In Brief

Watch how Lego has made an enormous impact on societies around the world.

Legos have been a cultural phenomenon since 1973. Over the years, the bricks and mini-figs have been on movie posters, album covers, in short films, books, and even led to a working roller-coaster. In February, a Lego movie was released that not only put the company back into the limelight but also helped Lego become the most profitable toy company in the world. Lego execs estimate that people spend five billion hours a year playing with them, and the company doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Despite all of the commercial success, there remains a lot of mystery around the brand. Part of the reason may be that Lego has never officially endorsed any films or documentaries, until now. ‘Beyond The Brick: A Lego Brickumentary‘ debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, the first documentary to ever garner Lego’s seal of approval.

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