A Lego Brickumentary Blu-ray Review
“A Lego Brickumentary” is a Lego lovers dream film.
“A Lego Brickumentary” (AKA “Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary”) may sound like a promotional documentary for the beloved Lego toys, but it’s actually a loving and informative tribute to the Denmark born toy brand.
The documentary film (which is charmingly narrated by a stop motion animated lego figure voiced by Jason Bateman) covers all the bases as it explores the history and evolution of Lego, the numerous sets released, the licensed products (such as “Star Wars”), the conventions, the toys being used as a learning tool, the art it inspires, the grandiose creations that people build, the film franchise, fan films, contests, the near collapse of the Lego brand in the 90’s, the adult, kid, and teens fans, and more. Expect to see interviews with fans (including celebs like Dwight Howard and Ed Sheeran), designers, company employees, builders, and more.
While Legos may be largely viewed as a kid’s toy, “A Lego Brickumentary” certainly dispels that myth as it shows that the bricks can be for everyone. It’s a toy that inspires creativity and it brings people together no matter what age they are. It’s fascinating and sometimes awe inspiring to see what people can create using Legos. Just check out the life size X-Wing featured in the film to see what I mean.
Aside from learning about the brand’s appeal, it’s equally interesting to dive head first into the wide world of Legos. It’s a big universe that is continualy expanding and the toy’s evolution is a sight to behold even over the course of this film. It makes you realize that Lego is much more than a mere toyline.
Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. How does it look? The film mixes newly shot footage with stock footage and the results look sharp on Blu-ray.
Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The narration, interviewees, and music are crisp and clear.
Extras include 3 deleted scenes, a Legoland coupon, and a “Legoland Resorts and Discovery Center” ad.
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