Belfast Telegraph

Will Arnett's Lego love

Will Arnett still plays with Lego, and was "inundated" with sets for Christmas.

The 43-year-old actor is currently voicing one of the characters in the big-screen adaption of the childhood toy.

In The Lego Movie he stars as Batman, and the film has prompted Will to admit to his own Lego behaviour.

"I do," he laughed when British newspaper Metro asked if he still had a Leo habit. "My friend Wade and I do Lego war stories. At Christmas, we were both inundated with Lego.

"He said: 'I've got a new terrible one that took me five hours and came in nine different bags.' I said: 'I don't want to hear about it,' and he said: 'Don't worry, I'm sending you one as punishment.' I said: 'Don't you dare! Wade, I'm going to kill you!' He still sent it."

Will also confesses that his love for Lego hindered his chances with girls when he was growing up.

Although he tried to pass off his passion as "helping" his brother, Will says he's always been a fan of the miniature building blocks.

"When I was a kid I was really, really into Lego, then I took a small break. I had a much younger brother so I was able to continue with my Lego under the guise of helping him.

"I did it quite embarrassingly late, into my late teens, and would always be: 'No, no, no, no, it's because of hiiim!' When you're 17 or 18 and trying to date girls, they don't want to hear that you're into Lego," he remembered with a smile.

Other famous faces who lend their voices to feature include Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Jonah Hill.

Despite the stellar line-up, Will says all stars suffer from the fear of never making another movie again. But since experiencing fatherhood, that worry has depleted for him.

"Everyone does and I don't care who you are. It's funny when you see major stars go through it because you think: 'But you're so-and-so!'" he added. "Everyone has that fear because everyone spent years struggling and trying to figure out how to pay the rent. For me, it all changed the moment I had kids. I don't really worry about that stuff anymore."

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