The Guardians of the Galaxy aren’t just the underdogs of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by happenstance. They were literally nobodies to the general public, and even most long-time comic fans, until Marvel Studios announced that they were getting their own movie. To the shock of all (except, perhaps, the most hardcore Marvel loyalists), the Guardians were a runaway success, stealing the hearts and the box office dollars of moviegoers across the world. Naturally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is on the way, and the trailer already has fans excited for more adventures with the charmingly self-deprecating heroes.
Anybody who’s anybody has a LEGO version these days, so naturally, the Guardians of the Galaxy have been promoted through official sets sporting a brick-ified countenance. As Warner Brothers currently sports the rights for the LEGO feature films, Marvel characters haven’t yet had the chance to play in LEGO form on the big screen. Fortunately, one fan is remedying this by applying big screen antics to his Marvelous minifigures.
YouTube personality Huxley Berg has gone through the trouble of painstakingly reanimating the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer with LEGOs in stop motion (see above). While it may not be quite as polished as the CG-animated LEGO Batman Movie, it certainly captures the excitement and humorous exchanges of the Guardians with a fun twist. In an added bonus: Chris Pratt has now played LEGO Star-Lord, in addition to The LEGO Movie star, Emmet Brickowoski.
Huxley Berg has produced a number of incredible, LEGO shorts, including a Red Band trailer for Deadpool and a full recreation of the airport showdown from Captain America: Civil War. There are a number of charming stop-motion animators sharing their talents on YouTube, and Berg is definitely one worth keeping an eye on.
Whether it’s their stout little bodies, their charming smiles, or simply nostalgia, people can’t seem to get enough of seeing their favorite things animated with LEGOs. It automatically lends a layer of humor to the proceedings, while additionally providing the thrill of seeing a world fully rendered with a child-like imagination. This lends itself to a whole new interpretation of classic characters, which is why seeing the LEGO Batman trailer reinterpreted in live action is similarly amusing.
Do you have a favorite LEGO-ification among fan videos or official films? Share your pick in the comment section, and stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as they hit.