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When I was a kid, there was always Lego bricks everywhere. And I’m clearly not alone, because everyone in my packed cinema watching The Lego Movie this weekend seemed to have the same experience .

It’s the first big-budget Lego movie in the company’s 80-year history, made painstakingly over five years with writer–director duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Its cast list is riddled with A-list actors, its marketing is massive and unavoidable — and it’s a shockingly fun, remarkably entertaining movie. Sure, it’s an hour and a half of advertising for Lego, but its great fun for both kids and parents.

You will find yourself looking for the old lego up in the roof space afterwards.

A 3D computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) an ordinary, rules- following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

A fast-paced, fun adventure that is suitable for all ages. Liam Neeson as Bad Cop/Good Cop is hillarious. 7/10

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