(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)
YouTube fantasy stop-motion channel Brotherhood Workshop has lovingly re-created the trailer for the second film in The Hobbit trilogy using Lego.
We think it's official: a fantasy trailer isn't a real trailer until it's had a Lego stop-motion remake.
The trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug launched on 11 June, and it wasn't long before Brotherhood Workshop — a team of stop-motion enthusiasts who hope one day to make feature films — was looking to give it the Lego stop-motion treatment.
In a project that took two months to make, the team re-created, shot by shot, the entire two-minute trailer. It's not made entirely out of Lego — the water looks suspiciously like CG 1x1 plates, for example — but some of the best animation manages to blend several styles seamlessly.