A LEGO Brickumentary

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A LEGO Brickumentary offers a cheerful overview of the popular toy that should satisfy diehard enthusiasts, but its aggressively promotional tone may turn off LEGO agnostics.



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Since the birth of their trademark toy in 1958, The LEGO Group has produced over 400 billion bricks. But more and more, LEGO bricks aren't just for kids, and some take them very seriously. Adult Fans of LEGO around the globe are unashamedly declaring their love of the brick, brick artists are creating stunning and surprising creations, and LEGO master builders are building human scale and larger structures. LEGO bricks are being used educationally, therapeutically, and have provided a universal system for human creativity and our innate desire "to build." This documentary playfully delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick, its massive global fan base, and the innovative uses for it that has sprung up around the world.


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  • The documentary is so relentlessly upbeat and told with such cheerleading verve, the style and tone detract from the undeniably interesting material.

    Aug 14, 2015 | Rating: 2/4
  • I'm sure the [LEGO] board of directors loved this.

    Aug 7, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Documentary? Please. This glorified infomercial from directors Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge is indoctrination.

    Jul 31, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film exhibits an oddly promotional tone that might rub audiences wrong if it were hyping any another product.

    Jul 31, 2015 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Top Critic
  • Most of this is interesting enough, although a little too self-congratulatory at times, but "A LEGO Brickumentary" never really goes much deeper than that ...

    Jul 31, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • True, "A LEGO Brickumentary" is a barely disguised hour-and-a-half commercial. But as hour-and-a-half commercials go, it's somewhat interesting.

    Jul 31, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for A LEGO Brickumentary

  • Dec 31, 2015
    Comprehensive, well made, and fun to watch.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2015
    A LEGO Brickumentary is an extraordinary film that's incredibly entertaining and lots of fun. Narrated by Jason Bateman, this documentary looks at the history and cultural phenomenon of Lego building blocks. Through various interviews with company designers and Lego enthusiasts, an extensive look is given into at how new product lines are created. The film also explores some of the more unusual uses that Legos have been put to; including modern art, child therapy, amateur filmmaking, and city engineering. And in typical Lego style, there's a real child-like wonder and lightheartedness to the tone. While it may be a bit niche, A LEGO Brickumentary provides a peak into a fascinating world where imagination comes to life.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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