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"The Man Upstairs" is the father of Finn and one of the two main antagonists (alongside Lord Business) of Warner Animation Group's 1st full-length animated feature film The LEGO Movie, and a cameo character in the sequel The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.

He is portrayed by Will Ferrell, who also voices President Business.


The LEGO Movie

Emmet Brickowski first learns of "The Man Upstairs" through a vision after coming into contact with the Piece of Resistance. The reason for the vision being that he had no knowledge of master builders before meeting Wildstyle and Vitruvius and the fact that Emmet's mind was so barren to begin with. Emmet finally comes face to face with "The Man Upstairs" after falling through "The Magic Portal". "The Man Upstairs" is initially disappointed with his son, Finn, that he treated his Lego collection like a toy and not a highly sophisticated interlocking brick system as the man put it. He then proceeds to disassemble the Lego creations (shown in the Lego universe as the micro managers breaking things apart) and glue them permanently into their original true form. But then, "The Man Upstairs" takes a step back and realizes that what his son created was unique, thus he had a change of heart. "The Man Upstairs" also realizes that he was too strict on his son as the villain of Finn's story resembles him. The man apologizes for his rash behavior and he and his son now play with the Lego collection as a family.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

In The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, he does not appear physically, though his voice can be heard saying: "Kids, do the thing... uh, what your mother says." in one scene. At the end of the movie, his voice can be heard saying: "Honey, Where are My Pants?".


  • "Honey, where are my pants?!" - to his wife at the end of the second movie
  • "That's just a suggestion, they have to put that on there." - to Finn when he complains about not being able to play with his Lego collection


  • Finn appears in a cutscene in The LEGO Movie Videogame, however, his father is absent. "The Man Upstairs" is never actually mentioned or shown in the cutscenes. This was likely done to avoid spoilers.
  • He is the real-life counterpart to President Business.
  • When he says towards the end of the second movie "Honey where are my pants.", Finn could've gotten that idea from him for the famous TV "Where are my pants" show in the previous movie.


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Super Secret Police: Bad Cop/Good Cop | Calamity Drone | Deputron | President Business | Micro Manager | Radio DJ Robot | Robo Crocodile | Robo SWAT | Robo Fed | Robo Pilot | Sheriff Not-A-Robot | Skeletron | Velma Staplebot | Wiley Fusebot
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Minifigures: Artist | Caveman | Circus Clown | Cleopatra | Cyclops | Deep Sea Diver | Disco Dude | Gangster | Hazmat Guy | Island Warrior | Lady Liberty | Lady Robot | Lizard Man | Magician | Medusa | Mime | Pirate Captain | Policeman | Punk Rocker | Rapper | Ringmaster | Robin Hood | Sleepyhead | Surgeon | Tribal Chief | Nice Vampire | Witch | Yeti | Zookeeper
Master Builders (cont.): Original Characters: Abraham Lincoln | Blaze Firefighter | Cardio Carrie | El Macho Wrestler | Gallant Guard | Garbage Man Grant | Gordon Zola | Hank Haystack | Ice Cream Jo | Kebab Bob | Marsha Queen of the Mermaids | Panda Guy | Plumber Joe | Sir Stackabrick | William Shakespeare
Master builders (cont. again): characters from other themes Conductor Charlie | Gandalf (Lord of the Rings) | Ghost | Green Ninja (Ninjago) | Johnny Thunder (Adventurers) | Lady Pirate | Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) | Milhouse (The Simpsons) | NBA Player 1 (Basketball) | NBA Player 2 (Basketball) | Professor Dumbledore (Harry Potter) | Red Spaceman (Space) | Shaquille O'Neal (Basketball) | Speed Racer (Speed Racer) | The Swamp Creature (Monster Fighters) | White Spaceman (Space)
Star Wars: C-3PO | Chewbacca | Han Solo | Lando Calrissian
Humans: "The Man Upstairs" | Finn | Bianca
Non-physical: Bandito | Barry | Cavalry Guard | Chris McKay | Cowboy Harry | Demolition Guy | DUPLO Aliens | Michelangelo Buonarroti | Newspaper Boy | Odd Ollie | Phil Lord | Prospector | Randy | Robo Cowboy | Robo Demolitionist | Robo Foreman | Robo Maid | Robo Marshall | Robo Worker | Saloon Waitress | Tomahawk | Traffic Enforcer | Trucker Guy | TV Presenter | Unknown Cowboy | Wally | White Statue | Wild Will | Ice Cream Cone | Banarnar | Spa Vampire