Spared no expense.
March 20, 2015 6:25 PM   Subscribe

Three words: Lego. Jurassic. Park.
posted by brundlefly (30 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Hold onto your bricks!"
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 6:34 PM on March 20, 2015 [5 favorites]


THIS WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!
posted by cacofonie at 6:43 PM on March 20, 2015


The animation is fun and inspired, but if that's $1000,000 worth of Lego I need to start breaking into suburban living rooms with a whisk broom and a dust pan.
posted by CynicalKnight at 6:44 PM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


I suspect part of the priciness was getting enough (or as little) as they needed in the right shapes and colors. A film made with dust pan legos would look something like Predator vision.
posted by brundlefly at 6:49 PM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


KICKASS!

"Newman!"

That was so awesome I actually climbed onto the top of the couch in the midst of delightfully screaming.
posted by barchan at 6:50 PM on March 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Jurrasic World will be perfectly safe as they've had all this time to get the links out of the system.
posted by Artw at 6:57 PM on March 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hah, the skeleton when Timmy gets zapped on the electric fence should have been in the original movie.
posted by jamaro at 6:57 PM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


I know this. This is a Technics system.
posted by eriko at 7:00 PM on March 20, 2015 [22 favorites]


Ian Malcolm: Masterbuilder creates dinosaurs. Masterbuilder destroys dinosaurs. Masterbuilder creates man. Man destroys Masterbuilder. Man creates dinosaurs.
Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man…Lego Female Scientist inherits the earth.
posted by Fizz at 7:04 PM on March 20, 2015 [10 favorites]


Velociraptor Blue? OK, this was pretty cool.
posted by sysinfo at 7:17 PM on March 20, 2015


"Dino-sawurs"
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:22 PM on March 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


$100,000 to make a three minute video... for youtube... :\

Children starving in (name your country)...etc, etc, etc....
posted by HuronBob at 7:36 PM on March 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


$100,000 to make a three minute video... for youtube... :\

Spared no expense.
posted by Fizz at 7:50 PM on March 20, 2015 [10 favorites]


Velociraptor Blue? OK, this was pretty cool.

I only wish that a LEGO Jurassic Park video game, where they don't need to actually buy a million dollars worth of LEGOs to make everything out of LEGO, would actually look like it was made out of goddamned LEGOs.
posted by straight at 7:50 PM on March 20, 2015


I want to love this. I love Legos and I love Jurassic Park even more. But I can't because wtf is up with Samuel L Jackson and BD Wong's voices? I get that this is amateur voiceover hour but criminy not every Asian dude is Captain Sulu and not every black dude is Fat Albert. They stuck out like a sore thumb in what would otherwise have been pure, unadulterated awesome and totally ruined it for me. :(
posted by phunniemee at 8:52 PM on March 20, 2015


Needs more Goldblum. Everything needs more Goldblum.
posted by taff at 8:59 PM on March 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


$100,000 to make a three minute video...

If you click through all the way to the filmmakers' original announcement, it says it's the animators' combined collections that are worth that much (there's a hell of a lot of bricks in some of the scenes). I doubt they bought it all for this video :)
posted by effbot at 9:16 PM on March 20, 2015 [4 favorites]


This was obviously very cool, but I dislike how it's presented (to my eyes, at least) as a simple project between your average cool dad having fun with his daughter.

I mean, no offense, if you've got the cash and connections to do this sort of thing, great, but at least acknowledge somehow (how? I don't know) that this is vastly above what a "normal" family could accomplish.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 9:45 PM on March 20, 2015


I mean, no offense, if you've got the cash and connections to do this sort of thing, great, but at least acknowledge somehow (how? I don't know) that this is vastly above what a "normal" family could accomplish.

Really? Can I ask why this might be necessary? It seemed like a really cool endeavor, and people of all sorts of means can do neat things without necessarily pointing out their connections, IMO. (Doesn't apply to things like giving credit though.)
posted by erratic meatsack at 9:49 PM on March 20, 2015 [4 favorites]


It's a veggisaurus!
posted by sour cream at 11:18 PM on March 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Dodgson! Dodgson!! we need some Dodgson here!
posted by dogwalker at 11:22 PM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]


erratic meatsack: "I mean, no offense, if you've got the cash and connections to do this sort of thing, great, but at least acknowledge somehow (how? I don't know) that this is vastly above what a "normal" family could accomplish.

Really? Can I ask why this might be necessary?
"

Because I fear a child or many children from a family of very modest means will see this and love it, ask their parents to do something similar, and it will be one more thing (on top of a whole host of other daily cues) that show him/her why his/her family is not as "worthy" as the few at the top.

Adults can understand why screaming wealthy families can do things that many other families can't. Children don't have that same degree of understanding, IMHO.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 12:04 AM on March 21, 2015


InsertNiftyNameHere: Because I fear a child or many children from a family of very modest means will see this and love it, ask their parents to do something similar, and it will be one more thing (on top of a whole host of other daily cues) that show him/her why his/her family is not as "worthy" as the few at the top.

Is it preferable to make clear that "we were able to do this because we're rich as snot"? That seems like it would have the opposite of the effect you're looking for.
posted by brundlefly at 12:10 AM on March 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Believe me, InsertNiftyNameHere, there are very few children watching this who haven't already had their noses rubbed in the idea that there are rich families who have and do stuff their family can't afford.
posted by straight at 1:41 AM on March 21, 2015 [3 favorites]


[It would be good if we didn't need to have a complete derail over the rich family thing; checking out info on the Youtube videos reveals that a) it's the combined worth of several participants' collections of Lego, and b) the people involved do animation, editing, etc. professionally, and the Lego stuff particularly – it's not a one-off super-rich indulgent dad thing.]
posted by taz (staff) at 3:00 AM on March 21, 2015 [9 favorites]


Cool, but honestly, it would have been much cooler if I hadn't already seen the trailer for the LEGO Jurassic World game last week.
posted by davelog at 6:12 AM on March 21, 2015


Real bricks are cooler.
posted by Artw at 8:44 AM on March 21, 2015


Lego Female Scientist inherits the earth.

Not 100% on this bit I think the fossil skeletons in the exhibition hall are patterned after the Lego Female Scientist set one.
posted by Artw at 8:46 AM on March 21, 2015


I'm surprised no one has said this already in this thread, but wow I am so happy that this project featured a girl playing with legos and being excited about dinosaurs, and I loved that no one involved in the project felt the need to point that out. Struck me as really feminist. A+, good job dad.
posted by likeatoaster at 8:47 AM on March 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh, she's a pro :-) She's been building and reviewing Lego kits on YouTube since 2012: Brick Grrl.
posted by effbot at 9:29 AM on March 21, 2015 [3 favorites]


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