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Thursday, March 31 2016 19:58

Building a LEGO Adventure... on Netflix

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Netflix #StreamTeamWith the success of The LEGO Movie and the massive response to not one, but two trailers for The LEGO Batman Movie just last week, it should be crystal clear that families want more cinematic LEGO adventures to compliment their hands-on play, whether it be building sets, or those sweet LEGO video games. This month delivered two new Netflix Original Series' that can help quench that thirst for brick-tastic entertainment, with LEGO Bionicle: The Journey of One and LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship both streaming their first, four-episode seasons in their entirety on Netflix. How did The Rock Daughters and I kick things off? By building some LEGO sets to mirror the on-screen adventures...

LEGO Bionicle: The Journey of One -  Based on the popular LEGO Bionicle franchise and line of buildable action figures. The new storyline takes place on the mythical island of Okoto, where the forces of darkness are on the move and the evil Makuta is working to cast the world into darkness. The desperate island inhabitants enlist six heroes - called the Toa - to help save their beloved island. Only when the heroes are united, will they be able to battle the forces of evil, defeat Makuta and save Okoto.

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Conventional thinking would be that Addie would be most into LEGO Friends... nope! This articulated LEGO Bioncle figure was the big hit of our monthly #StreamTeam care package. For the record, this character is simply referred to as "She" around these parts.

LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship featuring characters from the popular LEGO Friends line of construction toys. This series will follow the adventures of five best friends - Stephanie, Emma, Olivia, Mia and Andrea - around their hometown Heartlake City. From summer camp to the basketball court, saving their webcast or helping take care of a friend, the zany antics, adventures and missteps are made all the better by having their best friends by their side.

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A LEGO Friends Birthday Party... while simultaneously pretending that it's cold out.

Want even more LEGO fun on Netflix? Check out LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered or LEGO City, each a 22-minute special to keep things primed for more LEGO fun down the line. You can also see NINJAGO and some other one-offs as well!

THE ROCK FATHER is part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, sharing regular news, features and tips about streaming content from Netflix.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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