Toy Story 3 trailer confirms LEGO in movie, plus more LEGO Pixar goodness

In our interview with Angus MacLane back in 2008, we asked him why none of the toys in the previous two installments of the Toy Story series were LEGO. Read the interview to find out, but that gap has been corrected in Toy Story 3.

Toy Story 3 trailer-002

They’re a bit hard to spot in this screen cap by Bill Toenjes, so check out the photo on Flickr for notes and the full-size version. Watch the complete trailer for more LEGO, as well as a notable appearance by Totoro.

In related LEGO + Pixar news, this year’s giveaway Toy Fair premiums from LEGO included a CubeDude Buzz Lightyear signed and numbered by Angus himself (via FBTB’s complete Toy Fair 2010 coverage):

LEGO Pixar Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear CubeDude

Now I’m mad that LEGO didn’t send The Brothers Brick an invite to this year’s Toy Fair. Hey LEGO, what gives? I demand my CubeDude Buzz Lightyear!

Finally, Toy Story director (Toy Story 3 executive producer) John Lasseter received the LEGO treatment at Toy Fair with this great bust built by Erik Varszegi (via Gizmodo):

John Lasseter with LEGO likeness

7 comments on “Toy Story 3 trailer confirms LEGO in movie, plus more LEGO Pixar goodness

  1. Ochre Jelly

    …couldn’t happen to a nicer guy! (I’m talking about John’s Lego bust, not your being snubbed, Andrew! :D).

    There are so many levels of WIN here – not least of which are those way cool ‘minis’ of Woody and Buzz next to the bust.

  2. Graeme Allen

    But there WAS Lego in Toy Story 2; I have said this a million times. Doesn’t anyone remember what that building Rex was made of, in the scene after Woody was kidnapped? Here is the clip for reference:

    I am glad that they are getting more screen time this time around, though.

  3. IanxIntrospect

    Since TLC has that toy story theme…does this mean there could be tiny little Lego Lego men?

    Oh, how I love strange loops

  4. kunert

    @Graeme Allen: That must be torture for you! Judging from the MacLane interview, even Pixar can forget what’s in their own movies. I confess that I forgot too, if I ever noticed in the first place, which is a shame because I’ve watched it at least as many dozens of times as anyone with young kids has.

    @IanxIntrospect: I agree with Andrew.
    The Construct-a-Buzz size already has minifigs to start the loop, though.

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