This past Friday, movie and sci-fi fans were most thankful for pretty much one thing: that new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. How fun was that, huh? Are you excited yet? Were you excited enough to recreate the whole trailer, almost shot-for-shot, entirely with Lego bricks, and in roughly 24 hours? No? Well, YouTube user Snooperking did, and it is awesome!
Every tiny detail from the world’s first look at Star Wars Episode VII was lovingly, and hilariously, recreated in Lego. That rolling droid sphere, the X-Wings flying low over water, the Millennium Falcon, and even that new lightsaber with the crazy hilt! The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams should be honored by such craftsmanship.
As for new cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac, they all make an appearance, albeit in minifig form, as do the lineup of Stormtroopers. In his description for the video, Snooperking writes that recreating the trailer was a long process, and the special effects, while far from Hollywood quality in appearance, were difficult to produce. “I had nothing to do yesterday so I started once the trailer came out so I built the Falcon, the X-wing, the speeder bike, a mini TIE fighter, tried to build all the sets, and get all my minifigures put together,” he says.
Lego and Star Wars have a history of collaboration at this point, with a number of video games letting fans experience the first two trilogies in Lego form. It’s almost a certainty that at some point in the future we’ll see The Force Awakens adapted to a Lego game, but until then, this fan-made creation is better than we could’ve imagined.