LEGO Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Pixar-Style Animated History

August 13, 2012
Source: Design Taxi

The LEGO Story

Though that sweet LEGO set commemorating Shaun of the Dead was turned away from becoming a reality, fans of the great building block toy can look forward to LEGO: The Piece of Resistance and animated feature film coming in February 2014, but in the meantime, LEGO has a cool film you can watch right now that recounts the history of the classic childhood favorite toy which spans generations. The company has just released an awesome 12-minute animated short film which, from the perspective of Ole’s grandson and current owner, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, chronicles the trials and tribulations of their founder Ole Kirk Christiansen and his son Godtfred encountered as they created one of the most iconic toys ever. See below!

Thanks to Design Taxi (via for finding this LEGO Story short in its entirety for our viewing.

It's not clear who worked on this film for LEGO, but it's an impressive piece of work. Meanwhile, LEGO: The Piece of Resistance is still on the way following Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), an ordinary, law-abiding, Lego mini-figure who is mistaken for the most extraordinary MasterBuilder. He's drafted into a fellowship of strangers on a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together. Will Arnett and Channing Tatum are on board to voice LEGO Batman and Superman respectively, and we'll keep you posted as more information on the Warner Bros animated film directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller arrives. Sound good?

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*cough* shouldn't they have mentioned the bankruptcy/near bankruptcy and that Star Wars saved LEGO? I guess when you write your own history, you write your own history. And: that short is 5-10mins too long......

David Banner on Aug 13, 2012


totally agree about the length... also the voice acting was rather poor all around.

Kento on Aug 13, 2012


"It's not clear who worked on this film for LEGO." There are credits at the end of the video...

Sean on Aug 13, 2012


That was brutal.

Carpola on Aug 13, 2012


And that's a Pixar style animation how? Veggie Tales is oscar worthy compared to this...

DJROBL on Aug 14, 2012


they left out the Lego sex scandal of 1981....

Oct8pus on Aug 14, 2012

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