When the evil Lord Business seizes a powerful relic called the Kragle, giving him the power to take over the world, the wizard Vitruvius issues a prophecy: a person called "The Special" will locate The Piece of Resistance, the one relic with the capacity to neutralize the Kragle. Eight and a half years later, Emmet, an ordinary construction worker in the town of Bricksburg, is attempting to fit in and make friends in the world. When he accidentally stumbles upon the Piece of Resistance, he finds himself captured by authority figures with the intention of killing him and destroying the Piece of Resistance. Before they can kill him, a beautiful Master Builder named Wyldstyle rescues him and unites him with Vitruvius. Together, with Batman and several other Master Builders, they set out to find a way to stop Lord Business's evil plan to use the Kragle to destroy the world in three days' time.