We’ve covered some particularly awesome LEGO-inspired animation before, running from actual minifigure-brick stop-motion action to 3D-animated short pieces (such as the one made by official LEGO videogame developer Traveller’s Tales). Here we have something new and incredible to share, an epic reworking of a trailer for a now-blockbuster music biopic.
Bohemian Rhapsody from 20th Century Fox starring Rami Malek is a biographical film on the history of legendary rock band Queen, particularly its late front-man Freddy Mercury. It’s also the latest major example of cinematic critical dissonance, as viewers defied middling reviews to crowd theaters and watch it, leading to great box office gains worldwide.
Brickfilm Day is a YouTube channel that puts up some very impressive LEGO stop-motion fan animation work. And their latest production is a near-accurate rendition of the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody. Recreations of sets, props, and minifigure character design are awesome, with SFX moving mouths syncing with the spoken dialogue.
We’re willing to bet that this LEGO stop-motion is good enough to convince anyone who hasn’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody, already in cinemas since November 3, to go ahead and see it in all its glory. In closing, we’ll include this side-by-side video comparison of the Brickfilm Day animation with the original 20th Century Fox trailer.