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If ever a movie could be described as playful then it’s this beguiling computer animated adventure, with a talented voice cast led by Chris Pratt.

Slotting together childhood innocence, adult irreverence and some brazen product placement, it is a work of joyous entertainment created entirely out of the famous plastic bricks.

Bowling along with the mad leaps and bounds of a child’s imagination, the delightfully loopy save-the-world plot has Pratt’s Minifigure everyman careering through different Lego universes while battling Will Ferrell’s evil tyrant and his chief minion, Liam Neeson’s Bad Cop/Good Cop.

The snarkiest jokes will fly right over children’s heads, but the film’s knowingness is tempered with a genuine sweetness and it looks charming, too.

Put all these elements together and you have a movie to enchant young and old.