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The LEGO Movie – which version to get?

The LEGO Movie has been finally released on DVD/Blu-Ray about a week ago, and it is available in several formats and carried by a bunch of retailers. If you haven’t gotten it yet, I highly recommend you do. You won’t be just owning an awesome and highly successful movie, but also a piece of history; this is the first full length feature-film released by LEGO, with a sequel already planned due to its amazing success. We have discussed and reviewed the movie several times (see links at the end of this post), but the point is that The LEGO Movie is a great piece of film with an engaging story, likable characters, funny jokes, and a surprisingly deep message that appeals to both kids and adults. 🙂

The LEGO Movie DVD

There are three versions of The LEGO Movie. The Everything is Awesome edition, which is the only one that includes the Vitruvius minifigure along with a Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet (digital copy) combo-pack, exclusive content, and bonus Blu-ray 3D for about $35 (depending on the retailer). Then there is the Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet combo-pack (without the Vitruvius minifigure) for about $25. The third option is the simple DVD, UltraViolet combo-pack with no extras for around $15.

The LEGO Movie Everything Is Awesome Combo Pack

If you would like to pick up the movie locally Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart and Best Buy all carry them. If you prefer to shop online, besides the websites of the above retailers, you can also get the movie on Amazon. Amazon also has a rent version – I don’t think it’s worth it, I rather own the movie for a bit more, but I thought to mention it just in case you are interested. Here are the versions available on Amazon:

The LEGO Movie Everything is Awesome Combo – $34.96 – BUY HERE

The LEGO Movie Blu-ray + DVD + Ultra Violet  – $24.99 – BUY HERE

The LEGO Movie DVD + Ultra Violet Combo – $14.96 – BUY HERE

The LEGO Movie Instant Video – $3.99 – RENT HERE

As far as which version of The LEGO Movie to get, I would say that if money is not an issue the Everything is Awesome combo is really the best option. As I mentioned above, you are not just owning a movie, but a piece of history, plus you will get the exclusive Vitruvius minifigure. On the other hand, for some people $35 is a lot of money. If you would still like to get all the extras, but don’t care about the minifigure, you might consider selling Vitruvius and basically get the combo for half price (right now Vitruvius goes for about $15-$20 on the secondary market – see on eBay, see on BrickLink). Even with selling Vitruvius, you would end up owning more than going for the second choice for $25 – just something to keep in mind. If you are strapped for cash, or don’t need all the fancy extras, you can go for the cheapest version, or wait a bit to see if prices come down on the more expensive options. But that requires some serious patience… 🙄

What do you think? If you have gotten The LEGO Movie already, which version would you recommend to those who are still deciding on which would be best for them? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉

And you might also like to check out The LEGO Movie section or select from the following related posts:

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  • Inventrious June 27, 2014, 11:20 AM

    If your a collector/LEGO fan, then go for the Everything is Awesome edition. If you just wanna watch the movie and don’t care about the minifigures or sets, go for the normal DVD.

  • Yoda Archives June 27, 2014, 12:05 PM

    I got the basic dvd set. There was a time when i would get the time when I would get the large dvd sets. But since I quit watching all the bonus content on the extra discs, I switched to the basic dvds.
    I just left wal-mart they had a big display with various LEGO dvds. They had The LEGO movies, Ninjago, Chima, and even some LEGO books.

    • admin June 27, 2014, 1:24 PM

      I actually bought the basic version also because I just didn’t want to spend so much, especially since I already had the digital version of the movie. But I would like to get Vitruvius at some point.

      • ninja of stealth June 27, 2014, 1:28 PM

        Maybe Admin someone is selling the Vitruvius Minifig online somewhere. I don’t know who would do that but its possible.

  • NRG Cole June 27, 2014, 1:08 PM

    Hey admin, would it be worth it to buy the everything is awesome edition, and not open it, just save it and resell it in prime condition in a year or two? how much do you think it would sell for then unopened?

    • admin June 27, 2014, 1:30 PM

      Hm… well, the second movie is coming out in a couple of years, so I’m sure there will be a revival of people looking for the first part, so that’s a good thing. However I’m sure they will release some kind of a combo version. Plus technology changes so fast, by that time we may not even be dealing with the same platforms of watching movies. Personally I would not invest long-term in anything technology related. A safer investment would be getting some of the most popular sets/minifigs from the current LEGO Movie release and re-sell those later. I think Benny’s Spaceship is a particularly good investment. 😉

      • NRG Cole June 27, 2014, 2:20 PM

        Okay, Thanks.
        The only problem with that, is that i tried it before, but I always end up building the set, lol.

        • admin June 27, 2014, 5:02 PM

          Yeah, the temptation is always there… that’s why you have to buy two. 😉

          • NRG Cole June 28, 2014, 2:22 AM

            Can’t do that either. once you get the first set in a series, then you’ve got to get all the others too, lol, that uses up my budjet real quick.

            • admin June 28, 2014, 10:38 AM

              Yeah, tough decisions… okay, so how about invcesting in sets like you don’t like. Say for example you don’t care for LEGO Friends, and you buy some of the sets for investment. This way you will be less tempted to open them. BTW, Friends is an excellent investment! Even the smallest sets like the little packets with the collectible animals are great. You can double your money on them almost immediately! 😉

              • NRG Cole July 9, 2014, 3:18 PM

                Oh, thats really cool. but where is a good place to resell them, ebay, or brickset?

                • NRG Cole July 9, 2014, 3:19 PM

                  whoops, bricklink

                • admin July 9, 2014, 7:30 PM

                  Both is good for reselling, but I would suggest researching prices on both sites to compare which one is the better option. Usually prices are about the same, but sometimes there is a big gap.

                  • NRG Cole July 14, 2014, 1:13 PM

                    ok, thanks alot

  • ninja of stealth June 27, 2014, 1:25 PM

    I’m going to be asking for this movie for my birthday which is coming up really soon! I can’t wait to watch this movie again! (so awesome)

  • Crazybricks June 27, 2014, 2:04 PM

    I will get the everything is awesome pack because I love exclusive minifigs

    spaceship Spaceship SPACESHIP 🙂

  • Magical_RainbowNinja~ June 27, 2014, 3:33 PM

    I got the movie and it’s awesome. I listened it to spanish cince my parent are spanish and it sounds so funny XD

  • BLProductions June 27, 2014, 9:55 PM

    My mom said she would buy the movie, since she fell asleep during the Star Wars part, but I don’t know which one. I think the Vitruvius minifig would be better if he were more accurate to the movie scene. 😕

    Also, I built the new Research Institute on LDD, I can’t show what it looks like, but I think it looks similar to the set. 😉 Also, no “1×1 round plates w/ hole”, but there are possible “1×2 plates w/ center horizontal clip” in white, and 3M sticks in brown.

    • admin June 28, 2014, 10:36 AM

      The Vitruvius included with the Everything is Awesome version is from the beginning of the movie before he goes blind. That’s why the minifig is so unique and desirable. Good job building the Research Institute! I should try that too! It sounds fun! 😀

      • BLProductions June 29, 2014, 10:25 AM

        I know that un-blind Vitruvius is in the beginning, it’s just that in the movie, he has a different cape on, like the Judge’s cape from CMF Series 9. I think people should be able to build most of his staff, though. 😕
        Definitely use the review to build the Institute, there are some surprising parts that you cannot see in the main pic. 😉

        • admin June 29, 2014, 12:19 PM

          I see what you mean about the cape. I avoid cloth materials in LEGO so I usually don’t pay attention to them. Thanks for the tips about the Institute! 🙂

  • Håkan June 28, 2014, 4:27 AM

    Ah. I have about three VHS players now, but no Blu-Ray…

  • ninja of stealth June 28, 2014, 10:08 PM

    I don’t have a Blu-Ray either, that’s why I’m getting the simple version.
    (I really wanted that minifigure though!)

  • Martin Fuglsang June 29, 2014, 7:55 AM

    In Denmark we got the regular DVD including the exclusive minifigure and digital download at a introduction price of 139 DKK (approx $26 [note: VAT differences and such taken into account it is about $14]). So we don’t have to get the more expensive blu-ray to get the figure. It is exclusive to some stores though.

    • admin June 29, 2014, 12:17 PM

      Martin, thanks for sharing that! We do have a lot of international readers and this will be helpful for them. 🙂

  • chase June 30, 2014, 11:35 AM

    my grandpa gave the young vitruvius

  • extremekaifan June 30, 2014, 2:11 PM

    ninjago = awesome

    • admin June 30, 2014, 2:55 PM


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