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Gettysburg in Lego
February 27, 2008 6:02 AM   Subscribe

The Battle of Gettysburg in Lego, done by 7th Graders: Day 1; Day 2; Day 3. [youtube links] Lots of blood and flying bodies. Complete with Matrix references. Soundtrack by The Eagles, Queen, and Richard Strauss. [via]
posted by marxchivist (23 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome.
posted by chillmost at 6:14 AM on February 27, 2008


yeah, wow, that's pretty incredible. The voiceover is completely hilarious. Hope they get an A.
posted by dubold at 6:23 AM on February 27, 2008


I've got a neighbor here in Tokyo who's a total Legos geek. He's gonna love this.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:25 AM on February 27, 2008


A little less elaborate: Star Wars Episode IV according to a 3-year-old. (Via).
posted by ibmcginty at 6:27 AM on February 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is the best thing ever.
posted by designbot at 6:54 AM on February 27, 2008


This is just fabulous, and awesome in the literal sense! So many great things come together in this post. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 7:01 AM on February 27, 2008


This is great! My 7th grader's teacher would love it.
posted by misha at 7:16 AM on February 27, 2008


Man, I remember being a 7th grader and making movies with soundtracks by Queen and the Eagles. Those have got to be the biggest selling Greatest Hits albums of all time. (Actually, yeah... that's not too far off.)
posted by pokermonk at 7:31 AM on February 27, 2008


"They've retreated!"
"That's basically a surrender."
"That means we win!"

This is all kinds of greatness. Wrapped up in awesome. Smothered in cool.
posted by MrVisible at 7:47 AM on February 27, 2008


This kid's sense of timing, lighting and camera movement is pretty impressive for a 7th grader. Really enjoyable, especially the telegraph bit in part 3.
posted by splatta at 8:02 AM on February 27, 2008


Okay, I loved that on various levels. First off, it rocked. But secondly, it makes me really want to dig into the box underneath my bed and pull out the old tape cassettes of my friends and I in third grade. In particular, I recall we made an AWESOME episode of Charlie's Angels (plus commercials) where the main plotline was that the Angels were sick of never getting to meet Charlie so they all piled into a polkadotted van and kidnapped him, only to discover that he was hideously ugly and toss him out of the van onto the freeway. Oh, but that's not all... we also had a secondary plotline where Bosley had over time become too insanely jealous of all of the attention the Angels were getting, so he got a sex change and dubbed himself Boselena. Yep, our screenplay worked on SO many levels.

Well ok, so not as many levels as the freakin' Battle of Gettysburg. But whatever.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:54 AM on February 27, 2008


This made my day. Great post, and kudos to those kids!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:09 AM on February 27, 2008


Lego General Lee is a total badass.
posted by kirkaracha at 9:16 AM on February 27, 2008


easily the coolest thing I'll see all week.
posted by tylermoody at 9:58 AM on February 27, 2008


Yeah, that was full of awesome. My favorite bit is about 0:45 into the third clip, when recently-shot-guy falls next to blown-up-and-dismembered guy and says "Hey Russell." Golden.
posted by LooseFilter at 10:32 AM on February 27, 2008


Yeah, that was full of awesome. My favorite bit is about 0:45 into the third clip, when recently-shot-guy falls next to blown-up-and-dismembered guy and says "Hey Russell." Golden.

The greatest thing about about this part is that the dismembered guy fell into a pile a leaves, and his name was Russell. I wonder if the kids meant for this to be a subtle nod to the joke "What do you call an armless, legless man in a pile of leaves?" If so, I am so afraid of these geniuses.
posted by aftermarketradio at 10:38 AM on February 27, 2008


Current Favorite Bit: Day 2, 0:24.

Officer: "What a beautiful view."

Soldier: "I hope you know there are people dying out there."

Officer: "Well, if there wasn't a war going, it would be one great view."

Also Day 2, 2:26. The guy flying by in the background.

On preview: aftermarketradio, you got it. I was wondering why the guy fell in a pile of leaves. This gets better the more you watch it.
posted by marxchivist at 10:45 AM on February 27, 2008


That was amazing. Packed with historical tidbits and Three Stooges comedy moments this was great. Those kids really like to say "fungus." And I never knew Pickett's swore so much. Comedic gold. Using Ballroom Blitz for the credits was so randomly perfect. Can anyone go wrong with stop motion Legos? I doubt it.
posted by Hugonaut at 10:47 AM on February 27, 2008


yeah, either these kids got some major help from mom or dad, or we're looking at the future brothers chap. shit, dude.
posted by es_de_bah at 11:05 AM on February 27, 2008


Thanks for that, ibmcginty. "The shiny guy always worries." He sure does.
posted by Hugonaut at 11:32 AM on February 27, 2008


I like the guy who gets killed...and then his hat gets shot off. A reversal of the scene from Saving Private Ryan.
posted by Megafly at 11:49 AM on February 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


General Reynolds! No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by chunking express at 4:10 PM on February 27, 2008


one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare re-enacted by 7th graders.
posted by lemuel at 8:51 PM on February 27, 2008


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