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"I liked Emmet before it was cool."

Vitruvius is a minifigure in The LEGO Movie. He brings together all the Master builders for a meeting in Cloud Cuckoo Land, in which he tells them that an unstoppable force is coming that could "end the world as we know it". He plans for Emmet to stop this force. In the movie, he is voiced by Morgan Freeman while Josh Robert Thompson voices him in the video game adaption.


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Vitruvius was first seen in a temple guarding the Kragle from Lord Business, but failed and lost his eyesight afterwards. He warns Lord Business of the special.

Later, he was hiding in The Old West as a piano player, and soon guided Emmet, Wyldstyle and Batman to Cloud Cuckoo Land, where they met Unikitty and Benny. After the place was destroyed by Bad Cop and his forces, the gang was rescued by MetalBeard and soon operated a plan to infiltrate the Octan Tower.

Later on, Vitruvius was decapitated by Lord Business with a penny. In his dying words, he tells Emmet the prophecy was made up and dies before he can finish talking. With Emmet strapped on to a battery, Vitruvius returns as a ghost to tell Emmet that anything is possible as long as he believes.

Later on, after Emmet saves the universe, the Master Builders including Ghost Vitruvius celebrate Emmet's victory and Ghost Vitruvius then says "I liked Emmet before it was cool."

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An ancient and heroic wizard who prophesizes that a “Special” will defeat Lord Business and become the greatest LEGO Master Builder of all. He tries to teach Emmet that the key to true building is to believe in yourself and follow your own set of instructions inside your head.

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"He's coming. Cover your butts."
"One day, a talented lass or fellow, a special one with face of yellow, will make the Piece of Resistance found from it's hiding refuge underground, and with a noble army at the helm, this Master Builder will thwart the Kragle and save the realm, and be the greatest, most interesting, most important person of all times. All this is true because it rhymes."
"We are entering you're mind."
―Vitruvius to Emmet
"Emmet, you didn't let me finish, because I died."


  • Vitruvius is the only non-lisenced minifigure that has flesh colored skin.
  • Underneath his robes, he is wearing clothes and a headband similar to the Hippie from the Minifigures theme.
  • In The LEGO Movie Video Game, his young variant is only playable in the prologue level "The Prophecy", unless the player enters a cheat code.
  • His cape pattern is specially designed for him. The inside has a shiny glitter pattern.
  • His physical staff has a white cored stud helping hold the crystal on, even though the crystal is capable of attaching to the staff without it.
  • He is a talented piano player, despite being blind. In the movie, he is seen in an Old Western saloon playing "Everything is Awesome" on the piano.
  • In the movie, he has a rubber band for a headband and a partially chewed lollipop for a staff. It is notable that the sticks of many lollipops, such as Dum-Dums, can be held by minifigures just like LEGO shafts.
  • Because he wears his robe, he cannot use Dispantsers in The LEGO Movie Video Game.
  • Unlike President Business, Vitruvius was very pleased with his voice actor. In the "Behind the Bricks" video on, he said, "It was an honor to be portrayed by the golden voice of Morgan Freeman. That man could read the phone book and make it sound interesting." He then proceeds to do so.
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  • The lollipop and rubber band may be there because Finn was actually playing with the minifigures the whole time.
  • His ghost form uses classic Ghost shroud, but has the staff and headband, as well as his cape and robe underneath. He "flies" by hanging from a string.
    • His ghost probably flies with a string because Finn was playing with him.
  • In The LEGO Movie Video Game, his ghost has normal minifigure legs and no cape. He also flies without a string.
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Movie Appearances

Video Game Appearances


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Fellowship of Strangers: Batman | Benny | Emmet | MetalBeard | Unikitty | Vitruvius | Wyldstyle
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 | Blaze Firefighter | Cardio Carrie | Dr. McScrubs | Executive Ellen | Fabu-Fan | Frank the Foreman | Gallant Guard | Gail the Construction Worker | Garbage Man Dan | Garbage Man Grant | Giant Snail | Gordon Zola | Hank Haystack | Ice Cream Jo | Ice Cream Mike | Kebab Bob | Larry the Barista | Ma Cop | Mrs. Scratchen-Post | Native Warrior | Pa Cop | Plumber Joe | Rootbeer Belle | Sharon Shoehorn | Sir Stackabrick | 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: Caveman | Circus Clown | Cyclops | Deep Sea Diver | Disco Dude | Egyptian Queen | Forestman | 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.): Original Characters: Abraham Lincoln | Blaze Firefighter | Cardio Carrie | El Macho Wrestler | Gallant Guard | Gordon Zola | Marsha Queen of the Mermaids | Panda Guy | William Shakespeare
Other Themes: Gandalf (LOTR/The Hobbit) | Ghost (classic variant) | Green Ninja (Ninjago) | Johnny Thunder (Adventurers) | Lady Pirate (Pirates) | Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) | Milhouse (The Simpsons) | NBA Player 1 (Basketball) | NBA Player 2 (Basketball) | Professor Dumbledore (Harry Potter) | Shaquille O'Neal (Basketball) | Speed Racer (Speed Racer) | The Swamp Creature (Monster Fighters)
Star Wars: C-3PO | Chewbacca | Han Solo | Lando Calrissian
Humans: "The Man Upstairs" | Finn
Non-physical: Bandito | Barry | Boy | Cavalry Guard | Cowboy Harry | Demolition Guy | DUPLO Aliens | Michelangelo Buonarroti | Odd Ollie | 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 | Wild Will

Start a Discussion Discussions about Vitruvius

  • Young Vitruvius minifig

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  • is the ghost real or not?

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    • It was a joke. It was meant to be funny. The entire thing is meant to look like a stopmotion, and the way you do "flying effects" on an e...
    • He really did die, but when he was a classic ghost held by a string, it was ment to be funny. My entire theater cracked up at that scene.
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