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What to know: Everything you ever wanted to know about Legos, and then some.
Recommended age 5-18
93 minutes
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If you ever wanted to know everything there is to know about the wonderful brick building toy, LEGOs, this is your film, with not only insight of the full history of LEGOs but also about how large and diverse the LEGO community is! A LEGO Brickumentary will be loved by the millions of LEGO fans, and really anybody who wants to know how LEGO became a worldwide known phenomenal.

This of course is a documentary with many educational aspects, but they did it in a style which almost told an adventure of the LEGO history, and showing how the community was created. The narrator, Jason Bateman, did a wonderful job putting life into the narration of the whole film.

The movie is about LEGO's history from its humble beginning in the 1950's to today, almost 70 years later! From the idea, to the challenges, the actual reason it became the brick company we know today, of course with some changes on the way, including the design that allows them to stick together. This movie also takes a look into the massive community of LEGO, from the conventions, to the people who work in LEGO, to even the medical treatment LEGO offers! If you wanted to know about LEGO, this movie certainly does the job.

I love a lot of things about this movie did to make it educational but yet still entertaining. However, this film was a bit all over the place. For example, it started off talking about the largest LEGO set ever built, then it talked about something else for 10 minutes, and went back to it. I thought that was a bit confusing, and could have been edited better. I did however like what they did with the narration, Jason was shown as an animated LEGO character, the way they animated in the LEGO Movie. Also, at times they showed him, "legalized" while for example, a LEGO convention was happening behind him. Combined with his wonderful narration, I thought it came together very nicely.

My favorite scene is about the huge LEGO set I talked about earlier, a branch of LEGO designers, called Master builders, who are responsible for the massive LEGO statues in amusement parks and conventions, are tasked to build a life size replica of their X-Wing set which will be displayed in time square, to see the outcome of the set, and the adventure they had to make it, including placing over 3,000,000 pieces! I loved this scene for the sole reason it showed you how extreme LEGO creations can get.

I believe this is film is good for all ages, of course older kids would get more of the terms and enjoy it more, I also give it 5 out of 5 stars because despite the thing about it being a bit random, they did a wonderful job making it educational and entertaining.

Reviewed by Gerry O., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 13

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