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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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Jamie Berard ... Himself
Bryan Bonahoom ... Himself
Alice Finch ... Herself
... Himself
... Himself
Cody Hughes ... Himself
G.W. Krauss ... Himself
Dan Legoff ... Himself
Nathan Sawaya ... Himself
Jeff Viens ... Himself
Brian Whitaker ... Himself
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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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If you thought you knew the world of Lego, YOU DON'T KNOW BRICK!

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31 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$43,285, 2 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,240, 23 August 2015
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The greatest toy ever invented and this documentary reinforces that.
3 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie was nothing but dope. As dope as The Lego Movie.

A LEGO Brickumentary explores what seems to be by the documentary standards a history of the invention of Lego, but mostly it goes through how Lego has changed lives since it's invention.

It's a geek culture that I am aware of but sadly I'm not fully a part of, despite my admiration to the product. The filmmakers due an amazing job of impressing me with how far beyond the bricks have come from being just a toy.

It's fitting that the documentary spends a lot of time unavailing a life size X-wing fighter from the movie Star Wars, another product that sparked the same type of geek culture.

But the movie documents how Legos are more awesome than the Star Wars movies (except Star Wars geeks have better nicknames). The documentary showcases how Kids teens and Adults use Legos literally as a tool for the imagination, similar to a pen and a pad (and this is what I love most about the toys). It also shows the growing cult phenomenon that goes outside of the Lego company with people who are able to make a living off of Legos without the company's permission and how Lego encourages this, not something you expect from the #2 biggest toy company in the world.

I feel like Lego does not get enough credit that it deserves, I'm hoping this doc changes that. It has inspired me to pick up the Legos I have.


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