Freebie Friday

Freebie Friday #11: Friends Are the Family You Can Choose

When The LEGO Movie was initially announced I was incredibly nervous.  It could be really, ridiculously awesome, but it could also be a giant turd.  I mean, how do you even write a plot point around a children’s toy, anyway?

Then again, someone managed to make a successful movie franchise from a ride at Disneyland.  Guardians of the Galaxy works famously well, and it has BFFs who are talking tree and raccoon (er, not-a-raccoon–sorry, Rocket).

So, when you really think about it, any setting and character is possible with the right plot structure.  As long as a film delivers a strong story, anything ridiculous about it becomes believable.  And dang, did The LEGO Movie deliver a great one.  So, when The LEGO Batman Movie was announced I was, again, nervous–but I knew I had to see it.

Friends Are the Family You Can Choose

While The LEGO Batman Movie wasn’t quite as well-constructed as its predecessor, it took a hero’s story that most viewers are a little exhausted of and deconstructed and criticized him in the funniest ways possible.  It was like an intervention for the Batman franchise, and that’s why it’s so good even through its weaker points.

But this isn’t a review of the film, this is Freebie Friday!  My four-year-old, George, loves this movie.  So much.  He loves Batman’s voice, the action scenes, What George loves the most about this movie is the end credits dance montage song, “Friends Are Family”.  Throw that song on, he’s happy as a clam.  And who can blame him?  That song is fantastic!

Since we were jamming out to this song all morning today, I decided we could all use a little more Batman on our walls:  “Friends are the family you can choose!”


Although all of our free printables are offered in 8×10 format by default, remember that they can easily be cropped and printed in smaller sizes, like a 5×7 or 4×6!  They’re saved in 300 DPI, which means you can even safely scale them up if you know what you’re doing.

I totally am with Robin, by the way.  You know, the pants thing.  Life is better without pants.

What character would you like to see in LEGO form?

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