I get sent a lot of Lego videos, as you can probably imagine – there isn’t a lot that’s nerdier than filming your brick toys and expecting everyone else to watch the movie you just made. This one by Forrest Whaley is seriously several cuts above – I think even looking at the still above, you can see how ambitious he got with Captain America fighting Nazi armies of the undead in a full-scale Lego town.
Also, these Minifigs don’t just bleed red Lego studs when they die – they explode into actual red showers of realistic-looking innards. Think of this as the Inglourious Basterds of Lego superhero stop-motion shorts. It’s genuinely good stop-motion, too, and not just somebody who clearly just pushed figures around a bit between shots.
I’d like to know what’s going on here, though…
You laugh and think seeing it in context will make it better. Nope – it makes it way worse. But in a good way, I guess?
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist