The Flash, Ellen DeGeneres, '2 Broke Girls' & More Get LEGO Transformation in Honor of 'The LEGO Batman Movie'
By Zach Seemayer
The LEGO Batman Movie will be swooping into theaters this weekend, and Warner Bros. is going all out to show the plastic Caped Crusader some support.
The studio announced today that some of their biggest DC Comics television properties have "undergone their own LEGO transformation," showing off minifig versions of Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), the Flash (Grant Gustin), and the cast of Gotham.
But Warner Bros. didn't just LEGO-ize their comic book characters! They also made sure to give the minifig treatment to some of their popular sitcoms and talk shows including Allison Janney and Anna Faris from Mom, 2 Broke Girls' Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, the casts of The Big Bang Theory and The Middle and even Ellen DeGeneres.
According to Warner Bros., over 10,000 LEGO bricks were used to make each of the different posters. Instead of creating the characters with computer generated graphics, practical sets were constructed and real minifig characters were photographed.
All that intensive labor required over 300 hours of building, compositing and photographing, and an additional 70 hours to install the massive billboards encircling the Warner Bros. lot.
"Just [with] the kids when I'm trying to get them to turn off their iPads," Arnett said of his two boys -- Archie, 8, and Abel, 6. "It allows me to drop into the Batman voice when I need to drop the hammer at home." Check out the video below to hear more.