For once, the plastic that won the day at North American box offices didn't involve plastic surgery.
"The Lego Movie," built around the interlocking plastic bricks made by Danish toy company Lego Co., won the box office its opening weekend by selling $69.1 million of tickets. (Second place "The Monuments Men," featuring George Clooney, finished far behind in second place, with $22.7 million.)
Although made with computer animation, the movie features both established Lego characters and sets and creates some new figurines – but all of them stick to the existing limitations of real Lego blocks. Even the background settings use Lego style animated movements, with "crashing waves" made up of computer-animated substitutes for individual Lego blocks.
Check out the embedded video for some behind-the-scenes glimpses of the film's production, including molding production and how a morning shower might look in a Lego land.