Barnes & Noble Invites Fans of THE LEGO® MOVIE™ to a Fun, Free Hands-on Learning LEGO Build Event on Saturday, March 1, at Stores Nationwide
Nearly 30,000 Children Attended the Premiere Event in January in Stores Across the Country in Anticipation of THE LEGO® MOVIE"
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nations largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced today that Barnes & Noble (BKS) stores nationwide will host a fun and free Hands-On Learning LEGO build event on Saturday, March 1, for fans of THE LEGO® MOVIE", which opened in theaters nationwide on February 7.
During the event, LEGO fans will assist the citizens of Bricksburg, the fictional city in the movie, by building a creative LEGO vehicle or device that can fight for justice and defeat Lord Business and his Micro Managers, the evil tyrants trying to take over the city. Participants will be allowed to take home their creations, along with a free copy of THE LEGO® MOVIE" Adventure Builder Booklet. Barnes & Noble customers can also enjoy 30% off the LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite DVD. This offer is available in all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide.
This is the final event in a three-month-long series, and culminates in this opportunity for fans to use their imagination to create and build using THE LEGO® MOVIE" content and storyline. Because space is limited for this event, customers are encouraged to contact their local Barnes & Noble store for additional information and to sign up for the event. For additional information, visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator.
Barnes & Noble is the only store that continues to offer LEGO fans the complete LEGO movie experience. Were excited that kids can now have even more fun with our Hands-On Learning LEGO® MOVIE" event through building, said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games, Barnes & Noble. Everything is Awesome as we all learned from THE LEGO® MOVIE". Nearly 30,000 children attended our premiere THE LEGO® MOVIE" event nationwide in January and we expect even more in March, so sign up early to secure your spot. All of our stores will offer THE LEGO® MOVIE" tie-in toys, music, games and books, making Barnes & Noble the ultimate destination to celebrate all things LEGO branded.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 673 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Webs largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store® (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 695 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).
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About The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie opened nationwide on February 7, 2014. The first full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, it tells an original 3D computer animated story about 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.
Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, The LEGO Movie stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. Lord & Miller also wrote the screenplay, from a story by Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman and Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, based on LEGO construction toys. The LEGO Movie is produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Executive producers are Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Kathleen Fleming, Allison Abbate, Zareh Nalbandian, Jon Burton, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Seanne Winslow, Matt Skiena and Bruce Berman; and co-producer is John Powers Middleton. The filmmaking team includes cinematographer Pablo Plaisted, production designer Grant Freckelton, editors David Burrows and Chris McKay, and composer Mark Mothersbaugh. Chris McKay also serves as animation co-director. The LEGO Movie is a Warner Bros Pictures Presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Vertigo Entertainment/Lin Pictures Production. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. www.thelegomovie.com.
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