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Stop Motion LEGO Recreation of the Mall Car Chase from The Blues Brothers

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It seems LEGOs are quite the muse for many a photo enthusiast, whether they’re shooting creative dioramas or cool ‘action’ scenes. But one type of photography where LEGOs come in particularly handy is stop-motion, and if you don’t believe us, check out the video above by Bricktease founder Duncan McConchie.

What you see above is a shot-by-shot remake of the mall chase scene from the popular 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. And it’s a pretty darn accurate remake! Here’s a side-by-side comparison with the real scene:

Watching the LEGO version, it’s easy to overlook just how much work it would take to put it together. All stop-motion is time-consuming and difficult, but McConchie had to recreate each shot accurately, and build the entire mall to scale with the cars he built to house his blues brothers and police officer characters.

In all, he told The NY Daily News that the remake took about 70 hours to put together, which included time spent watching the scene over and over again, sketching the mall, creating the whole scene and then, of course, photographing it… 2,400 times.

Here’s a BTS video he put together:

This is McConchie’s most recent endeavour, but keep an eye out for him because Bricktease keeps getting more and more attention. Before Blue Brothers, he appeared on an Australian television show, and his Casino Royale remake has accrued well over a million hits!

To follow him as he continues to put together his LEGO films, head over to the Bricktease website or subscribe to his YouTube channel by following the corresponding links.

(via Laughing Squid)

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