Created by a small group of visual effects students hailing from the UK’s Staffordshire University, this short vignette reimagines 2010’s brilliant psychologically complex action flick Inception as a movie shot entirely in the universe of Lego. All actors have been replaced by Lego minifigs, all scenes are now comprised entirely of colorful, snap-together bricks, and every instance of mind-blowing special effects work has been made just a bit more hilarious by the transition to the world’s favorite creative toy.
It should be a major compliment to the short film’s creators that the subtle humor they’ve added to the original Inception scenes is both unobtrusive and highly reminiscent of that seen in the Lego video games created by Traveller’s Tales over the past decade. It never detracts from the crazy, physics-defying action that is the key focus of the clip, yet at the same time it enhances the experience by giving those familiar with Inception’s major scenes something to giggle about.
Likewise impressive is the overall attention to detail, though in fairness, the short’s creators were greatly aided by the fact that they used computer-generated graphics work to build this film. As much as we like the clip, it should always be pointed out that the most impressive effects in Nolan’s movie were created using traditional, non-CGI methods, because seriously, that hallway fight where Joseph Gordon Levitt runs up the walls and across the ceiling is just wicked rad.
Still, it’s a lazy Saturday afternoon, so in lieu of the absolute nothing going on in the world of news, this 2:23 clip will serve as a viable way to kill a bit of time on the ‘net. We’ll totally cop to the accusation that this isn’t world-changing information, just so long as you all cop to the fact that you spend most of your time online looking for momentary distractions from the crushing tedium of reality. With that in mind, once you’re finished here we highly recommend Googling up some pictures of adorable kittens. You look like you could use a bit more heart-warming fuzzy animal action in your life.