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A LEGO Brickumentary Official Trailer

The official trailer for A LEGO Brickumentary has now become available watch online. If you haven’t heard, the movie is a documentary about LEGO and it explores the history and the worldwide cultural impact the bricks have on people who build with it. It is narrated by Jason Bateman and there are plenty of interviews and stories with AFOLs about what LEGO means to them.

A LEGO Brickumentary was first shown at the Tribeca Film Festival last year and was picked up by RADiUS-TWC shortly after. The release date for theaters will be July 31, 2015. You may probably recognize many of the builders in the movie including Alice Finch, Nathan Sawaya, and Stephen Pakbaz just to name a few. Check out the trailer below.

Thanks to Adeel for the heads up.

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A Look at Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary Panel at SDCC 2014

A Look at Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary SDCC 2014 Panel

On Saturday at San Diego Comic Con 2014, Joe Meno (BrickJournal) moderated the A Look at Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary panel which also features one of the film’s directors, Kief Davidson, associate producer Andrew Oppenheimer, and Tommy Williamson (BrickNerd). A surprise guest to the panel was Nathan Sawaya (BrickArtist.com).

The panel is pretty much what the title is. It took a look behind the scenes of the documentary that was released earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. There were clips from the film showing what LEGO meant for members of the LEGO community. Joe also showed off Tommy’s timelape animation for the film called Nerdception which you can watch below.

Overall, it was a really good panel and it was cool to see the room actually interested in what goes on in the LEGO community. Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary will be available in theaters in early 2015. After the panel, Joe offered instructions for a 4-wide Batmobile, TARDIS model, and an LDD file of Olaf from Frozen to anyone who entered their email at the TwoMorrows booth. He has also offered these incentives on his Facebook Page. Check out images from the panel below.

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RADiUS-TWC Acquires Rights to Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary

Deadline is reporting that RADiUS-TWC has acquired worldwide rights, excluding France, Germany, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and Brazil, to the first official feature-length documentary about the world of LEGO, Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary. The film recently premiered last month at the Tribeca Film Festival with Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson directing and Jason Bateman narrating. RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego notes, “We’ve been looking for a film that families can enjoy together, and BEYOND THE BRICK surpasses all of those expectations. The movie is an amazing ride and will appeal to Lego fans around the world.”

Beyond the Brick features a number of builders in the LEGO community including Alice Finch and her son, Thorin, who is seen in the first scene of the movie in their LEGO room. The film focuses on the impact of LEGO and the fan community, both kids and AFOLs, who share their love of the brick.

LEGO movies have been a hot commodity in recent months with The LEGO Movie grossing $461 million worldwide and with a sequel planned for May 2017. There’s also a report that a LEGO Ninjago movie will make its theatrical premiere in September 2016. It’ll be cool to finally be able to see Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary in theaters in the near future.

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Jason Bateman to Narrate Beyond The Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary

According to Deadline.com, Jason Bateman has joined up to narrate the LEGO documentary, Beyond The Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary. The film will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month. The film is direced by Oscar-winner Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and Oscar-nominatee Kief Davidson (Open Heart). The film is the first official LEGO documentary and it covers everything LEGO related including conventions the fans of the brick.

LEGO bricks have captured imaginations for generations, and today, the community of builders is bigger than ever: Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) display their latest creations at Brick Conventions, self-proclaimed Master Builders create entire worlds out of the modular bricks, and a corporate design team plans the Times Square unveiling of the largest LEGO model ever created. Directed by Oscar-winner Daniel Junge and Oscar-nominee Kief Davidson, Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary playfully delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick, its massive global fan base, and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up around the world. Junge and Davidson’s delightful survey of boundless and surprising creativity will inspire audiences of all ages rediscover their inner child.

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