In 2014 The LEGO Movie finally saw the cherished children’s toy officially make its debut in a full-length theatrical film. However, for decades amateur filmmakers have been creating unauthorized animated features, dubbed “Brickfilms,” out of real LEGO bricks – rather than the CGI effects often used to represent them in The LEGO Movie.
One such LEGO-loving moviemaker is Morgspenny Productions’ Morgan Spence, who was commissioned to recreate famous silver-screen scenarios in LEGO for Warren Elsome’s 2014 book, Brick Flicks: 60 Iconic Movie Scenes and Posters to Make From LEGO. Here, for example, Spence has lovingly re-imagined a scene from 1939’s unforgettable The Wizard of Oz, right down to the movie’s legendary yellow brick road.
Image: Morgspenny Productions
14. The Sound of Music (1965)
The Sound of Music and its eponymous song really do come alive in this LEGO take on the 1965 classic. The recreation boasts the gorgeous rolling hills dotted with colorful flowers that set the stage for Julie Andrews’ Maria, and the LEGO character’s costume even matches the one worn by Andrews in the renowned “the hills are alive” scene.