Nate and the boys were invited by Warner Bros. Pictures to go to the Legoland press junket for The LEGO NINJAGO Movie last week. I was up in San Francisco helping my sister move to her new apartment (more on that later) but I had so much fun ogling all their pictures from afar. They got to play around with some Master Builders and meet actors like Dave Franco, Justin Theroux and Michael Peña.
The extensive footage of my children totally ignoring Jackie Chan was my favorite thing ever. Apparently they didn't recognize him in-person as his role of Master Wu.
That's more like it.
Fun fact? Jackie Chan also helped choreograph the fight scenes!
The boys also got to ride on the LEGO NINJAGO ride at Legoland and stay at the incredible Legoland hotel in Carlsbad, so it was a whole NINJAGO weekend.
At one point, the kids all dressed up like Lloyd (the main character from LEGO NINJAGO) and posed with Dave Franco, who lends his expertise as the voice for the movie.
The “costume” was the simplest thing ever. We were instructed to bring the kids in all black, and then the staff handed out green sweatbands and black bandanas to complete the ensemble. BOOM. Ninja status!
You can see all the characters on the LEGO NINJAGO Movie website for more inspiration.
The movie comes out in theaters on September 22nd. This is why I never commit to a Halloween costume until at least the beginning of October. Just last week, they were begging to be Batman (from The LEGO Batman Movie, of course).
I also have a strong feeling there are going to be a lot of LEGO sets on our Christmas lists this year.
Are your kids as obsessed with the LEGO movie series as ours are?