2019, multiple release date were planned:
    • In February 2014, it was originally scheduled for general release in the United States on May 26, 2017.
    • In April 2015, the film was pushed back from May 26, 2017 to May 18, 2018, with The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie taking the slot for 2017.
    • In June 2016, it was pushed back from May 18, 2018 to February 8, 2019, with How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World taking the slot (although it was later delayed for a year later in 2019).
  • Rex Dangervest is a reference to Chris Pratt himself since he voiced a Lego construction worker as well as portraying a superhero who saves galaxies and a raptor trainer.
  • The scene where Emmet and Wyldstyle are being chased by General Mayhem and Wyldstyle questions why they aren't losing General Mayhem and suddenly realizes that the signal light for the vehicle were on is coincidentally similar to a deleted scene (at 3:17 in the video) from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
  • This was the last film in The Lego Movie franchise to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures before selling the rights to Universal Pictures for five years deal.
  • A comment is made about Marvel "not returning our calls." Characters from the Marvel Universe are conspicuously absent from the Lego movies, due to rights issues with Disney. Characters from the Star Wars universe (also owned by Disney) appeared in The Lego Movie (2014), but not in this sequel.
  • Daniel Radcliffe was originally set to voice a look-alike of his Harry Potter known as Larry Potter, but his scene was ultimately cut. It was revealed by Mike Mitchell that Radcliffe's cameo was deleted due to not wanting to risk anything that would upset the Harry Potter fandom. The character was replaced by Larry Poppins (another look-alike character based on Mary Poppins).[8]
  • Rex's design was partially inspired by LEGO's Jack Stone. Jack Stone was an early 2000s line designed to be hip and edgy, and was widely despised by LEGO enthusiasts. In fact, LEGO actually uses Jack Stone sets as a teaching example of what not to do when designing a new LEGO product.
  • With 13 minutes of end credits, this film has the longest amount of end credits for a non-Disney animated film. Thus, it is also the first animated film to use that amount of end credits without post-credits scenes.
  • Rob Schrab was going to make this film his feature directorial debut, until he was replaced by Mike Mitchell, due to "creative differences".[9]
  • Like in first movie, Will Forte was billed as "Orville Forte" due to a typo. Forte's actual first name (his full name is Orville Willis Forte IV) rather than his professional name was listed on a form used when compiling the end credits. Thus, the voice of "Abraham Lincoln" remained credited to "Orville Forte."
  • During the first part of the second half of the main-on-end credits, the winning entries of LEGO's "The Awesome Building Buddies Contest", which held online through most of July 2018, is shown aside from some of the credits. It features actual siblings pairing together to create the unique LEGO model either on the white background or on a off-white background. If the second picture is here, the panel flip itself to reveal the actual LEGO model.
  • To promote the movie, "Everything is Awesome" Dance Together Music Video was made as the internet short.
  • With the running time of 107 minutes long, this is currently the longest LEGO film to date.
  • On Black Friday 2018, Warner Bros. released The Lego Movie on YouTube in its entirety for one day only, with a trailer for The Lego Movie 2 attached.
  • This was the last Warner Animation Group to have a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack until Space Jam: A New Legacy.
  • On December 10, 2018, Warner Bros. released a Christmas-themed promotional short for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, titled Emmet's Holiday Party. In the short, Emmet and the citizens of Apocalypseburg throw a big Christmas Party to make everything awesome again despite the concern of attack from the Systar System from Lucy. Although originally released as an online short, it was eventually included as a bonus feature on the home media release.
  • The Warner Bros. Pictures/Warner Animation Group logo is similar to the original installment but with a few enhancements:
    • The camera backs up from the string in front of the black LEGO® background setting before it settles when the sky blue background has brought up.
    • The byline has changed to "WARNERMEDIA" (due to AT&T has merged with Time Warner back in Summer 2018).
    • When the shield turns to WAG, the banner drops down from the WBP position to accompany the change.
    • And the transition to space environment, setting up for the movie's prologue sequence.
  • There are several deleted scenes on the Blu-Ray:
    • Originally, Mayhem was the one who saved Lucy from falling, but then it was changed to be Lucy the one who saved her. Mayhem would've also helped on Lucy's plan but before she could do it, she had to show Lucy the truth behind the Systarians motivations.
    • Lucy would've known the weakness of the temple thanks to a recording crystal message by Superman. And then later on, she would meet Superman in the wedding, telling her the Queen was good all along.
    • Several outtakes from Rex telling Emmet about Armamageddon, Lucy and the others entering into the Queen's castle and Emmet walking on the streets of Apocalypseburg.
    • A dog from Harmony Town would've stolen Rex's blaster and the guards would alert to Queen Watevra about the new visitors.
  • The production of the film took advantage of Animal Logic's latest update to its trace renderer, Glimpse, to improve on-screen detail and depth-of-field.
  • In October 2014, Warner Bros. scheduled The Lego Batman Movie for 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 for May 18, 2018 (originally May 26, 2017).
  • On October 25, 2014, it was reported that Lord and Miller had signed on to write The Lego Movie 2. On October 30, it was announced that Australia-based animation studio Animal Logic was in talks to produce the next three Lego films (though the deal was not finalized at the time) and the New South Wales government would make financial contributions to all the films. On November 12, during an interview with BBC News, Lord and Miller revealed that there would be more female characters featured in the film.
  • In an interview with Collider, producer Dan Lin confirmed that Lord & Miller were rewriting the script during production. He also said that the sequel was going to include more songs due to the success of competing Disney musical films like Frozen and Moana.
  • Jason Momoa reprised his role as Aquaman from the DC Extended Universe. Gal Gadot was set to reprise her role as Wonder Woman, replacing Cobie Smulders from the previous film, but Smulders ended up returning shortly before the film's release.
    • Additionally, Margot Robbie was also set to reprise her role as Harley Quinn, replacing Jenny Slate, who voiced Harley in The Lego Batman Movie, but Harley was instead voiced by Margot Rubin, whose name, ironically, is similar to Robbie's.
  • In one version of the film, Emmet and his friends would've been found by Rex Dangervest in his introduction and they would be part of the team to take down Queen Watevra. The original storyboards can be seen here.
    • Another original storyboard (made by Head of Story Matt Flynn) shows an alternative version of Rex Dangervest's backstory. The difference here is the way is shown and Rex's original plan was to take Queen Watevra (originally called Queen MerPony) to the Stairgate and destroying her in pieces to make sure the kids won't playing with them anymore. Storyboards can be seen here.
  • Some of the musical numbers' incidental dialogue sounds different on the soundtrack version than in the final film version; to quote an example from the start of "Not Evil":
    • Lucy (both versions): Oh no, are we in a musical?
    • Batman (soundtrack): Uh, hope not.
    • Batman (movie): Yup. Get ready.
  • Early reports claimed the second film would focus on Emmet's long lost sister, but this never happened and was likely scrapped.
  • Arturo Castro was originally going to voice Ice Cream Cone, but he was replaced with Richard Ayoade.
  • One scene from the official trailer has two significant changes to avoid spoiling several plot points: Lucy's hair is still mostly black instead of the more multicolored version seen at that point in the film, while Emmett is lacking the Rex Dangervest vest he was wearing then.
  • Maya Rudolph almost got to voice the "The End" card, which would've engaged with Lucy in some sassy banter over whether or not the movie should really end with everyone banished to the Bin of Storaj.
  • After Lucy destroys Rex's flux capacitor, Rex originally merged with Emmet, forming a minifigure with Emmet's appearance and optimism, and Rex's physical strength. However, the animation looked too disturbing to keep in the final film.
  • The Popular Band almost received a Mockumentary leading up to Lucy quitting after Octan perverted "Everything is Awesome", but it got cut for time. The other singers — Hula Lula, Kitty Pop and Candy Wrapper — still appear in the final film, and its tie-in Collectible Minifigure line, but are mere extras in the Systar System.
  • Takanuva from BIONICLE was featured in concept art as part of Rex's crew.
  • Vitruvius, President Business and Bad Cop are the only characters from the first movie who don't play a big role: Vitruvius and Bad Cop only appear in the beginning and President Business has only two scenes, through it was justified, since he is the Man Upstairs.
  • On that note, Finn is the only human character from the first movie to physically appear in the sequel. His father, the Man Upstairs, was only heard off-screen in the sequel, aside from being seen from a flashback from the first movie and in a picture of him and his family on a log flume ride, which can be seen in Finn's sister Bianca's bedroom.
    • This doesn't count for Finn's mother, however, as she was only heard off-screen in the first movie and was voiced by Amanda Farinos, although she does physically appear in the sequel and was played by Maya Rudolph.

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