When it comes to cool viral videos you can always count on Lego, and in this latest video it’s all about “Bond. James Bond.” (Sorry. I had to.)
Recreating the opening scene to Casino Royale, CocoSnowBall shows us how the scene would look if it was made out of Lego pieces, and the end result is pretty awesome. Using stop-motion animation, the video opens up just like the live sequence, with a car pulling up to a dark and sketchy building in Prague and 007 in a confrontation that leads up to an action-packed scene.
What’s great about the video, aside from the Lego factor, is that they chose to use the actual dialogue from the movie rather than dubbing in the voices themselves. This video deserves major points for creativity.
This cat either doesn’t like Lego or hates Lego Town‘s promo guy. The cat jumps in halfway through the video and tries his best to shush our dear spokesperson who loses it.
Of course, any YouTube video, the only thing better than the actual video are the comments viewers leave for our enjoyment. Like this gem from a viewer who figured out the cats intentions:
Just when you thought Ed Sheeran couldn’t get any more adorable, he releases a new video for his latest North American single “Lego House” made completely of lego. And the only thing cuter than that is how much he was geeking out about it on Twitter (which is why we love him!)
The stop-motion video released today was animated by Dylan Woodley and completely recreates the original video we all know and love, but with the fitting use of lego. Following a ginger-haired lego Rupert Grint and his whirlwind fanboy love for Sheeran (must be Ed’s dorky personality), this video will have you smiling from ear to ear.
Is it just me, or has everyone become a little obsessed with lego lately?
Anyways, here’s a rad lego remake of the trailer for Star Trek: Into the Darkness:
and here’s the original for comparison:
How do you think they did?
A woman spent a whole year building a lego replica of Harry Potter’s alma mater, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and wizardry.
Seattle-area builder Alice Finch used 400,000 bricks to recreate the magical location using the books and movies to help layout the school grounds and its interiors. Finch also visited the Harry Potter studio in London to see the set in person, according to The Brothers Brick.
The whole feat is impressive and Finch’s attention to detail is amazing. Make sure to check out her Flickr gallery to see more photos!
So is the Harlem Shake over or what? After the craze started to get viral about two weeks ago, it almost seems as if the internet sensation has lot some of its momentum. (Well in that case, THANK GOD!!)
But performing only one of the few Harlem Shakes I actually approve of, this Lego version is actually kind of awesome. So much so, that the man who spends TWO YEARS making his Lego Iron Man dance has been missing out on some really cool trends because he’s wasted so much time animating his film.
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.”
Watch it here
This September, a 10-year-old boy named James G. Groccia wrote a letter to LEGO articulating his love for the company. James, who has Asperger’s syndrome, told LEGO that their products help him develop social skills. This lovely sentiment was followed by a completely crushed heart of James — his true dreams of owning an Emerald Night set could never be fulfilled because it was no longer in stores. In the letter, James politely asks the company if they have anymore Emerald Night sets hidden away in their headquarters. I’m so glad James wrote this letter, because what followed literally made his dreams come true.
Not only did LEGO mail an Emerald Night set to James, but they wrote him a letter as well. The look on James’ face when he opens the package is literally one of the most heart warming things I have seen lately. Seeing the joy on his face gives me a whole new outlook on LEGO. Who knew the toy had such a profound effect on children?
Watch the video here:
I don’t recall ever playing with Lego as a child, but if I did, I can only imagine that it involved shoving the pieces up my nose. Talapz just put my childhood to shame. In his latest video, Talapz takes Lego creation to a whole new level — the pop up kind. At first, he presents us with a mysterious black and white box looking thing. Then with one swift move he reveals that the box is actually a square rainbow. Then he opens the box up and minds are blown when he reveals that in side the box is a legitimate house. How on earth he managed to pull this off, I’ll never know.
I have many questions for Talapz, but my main concern is how much time that must have gone into his lovely creation. And even more important, how does he plan to preserve his creation? With one quick smack, this whole piece could become Lego carnage.
Watch the video here:
On Sunday, Oct. 14 Austria’s Felix Baumgartner became the only human being to break the sound barrier outside of an airplane, after skydiving from 38 km above the earth. (Aka OMFG.) If you missed the Red Bull Energy Drink-sponsored event then fear not, you can ALMOST feel like you were there through this
very realistic re-enactment of the jump through LEGO figures.
Just when you thought you couldn’t make a skydive from space any more spectacular, we’re proven wrong. The video was put together for the Model Maker Fair in Vienna, which runs from Oct. 25-28.
While Baumgartner achieved the highest skydive leap (128,097 ft), the fastest freefall (834mph) AND broke the sound barrier, we’re pretty stoked for this LEGO man. Though not AS IMPRESSED if we’re going to be honest because the plastic figure did not boldly land on his two feet.
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!
For some reason, kids possess this odd curiosity as to what they can stick up their nose.
Unfortunately for six-year-old Isaak Lasson, no one knew about the lego piece he stuck up his nose three years ago. Everyone, including his parents and doctors, believed the Salt Lake City kid had severe sinus problems and was prescribed antibiotics.
Near the end of July, another doctor noticed the foreign object in his nose and asked Isaak what it could be. According to Salt Lake City’s KSL, the youngster replied,”I put some spaghetti up there, but that was a long time ago.”
A specialist retrieved a ball of fungus from his nose which encased a rubber Lego tire bit. Isaak’s father believes after the kid stuck the toy part up his nose by bending it in half, it opened up when it got to his sinuses.
Thankfully, since its removal, Isaak has been breathing easier and his health improving.
Kicking off Euro 2012 in style, this video captures some of the greatest moments of the EuroCup throughout the years. Taking about three to four weeks to create, the video takes a quirky approach by using Lego pieces as players and props.
After meeting Ed Sheeran we realized that outside of music he’s actually quite funny. Inside that beautiful red cranium is a wonderland of kittens, Lego, jokes and most importantly music. Like any true artist, he’s also a little weird but in the best kind of way. We discovered this part of his personality when he answered a question about his dreams that a fan submitted through our twitter (@andPOP). It turns out when he’s sleeping, all those kittens and Lego can turn into some really crazy stuff! Do you have a recurring dream? Tweet it at us!
There’s so much you can do with Lego. One man by the name of Aaron Savage has taken famous albums and recreated them using only Lego pieces.
Pet Shop Boys – “Yes”
Coldplay – “X & Y”
Pink Floyd – “The Dark Side of the Moon”
Michael Jackson – “Thriller”
Bruce Springsteen – “Born in the U.S.A.”
You can find more Lego magic on his Flickr page.