June 17, 2012

Cinematic LEGO -- Shots from Your Favorite Movies Recreated with Your Favorite Toy

Do you love movies?  Do you love LEGO?  If you've ever had a desire to recreate favorite shots from your favorite movies, you'll understand just where imgur user hatinhand is coming from.  Rendering moments from movies as varied as 2001: A Space Odyssey and American Beauty, there's plenty to pore over -- both for your inner film nerd, and your inner LEGO nerd:

I really like how they went through the effort of trying to recreate not just the angle, costuming, set-design, etc., but also the lighting and mood.  Here are a few of my favorites:

For all 23 recreations, check out hatinhand's gallery here.  From my count, it seems like the 1970's are better represented than any other decade, and Kubrick gets a lot of love.  Can you identify all 23 movies?  I'll be honest, I can't place number 6 (the dancing people), or 12 (the guy coming out the window).  If you know what they are, let me know in the comments!  Which ones do you like most?

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Number 6 is probably either Black Swan or maybe All That Jazz. Number 12 is Die Hard (It's an elevator shaft, not a window). Which film is number 10 though? I want to say Casablanca, but I feel like I'm definitely wrong.

June 17, 2012

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Habib

10 looks like CHINATOWN to me. I also have no idea what 6 is.

June 17, 2012

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1 - Inception
2 - American beauty
3 - The exorcist
4 - The Addam's family
5 - The big Lebowsky
6 - ???..... Tom Cruise ???
7 - Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
8 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
9 - Psycho
10 - David suggest "Chinatown"
11 - A Clockwork Orange
12 - Die hard.... +1 for the computer screen at the back !!
13 - ???.... The godfather ???
14 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.... or anything else with Eastwood !!
15 - Pulp fiction
16 - Harry Potter
17 - Modern Times
18 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
19 - Raging bull
20 - ??? The Silence of the Lambs... without the mask ???
21 - The Empire Strikes Back
22 - Bond...... James Bond !!
23 - The Shining

June 18, 2012

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Jim

Yep, 13 has gotta be The Godfather.

June 19, 2012

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Sam

@jim I also have no clue about 6, but he indeed resembles tom cruise :)

This is the guy's flickr account, loads of other cool stuff:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoyvinmayvin/

(turns out no 6 is Billy Elliot

June 18, 2012

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Sam

June 18, 2012

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Jim

really like the work they did... really brings it to life...

this is a spec commercial i had shot a few years ago using these little guys :)
http://youtu.be/P9qYH7TbwQw

June 18, 2012

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Ariel

3 is not the Exorcist, it is Ghostbusters.

June 18, 2012

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Yeah, 10 is definitely chinatown. It's when he gets his nose cut.

And here is what I think 6 is referring to... (Good call with Billy elliot)
http://the-grand-panjandrum.tripod.com/billyelliot2.jpg

June 18, 2012

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Jay

The lighting is so good in those photos.

June 20, 2012

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john jeffreys

#20 is green mile

June 20, 2012

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JonnyC4

Yep, my son agrees with Michael Markham - he yelled out "Ghostbusters" for pic 3 without hesitation... I also think Silence of the lambs on 20. And I love the scene he chose for "The Shining"!

June 23, 2012

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