Early this year, we gave a brief coverage on The Toys that Made Us, a Netflix documentary series by Brian Volk-Weiss that discussed the history of some of the greatest branded toy lines of past and present. Slated for 8 episodes, four of them were released before a lengthy hiatus.
Now, almost four months since Netflix made available the first four episodes of The Toys that Made Us for streaming, we have a release schedule for the latter half of this documentary; the first of which, episode 5, will cover what we in the Brick Show discuss every day: LEGO.
As our previous article on this documentary feature for LEGO stated, Netflix, Brian Volk-Weiss and The Nacelle Company have as part of the presentation, some LEGO subject-matter expert AFOLs courtesy of Bricks LA. That ought to ensure that The Toys that Made Us would include in-depth information on LEGO history.
In addition to that, there will also be scenes and perhaps interviews to be done at LEGO HQ in Billund, Denmark. You can’t get more first-hand info and company stories than that. I suppose we can now wait in full confidence that this show’s LEGO episode will be respectfully spot-on.
The earlier half of The Toys that Made Us, put up on Netflix last December 27, 2017 included episodes covering Kenner’s Star Wars, Mattel’s Barbie and He-Man, and Hasbro’s G.I. Joe. The latter – May 25 – episodes, aside from LEGO, will also feature Hasbro’s Transformers, Sanrio’s Hello Kitty and Star Trek.