Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “Hobbit” movies are epic visual feasts, but there’s something equally impressive about watching the action play out in LEGO form.
Here, The Brotherhood Workshop has turned the trailer for the upcoming “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” into a LEGO-filled drama — a task that apparently took a whopping two months.
Watch their plasticized version and then the real version, if for no other reason than to validate the effort it took to recreate all the CGI-driven sequences with miniature — and remarkably expressive — figurines. (Though honestly, it’s worth your time because it’s pretty cool.)
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” arrives in theaters December 13.
[via The Brotherhood Workshop h/t Collider]
Gallery | Trilogy Movie Mistakes
- ‘The Matrix’ (1999)
In the epic rooftop scene where Neo (Keanu Reeves) dodges an Agent’s bullets, Neo makes an uh-oh with his own guns. After he runs out of bullets he drops his guns to his sides, but in subsequent shots, Neo’s guns are nowhere to be seen. Immediately after he falls to the ground, the guns reappear next to him.
- ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ (2003)
When one of the Twins (Neil Rayment/Adrian Rayment) leaves the car that Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) is driving, he is standing on the freeway alone. In one shot looking up the freeway, a red minivan is seen behind the Twin, but in the following reverse shot looking down the freeway, the minivan is gone.
- ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ (2003)
When Neo (Keanu Reeves) visits The Oracle (Mary Alice) at her home, in one shot her cigarette pack is closed and in the next it is slightly open.
- ‘Spider-Man’ (2002)
Near the beginning of the film when we see Peter (Tobey Maguire) waking up, his back is bare and there is a blanket behind him on the floor. In the next shot, when he’s reaching for his glasses, the blanket is now on his shoulders.
- ‘Spider-Man 2’ (2004)
As Peter (Tobey Maguire) stops the subway car with multiple webs, a tear appears in the left arm of his suit. Later when his arms are still outstretched across the car the tear is gone.
- ‘Spider-Man 3’ (2007)
When Peter (Tobey Maguire) is thrown against a brick wall, he makes a large dent in the wall. In subsequent close-ups, the hole looks significantly smaller.
- ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ (2001)
When Gandalf (Ian McKellen) puts the ring inside the envelope and seals it with melted wax, the shape of the wax continually changes over the course of the scene. The wax seal looks different in the shot of Frodo (Elijah Wood) holding the envelope and after Gandalf tosses it into the fire.
- ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ (2002)
When Merry (Dominic Monaghan) is running away from the Orc in Fangorn Forest he has a big gash along the side of his left eye. In the next few shots the gash switches back and forth from his right eye to his left eye.
- ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ (2003)
In this first shot Arwen (Liv Tyler) is in Rivendell looking at a book with a drawing of a door on the right page. Then in the next close-up, the book is now open to a different page just before it falls.
- ‘Alien’ (1979)
When Lambert (Veronica Cartwright) deactivates Ash (Ian Holm) she is wearing brown cowboy boots. Minutes later, as the alien begins to wrap its tail around her legs, she is wearing a sneaker.
- ‘Aliens’ (1986)
When Bishop (Lance Henriksen) is impaled by the Queen Alien he spews android fluid all over his chin. In a subsequent shot he is still spewing fluid, but his chin and face are clean.
- ‘Alien 3’ (1992)
In the cafeteria scene, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) gets a square of what looks like cake and pours half a glass of orange juice. When she sits down her glass is full.
- ‘The Bourne Identity’ (2002)
In this scene Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is on the fire escape of the embassy in Zurich. Before he climbs down, a wide shot reveals that the platform has been cleared of snow. Then moments later, when security guard opens the door and Jason is hiding underneath, the top of the platform is fully covered with snow.
- ‘The Bourne Supremacy’ (2004)
After escaping interrogation, Bourne (Matt Damon) knocks out the CIA agent, copies his SIM card, and throws the cell phone down with the back facing up. When the agent wakes up the phone is now facing upwards.
- ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ (2007)
When Nicky (Julia Stiles) is first seen in the movie with Bourne (Matt Damon) pointing a gun at her, her hair changes between shots.
- ‘Back to the Future’ (1985)
When Marty (Michael J. Fox) is in 1955 he is walking along the sidewalk when a car drives past. In the first shot the car has two speakers on the front and rear and a sandwich board sign facing forward. In the next shot the car is missing a rear speaker and the sign is facing the side.
- ‘Back to the Future Part II’ (1989)
At the end of the famous courtyard chase scene when Griff (Thomas F. Wilson) and his gang crash through the courthouse windows, a reflection of the cables and gear that hold them in the air can be seen clearly in the window.
- ‘Back to the Future Part III’ (1990)
While at the dance Marty (Michael J. Fox) is showing off at the shooting gallery. After shooting all the targets he twirls the gun and hands it back to the booth operator with the barrel in his right hand. In the very the next shot the gun is in his left hand.
- ‘Blade’ (1998)
When Blade (Wesley Snipes) gets captured and stabbed in the room where the Vampire Bible is he is not wearing an earpiece. In the next shot one can be seen in his left ear.
- ‘Blade II’ (2002)
During the scene where Damaskinos (Thomas Kretschmann) is talking to his lawyer, there is a large amount of the gelatin blood substance on his plate. However, when he gets up to go the plate is nearly empty.
- ‘Blade Trinity’ (2004)
Hannibal (Ryan Reynolds) wears a “Hello My Name Is” tag that reads “F*uck You” while rescuing Blade (Wesley Snipes). At first the sticker appears to be ripped diagonally along the top and bottom corners, but when the two get back to the Nightstalker lair the tag looks newer and is only ripped in one corner.
- ‘Lethal Weapon’ (1987)
In the scene where the girl jumps to her death from the balcony, the first shot shows her falling onto the upper left side of the roof onto the windshield. In the next shot the girl is laying across the middle of the roof.
- ‘Lethal Weapon 2’ (1989)
When Riggs (Mel Gibson) jumps from Murtaugh’s (Danny Glover) station wagon to catch up with the BMW on foot, he jumps onto its hood. In one shot the red interior brake light can be seen reflected on his face. Once the driver stops to take a shot at Riggs the BMW is clearly braked (noticed the rear brake lights), but is missing the interior brake light altogether.
- ‘Lethal Weapon 3’ (1992)
When Riggs (Mel Gibson) is following the villains’ pickup truck, he turns onto a highway and a Delta plane is spotted landing. In the next shot the Delta plane is now an American Airlines plane. The “Delta” logo is missing from the front and the American Airlines logo can roughly be made out on the plane’s tail.
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