A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY
With Brett Harris, Jamie Berard, Alice Finch, Cody Hughes, Dan Legoff, Nathan Sawaya, narrated by Jason Bateman
Written by Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe
Directed by Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge
There is probably not a living human being in the Western world (and beyond) unfamiliar with the plastic Lego block (even more so, after The Lego Movie was released).
This documentary digs into this Danish creation that spread across the globe, keeping kids (and adults) occupied and entertained for decades. From its humble beginnings into a global empire, this fun documentary (narrated by Jason Bateman) takes you through the rise and inner workings of the company, its approach and incorporation of other successful entities like the Star Wars franchise and comic book characters like Batman. It explores the brainstorming headquarters where Lego employees come up with new sets and themes, attends Lego conventions and follow several mega-Lego fans whose lives revolve around it - and you're taken behind the creation of a celebratory life size X-wing fighter craft.
Whether you're a kid, a teen or an adult, ever played with Lego or not, you're sure to enjoy this fascinating look into this world-wide phenomenon that goes beyond a mere toy.
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