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Bard the Bowman: The Beginning is a 2014 Hobbit brickfilm created by Kevin Ulrich for The LEGO Group. It is about the childhood of Bard the Bowman, seeing him get his first bow.[1] It was initially released on the Target exclusive version of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray release in April 2014,[2] and was made available online later in the year. In 2016, it was selected as a finalist in the festival Cine Brick.[3]



  • Kevin Ulrich - Director, Animator, Sound designer
  • Daniel Lipkowitz - Story
  • Rick Cortez - Visual effects
  • Brian Ulrich - LEGO builder
  • Matt VanAndel - Colorist
  • George Adams - Lighting consultant
  • Hannah Parrott - Music