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LEGO Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick is a LEGO mini-movie made by M2 Film and was first broadcast on Cartoon Network on May 10, 2008 and later broadcast on Disney XD.

Plot summary[]

Chapter 1[]

Raiders of the Lost Brick opens up with Indiana Jones and Satipo walking in the jungle. They go in to a temple, Indy smacks a spider, gives Satipo a torch and Satipo spots some more. They go further into the temple and a skeleton jumps out at them, and Indiana uses his whip to get across a hole and so does Satipo. Indy and Satipo continue their journey. When Indiana Jones has to get across tiles that lead to the altar with the idol, he dances on them. Satipo was a bit confused when Indy did this. Once he crosses those booby traps, Indiana gets the idol. As the temple collapses around him, Indiana runs with the idol. Satipo crosses the pit first, and asks for the idol in exchange for giving Indy the whip. Indiana throws the idol, but it hits Satipo in the head and knocks him out. Indiana builds a bridge out of LEGO pieces across the pit, and once he crosses it, he gets the whip and idol. The giant round boulder trap is triggered, but Indy is able to run and dive outside the temple to escape. There waiting for him, he finds René Emile Belloq with two Hovito warriors. Suddenly, the boulder crashes the doorway where it was stuck and flattens as it rolls Rene Belloq and the Hovitos, as Indy jumped away. In Jock Lindsey's seaplane, Indy is seen with a check list and crosses "idol" off the list.

Chapter 2[]

Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood are seen in a tomb with the Ark, but there are some things they wish they hadn't found: snakes. As they try to get the snakes away from them, two German soldiers hoist the Ark out of the tomb. Indy and Marion build a LEGO elevator to escape the snake-infested place. The elevator closes and as they ascend, the elevator plays "Marion's Theme". Indy and Marion safely get out of the tomb in their elevator, and Indy goes on a horse to chase the truck that has the Ark. Indiana spots his father, Henry Walton Jones, Senior, reading a book about golf on a motorcycle, and he leaves the horse and to go on that vehicle. German soldiers on motorcycles attack the Joneses, but Indiana grabs a flag, one by one beats up the soldiers with it, and then uses his whip to get himself onto the top of the truck. The driver stops abruptly, and Indiana falls onto the hood of the truck. He pulls a piece of the hood of and falls, and goes under the truck until he reappears clinging to his whip, which is still hanging there from when he got on the truck. As Indiana Jones is dragged along by his whip, the two German soldiers in the van laugh at him. The grill of the truck flies from the hood of the truck to him, and he grabs it and surfs on it. Indy uses the truck grill/surfboard to leap into the truck, and knocks the two German soldiers, a LEGO toilet and a Stormtrooper from Star Wars out of the truck. Indiana gets to the driver and pushes him out as well, much to his frustration. Indiana drives the truck, and his father then joins the truck to ride off into the sunset.

Chapter 3[]

This scene opens up with Indy riding an amphibious vehicle in a river in Peru. Mutt Williams comes out of a pitched tent and is delighted to see Indy back, but when Indy's vehicle gets on land and accidently runs over Mutt's motorcycle, Mutt isn’t so happy. Calming him down, Indy shows Mutt the checklist with "idol" and "ark" checked off. The only unchecked item on the list is "skull" and the two journey in the jungle. Suddenly, a rumbling sound is heard in the distance, and cutting though the jungle is Irina Spalko on a jungle cutter, laughing manically and waving her sword. The two run for their lives, and escape the cutter by falling into a ditch. They find themselves on a mine car, which runs down a track and out a little door that literally says "END OF RIDE". The jungle cutter has found the two again, destroying their mine car, so they continue running from it. When they go under an archway welcoming to the Temple of Akator and the jungle cutter tries to follow, it crashes. Spalko is thrown off the vehicle and the impact of hitting the ground causes her hair to bounce up and land over her face, incapacitating her for a while. The destroyed jungle cutter forms a new vehicle with a blade, and Indy and Mutt decide to make some pepperoni with it. They arrive at the temple entrance, but two Ugha natives stop them. They point to Indy, then Mutt and then to a sign that says you have to be as tall is a part of their spear to go in. Mutt is too short to go in despite pleading the Ugha to let him enter, much to Indy's laughter, but he is able to go in anyway. Inside the temple, they run from spears (which eventually hit a dart board) until they come across a mirror. Indy’s reflection is Han Solo, because they were played by the same actor, and Mutt has turned into Chewbacca. During the mirror scene, John Williams' Star Wars theme music is playing in the background. While Spalko and Mutt are in a sword duel which ends with Mutt knocking Spalko into a pit, Indy takes the Crystal Skull from one of the skeletons. The temple collapses behind the two, probably leaving Spalko to be crushed, and a close-up shows the skull as the movie ends.

Chapter 4[]

On Cartoon Network, first Chapter 3 plays, and then Chapter 4 starts. But on the LEGO Indiana Jones website, Chapter 3 does not repeat itself. There seems to be a party at Indy's place. Mutt puts the Crystal Skull on a string with other lanterns (which it lights up) and also seems to be a good bug electrifier. The idol is used as a candle and the Ark is used as a grill, while allowing its ghosts to fly around. Marion leans on Indy's shoulder while Henry Jones Sr. (using the Holy Grail as a cup) clinks glasses with Mutt’s cup as a toast to this night. It turns out this movie was being watching in a movie theater by LEGO versions of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, who nod at each other as the movie ends and give each other a high-five (which sounds like a whip crack), because they know they have done a good job. LEGO Spielberg and Lucas watch the credits roll.

Appearances[]

Characters[]

Artifacts[]

Locations[]

  • Brick Island (On map)
  • Brickad—— (On map)
  • Brickauador (On map)
  • Costa Br——
  • Legoantic Ocean (On map)
  • Legodonia (On map)
  • Legolandia (On map)
    • Bolegoa (On map)
  • Malego (On map)
  • ——Outhbrickion
    • Ebricktia
  • Redbrickistan (On map)
  • ——Stania
    • El Legodor

Miscellanea[]

Behind the scenes[]

Development[]

Director Peder Pedersen had been making CGI commercials for LEGO when the idea of making a LEGO Indiana Jones short film came up. Pedersen later recalled that he had pushed hard to be considered for the film, even showing them his old drawings for an Indiana Jones-inspired fan comic entitled Indy Junior.[1]

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was the film which solidified Pedersen's desire to make movies, and he had seen Raiders of the Lost Ark countless times. To prepare for the LEGO version, Pedersen was invited to both Lucasfilm Ltd. and Industrial Light & Magic, visiting Skywalker Ranch where he was granted access to the props room.[1]

While working in LEGO Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick, Pedersen and his crew were given some creative freedom to develop the storyline although they had to cut some gags and references they wanted to include due the time constraints of the short and were limited to using variations of LEGO sets which were on sale at the time. The latter directive prevented Pedersen from making more references to Temple of Doom other than a quick nod to the mine cart chase as there were not as many sets available based on that film compared to Raiders and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. However, Pedersen and his crew were not required to follow the franchise's timeline as long the story made sense in and of itself. As both an homage to the films and branded content, the team felt they needed to show the products in a way that didn't feel forced or too commercial.[1]

The sequence during the credits where George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are seen was Pedersen's own idea to pay respect to two of his biggest idols.[1]

Continuity[]

"Yeah, I know we mess up the timeline. I think as long as the story made sense in itself everybody was fine with it. It's an homage - and also - a branded content - so we needed to show the products but in a way that didn’t feel forced or too commercial. With respect to the films and characters."
Peder Pedersen on the movie's contradictions[src]

Non-canonical, LEGO Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick presents several continuity contradictions that leave it without a firm place on the Indiana Jones timeline, combining elements from all four theatrical films. Among the most notable differences, these include:

Notes and references[]

See also[]

External links[]

LEGO
Sets
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ambush In Cairo · The Lost Tomb · Race for the Stolen Treasure · Temple Escape
Fight on the Flying Wing · Escape from the Lost Tomb · Temple of the Golden Idol
Temple of Doom
Shanghai Chase · The Temple of Doom (Cancelled 2023 set)
Last Crusade
Motorcycle Chase · Venice Canal Chase · Fighter Plane Attack · Fighter Plane Chase
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Chauchilla Cemetery Battle · Jungle Duel · River Chase · Jungle Cutter
Temple of the Crystal Skull · Peril in Peru · Jungle Cruiser
Other
Indiana Jones/Han Solo Transformation Chamber
Video games
Console and portable
The Original Adventures (Prima Guide) · The Adventure Continues (Prima Guide)
Mobile Adventure
Desktop
LEGO Indiana Jones Adventures · Shanghai Chase
Star Wars
The Complete Saga · The Clone Wars · The Force Awakens
Short films
LEGO Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick
Star Wars
The Quest for R2-D2 · Bombad Bounty
Literature
Books
LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History
Comics
Secret of the Amazon! · Mystery of the Hidden Temple! · Escape from the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!
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