MUST WATCH: Lego Version Of ‘The Avengers’ Big Game Trailer + Q&A With Creator
Since we’ve been talking a lot about The Avengers lately and it’s become a pretty massive hit worldwide, I had to share this awesome shot by shot lego version of the Big Game trailer that Sterling Scott (a friend of mine) made, all shot with his iPhone 4!! Pretty awesome right?!
You can watch the Lego trailer below. I also included the original trailer so you can compare. Make sure to share with all your Avengers fan friends.
And since I wanted to know more about the making of the trailer I asked Sterling a few questions about the project.
What inspired you to make the trailer?
Sterling Scott: I had seen the Dark Knight Rises Lego Trailer and really liked it, but I always wondered if I could have been a bit more colorful and without as much computer graphics. So when I logged onto amazon one fine afternoon the Lego Marvel sets were on my recommended list, since I purchase graphic novels I guess. They looked so good the impulse to buy them was too strong for me to resist. I purchased just the amount I would need to assemble the full Avengers cast with the idea in the back of my mind that I would make trailer but not actually intending on doing it. Then I received the Legos and told my wife of my little dream of making a lego trailer. Being the supportive type she told me I definitely should do it. So we went to the Lego store to see what the possibilities were. My brother, who’s an artist, also tagged along and encouraged me to take it all the way.
Two additional trips to the Lego store and $400 in the hole, I finally had gathered the absolute minimum amount of Legos I needed. I think I used about 98% of the Legos I bought. It was way more work than I anticipated and I discovered I was a bit more meticulous than I really wanted to be. But I really felt that each shot needed certain elements even if most people can’t really see them without framing through i.e. the first shot with Cap I made sure there were punching bags in the background and a hanging frame and when Cap jumps away from an explosion I made sure there was at least a taxi on the bridge.
You mentioned there was no lego version of Nick Fury, how did you make yours?
Sterling Scott: I used the Star Wars’ Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson’s character) mini fig out of a magnet set. Took the body of Count Dooku, out of that same set, painted the body black with a hint of silver, left the belt. For the coat I use a brown Jedi cape colored it black with a sharpie, cut the top off and poked two holes in the sides for arms. I also painted a Black Sabbath shirt for Tony Stark that I’m very proud of.
How long did it take yo to make the trailer?
Sterling Scott: It took about two and a half weeks of my free time. I could never start working on it till after 9PM on the week days.
What did you shoot the trailer on?
Sterling Scott: All was shot on my iPhone which held it’s own challenges but really was the only camera that allowed me to get street level with the chars and do it with a good amount of quality.
Finally, check out some behind the scenes photos that Sterling was nice enough to share.