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'Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary' Doc Picked Up by Radius
by Ethan Anderton
May 29, 2014
Last fall, we learned about a timely, developing documentary called Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary that would take a closer look at the international building block toy sensation by focusing on Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs), fan conventioneers, LEGO artists, and famous LEGO fans along with the kids who love the LEGO toy sets so much. THe film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, and now Radius-TWC has picked up the film for distribution worldwide. In addition, two photos from the documentary have been released, showing off a massive Lord of the Rings homemade LEGO set. Look now!
Here's our first look at Daniel Junge & Kief Davidson's Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary:
Here's what the press release says about the film arriving sometime this year:
Since the birth of their trademark toy in 1958, The LEGO Group has produced over 400 billion bricks. But more and more, LEGO bricks aren’t just for kids, and some take them very seriously. Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) around the globe are unashamedly declaring their love of the brick, brick artists are creating stunning and surprising creations, and LEGO master builders are building human scale and larger structures. LEGO bricks are being used educationally, therapeutically, and have provided a universal system for human creativity and our innate desire “to build.”
Oscar winning filmmaker Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and Oscar nominated director Kief Davidson (Open Heart) are behind the film that couldn't have come at a better time. Junge explains, "The LEGO brand is everywhere, and this documentary is an examination of its 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 our creations.” And with the success of The LEGO Movie, this might even be a documentary that could be interesting for kids as well. Interested?