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The Lego Movie (2014) Poster

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Followed by 

Spin-off 

The LEGO Movie Videogame (2014) (Video Game)
Based on the movie; features the same voice cast.
Ninjago (2016)
spin off from toy franchise
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
This is a spin-off film from that one.

References 

Dracula (1931)
Dracula appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
For Me and My Gal (1942)
audio clip from this film, Judy Garland singing "How Ya Gonna Keep em Down on the Farm"
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
The Creature appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
 (1963)
Time between events referenced as "8-1/2 Years Later"
The Godfather (1972)
Lord Business says, "It's not personal; it's just business."
Super Friends (1973) (TV Series)
Batman, Green Lantern, Superman, and Wonder Woman appear at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Near the end of the movie we see a medieval scene with a character reading aloud from a scroll, imitating the voice of Michael Palin from the Holy Hand Grenade sketch in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Appearance of Han Solo, Chewbacca and C-3PO
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Lando Calrissian is with Han on the Millenium Falcon
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Mr. Business's line "Release the Kragle!" is a play on Clash of the Titan's "Release the Kraken!"
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
When the two pieces of the underground tunnel are closing, Johnny Thunder drops his hat and quickly grabs it before the doors shut.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
When the group meets the Millenium Falcon crew, Jabba's theme from the beginning of Star Wars - Episode VI is heard.
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Some similarities, both films take place in a totalitarian police state where the citizens are constantly spied on, independent thought is outlawed & Lord Business is like a Big Brother figure (there's even a sign that says Lord Business is watching you).
The Magic Portal (1985) (Short)
Title and concept used in The Lego movie as a prop and story device
Licence to Kill (1989)
Uses a variation of the line "It's nothing personal, it's purely business."
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
Milhouse appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
Toy Story (1995)
God Cop / Bad Cop says "Red Alert, Red Alert"
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Lord Business' building is defended, among other things, by sharks with lasers; a reference to the "sharks with frickin' laser beams" line in Austin Powers.
Office Space (1999)
The scene where Emmet talks about the Double-decker couch mirrors a scene in Office Space where Tom Smykowski talks about his jump to conclusions board.
The Matrix (1999)
The way the Master Builders can see the possibilities inherent in the Lego pieces around them - something Emmet, the chosen one, learns to do near the end of the film
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Prof. Dumbledore appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Gandalf appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
2002 NBA All-Star Game (2002) (TV Movie)
The 2002 NBA All-Stars appear at the meeting of MasterBuilders.
Clone High (2002) (TV Series)
As a special nod back to the directors' roots, Abraham Lincoln is again voiced by Will Forte.
Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003) (Video)
Bionicle is briefly referenced in a montage
Team America: World Police (2004)
When Wildside signals to Emmet and Batman that she's in the control room, she gives the same signal that Gary Johnson uses in Team America: World Police.
South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy (2008) (Video)
Whimsical and cutesy place (Imaginationland/Cloud Cuckoo Land) is bombed and destroyed by evil forces, scenes from the aftermath are shown.
Speed Racer (2008)
The Lego Speed Racer line is referenced among the forgotten Lego worlds.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Referring to Emmet, Batman tells Lucy, "He's the hero you deserve"
Megamind (2010)
Jonah Hill provides the voice for Green Lantern in The Lego Movie. In Megamind, his character is named Hal Stewart, a reference to two Green Lantern characters (Hal Jordan and John Stewart).
Thor (2011)
Emmet's neighbor has a cat named Loki
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
When Metal Beard's ship first appears when the main characters are stranded at sea, it is almost identical to when Sir Francis Haddock's ship first appears in the flashback sequence.
21 Jump Street (2012)
Emmett's apartment has a poster of "Macho and the Nerd," the Russian translation of 21 Jump Street movie.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) (TV Series)
One of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appears at the meeting of MasterBuilders.

Referenced in 

Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2013 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an upcoming 2014 animated film.
Midnight Screenings: The Lego Movie/The Monuments Men (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Bum Reviews: The Lego Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.28 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ian mentions the movie by name.
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #11.8 (2014) (TV Episode)
Menahem Golan says the biggest thing toady is lego movies
Saturday Night Live: Jim Parsons/Beck (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jebediah Atkinson on Weekend Update
Nostalgia Critic: Are You Sick of "Let It Go?" (2014) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.9 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk"
Midnight Screenings: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Midnight Screenings: Sabotage/Noah/God's Not Dead (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Big Bang Theory: The Relationship Diremption (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: Brick Like Me (2014) (TV Episode)
characters are seen.
Nostalgia Critic: The Lorax (2014) (TV Episode)
"There went my hope for the upbeat Lego Movie song."
The Big Bang Theory: The Status Quo Combustion (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Nostalgia Critic Talks Transformers 4 (2014) (TV Episode)
among good movies that came out this year
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2014) (TV Episode)
Phil Lord and Chris Miller directed this film after Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chris Pratt/Rosamund Pike/John Mellencamp (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Chris Pratt; also Jimmy mentions it is one of the highest-grossing movies of 2014
Coming Soon (2014)
Poster is seen
AniMat's Reviews: The Book of Life (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat believes The Book of Life's creativity would challenge The Lego Movie.
The Big Bang Theory: The Champagne Reflection (2014) (TV Episode)
Raj mentions the movie by name.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kristen Stewart/Andrew Rannells/Phoebe Robinson (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth during the Ya Burnt segment as he comments on the Oscar nominations
Film 2015: Episode #44.6 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the critics when they talk about this year's Oscar snubs
Secrets and Lies: The Father (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: LEGO (2014) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
AniMat's Reviews: The Lego Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.25 (2014) (TV Episode)
A clip of the movie featuring guest Alison Brie is shown.
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.8 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk" + clip shown
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (2014) (TV Episode)
The "Untitled Self Portrait" song is played as the rating tune instead of the usual one.
Renegade Cut: The Lego Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Fifth best animated film of 2014.
72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for best animated feature film.
The Evolution of Batman in Cinema (2015) (Short)
cut of
Nostalgia Critic: Why Is Nothing Original Anymore? (2015) (TV Episode)
Critic mentions how fans were outraged when this movie didn't receive an Oscar nod

Spoofs 

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Replicates the legendary gag of the side of a house falling on a character.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Emmet's journey to the real world is based on the wormhole scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
The mystical "Kragle" being revealed as Krazy Glue with missing letters mirrors the big reveal about "V'Ger" in this movie.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
After the Hyperdrive is removed from the Millennium Falcon, the exogorth swallows it.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
After Emmet and Wyldstyle escape from Bricksburg, police cars crash and pile up on each other just like in The Blues Brothers.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Wyldstyle says, "Come with me if you want to not die."
Twister (1996)
During the police chase, Emitt drives through a house which rolls onto the road. This is almost identical to a scene in Twister where the main characters drive a truck through a house which blows onto the roadway.
Air Force One (1997)
"Get off my train" instead of "Get off my plane"
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The fantasy-themed "Middle Zealand" is a spoof of the Peter Jackson LOTR Trilogy, since the films were shot in New Zealand, and the story's setting is "Middle Earth".
Batman Begins (2005)
The Batman that Emmet meets is based on this movie trilogy's version, with the voice, the Batmobile design, and other details. Morgan Freeman voices the wise mentor and Liam Neeson voices an antagonist.
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Bad Cop (Liam Neeson) says, "Release the copper choppers!" This spoofs Zeus's (also Neeson) "Release the Kraken!" line in "Clash of the Titans." This quote is spoofed again by President Business (Will Ferrell) saying, "Release the Kragle!"

Spoofed in 

Robot Chicken: Panthropologie (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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