You don't have to be the bad guy.

–-Emmet to President Business

Emmet Brickowski is the main protagonist of The LEGO Movie and the sequel The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. He is voiced by Chris Pratt.

He also makes a minor appearance in The LEGO Batman Movie.


The LEGO Movie Edit

Emmet is just a normal construction worker in Bricksburg who is caught off guard on his job by a hooded figure who is breaking the rules. He is about to tell the figure off, when it removes its hood and Emmet is caught off as it's a girl. He goes to try and follow her, but falls down a hole, where he touches the Piece of resistance and it gets stuck to him. He is then captured by Bad Cop, President Business’s lieutenant.

He is interrogated by Bad Cop and says that Emmet is a Master Builder, but he denies Bad Cop’s answer and Bad Cop is enraged and thinks he is playing dumb. Emmet thinks there should be a good cop, Bad Cop declines his answer and Good Cop (his other personality) appears and offers him a drink of water, but Bad Cop interrupts them.

Bad Cop also explains that an object called the Piece of resistance is stuck on Emmet’s back, and Emmet panics and says that it wasn’t his fault. Good Cop believes him, but Bad Cop doesn’t believe him. Bad Cop also explains that President Business will use an object called the “Kragle” in three days (Taco Tuesday) to end the world. Emmet believes Business is a good guy, and Bad Cop says he can’t be this stupid.

Emmet explains that he is a normal guy, that he has best friends that are looking for him right now, and that his friends will tell him. Bad Cop angrily turns on the television, which shows his friends forgetting that he was real and saying that he is nothing.

Bad Cop takes Emmet to the melting chamber, and he asks if he is going to die, Good Cop said he would be fine, but Bad Cop is revealed to be lying to him, and Emmet panics. Before Bad Cop’s army of robots could melt him and the Piece of resistance, he was saved by the hooded woman who thinks he is “the special” from the blind wizard Vitruvius‘s prophecy, who goes by the name Wyldstyle. Known as Lucy, his Girlfriend in the sequel.

They escape from the melting chamber, and Bad Cop finds this out and orders all his men to attack them. Emmet introduces himself as Wyldstyle builds a motorcycle to escape from Bad Cop’s forces. Wyldstyle defeats Bad Cop’s forces while Emmet reluctantly drives the motorcycle, accidentally crashing into Bad Cop’s robots’ police cars and motorcycles. When numerous police cars surround Emmet and Wyldstyle, Wyldstyle transforms the motorcycle into a flying vehicle. As they were heading into the secret tunnel in the sky, Emmet reveals that he is just an ordinary guy who touched the Piece of resistance by mistake.

They arrive at the Old West, where Wyldstyle takes Emmet to the blind wizard Vitruvius disguised as cowboys. Vitruvius takes Emmet and Wyldstyle downstairs into a secret room, where Vitruvius and Wyldstyle would enter Emmet’s brain, which was completely empty. Before Vitruvius could start training Emmet, Bad Cop’s forces attack Vitruvius, Emmet, and Wyldstyle. They escape and defeat Bad Cop’s forces with the aid of Wyldstyle’s boyfriend Bruce Wayne, known as Batman.

Batman goes through the sun, passing by Middle Zealand and arriving to Cloud Cuckoo Land. There, they meet Unikitty and other Master Builders, and they take Emmet to give a speech in the “dog”, where all of the Master Builders are gathered for his speech. During his speech, he meets MetalBeard, a pirate with a body made of objects. He tried to infiltrate the Octan Tower with other Master Builders, President Business’s headquarters, but he failed and only was left with his head and organs. They are happy when Emmet reveals that he has the Piece of resistance, but they are disappointed when he reveals that he is not a Master Builder.

The speech goes well, but the other Master Builders are still disappointed and throw stuff at him. Then suddenly, Bad Cop’s forces attack Cloud Cuckoo Land due to a tracking device placed on Emmet. While he and his friends plan to escape, they meet Benny, a 1980s astronaut with the addictive desire of making spaceships. To escape Bad Cop, Emmet and his friends create a submarine to go underwater, and they are successful. All the Master Builders were captured, except Emmet, Wyldstyle, Vitruvius, Batman, Unikitty and Benny.

However, as they go deeper underwater, the pressure increased and quickly destroyed the submarine. All that was left of the submarine was a “double-decker couch”, a furniture with two couches that they floated on, unnoticed by Micro Managers and robot scuba divers. They are found and saved by MetalBeard, who brought them on their ship. While they were on the ship, Emmet created a plan that he hoped would work. They would infiltrate the Octan Tower using a ship exactly like the others, Unikitty and Batman, using his Bruce Wayne identity, would distract Lord Business. Benny and MetalBeard would turn off the shield protecting the Kragle. Vitruvius would keep a lookout to see if they were being followed, though he was blind. And Emmet and Wildstyle would place the Piece of resistance on the Kragle to stop it.

While with Emmet, she reveals her real name is Lucy, and Emmet makes a nice comment about her name. The plan worked well at first, but Emmet and his friends ended up captured and imprisoned in the Think Tank, where Master Builders are forced to create instructions. Vitruvius was able to resist Business’s forces, but he was killed by President Business, known as Lord Business, when he beheaded him with a quarter. Before Vitruvius died, he revealed the prophecy was fake. Business then removed the Piece of resistance from his back and purposely threw it at the abyss outside the tower. Before he left to destroy Bricksburg with the Kragle, he set a self-destruct protocol to leave everyone except him to die, including Bad Cop and Good Cop.

Lord Business took the top of his tower off and flew it to Bricksburg, planning to use the Kragle to destroy the city. To stop the protocol, Emmet noticed cables and a battery attached to him, and he jumped into the abyss to disconnect the cables and the battery. Inspired by Emmet, Lucy influences many people to fight back against Lord Business. Emmet found himself in the real world as a Lego mini-figure, unable to move. He is found by a boy named Finn, who says hi to him. Finn’s dad, better known as “The Man Upstairs” (who was in Emmet’s vision), came downstairs and saw that his son messed the set. The boy’s dad is disappointed in Finn and starts to put everything back to normal permanently by using more Kragles.

In the Lego world, this is an act of Lord Business’s forces rising again and defeating the citizens of Bricksburg, including Wyldstyle and her friends. Emmet notices this and tries to move to gain Finn’s attention, and is successful. Finn returns Emmet to the Lego world, where he developed the abilities of a Master Builder, and he infiltrated the top of the Octan Tower and confronted Lord Business with the help of his friends. He was able to resist Business’s forces inside the top of the tower, but his foot was glued to the ground by Business with the Kragle.

Before Business could finish Emmet, Emmet said that he would use his “secret weapon”. Emmet says his secret weapon is his hand, and wants him to take it to join him. After Emmet makes a speech to Business, he embraces Emmet and takes the Piece of resistance and puts it in the Kragle. The Kragle explodes and destroys the top of the tower, but Emmet and Business survive the explosion. Wyldstyle then embraces Emmet and becomes his new girlfriend with Batman’s blessing.

However, Duplo aliens from the planet DUPLON suddenly appear, saying that they have come to destroy them, ending the movie.

The LEGO Batman Movie Edit

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Emmet's cameo

He makes an appearance when he is falling in the abyss on a television.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Edit

This follows directly after the second movie, and Emmet along with his friends fight the creatures shown at the end of the first movie from the planet Duplo, but not before Emmet tries to make friends.

Background Edit

Emmet is the main character of The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. And he is the one who is prophesied to save the Lego world from Lord Business who intends to use a powerful relic called the Kragle. His main occupation is as a construction worker and he has the Piece of resistance on his back, but he later became a Master Builder.

Portrayal in the VideogameEdit

Being the main character of the film, Emmet is a common playable character in the story levels of the game. Emmet uses a Drill and a Wrench in the game. The Drill can destroy cracked tiling/parts and the Wrench can fix broken machinery. With the introduction of the Instruction Build and Master Build characters in this game, most of the time Emmet has to find instruction pages to build, that is, until the last two levels of the game where he finally becomes a Master Builder. It should be noted that he has the most variations of anyone oh toes in the game:

  • Normal
  • Piece of Resistance
  • Lego Piece
  • Pajamas
  • Shower
  • Lizard
  • Woodsman
  • Clown
  • Trash Can
  • Wheelhead
  • Old West
  • Robot Disguise
  • Master Builder


Emmet is portrayed as cheerful, obedient, and friendly guy who always tries to follow the rules and doesn't really know how to think for himself. He is kind of naive, ditzy and easily distracted, especially around his crush Wyldstyle. Despite that, he is able to come up with great plans and stick to them thanks to his love for instructions and teamwork, which is a trait none of the other Master Builders have. Despite his extroversion, he seems to have confidence issues, since he doesn't believe that he can be The Special thanks to his blandness. However, Emmet is also really polite, generous and caring and is always happy to help others - in the end, it's his kindness that defeats Lord Business.


Emmet wears a normal orange and blue construction vest and pants with silver lined on the back, front, and underneath the hips. On his left leg is a black and silver standard-issue ID badge with his name on it in white. There is a small image on the badge that shows a bald minifigure and a bio portrayed by indistinguishable silver bars. Like most minifigures in the film, he has yellow skin and like Benny, he has completely black eyes. His hair is brown with several ripples in it and a bit of hair sticking out of the back.

Abilities and SkillsEdit

Despite not being a Master Builder at the beginning of the movie, Emmet still has several talents, such as being good at repairing broken objects, handling a power drill, being good at teamwork, and even being able to wield an axe. Emmet is also shown to be quite smart, seeing as he comes up with the entire plan to infiltrate the Octan Tower which almost worked. After returning from the human world, Emmet gained the ability to be a Master Builder and creates a Mech out of construction vehicles. He is also skilled in fighting, shown when destroys an entire force of Skeletrons using his fists and the Piece of Resistance. Even before becoming a Master Builder, he was still skilled enough with fighting to destroy Robo SWATs. His willpower is very strong, as shown as despite being inanimate in the real world, forces himself to move off the table.



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Fellowship of Strangers: Emmet | Wyldstyle | Vitruvius | Batman | Benny | Unikitty | MetalBeard
Super Secret Police: Bad Cop/Good Cop | Calamity Drone | Deputron | Lord Business | Micro Manager | Radio DJ Robot | Robo Crocodile | Robo SWAT | Robo Fed | Robo Pilot | Sheriff Not-A-Robot | Skeletron | Velma Staplebot | Wiley Fusebot
Others: Alfie the Apprentice | Blacktron Fan | Dr. McScrubs | Executive Ellen | Fabu-Fan | Frank the Foreman | Gail | Garbage Man Dan | Giant Snail | Ice Cream Jo | Ice Cream Mike | Larry the Barista | Ma Cop | Mrs. Scratchen-Post | Native Warrior | Pa Cop | Rootbeer Belle | Sharon Shoehorn | Sudds Backwash | Surfer Dave | Taco Tuesday Guy | "Where are my Pants?" Guy
Master Builders: DC Universe: Aquaman | The Flash | Green Lantern | Superman | Wonder Woman
Minifigures: Artist | Caveman | Circus Clown | Cyclops | Deep Sea Diver | Disco Dude | Egyptian Queen | Forestman | Gangster | Hazmat Guy | Island Warrior | Lady Liberty | Lady Robot | Lizard Man | Magician | Medusa | Mime | Pirate Captain | Policeman | Punk Rocker | Rapper | Ringmaster | 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 Simpson's) | 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
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
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