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"Well june bug, I really prefer the word 'experienced'!"
―Vitruvius after being called "old" by Lord Business

Vitruvius is a minifigure who one of the two tritagonists (the other being Batman) 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.


"I liked Emmet before it was cool."
―Vitruvius In The LEGO Movie
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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 last dying words, he tells Emmet the prophecy was not true and it 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 he was cool."

Spoilers end here.

In The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part he accidentally gets knocked aside by MetalBeard. Description This is a description taken from Do not modify it.

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 is coming. Cover your butt."
"One day, a talented lass or fellow, a special one with face of yellow, will make the Piece of Resistance found from its 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."
―Vitruvius, making up the Prophecy of the Special
"We are entering your mind."
―Vitruvius to Emmet
"Ah, you see, Emmet? A corrupted spirit is no match for the purity of imagina--."
―Vitruvius, before being beheaded.
"Vitruvius: My sweet Emmet. Come closer. You must know something about the prophecy.
Emmet: I know, I'm doing my best, but--.
Vitruvius: The prophecy... I made it up.
Emmet: What?
Vitruvius: I made it up. It's not true.
Emmet: But that means I'm just... I'm not the Special?
Vitruvius: You must listen, for what I'm about to tell you, will change the course of history...Bleagh.


―Vitruvius, revealing the Prophecy to be fake, and last words.
"Emmet, you didn't let me finish, because I died."
"You're going to have to write that all down because I'm not going to remember any of it, but here we go!"
"Emmet: But how can I just decide to believe that I'm special...when I'm not?
Vitruvius: Because the world depends on it.
―Emmet and Vitruvius


  • Vitruvius is the only non-licensed minifigure that has flesh skin.
  • Underneath his robe, 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 outside 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.
  • The top of this staff is the shape of the Moon Stones from the Monster Fighters set.
  • The top of his original staff at the beginning of the movie is a transparent blue crystal.
  • 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." To emphasize his point, he then proceeds to read the phone book aloud.
  • His young variant is different due to the size of the headband being slightly different and him not having the same cloak that he did in the film. Instead, he reuses the cloak from his old variant.
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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.
  • He was the first character to be seen in The LEGO Movie.
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Movie Appearances

Video Game Appearances


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Fellowship of Strangers: Batman | Benny | Bruce Wayne | Emmet | MetalBeard | Unikitty | Vitruvius | Wyldstyle
Super Secret Police: Bad Cop | Calamity Drone | Deputron | Micro Manager | President Business | Radio DJ Robot | Robo Crocodile | Robo Fed | Robo Pilot | Robo SWAT | Sheriff Not-A-Robot | Skeletron | Velma Staplebot | Wiley Fusebot
Others: Alfie the Apprentice | Betelgeuse | Blacktron Fan | Dr. McScrubs | Executive Ellen | Fabu-Fan | Frank the Foreman | Fuse | Gail the Construction Worker | Garbage Man Dan | Garbage Man Grant | Ice Cream Jo | Ice Cream Mike | Jenny | Kebab Bob | Kenny | Larry the Barista | Lenny | Ma Cop | Maddox | Mo-Hawk | Mrs. Scratchen-Post | Native Warrior | Pa Cop | Plantimals | Raptors | Rex Dangervest | Roxxi | Scarfield | Sewer Baby | Sharkira | Sharon Shoehorn | Surfer Dave | "Where are my Pants?" Guy |
Master Builders: DC Universe: Alfred Pennyworth | Aquaman | Cyborg | The Flash | Green Lantern | Harley Quinn | Lex Luthor | Superman | Wonder Woman
Master Builders (cont.): Minifigures: Artist | Caveman | Chicken Suit Guy | Circus Clown | Cyclops | Deep Sea Diver | Demolition Dummy | Disco Dude | Egyptian Queen | Forestman | Gangster | Hazmat Guy | Hot Dog Man | 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.)2: Original Characters: Abraham Lincoln | Blaze Firefighter | Candy Rapper | Cardio Carrie | Crayon Girl | El Macho Wrestler | Gallant Guard | Giraffe Guy | Gordon Zola | Hank Haystack | Hula Lula | Kitty Pop | Marsha Queen of the Mermaids | Panda Guy | Plumber Joe | Puppycorn | Rootbeer Belle | Sir Stackabrick | Sudds Backwash | Taco Tuesday Man | Watermelon Dude | William Shakespeare
Master Builders (cont.)3: Characters from other themes Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice) | Catherine Cat (Fabuland) | Conductor Charlie (World City) | Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz) | Doc Brown (Back to the Future) | Dorothy Gale (The Wizard of Oz) | Dr. Dog (Fabuland) | Fabuland Figure Bulldog 6 (Fabuland) | Gandalf (The Lord of The Rings/The Hobbit) | Gary Payton (Basketball) | Ghost | 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) | Red Classic Spaceman | Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz) | Shaquille O'Neal (Basketball)
Master Builders (cont.)4: Characters from other themes Speed Racer (Speed Racer) | The Swamp Creature (Monster Fighters) | Tin Woodman (The Wizard of Oz) | Toto (The Wizard of Oz) | Velma Dinkley (Scooby-Doo) | White Classic Spaceman
Star Wars: C-3PO | Chewbacca | Han Solo | Lando Calrissian
Systar System Inhabitants: Archimedes | Balthazar | Banarnar | Celeste | Chocolate Bar | DUPLO Aliens | Eight | Flaminga | Heart | Ice Cream Cone | Melody | Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi | Royal Guard | Star | Susan | Sweet Mayhem | Tempo | Zebe
Humans: Bianca | Finn | "The Man Upstairs" | Mom
Non-physical: Adam West | Bandito | Barry | Bill S. Preston | Bruce Willis | Bunny Masseuse | Cavalry Guard | Chris McKay | Cowboy Harry | Fox Girl | Fred the Demolition Guy | Larry Poppins | Marie Curie | Michelangelo Buonarroti | Newspaper Boy | Odd Ollie | Phil Lord | Prospector | Randy | Risky Business | Robo Cowboy | Robo Demolitionist | Robo Foreman | Robo Hazmat | Robo Maid | Robo Marshall | Robo Worker | Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Saloon Waitress | Sheryl Swoopes | Ted Logan | Texas Cowboy | Tomahawk | Traffic Enforcer | Trucker Guy | TV Presenter | Unknown Cowboy | Wally | White Statue | Wild Will
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