Documentary On The LEGO Phenomenon In The Works

September 18, 2013

Denmark-based toymaker The LEGO Group is teaming up with filmmakers on an official documentary that tells the story of the interlocking toy bricks that have fueled children’s creativity for decades.

The Global Emerging Markets (GEM) Group has partnered with Oscar-winner Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and Oscar-nominated Kief Davidson (Open Heart) on BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY, a feature-length documentary on the global phenomenon of LEGO.

Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy are set to produce the picture. A theatrical release in early 2014 is being targeted.

“LEGO bricks are everywhere, and this documentary is an examination of their footprint in our global community. The LEGO brick has transcended language, politics, age, race, art, science and technology – all through its ability to draw out the basic human need to create and share,” said Jill Wilfert, VP of Licensing and Entertainment for The LEGO Group.

Wilfert is also executive producer on WB‘s upcoming animated THE LEGO MOVIE directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord. Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt, and Elizabeth Banks will all lend their voices. That movie hits theaters on February 7th, 2014.

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