The Lego Movie was released in 2014 and features the standard computer animated features one would expect; celebrity voice overs, visual appeal, and entertaining jokes the whole family can enjoy. If you take a step back and look at what the film is trying to say, you’ll see there is an underlying message or warning embedded within. Let’s take a look…
First let us do a very brief rundown of the plot and characters if you haven’t seen it. The film revolves around a very normal Lego person named Emmet Brickowski who lives in Bricksburg. He blends in with the crowd and works for the Octan Corporation that runs the city. One day he stumbles upon a mystical item called the “Piece of Resistance” that forces him to play the hero role and use it to block the evil doer, Lord Business, who seeks to freeze the universe with his Kragle superweapon. Lord Business also has an alter ego of President Business when he’s putting on the act of President of Octan Corporation. Emmet meets some friends along the way that help him, and they are referred to as “Master Builders.” Obviously this is a reference to Freemasons, who started out as actual master builders and masons. The Master Builders of this film includes a female named Wyldstyle, Batman, and a wizard named Vitruvius, who claimed that there was a prophecy of someone being able to block the Kragle with this “Piece of Resistance.”
The film starts out by showing us a community that is under the rule of the Octan Corporation. The people follow the instructions presented (a play on actual Lego instructions), and this includes buying overpriced coffee, supporting mindless entertainment (music and television), and basically just staying inside of the gerbil wheel. They allow the corporation to distract themselves with shows like Where are my Pants?; which is similar to the film Idiocracy’s “Ow My Balls”.
Obviously this film is dancing around the conspiracy of big business ruling the world by infiltrating the government, which isn’t so absurd or taboo since we’ve seen so much of this happen that we have a term called the “revolving door” that refers to military to government to corporation transitions in the military industrial complex. As we go through the symbolism and screenshots we’ll also see Illuminati and occult symbolism that includes the Kabbalah, ancient mystery school teachings, and magical rituals. The film is also playing on the idea that we’re being taken control of in a manipulative fashion through entertainment and distractions. Emmet talks about how many products Octan makes, implying the oligarchy corporate takeover of the government also supports capitalism and the economy.
…including music, dairy products, coffee, tv shows, surveillance systems, all history books, voting machines, wait a minute…
Interestingly enough we can see the influence Octan has on the food supply, not far from where Monsanto is today. They are able to influence laws and sue farmers for “using” their seeds without patent (“using” meaning a seed blows onto their property and Monsanto sends their team in to find it and use their lawyers to shut down the farmer).
Keeping everyone employed to support the Octan-State is also a shout out to communism and socialism. In the film they even provide instructions on how to fit in and live properly (which also depicts being consumed by a reptile, but more on that later).
The first question we have to ask is why the name Octan? “Oc” could be a prefix for octopus, and we say that because we see a couple of examples of octopus in this film. One is when Emmet first sees the “Piece of Resistance” and steps over a Lego piece.
Another is later in the film with the pirate ship and the deities on the front (we’ll cover that more thoroughly later).
So why the octopus symbolism? We propose it’s analogous to the Illuminati bloodlines and the first multinational corporation founded by none other than John Rockefeller. Standard oil.
You can also see drones blowing up the city, yet another military industrial complex reference. Later we’ll see the Super Secret Police, more police state references. A sign says “Conform, It’s the Norm” which is akin to the classic They Live film with its messages of “Obey” etc.
Lord Business has a mundane name of President Business, and this is a calling card of occultists and ‘left hand path’ followers. They refer to their government names as ‘mundane’ names and instead use magical names to protect their real identity. The founder of the Brotherhood of Saturn (a magical order with roots tracing to Aleister Crowley and the OTO) was Eugen Grosche and he changed his mundane name to Gregor Gregorius in order to provide a constant reminder of his higher calling, which is what President Business does with his alias of Lord Business. You’ll also notice that Lord Business sports the horns that are a symbol of Moloch and the Illuminati worship of this ancient deity, explained in further detail in Decoding Illuminati Symbolism. Moloch, Owls, and the Horns of Satan.
The oldest mention of a horned deity starts with Nimrod, El, and Moloch. These somewhat-interchangeable deities were thought to be depicted as either a single or double horned-god who was worshiped in the Bronze Ages of Mesopotamian culture. He was one of multiple gods in these ancient Pagan cultures that we see the Canaanites, Sumerians, Phoenicians, Assyrians, and Babylonians devoting much energy and bloodshed. They were worshiping this deity to the point of sacrificing their own children (although some argue there is no definitive evidence of this, while others claim a counter-conspiracy cover-up of the disturbing practice). These ancient cultures believed that sacrificing their infants would appease the deity and they would in return have financial blessings, more fertility, good fortunes, or any other type of prayer worthy gift (see JewishEncyclopedia.com). This form of idolatry is what influenced much of the teachings of the Bible (about having false idols and such).
Lord Business started his evil deeds long ago when he saw that the people were free to travel, mingle, and build creatively but he put up walls and territories in order to separate people. This is a common tactic of divide and conquer used to keep the agenda going.
The town of Bricksburg is under his control and we see various signs of the surveillance state throughout. The billboards say it as well.
When our protagonist, Emmet, meets Wyldstyle he is in the process of dialing 911 to report her for “not obeying the rules.” This might be a reach, but you’ll notice that there’s the 911 being used to show a building’s rubble.
We meet the character known as Bad Cop (who has a dual personality known as Good Cop as well), and on his chest is a badge that very much looks like a Crowley Thelema symbol we saw Peaches Geldof post on Instagram (it’s one point off though).
We’ve seen plenty of 777 symbolism with the recent Malaysia Airlines flights that have either disappeared or shot down.
Another magical symbol can be seen on Visuvius’ belt; this time the Star of Ishtar. We’ve seen this in the Illuminati symbolism and analysis of Eyes Wide Shut. And Lady Gaga’s GUY.
We later see Visuvius telling Emmet that his training “starts now” as he’s putting a pentagram/magic wand into a fish mouth; symbolism of the reptiles and fish deities of the ancient cultures (e.g. Indian Nagas, Dogon Nommo, Babylonian Dagon, etc.).
And ironically the symbol for the ‘overpriced coffee’ we experience alludes to the same thing… The team is running from the evil forces and they take the aforementioned occultist Left Hand Path through the roof hatch that has the words “LEFT ONLY” written on it (the ‘left hand path’ is what occultists take to spirituality; vs. the right hand path of organized religions), perhaps telling us there is only one true way of escaping the matrix…
…and the next thing that happens is Visuvius tells them to head towards the sun, which is yet another occult reference with the worship of the Solar deities and Saturn worship (which we’ll see much more of soon…); both topics are covered in posts for Decoding Illuminati Symbolism. Triangles, Pyramids and the Sun.
The upright triangle represents solar power, or in the Hellenic tradition, the element of fire. The ancient deities that were affiliated with the sun were done so in order to convey the symbolism of strength and power (e.g. the Egyptian gods Horus and Ra, or the goddess Isis). The association of power and the sun eventually finds its way into a symbol for male power. This is appropriate since patriarchal-dominated societies are known for wars, primal urges, aggression and instantaneous flare ups. The lunar association with the goddess is tied into the inverted triangle; but we’ll get into that later.
Decoding Illuminati Symbolism. Saturn & the Black Cube.
Since we’re talking about the ‘low lying fruits’ of Illuminati symbolism, let’s also point out the All Seeing Eye that can be seen in Cloud Cuckoo Land.
We see Metal Beard’s pirate ship has some interesting figures on the bow; perhaps a reference to the quarterdeck that was used to place shrines of worship in the times of the Romans. This one in particular shows us the worship of the bull deity, Moloch, a common trait of Illuminati symbolism that pervades the entertainment industry.
During the attack on Cloud Cuckoo Land we can see a unicorn flash by on fire; symbolic of the fiery red horse of the Apocalypse described in Revelations 6.3-4 as a pronouncement of war and spilt blood.
When the Lamb opened the second seal, we heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. He was given a large sword.
Later on we’ll briefly see a red dragon, which is yet again symbolism from the Book of Revelations and deliberately placed in the film to reference evil forces. You wouldn’t expect such heavy topics in a kid’s film but you’ve overestimated the ability of the entertainment industry to inject symbolism in order to talk to everyone’s subconscious. Images are able to skirt past your eyes and be decoded by the subconscious. These symbols and images talk to us on a non-physical level and affect us whether you want to believe it or not.
While we’re talking about disturbing, yet subtle messages, let’s rewind a bit and point out the fact that our main character, Emmet, has no family. This is a practice employed by many kid’s stories, mostly by Disney. One reason for this could be the destruction of the family unit, or to harden us and make us think from a perspective of the lower chakras instead of the heart. In the film we also see Bad/Good Cop’s parents get sprayed with the Kragle and assumed to be left for dead (only to be brought back in a very uneventful and brief moment at the end of the film). We also hear lyrics to Batman’s song to Wyldchild use words like “Darkness”, “No Parents,” and “Orphan.” Is it all just a coincidence?…
Getting back to the film, we see what Lord Business refers to as his “think tank.” This think tank area is used to imprison the Master Builders and use mind control to steal their creativity and force them to produce instructions on how to build more Lego structures.
It might just be us, but these look just like Matrix pods that house the humans and the machines use them to harness their energy as batteries.
Towards the end of the film we start to see some deep occult beliefs play out with the worship of Saturn. Again, you’ll need to catch up with the importance of Saturn at the post Decoding Illuminati Symbolism. Saturn & the Black Cube and you can see why we Lord Business uses a black cube in order to deploy the end of times with his Kragle.
We see the town of Bricksburg also features the infamous Saturn cube, which is an actual work of art in New York called the Astor Place Cube.
Big ups to Tenklop for commenting on the Saturn post and letting us know about this next one (which prompted us to watch this film). We see the bottom of the Octan skyscraper has a storm with an eye, which can be seen at the actual planet of Saturn as well.
Before Emmet takes the plunge that allows him to reach enlightenment, we see him standing in front of a triangle. Vitruvius gives him a speech and says the only thing that makes you special is to believe that you are. Again, this is a magical concept of the power of the mind. More importantly, we see this happen in front of the Triangle of Enlightenment; a magical concept highlighted in Decoding Illuminati Symbolism. Triangles, Pyramids and the Sun.
Getting back to the triangle symbolism, we also see concepts of the inverted triangle. Satanic images are often just inversions of the ‘regular’ symbols (like an inverted cross), but here we see that an inverted triangle is a symbol for female goddess moon power. In the Hellenic tradition it is the element of water, which is related to the sexuality of the female, which is more fluid than a male, and needs “warmed up” before reaching boil. As opposed to the male sexual energy which is more solar in nature because it can be ignited quickly. The inverted triangle represents the womb, or even the crotch region of a nude female, while the male/upright triangle represents the erected phallus. This is why all the religions have chastity as the first requirement to enter the Daleth. To really enter religion and become a serious practitioner, a person always takes vows. In every religion, the traditional vow includes to not spill the sexual energy. In Buddhism even lay practitioners take this vow “I vow to cease sexual misconduct”. If you have been initiated into Kalachakra Tantra, then you take the vow “I will never emit the Jasmine flower drops”, which is the Thig-le, the sexual energy. Interestingly, in the Tibetan language, the word for door (sgo, which looks like a daleth) is also the first letter for egg and for testicles.
These are all aspects of the mystery schools and they play out with alchemy and the Philosopher’s Stone. This is played out in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001. A Space Odyssey which shows us the transformation of man after he achieves this milestone. We actually see Emmet going through this portal in the same fashion we see it in the 2001 film.
When Lord Business deploys his Saturn cube death machine with Kragle, he says “Don’t worry about this big, black monolith thing that is blocking the sun.” This is the same name for the Kubrick 2001 black cube monolith as well.
It should also be noted that instead of just spraying the Lego people with the Kragle via the Takos (the “s” is silent) he asks them “who wants a takos?” (implying the food-taco, as in Taco Tuesday; it’ll make sense when you watch the film). This is a portrayal of how magic works. Magic requires participation in order for the ritual to work. When we choose to listen to certain music or watch certain films, it means we are participating in the ritual. Whether our intention is the same or not doesn’t necessarily matter. The recipient of the energy we devote will still get what they need from the deal.
As Above, So Below
Towards the end of the film we see the ultimate agenda, and that is to reveal the Hermes mystery school concept of “As above, so below.” What happens in the microcosm also happens in the macrocosm. In the micro realm of Legos things happen that affect the macrocosm of the family’s basement (and vice versa).
The two realms are tied together, like Heaven and Earth. The Freemasons are depicting this in their square and compass that point to each direction as a reminder of this “As above so below” concept.
If you hang through the credits you’ll see a couple more quick Illuminati symbols, and that includes the owl of Minerva.
And also one more Saturn shot, with a Saturn V rocket, designed under direction of the former Nazi scientist Wehrner von Braun under Operation PAPERCLIP.
Another idea we can cover here is that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller directed it, and they also did Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs which had some symbolism in it as well.
HenryMakow also pointed out that the film chose the name Emmet because it means “Emet ” which is a holy word of the Kabbalah meaning truth and associated with the sefirah of Yesod. They have a belief that the initiate can make his own truth through will alone; no God necessary. They say that the name Emmet was suggested by Warner Bros. Production President Greg Silverman. Looking at the names some more, they point out that Wyldstyle’s real name is Luci; as in “Lucifer.” Vitruvius is a reference to the Roman architect that Masons worship (see Da Vinci Code and the Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian Man for more on that one). The author of that post also believes that the instructions from the film are analogous to the Bible, and that it’s a slam against Christianity.
The Bottom Line
Whatever you want to believe, the film was full of Illuminati symbolism, and either that was an inside joke from the creators, or it was placed intentionally to inject messages to the subconscious of all its viewers for magical purposes. We’re guessing the latter because we’ve seen this so many times in the past that at some point you can’t simply call it a coincidence.