Lego Angry Birds Will Star Red and Lots of Bad Piggies
Rovio and Lego are teaming up to create a line of block-based playsets based on one of the most successful mobile game franchises of all time.
With The Angry Birds Movie gearing up for its May 2016 theatrical release, Rovio and The Lego Group has given us a first look at what to expect for the Lego Angry Birds line of playsets. Courtesy of Kotaku, we get to see the Angry Birds' leader, Red, protecting an egg as some menacing Piggies are circling around him. As you would expect, these Lego builds are going to be based on slingshot-loving avians' upcoming movie as opposed to their round likenesses from the ongoing video game series.
“The LEGO brand has an unparalleled ability to connect with people through products that spark creativity and imagination. We’re really excited to build experiences together with this amazing best-in-class partner,” said Pekka Rantala, Chief Executive Officer of Rovio.
Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We're the Millers) will be in the spotlight of The Angry Birds Movie as Red. Josh Gad (Frozen, Back to You) will be voicing Chuck, the yellow bird. Bomb, the black bird, will be portrayed by Danny McBride (This Is the End, Eastbound and Down).Bill Hader (Superbad, Tropic Thunder) will be voicing the Piggies. Lastly, Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, Destiny) will star as the Mighty Eagle.
“We are excited to bring Angry Birds to life in LEGO form, given the popularity of the game and its characters with fans of all ages, which will only be amplified by the forthcoming film,” said Jill Wilfert, Vice President, licensing & entertainment at The LEGO Group. “We seek partnership with globally relevant properties that offer a unique and rewarding play experience to our fans, and our designers are having fun developing building sets that leverage the engaging play and deconstruction found in the Angry Birds game.”
This series of Lego playsets based on The Angry Birds Movie will be released sometime before the movie's May 20, 2016 release.
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