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"Some are born Master Builders, some achieve it, and some have it thrust upon them."
―William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is one of the minifigures in the 2014 film The LEGO Movie. He is voiced by Jorma Taccone.


William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon".

The LEGO Movie

In the LEGO universe as seen in The LEGO Movie, William Shakespeare is a member of the Master Builders. When in Cloud Cuckoo Land, he is the first of the Master Builders to express his disdain towards Emmet. During the final battle against Lord Business, William Shakespeare was seen with Michelangelo Buonarroti as they ride with Abraham Lincoln on his rocket chair. description This is a description taken from Please do not modify it. (visit this item's product page)

“Some are born Master Builders, some achieve it, and some have it thrust upon them.”

The celebrated wordsmith William Shakespeare is also a celebrated Master Builder, constructing brick creations with the same wit and grace with which he composes epic sonnets and speeches for his plays.

When Emmet addresses the gathered Master Builders at their secret meeting place in Cloud Cuckoo Land, everyone expects him to give a brilliant and rousing speech. But when Emmet’s words fail to inspire, Shakespeare is the first to express his disdain!



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