Cecil Gaines progresses through the ranks of various establishments until he achieves the position of butler in the White House. He remains politically neutral but clashes with his son Louis, who is strongly involved in the fight for civil rights.
Liesel Meminger is dispatched to live with foster parents, Hans Hubermann and his strict wife Rosa. One night, a Jewish refugee called Max arrives at the Hubermanns' home and they offer him shelter in the basement.
Emmet is an ordinary LEGO mini-figure, who is mistaken for a mythical figure known as Master Builder. Before he can clear up this unfortunate misunderstanding, Emmet is press-ganged into leading the quest to defeat a nefarious LEGO tyrant.