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Recreating the Matrix In Legos 21

LoneHighway writes "Salon.com has a write up of what is being called an epic feat of Nerdity, the "Trinity, Help!" scene from The Matrix has been recreated using only Legos. It took 440 hours for Trevor Boyd and Steve Ilett to create Lego Matrix Trinity Help, which is a perfect shot-by-shot remake of a short but memorable scene from the Wachowski Brothers’ masterpiece, executed via stop-motion animation and a nearly infinite amount of Legos. They even provide a split screen comparison to the original. Very cool!"

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Recreating the Matrix In Legos

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  • Great work, but it would be nice if there were a non-evil [nytimes.com] product to make it with.

    400 hours though - the surface characteristics of Lego plastic seem ideal for 3D rendering. Great practice of patience, guys.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by iamhassi ( 659463 )
      "it would be nice if there were a non-evil [nytimes.com] product to make it with."

      Lego is not evil. The generic blocks are evil. I bought a box of the Best-Lock blocks mentioned in the article, which are supposedly "blocks compatible with Lego's", because the Star Wars kit they sold was about a quarter of what the Lego kit sold for.

      It was absolute crap. I tried to build the kit following the instructions but the blocks don't fit well and the design instructions didn't overlap pieces so entire walls
      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        Lego is not evil. The generic blocks are evil. ... I can understand why Lego sued, if I made a successful children's toy and I saw competitors bringing crappy copies to the market I'd sue too.

        I won't defend the low-quality blocks (that's why I used the negated form in my wish) but Corporations aren't granted patents for all time, they get to profit for a while, then they have to give back.

  • Official Web Site... (Score:3, Informative)

    by antdude ( 79039 ) on Monday November 30, 2009 @05:55PM (#30275396) Homepage Journal

    http://www.legomatrix.com/ [legomatrix.com] for the details, behind the scenes, more videos, etc.

  • now where is the rest of the movie? I made a whole bag of popcorn, and... WTF, just one scene? Seriously though, this is just about the nerdiest/geekiest thing I've seen since the Matrix itself, and I mean that as high praise.
  • The plural of Lego is Lego, just as the plural of sheep is sheep. Fuckwits.

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