Greenwich Village folk musician Llewyn is devastated by the suicide of his singing partner. He ricochets from one gig to the next, begging for temporary refuge on the couches of friends and passing acquaintances.
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.