Growing up, LEGO was much more than just a toy to me. In the years before I discovered computers, it was my earliest creative outlet and the main conduit for my imagination, inspiring new ways of seeing and connecting, as well as the invention of new and fantastical worlds. It’s an experience shared by many across the globe, which — in addition to the success of The LEGO Movie — is why LEGO’s popularity continues to soar, despite great advances in technology.
Now, the iconic Danish toy company is set to be the subject of a new film titled, Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary, which will tell the story of the manufacturer and the impact of its legendary product. Directed by Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson, with narration by actor Jason Bateman, the documentary explores the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses of for it that have sprung up all over the world. The feature will take viewers to art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduce them to Master Builders making movies, and into the world of “LEGO therapy,” while also featuring a few AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO) — each with amazing stories to tell. Ultimately, Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we “seek to build and understand our world.”