The Ghostbusters girl power remake will be hitting the big screen next month, but the folks over at Digital Wizards Studios decided to pull out all the stops with their homage to the Ghostbusters franchise. Literally all the stops, because they used actual LEGOS and stop motion animation to film the five minute long clip that includes tons of cameos. Ever wondered how the Lego version of The Simpsons family would handle the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? Well, it’s in this epic clip that also has just about every other licensed character in the LEGO Universe. Seriously, you’ll need to watch it multiple times to pick up on everything.
If you’re thinking this video is completely superior to the amateur stop motion animated films you may have filmed in your youth, you’re totally right. Production of this short clip wasn’t easy nor was it cheap. Digital Wizards Studios spent over $100,000 on LEGO bricks and Minifigures. They also used the five most expensive LEGO products produced (Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Cafe Corner, Green Grocer and Mr. Gold) and in one scene over 120 unique Minifigures were used. So how long did it take? From start to finish the project took 2000 hours over the course of 5 months. Even though it’s less than five minutes, the watchability on this is so good it’ll hold you over until the feature length live action film comes out July 15.