The Adventures of Legoman is an animated film that follows the exploits of masked crime fighter Legoman as he stops criminal Brickzo the Clown from destroying the LEGO City Town Hall. The film was based on a series of short stories by Andrew Bermudez.
Film Details Edit
- Release Date: April 24, 2009
- Running Time: 16 min.
- MPAA Rating: G
- Director: Andrew Bermudez
- Producer: Andrew Bermudez
- Writer: Andrew Bermudez
Plot Summary Edit
WARNING: This section contains spoilers. If you do not want to find out what happens, skip to the next section.
The film opens at the Legotown Museum, where museum patrons gather for the unveiling of the gold of Wu-Wa-Pu. However, outside, Brickzo the Clown and his three henchmen attack a security guard and break into the museum. The patrons try to stop the crooks, but Brickzo uses his clown tricks to incapacitate the crowd. Brickzo and his men get away with the loot.
The next day at the police station, Captain Bill interrogates some of the guests, with no success. His partner, Officer Max, suggests that they call Legoman. They do so and Legoman heads off towards the museum.
Meanwhile, at the abandoned rubber chicken factory, Brickzo and his men examine the gold. Brickzo then tells his men what he plans to do. First, he's going to melt the gold and use the old equipment in the factory to make a golden rubber chicken. Sticking a set of exploding trick flowers in its mouth, Brickzo plans to give the rubber chicken to Mayor Prickman as a gift, destroying City Hall. They all evilly laugh.
At the museum, Legoman arrives and meets up with the two police officers. Officer Max discovers a tongue-twisting trick tulip, leading Legoman to conclude that Brickzo was behind the robbery. Riding on a hunch that Brickzo is hiding out at the rubber chicken factory, he leaves the museum.
At the factory, Legoman barges in to stop Brickzo, which results in a fist-fight with his henchmen. They overwhelm him and Lobo hits Legoman with a pipe. Legoman is tied to a giant exploding rubber chicken while Brickzo and his henchmen leave the factory. Legoman works to get out, using his instant rope untie spray to free himself. He reads a note left by Brickzo and races off after the crooks just as the factory explodes. Legoman alerts the police.
The police pursue Brickzo in a street chase throughout the city, with Legoman joining in. Trying to stop them, Lobo fires away with their rubber chicken gun. Other tricks, such as sticky cotton candy, are used to incapacitate the officers. However, Legoman uses a deflector shield to send a rubber chicken back at the clown car, causing it to crash. Captain Bill races up and arrests Brickzo and his men.
Production History Edit
Creating films based on Legoman is a concept almost as old as the stories themselves, with the earliest films starring the masked crime fighter dating from 2003. These films are now lost.
When the Fifth Anniversary Celebration was being conceptualized in 2008, it was certain that at least one of the films to be released for it would be an animated film to ride on the success of Johnny Thunder and the Secret of Marco Polo. As it was certain that the company didn't want to be stuck making Johnny Thunder films, they decided to go with something lighter and more family-oriented. Andrew Bermudez's Legoman stories proved to be the perfect source material.
The film was officially announced at the end of Johnny Thunder and the Secret of Marco Polo on October 24, 2008, with production officially starting in January. After a short production period, the film was completed efficiently and well ahead of its projected April 24, 2009 release. However, because some voice actors had to reschedule, the film's release was delayed by 24 hours.
Audience Reception Edit
While the film has attracted a niche following, the film was overall not well received, having one of the largest viewership drop-offs of any Mustache Maniacs Film Co. movie (as of 8/17/2015, part 1 has 17,264 views, while part 2 has 5,165 views). Bricksinmotion.com reviewer Aaron Bulger even noted that "its dialogue just isn't funny enough to provoke laughter." Most stated that the voice acting was bad, from Elizabeth Scarheart's note, "The first girl that was shown being interrogated really needed to work on her line. She sounded like she was just reading them," to even the leads' acting.
Because of this bad reception, two in-development films, Alpha Team: The Movie and Ghost Pictures, were cancelled and the possibility of another Legoman film was placed on the back burner for several years. Eventually, the character was rebooted to much acclaim in the 2013 film A Friend of the Police.
- Narrator (Andrew Bermudez)
- Bum (Al Bermudez)
- Pogo (Nathan Stabe)
- Guard (Daniel Bermudez)
- Brickzo the Clown (Wes Rudnick)
- Guest 1 (Eunice Rudnick)
- Captain Bill Stewart (Antonio Pagan)
- Guest 2 (Michelle Carter)
- Officer Max Denver (John Stabe)
- Guest 3 (Daniel Bermudez)
- Legoman (Luke Stabe)
- Hobo (Daniel Bermudez)
- Lobo (Garrett Schelske)
- Doctor (Daniel Bermudez)
- Officer 1 (Aaron Carter)
- Officer 2 (David Carter)
- Andrew Bermudez - Director; Writer; Animator; Voice Actor; Editor; Sound Mixer
- Daniel Bermudez - Assistant Director; Writer; Voice Actor
- Teresa Bermudez - Assistant Writer; Adviser
- Al Bermudez - Voice Actor
- Antonio Pagan - Voice Actor
- Eunice Rudnick - Voice Actor
- Wes Rudnick - Voice Actor
- Garrett Schelske - Voice Actor
- Luke Stabe - Voice Actor
- John Stabe - Voice Actor
- Nathan Stabe - Voice Actor
- Michelle Carter - Voice Actor
- Aaron Carter - Voice Actor
- David Carter - Voice Actor
- This film is not based on any particular Legoman story. Instead, it tells an all-new story with elements from the other stories woven in.
- In the original version, the opening was going to be a re-telling of a non-Legoman story, Cows Get Revenge. In that story, criminals dressed as ghost cows board a train and rob it, claiming to be the angry spirits of cows that the train hit and killed. This opening was cut out when it received disapproval.
- Another older Legoman film from 2004 exists in the Mustache Maniacs Film Co. archive. This film has never been released.