Time-Lapse of a Man Sorting 65,000 LEGO Blocks Over 71 Hours

Stop-motion projects often require mind-blowing amounts of work and preparation. Just how mind-blowing? Music duo Daniel Larsson and Tomas Redigh (AKA Rymdreglage) recently poured out 100 boxes of LEGO pieces that each contained 650 blocks. They then had two cameras snap a photo every 20 seconds as they spent a whopping 71 hours sorting by color. The time-lapse video was created using the 12,775 photos that each memory card ended up with.

Why would anyone need to sort 65,000 LEGO pieces? Here’s why:

That’s the first stop-motion music video made by the duo, titled “8-bit trip”. It was released back in 2009, and has received over 12 million views already. The 65,000 sorted blocks will be used to make a followup to that video, to be titled “8-bit trip 2”.