A Lego Documentary with Charm


Around half a billion people grew up with it. There is over one hundred pieces per person on the planet. Sound familiar? This is the Lego brick. A Lego Brickumentary tells the story of this revolutionary toy, and it’s journey from 1958 to present day. This brick has been enjoyed by countless people. With nearly endless possibilities, Lego is more than just a simple brick. In fact Lego has multiple conventions, including but not limited to, BrickCon, Brickworld, and Brickfair. Adult Fans of Lego or Afol, have created epic creations, like Rivendell from The Lord of the Rings, or a giant Star Destroyer from Star Wars. All of this and more is in the Brickumentary.

Lego is the second biggest toy company in the world, but in 2004 they were financially in trouble. They were on the brink of bankruptcy. They were struggling to give fans what they wanted and manage costs. In 2004, Jorden Vig Knudstorp, the CEO of the Lego Company, in tried doing something that would save the company. He gave fans creative direction for sets. That along with smart management saved Lego to help it become the juggernaut it is today. Nowadays, Lego added more themes and tie ins to movie blockbusters to their huge catalog. Including Lego Jurassic World and Star Wars sets and fan favorite Ninjago series.

If you liked the Lego Movie you will certainly like the Brickumentary’s charm. Along the way we have a Lego Minifigure guiding us through the movie. The figure is in a stop motion segment, to transition scenes. Also there is some other stop motion too, talking about the founder of the Lego Company, Ole Kirk Christiansen. Overall A Lego Brickumentary is an interesting movie about Lego, that Lego fans of all ages will enjoy.