What would the famous slow-motion rooftop scene from The Matrix look like done with LEGO pieces?
Somebody decided to find out, and it’s called appropriately enough, LegoMatrix. It only took around 440 hours to produce 44 seconds and it arrives close to the 10th anniversary of the movie.
Here’s a teaser of the bullets flying past the LEGO Neo:
Only 440 hours.
For 44 seconds.
Some facts from the FAQ:
Q. How long did it take you to do that?
A. The first scene we did started in August 2008 and the last scene was filmed in August 2009. Overall we spent about 440 hours producing it. That is about 10 hours per second of film. That includes all the planning and building and a lot of time just messing around since we just aren’t that serious. Plus we didn’t know what we were doing.
Q. Is there any CGI? Photoshop?
A. It was part of the design concept that all of the effects would be in-camera. That is, all of what you see in the main movie is an actual unretouched photo (beyond colour correction, of course.) So there was no wire or support removal, chromakey (green screen) or 3D graphics.
This was all very strange, because both of us are big fans of CGI and Photoshop and, after this, we won’t be making that mistake again.
The title sequence and the end credits were done with LegoBoard.
Site: LegoMatrix.com (Warning: LEGO on LEGO violence)