None of concern
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
None of concern
Nudity and sexual activity
The Lego Movie shows some partial nudity, including several references to a ‘Pantless Man’ game show. It shows a Lego piece without any pants on and an audience laughing at the man.
The Lego Movie is a promotion for the Lego brand. Lego shown throughout the movie includes older themed Lego and new Lego, which is available for purchase.
The Lego Movie has some mild coarse language that children might copy.
Ideas to discuss with your children
The Lego Movie is an animated movie that is based on and promotes Lego construction toys. You might have concerns about this obvious promotion of a brand to your children.
Although very young children will probably recognise the Lego toys, they’re likely to find the plot uninteresting or confusing. Younger children might also be upset to see favourite characters in the movie injured or destroyed. There is also a tense scene involving a human boy and his demanding father, as well as references to torture. The movie is therefore not recommended for children under five years, with parental guidance recommended for children aged 5-8 years.
The main message from this movie is that everyone is special if they just believe in themselves and their own special abilities. Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include loyalty and friendship.
If you have older children who see The Lego Movie, you could talk about why the father puts more importance on getting Lego construction perfect rather than on playing with his son. What lesson does the father (and Lord Business) learn in the end?