Lego ‘Inception’ Looks Just as Good as the Actual Film [VIDEO]
It seems that someone had a lot of time on their hands. Four months worth of time according to the video’s YouTube description by seven Visual Effects and Concept Design students at England’ Staffordshire University to be exact.
Although Lego™ has never really gone away, it seems to have found a resurgence over the past few years in the video game world specifically as iconic films such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones along with superheroes like Batman have been given a Lego makeover.
We have Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga for both our Nintendo Wii and my son’s Nintendo DS at home and it’s hard to tell who’s more into them, me or him. Both games are really well done and a lot of fun as you play the entire Star Wars story line beginning with The Phantom Menace and ending with Return of the Jedi. In place of blood and guts when you “kill” a bad guy, they shatter into individual Lego pieces. It’s almost cute, it a weird kind of way. I’ve actually been trying to talk him into Lego Batman for our Playstation 3 for some time, but so far no luck. I may just buy it anyway.
But that’s not really here nor there. The point is the four months it took these students to put this video together paid off as they’ve managed to create a pretty spot-on rendition of the actual Inception trailer complete with slow motion explosions and the mind-bending effects of city blocks appearing to fold in half as the characters stroll through the alternate universe. If you’ve never seen the film itself, I highly recommend it.
Here’s the Lego version by the Staffordshire University students:
And the original film’s trailer for comparison’s sake: