Oh, Legos. Is there anything you can’t do? I’m not sure what it is about the blocky little yellow guys that lend themselves to recreating iconic things, scenes, and characters in charming and awesome ways. But I do know it works marvelously when the original subject matter involves swear-happy Colonial Marines, children in dire peril, and acid-blooded xenomorphs whose hobbies include ripping themselves out of your midsection. Thankfully the folks from Missing Brick have given us precisely that, giving James Cameron’s Aliens the Lego makeover we never knew it needed.
I love the sheer amount of detail they’ve put into these. They got the hair right on Lego Ripley!
They gave Lego Vasquez a proper Colonial Marine scowl!
They even recreated one of the most unforgettable moments in the movie. “Five meters, man. Four. What the hell?”
And while plenty of us have tried to recreate things we love with Lego’s colorful bricks, few of us have bothered to add “production values.” Just check out that lighting!
Hudson also needs to calm his ass down. Bishop’s knife trick is way less impressive when your hands are just curved semicircles. Plus you’re made of plastic, dude! Anything he cuts off can be hot-glued back on easy.
And I haven’t even touched on the frankly ridiculous badassery of the Lego dropship. My only complaint is that the pilot doesn’t have “Fly the friendly skies” stenciled on her helmet.