LEGO Fan Beautifully Recreates Solo Trailer With Plastic Figurines


first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img In 15 days, everyone’s favorite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder returns to cinemas in Solo: A Star Wars Story.The long-awaited offshoot of George Lucas’s famed franchise has been teased all month through a series of official previews and featurettes, each more thrilling than the next.But none hold a candle to 19-year-old Huxley Berg’s trailer—which perfectly re-enacts the action with LEGO.Obviously someone with immense amounts of time and expendable funds, the Orange County-based filmmaker has been replicating scenes from Marvel, DC, and other popular movies for four years.The life-long film buff was inspired by The Lego Movie, “and just started to crank out trailers,” Berg told in an email. “The LEGO community is a genuine pleasure to be a part of, everyone has always been so supportive … for my whole career.”A quick scroll through his YouTube library highlights the technological progress, moving from bedroom-floor shoots to computer animation, each painstakingly edited to match Baby Driver, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, IT, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Jurassic World, and even Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad.An average trailer takes up to a month to complete. Solo, like its titular character, was a no-nonsense job that Berg finished in two weeks.His latest Star Wars venture (published a day after May the Fourth), the producer stunningly emulates the Solo: A Star Wars Story “risk” TV spot, layering original dialogue with home-grown LEGO animation to match. I know it’s just a bunch of plastic figures that look a lot like Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, and Emilia Clarke. But there’s something so charming about the characters’ changing facial expressions, moving hair pieces, and gun-throwing skills.Who shot first? (via Huxley Berg Studios)Of course, LEGO is no stranger to the big screen: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (original directors of Solo, before Ron Howard took over) launched an entire franchise based on the construction toys.In 2014, The Lego Movie wowed audiences (because everything is awesome), and last year’s spin-off The Lego Batman Movie left viewers pining for more. (If you just ignore The Lego Ninjago Movie, the series is a bonafide hit!)A sequel and third spin-off, The Billion Brick Race, are scheduled for release in 2019.In the meantime, quench your LEGO-movie-trailer thirst with Berg’s latest uploads—including Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and “Chewbacca Eating a Porg.”“I am also in the beginning stages of recreating [the] Deadpool movie entirely in LEGO,” he added, plugging a Kickstarter campaign for the “first-ever frame-by-frame LEGO stop-motion recreation of a feature film.”last_img

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