Several Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Artifacts on Public Display for First Time!
By: Andrew Bermudez
(Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; May 22, 2017)
Over this past weekend, several artifacts from Mustache Maniacs Film Co.'s archive were on public display for the first time, including a number of characters and vehicles from some of our upcoming films. While the exhibit has now concluded, here is a photo tour of what was on display.
This overview shot shows how the exhibit was arranged, with artifacts from past productions on the left and future productions represented on the right. The original fake mustache divided the two halves of the exhibition.
FUN FACT: This replica of the Waco CG-4A Glider was built while viewing Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens. You're welcome.
FUN FACT: The Skunkbuster Van was actually developed for LEGO Universe before being cut out, but Mustache Maniacs Film Co. CEO Andrew Bermudez despised the look of the game version, calling it, "a boring orange box with wheels." The film version is intended to look more fun and in line with the look of Youreeka.
FUN FACT: This vehicle was built by using instructions published in Brickjournal Magazine for a generic cycycle. The primary modifications made for this version are the colors and laser blasters.
FUN FACT: A total of four actors have worn this mustache: Daniel Bermudez, Isaac Shefton, Tyler Shefton, and Antonio Pagan.
FUN FACT: Several different builds were tested for the movie Grabbles, but the final design uses the same build that is used for the Grabbles in LEGO Universe.
FUN FACT: The strap around the camel's neck in this reproduction does nothing to support the dual stretchers on the camel's back. They are held in place via connection points and studs in the slot in the camel's hump. The strap is there only for authenticity and aesthetics.
FUN FACT: For LEGO's older flowers, four flowers came attached to a center piece, from which they were intended to be detached. This model leaves the flowers attached together to create the sense of a more flower-rich wreath.
FUN FACT: The clock hands inside the pocket watch are set to 11:00 PM, the time in the play that the crime occurs.
FUN FACT: One modification has been made to the Legomobile between the release of The Adventures of Legoman and pre-production for A Friend of the Police: the deflector shield on the back engine was removed because Andrew Bermudez thought it looked awkward.
FUN FACT: The truck was given a pair of studs on the underside so that Charge could attach to the underside in the film.
FUN FACT: Just like in real life, the statues were shown on set as facing the interior of the island.
FUN FACT: The island's design is inspired by Tracey Island from the supermarionation TV show Thunderbirds.
FUN FACT: This item is rarely on display because it is made from real Terra Cotta, with details painted on for effect.
FUN FACT: Technic and Bionicle pieces were used to form Black Bear's skeleton, with shopping bags acting as his interior flesh. Felt forms Black Bear's skin and the nose is painted on.
FUN FACT: While it remained undecided for a long time, it was later agreed upon that Koo Koo Macaw is canonically female. She is also Mustache Max's pet parrot.