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Mimi Goes to Legoland-A Photo Story

7 Aug

Hi!

Mimi is back, and as fabulous as ever! When my mom, sister, and I went to the newly opened Legoland Discovery Center, Mimi couldn’t help but make an appearance. She had lots of fun taking photos and posing, (especially with the giant giraffe!) so I’ll let her take over for now…

Mimi and the Giant GiraffeHi everyone! It’s your favorite kitten, me, Mimi! I took some pretty awesome pictures at the Legoland Discvoery Center, so let’s get started right away. See, there’s me and the Lego Giraffe!!!! I look so cute and tiny in that plant down there, don’t I? :) I’ll have to ask that giraffe about how she does her lashes though, because those are fantastic.

Normal EntrySo then, after a bit more waiting, we finally headed inside the Lego center and stood in some very loooooong lines. It was so crowded that I told Lulu to put me in her bag and fend for us both through the lines…but not before I got this picture of the indoor entry way into the main rooms…wait! This is not the entry I wanted for this post.

Mimi's EntryAww, this is much better.

Boston Room 1The first of the main rooms we entered was the model Boston made entirely out of Legos, which was my favorite part. I love this display with the little stores and the boat, (which was floating in actual water.) The details were amazing!

Mini Swan BoatsOoh, look! Little swan boats! They’re the size of me! (I could be a Lego world giant…hmmm…) Lulu was also recently at the actual park this one is modeling, and she says that it’s really nice…but there’s no giant “Build and Test” packet in the bottom of the real water…she thinks.

Mini FenwayYay! Mini Fenway Park! I can almost touch all the bases at once with my paws! This was really cute and detailed, and I really liked the mini baseball game you can play, even if I could never actually get the ball to touch my “bat”…on second thought, I don’t like the game as much after all. Hmpf.

NightimeAnd then, BOOM! Everything turns to night without warning, (actually there’s a big bell noise before it happens, but my way sounds much cooler.) The buildings light up and fake fireworks start to explode all around us in a super cool and ultimately awesome moment!!!!

Bridge Close-upHere’s a close-up of the bridge in all it’s shiny, triangular glory. Yeah. That’s all I really have to say about this one. Oh well.

Night #3Before we head off into the next area, here’s one last night-time picture! I love the way everything changes when the lights turn on and the walls go black. (Although it’s very hard to pose for pictures in…partly because you can never see me…)

Ice Cream The next room was a series of Lego-themed stations with lots of crowded people filling it, but let’s focus on what the important things in there are: the giant ice cream sundae. Since it was already melting I was able to grab a few drops, but they tasted a bit plastic-y. Eck!

EndingThat’s all I have for you tonight my loyal Mimi-lovers readers. I’ll be back soon with some more of my adventures! :)

Have an awesome rest of your week,

Lulu and Mimi

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The Lego Movie-A Movie Review

26 Feb

Hi!

Cast-

  • Chris Pratt as Emmet Brickowoski
  • Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle
  • Will Arnett as Batman
  • Alison Brie as Unikitty
  • Charlie Day as Benny
  • Will Ferrell as President Business

Summary: An ordinary LEGO figure named Emmet is mistaken to be the mysterious “Special”, who was predicted years ago to discover the only piece of resistance that can stop the evil Lord Business from gluing the LEGO world into place. To save his world, Emmet must team up with some of the most skilled Master Builders and travel throughout dangerous instruction-filled lands in order to complete his dangerous mission. Can Emmet and the other LEGO master builders stop Lord Business’s plan before it’s too late?

My Thoughts: When I first saw the previews for this film a few months ago, I was sure it was going to be another really silly and bad movie, but after reading some extremely positive reviews, I was interested. After a bit more investigation, I was getting more excited and was hoping to see it over my school’s February vacation. I went to see it on Saturday, and I ended up being very entertained and loved it!

The story is about an ordinary Lego figure named Emmet, who is mistaken for an amazing special hero that was going to rise against the evil Lego President with a plan to end the world in only a matter of days (cue dramatic music!) He ends up traveling through different Lego worlds with some very, um, interesting characters, hoping to succeed on his dangerous mission. Throw in some cool graphics, cheesy moments, weird, but funny jokes, and a cast of hilarious characters, and you have a movie worth seeing! Oh, and of course, I can’t forget the very annoying, but catchy and addictive song that is played throughout the movie. (Everything is Awesome!)

Emmet was a very entertaining protagonist, and he even had all sorts of funny ideas, (the double-decker couch!) He made all sorts of fun jokes, and I also liked how he was awkward, but still a little sweet. Wyldstyle was another great character, (she had such cool style!) and I loved the moment at the end with her and Emmet, (I don’t want to ruin it for you though!) All of the supporting and main characters were hilarious, but the best one out of all of them was Unkitty!!!! I mean, how can you not love this adorable face…

She’s just so cute!!!!!! :)

Anyways, I was very interested to see how the movie would be designed; would it be exactly like LEGOs, but more computerized? It turns out that the graphics were designed to look like LEGO toys, (they even made the water and fire look like the little plastic pieces), but it was amazing to see all the detail. The action scenes were especially cool, but I also liked to see the differences between each themed LEGO world that Emmet and the others traveled too.

Overall, this was an entertaining and funny movie that I would see again and give 4 and a half stars out of five.

Have an awesome week,

Lulu