Type “Lego movie trailer” into YouTube and you’ll be presented with an avalanche of teasers for The Lego Movie, as well as individual scenes, foreign language versions and special publicity promos. What you won’t get – surprisingly enough – is a Lego recreation of The Lego Movie trailer, something reserved for the most-loved and most-watched regular teasers that aren’t already made out of bricks. Here are just twelve of our favourites, with particular attention going to community stalwarts Antonio Toscano and Brotherhood Workshop.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Best bits: There’s so much great detail, it’s almost impossible to pick. The butterflies, the barrels, the splash of the water, the bricky intertitles, and a little wyrm called Smaug.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Best bits: Cap’s shield in bricks, the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy-referencing 42s in bricks and imagining what Steve Rogers’ barbershop quartet would look like in bricks.
Iron Man 3
Best bits: The size of the ruby Pepper Potts is given, and the thought that somewhere out there is a Lego version of Trevor Slattery.
Guardians Of The Galaxy
Best bits: The haircut on Glenn Close’s beautiful plastic head, as well as that Lego cassette player you definitely, definitely want.
Best bits: That GARGANTUAN cigar, the bottle and chair slicing in twain and the delightful R2-D2.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Best bits: It has to be the hulkbuster suit and the broken shield, right?
Man Of Steel
Best bits: The fisherman! Or Amy Adams’ brick smirk! Or the clever work getting the cape to flap!
The Dark Knight
Best bits: Just how old-school that car is. That, and the skeleton zombies.
Best bits: Not the raptors, not the poor shark, but... Captain Sparrow visiting the park. Even pirates need holidays.
Best bits: Gollum! Has to be Gollum.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best bits: As with the original teaser, when the Millennium Falcon swoops up and down and around, the TIE fighters shoot, and, and, and… why isn’t it December yet?
Best bits: Slo-mo mid-air gun-catching-then-firing, as well as the little bricky oxygen masks that drop down. Adorable!