Two years after the release of Christopher Nolan’s Inception, and on the heels of Nolan’s new film The Dark Knight Rises, we’ve seen Inception steep itself into the pop culture landscape. Everything from music videos to animated parodies has sparked people’s imaginations and art. But nothing says flattery like making a video made in your honor with Lego pieces.
Team Hourglass has made a Lego-animated tribute to Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which is full of sight gags, fun and, surprisingly, a large amount of scope. They were also behind the production of the Lego Matrix video a few years ago.
Starting off with the infamous spinning top as it spins off a table to the mind boggling mirror scene (how did they hide the camera crew in that scene), Lego Inception feels almost as epic as Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film. The moment the city streets collapse on top each other is a sight to see, even on a small screen, even with Lego pieces. I don’t think it hurts to have Hans Zimmer’s giant, heart-pounding and iconic score behind these fantastic visuals at all.
This video is only about two and a half minutes in length but it captures the essence of Inception so well. It even takes the time to make you laugh with its impressive sight gags. It even ends with a joke in the credits stating, “no snowmen were harmed during the making of this production.”
Honestly, Inception is my favorite Christopher Nolan film, equal parts spectacle and emotionally hard-hitting, it’s a brilliant piece of work from the British filmmaker. If anything this video makes me want to re-watch Inception again.