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A LEGO Brickumentary Review

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I normally do book reviews on the weekend (and I still might do one tomorrow) but for now I could not resist telling you about the movie we watched last night: A LEGO Brickumentary. I have loved the conversation about sports going on here on the blog and over on my Facebook page (I am still working on responding to all of the comments). Thank you to  everyone who has given their input. One comment stood out to me yesterday. It was: 

Then the missing link has to be the desire to have your kiddos in these activities! My kids enjoy them, both parents are supportive and we are willing to make the accommodations to our family schedule for them! If all of those elements are not on board… Someone will have a fight on their hands.

Part of that missing link would also be none of my kids are dying to do sports. Would they enjoy them? Probably, but no one feels a gaping hole in their lives from the lack of sports. My kids love: reading, hiking, swimming, biking, doing art and LEGO…they all have a wide variety of interests.  While sports might be fun for them, it is not the driving force. And yes, I fully realized they are being raised in a family where sports aren’t watched or played (except for recreationally) but no one seems to be missing it too much. 

The comment came back to me last night after watching A LEGO Brickumentary. The second the movie was over, my kids literally jumped up and ran back to our LEGO area to build. LEGO is s something they are definitely passionate about…but now, on to the movie. 

A LEGO Brickumentary Review

A LEGO Brickumentary is the story of LEGO…how is was designed, how it grew, how sales declined in the 90’s and the company nearly didn’t survive, to the amazing LEGO fan base and how fans are now one of the driving forces in the LEGO industry. 

I was a little bit concerned that the kids would be disappointed to watch a documentary for movie night…and concerned it might be boring…um, no. The kids were captivated. In fact, our neighbor was over and he didn’t want to leave when his mom called him home. If you or your kids enjoy LEGO at all, they will love A Brickumentary

Did you know there are LEGO mini figures in space right now?

Did you know NASA uses LEGO?

Did you know LEGO is being used at therapy for kids?

Did you know the company nearly went under and survived by listening to their fans?

Did you know you can apply to have your own creation turned into an actual LEGO set?

If you have any LEGO fans in your house, you need to watch this movie.

I know you are going to love this. If fact, I’m so excited about this, I am going to send the DVD to one of you. Just leave a comment telling me why you’d like the movie. I’ll select a random winner next week and send them a copy!




  1. Christina

    Lego has been the glue to hold our family together even through tragedy (the first thing the kiddos given after the fire), it has been something we play with even when inpatient with my youngest. It has also helped me recover from hand surgery, and where would we be without the Lego video games. I am not sure who loves it more me or the kids.

  2. RaD

    My 13 year old daughter still asks for Lego sets. She puts them together and even convinces her brother to join in. It’s one of the few things they will actually do together without much fighting. It’s so much fun to see that they still haven’t outgrown it. So yes, I’d love to watch this with them!

  3. Rebekah Bennett

    My kids are really enjoying Lego right now. My seven year old told me yesterday, “Legos are my favorite thing ever. You can make anything with them!” We would enjoy watching that movie as a family.

  4. Patti Shannon

    Oh my gosh – we love LEGOS here! Our kids played with many LEGOS that their DAD played with as a child. When our church asked for LEGOS to use for Sunday School, we could not bear to part with any (even though all of our kids are now at college and don’t even live at home anymore!), so I will have to buy some instead – I want to save our vast collection for THEIR kids! I would love to see this movie………

  5. Carina

    I loved Lego as a child, and enjoy building with my 5 year old son. It’s fun to see the creations he comes up with. We’d love to see this documentary.

  6. Carley Morse

    I have two girls (3 and 4 years old). And you wouldn’t think we’d be a Lego family, but oh my word, they love Legos! It’s been really fun to enter the Lego world!

  7. Angela Batishko

    We love Legos at our house! My husband has a large collection from his childhood (and adulthood!) and our son especially loves the minifigs. The movie sounds like a definite family night winner.

  8. Rebecca Montgomery

    Ooh, fun! We just rearranged some space in our basement to make a better area dedicated to LEGO. Thanks for doing a fun give away contest! I would love to win and watch this with my kids.

  9. simonanderin

    My son would love this for a “movie” night. He is not a fan of movies at all – anything unpredictable really worries him. He loves lego and he loves documentaries. I think I’ll have to see if I can find it.
    James May did a doc series called “Toy Stories” which had an episode where they build a full size lego house which he slept in for the night. I think your kids would love the series.

  10. Rebekah

    My kids (I think) would dig a documentary on Legos. They are totally into how things work, so I can imagine them enjoying this. We’ve got a: 12, 10, 8, 6, and 5 year old. ( :

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