"I am a Master Builder!"

–Emmet, announcing his newfound self-identity

Emmet Brickowski is the protagonist of The LEGO Movie and it's sequel, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. In the movie, he is mistaken as a Master Builder and sets out on a mission to save the world. He is voiced by Chris Pratt. With the help of his friends, Emmet must stop Lord Business.

He also makes a cameo in The LEGO Batman Movie.


Emmet is just a normal construction worker 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.


Emmet is the main character of The LEGO Movie and 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.

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 potrayed 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 instuctions 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 no pupils in his eyes. His hair is brown with several ripples in it and a bit of hair sticking out of the back.

Abilities and SkillsEdit

Despite being quite normal at the beginning of the film, Emmet 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 a wooden axe like an expert. 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 gains the ability to be a Master Builder and creates a Mech out of construction vehicles, making him also very creative and skilled in building. 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 | Vampire | Witch | Yeti | Zookeeper
Master Builders (cont.): 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 Classic Spaceman (Space) | Shaquille O'Neal (Basketball) | Speed Racer (Speed Racer) | The Swamp Creature (Monster Fighters) | White Classic 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 | TV Presenter | Unknown Cowboy | Wally | White Statue | Wild Will