The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is headed to theaters soon and it will feature a surprising appearance by a real life hero. Not only will you be able to spot RBG in LEGO form on the big screen, but fans can take her home thanks to the new Ruth Bader Ginsburg LEGO minifigure!

“These movies are so full of surprises. And we were thinking, ‘Who’s the last person you would think to see in a LEGO film as a minifig?’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg!” director Mike Mitchell tells USA TODAY. “And we’re all huge fans. It made us laugh to think of having her enter this world.”

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Producers and screenwriters Chris Miller and Phil Lord believe Ginsburg fits perfectly in the LEGO universe—and apparently she agrees. While Ginsburg doesn’t voice the character herself, the team did reach out to her for approval on using her likeness. “She said, ‘Of course, I’d love to be a LEGO figure. That would be cool,’ ” says Mitchell.

As an official LEGO Movie 2 character, the 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice will also get her very own LEGO minifigure to commemorate the role. “So there will be a real Ruth Bader Ginsburg toy that boys and girls can play with. It will even come with a gavel,” says Mitchell.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part opens Feb. 8.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Steve Petteway/SCOTUS via Wikimedia Commons

 

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