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September 8, 2006 12:38 PM   Subscribe

"You must have shot an awful lot of Legos sir." The Italian Job trailer, done in Legos. It's amateurish and it's YouTube, but it's only 50 seconds and it's really charming if you're a fan of the movie. There's a serialized version of the whole movie (part 1 and part 2). Part 2 is much better because it has the heist and the aftermath. Lorna, Big William and Camp Freddie are miscast, but otherwise it's pretty good.
posted by Mayor Curley (14 comments total)

 
Wasn't that movie just an extended ad for the Mini?
posted by dead_ at 12:56 PM on September 8, 2006


yes :P
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:59 PM on September 8, 2006


No. Old minis are just inherently awesome.
posted by riotgrrl69 at 1:00 PM on September 8, 2006


Wasn't that movie just an extended ad for the Mini?

The 2003 version with Marky Mark? Yes. But only philistines think of the remake first.
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:01 PM on September 8, 2006


Neat! Too bad he picked such a shitass movie to do it for though.
posted by dobbs at 1:05 PM on September 8, 2006


Worth it for Benny Hill tho.
posted by Smedleyman at 1:08 PM on September 8, 2006


Remake? What remake? Only fools and philistines even acknowledge the possibility that such a thing could exits.

There's no remake of the Wicker Man or Rollerball either.
posted by Artw at 1:36 PM on September 8, 2006


Neat! Too bad he picked such a shitass movie to do it for though.

Keep in mind that this was typed by a citizen of a country whose greatest cinematic achievement was the original "Porky's."
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:22 PM on September 8, 2006


The original Italian Job is wonderfully funny, and I wanted to like this Lego trailer more than I actually did.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 2:46 PM on September 8, 2006


I was very impressed by how much it looked like Michael Caine. I liked the explosion effects too.

Also, the plural's Lego! Bah. Two nations divided by a common language, etc...

posted by greycap at 3:17 PM on September 8, 2006


Keep in mind that this was typed by a citizen of a country whose greatest cinematic achievement was the original "Porky's."

I think you mean it was our greatest money maker. Why? Stupid Americans with more money than brains.

The original Italian Job is wonderfully funny

Have you seen it as an adult? It's a ridiculously unfunny contrived disaster. Just my opinion, of course.

Again, neat Lego stunt.
posted by dobbs at 3:20 PM on September 8, 2006


I think you mean it was our greatest money maker. Why? Stupid Americans with more money than brains.

So you're saying that "Porky's II" is better than the original and we were just too dumb to recognize that in the US? Or are you cheating and picking the Margaret Trudeau sex tape?
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:54 PM on September 8, 2006


The original Italian Job is fantastic. I haven't seen the remake, because that would just be wrong, but I'm sure that this lego version is way better anyway. Thanks!
posted by ob at 3:56 PM on September 8, 2006


This must have been via BoingBoing, right? Right...?
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:05 PM on September 8, 2006


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