Make fun of the LEGO Movie trailer and win $12,000

Holy syzygy, Batman! It’s two of our most frequently recurring topics in a single news item: a Tongal contest for the LEGO Movie.

Everything you need to know is right here, but allow me to make fun of the executional mandatories and highlight other silly tidbits from the rules:

The world of LEGO® is large, but you are free to use any of the characters that appear in the trailer as part of your creation.

Don’t let the fact that all the characters shown in the trailer are only available in sets that don’t come out until a week before this contest is over hamper your creativity!

If submitting a live action entry, do not reenact life threatening or potentially dangerous situations.  For example, do not stand in the middle of traffic, do not swing a dolphin, do not try to fight crime like Batman.

Do not glue a LEGO brick to your back, do not name a character Wyldstyle, do not spoil all of Batman’s funny lines by putting them in the trailer…

For this project only, all entries will become the property of the Sponsor upon submission.  However, Sponsor agrees not to exploit a submission without compensation to the submitter.

Phew! For a minute there, I was worried about being exploited!

As thefourmonkeys pointed out, there’s a long tradition of recreating movie trailers in LEGO, so I would not be surprised to see this trailer recreated in stop-motion. I would take the Honest Trailers approach myself.