Watch: 'The Matrix' Lobby Fight Sequence Recreated in LEGO Form
by Ethan Anderton
March 23, 2015
It's been 16 years since The Matrix changed action films forever by introducing the bullet time craze, making way for tons more slow-motion in the genre. Sadly, the sequels didn't have as big of an impact (though I'll defend The Matrix Reloaded to the death), but that doesn't stop the original from being one of the most iconic action films of the past 20 years. And that's because of incredible sequences like the iconic lobby fight in which Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) attempt to save Morpheus (Laurence Fisburne) from the building where he's being held by Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) and his cronies. Now one of the film's fans and a LEGO enthusiast has recreated the scene in block form. Watch!
The original post on Reddit says this little recreation took about 160 hours of work spread out over three months (everyone needs a hobby). On the video page, Snooperking says he wanted to test his own limits of animation. It's a pretty meticulous shot-for-shot recreation done entirely with LEGO pieces (and clearly some red Play-Doh for the blood splatters), but there's quite the big change at the end of the scene that would have solved the problem of how disappointed fans were with the two sequels that followed. Cool?