First 'The Lego Movie' Trailer: All the Pieces Fit

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There's really no getting around how ludicrous a Lego movie sounds, but Warner Bros. sure is giving it their best shot -- first they assembled a crack creative team, then they ponied up for a killer voice cast that includes Chris Pratt and Will Arnett, and now they've unleashed a trailer that actually makes this whole thing look like it might be fun.

The plot, as outlined in the official synopsis: The 3D computer animated adventure tells the story of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Pratt, who's elevated the well-meaning doofus into an art form with his work as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, plays Emmet, and he might be the best part of this trailer -- which is really saying something when you consider that it features Arnett playing Batman and Morgan Freeman playing a Godlike figure.

We'd be lying if we said the trailer made a ton of sense, but we'd also be lying if we said we weren't tempted to be in attendance when The Lego Movie snaps into place on February 7, 2014.

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