Awesome Movie Scenes Are Even More Awesome In Lego
So if you enjoyed the Lego movie as much as we did, you're probably wondering when the announced sequel will be coming out. Well, we don't know yet, but we do have something to tide you over. Thankfully there seems to be a lot of overlap in the Venn Diagram of movie obsessives and Lego obsessives, so there are people who have painstakingly recreated movie scenes in Lego for our amusement! Don't think that sounds exciting? Well "Lego" of your preconceived notions and come along!
Here's an example of how remaking something in Lego can completely change the tone. The flesh version of the opening scene of introducing-Daniel-Craig-as-Bond flick Casino Royale is extremely tense and viscerally violent. Through the medium of Lego it becomes extremely cute and viscerally adorable!
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Here's an example of how Lego can reinforce the emotions in a scene. Camelot seems like an even sillier place with the classical musical number performed via brick people. If you haven't seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it's the reason that one friend of yours says "it's only a flesh wound" every time they get hurt. Every time.
The Dark Knight
Instead of overlaying the actual dialogue from the films like the previous entries, this guy does all the voices himself. We kind of love the DIY aesthetic of it. It's uplifting to remember that no matter where you live or what your politics or religion may be, we've all tried to do Heath Ledger's Joker voice at least once.
This recreation of the chest-burster scene is actually still pretty intense, though definitely somewhat more cuddly (don't actually cuddle Legos as they're pointy). It does diffuse the tension somewhat that most of the figures have smiles frozen on their faces. Or does that just make it creepier?
Iron Man 3
OK, so this one's cheating a little bit. It's actually a recreation of a trailer, but what is a trailer but a series of scenes? Plus voice over. And release dates. But anyway, the juxtaposition of serious dialogue plus goofy Legos once again makes for a fun time!
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
The quality on this video may not look great, but that's because it was uploaded in 2006. You whippersnappers don't know how good you've got it! Watch the video and be grateful for your HD Imax 3D Star Wars parodies. The next time something buffers a little slowly, just know it could have been much worse. We couldn't let the list go by without including this scene in some capacity.
Speaking of whippersnappers not knowing how good they have it, comedians used to really have to work for a laugh. Sure, modern comedians might put on a silly wig or do a funny dance but Charlie Chaplin put himself through the wringer (literally) for your great-grandparents entertainment. That classic scene, remade in Legos below for your amusement.
What movie do you want to see Lego-ized?