Recreating your favourite music video or movie in stop motion using LEGO seems pretty time consuming — one of those painstakingly tedious tasks you easily become addicted to. And it’s all worth it.
ParanickFilmz recreated the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises using Batman-themed Lego characters. The detail put into the settings (particularly the football field and cities) is impressive. They even master miniature explosions to during the action sequences. The video quickly started trending today with tons of kudos for their “f*cking commitment.”
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Seventeen-year-old Dylan Woodley takes stop motion to a whole new level with his Lego-fied version of Foster the People’s “Houdini” music video. Woodley is from Insomnia Animation and re-created the video entirely with Lego bricks over several hundred hours.
In Woodley’s version the tuxedoed SWAT team who engineer robot versions of the band members to perform become chirpy trumpet players. The sequences are pretty seamless and well detailed. We can tell this guy is going places!
Metric – Youth Without Youth
I’ve been a Metric fan since I was 14 so I’ve been waiting anxiously these past three years for some new Metric music and FINALLY “Youth Without Youth” is here to cure my Metric withdrawal! The first single off their upcoming album Synthetica is a great guitar driven track. It’s faster and louder than most of Metric’s other music and it’s nice to hear lead singer Emily Haines using her voice to its full potential. I could see this being a serious song to jam out to during one of their upcoming concerts. You can pick up Synthetica on June 12.
Santigold – Proud Mary
I had the good fortune of seeing Santigold at Coachella and this woman has some serious talent. In her cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s famous “Proud Mary,” Santi White adds her own flavour to the jam. Instead of a straight up cover of the song, she adds some synth, African beats, and belts the song in her own robotic style. I’m loving this new take on a classic track.
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The members of Foster the People are resurrected just time for a concert in their new video for “Houdini.” After a freak stage accident all three members die right before their performance, much to the dismay of their production team. Luckily a SWAT team of tuxedoed men arrive just in time to save the show, led by a real-life Houdini who can make the guys perform at the snap of his fingers.
Houdini’s minions change into black and green body suits and try to “Weekend at Bernies” the musicians by moving them like marionettes. With the snap of Houdini’s fingers the guys become wicked dancers. We soon learn they’re actually cyborgs and with a quick reboot they’re good to go.
The newly supercharged performers kill it that night at the concert and the audience doesn’t even notice they’re machines created by their money hungry managers. The video is a lot different from the modest visuals we saw for “Pumped Up Kicks.” Let us know what you think below!