What do the second movie in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film adaptation and HBO’s acclaimed crime and drugs drama have in common? Well, both are good, both star living human beings, and both recently had awesome Lego brick films made of them and sent to me by their creators. Now, I imagine most of you will gravitate towards The Two Towers video above, it being the nerdier of the two properties, of course, but even if you haven’t seen The Wire, I highly recommend you watch the video below, too. Because Lego minifigures running drugs, getting drunk on the job and shooting each other never needs any context.
No kidding, I would pay $20 for Lego minifigures of McNulty and Omar. Each.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.