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A Lego Brickumentary (2014)

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A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys.
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Credited cast:
Jason Bateman ... Narrator (voice)
Jamie Berard Jamie Berard ... Himself
Bryan Bonahoom Bryan Bonahoom ... Himself
Alice Finch Alice Finch ... Herself
Bret Harris ... Himself
Dwight Howard ... Himself
Cody Hughes Cody Hughes ... Himself
G.W. Krauss G.W. Krauss ... Himself
Dan Legoff Dan Legoff ... Himself
David Pagano David Pagano ... Himself
Nathan Sawaya Nathan Sawaya ... Himself
Jeff Viens Jeff Viens ... Himself
Brian Whitaker Brian Whitaker ... Himself


Of all the toys arising from the 20th century, there has never been one like Lego bricks. This film covers the history of this product of Denmark and how it arose from a toy company with an owning family that refused to let either hard times or multiple fiery disasters get them down. Furthermore, we also explore the various aficionados of the product like the collectors, hobbyists, artists, architects, engineers, scientists and doctors who have found uses for this classic construction toy that go far beyond children's playtime. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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toy | lego | denmark | artist | toy company | See All (20) »


If you thought you knew the world of Lego, YOU DON'T KNOW BRICK!




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Denmark | USA


English | Portuguese

Release Date:

31 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,285, 2 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,240, 23 August 2015
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Amazingly good--even if you don't love Lego.
25 November 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

A Lego Brickumentary is a very good and very well crafted documentary--whether you are a Lego lover or not. While I enjoyed The Lego Movie, I never bought my kids Lego and don't collect the toy...and I enjoyed it quite a bit, as did my non-Lego loving wife.

When the film begins, you see the narrator...and it's a walking talking Lego man (actually, it's the voice of Jason Bateman set to the movements of a cute Lego character). He begins with talking about the history of the Lego company, which was started by a wood carver, Ole Kistiansen, in Billund, Denmark. With very humble beginnings, it managed to grow the second highest grossing toy company in the world!

But the film is much more than just the history of the company. What follows is discussion of the love of the toy...often by adults. Among the many topics covered are the work of the Master Builders who make huge creations for the company, the creation of a full-size X-wing fighter made of Lego blocks, Lego conventions, AFOLs (adult fans of Lego), the use of Legos as a therapy tool for autistic children and much, much more. I was very surprised, as this really doesn't sound very interesting as I write it, but it really was a very interesting and occasionally moving documentary. A few scenes even brought tears to my eyes (but don't tell my wife)...it was amazingly interesting considering it's just a toy.

The bottom line is that although Legos seem like a rather mundane topic, the film is extremely well made and never left me bored. Plus, you've got to love a film with wonderful ending credits like you see in this movie. If you are interested (and everyone probably would be if they give the film a chance), it's out this week on Netflix and is well worth your time. And, if you are a AFOL, you will absolutely adore this film.

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