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Lego Star Wars trilogy in 2:13


The latest video making the rounds: "The Fastest and Funniest LEGO Star Wars story ever told," covering the entire original trilogy in just over two minutes, all done with Legos, with a (presumably) kid narrator. Very entertaining, well worth seeing.

The description provided by the person who posted it says "The original Star Wars saga as told by a kid with one heck of a LEGO collection." That and the voiceover give the impression that the whole video was done by one kid.

Turns out that impression is kind of misleading, by which I mean (as far as I can tell) false. A YouTube commenter says:

He didnt animate the characters... the special fx and cg were done by LEGO but my brother Garrett Barati created all the lego scenes from actual legos... he built them and set them up. Hes extremely talented. but those bricks are real bricks.

And Barati himself commented:

Thanks everyone! I did all the sets and animation (Garrett Barati.) Eventually LEGO will probably let me post the official version on my channel, but in the meantime, enjoy! 3 months start to finish... all in my bedroom on a 3′x3′ table!! Thanks to LEGO for the great script, audio, and computer graphics! Otherwise, if it's a brick, I did it! XD (Lego owns the short of course!)

Oh, yeah, and according to his YouTube profile, Barati is 36 years old.

An article at Studios B3 provides more info about Barati's history with Lego and animation.

I don't mean to cast aspersions on the video; it's a great video, fun and fast and delightful and well-made. But I'm a little annoyed that the presentation is designed to make it look like it was put together by one kid, rather than an adult who built the sets and did the animation, and a major corporation that apparently did most of everything else, including writing the script.


Now that I've heard them called "man-eating teddy bears" I will never look at Ewoks the same way again....

That video sets some sort of record for "enormously huge number of bricks given two seconds of screen time, over and over and over, for completely different sets of enormously huge numbers of bricks each time".

It's much more of a product commercial than a creative work (given that almost every model is an actual purchasable item), and knowing LEGO had a heavy hand in it makes it all the more so.

Hey, I agree that I don't like that the impression given is that a little kid did the video- my brother didn't know that that was part of the "deal" but he loves making things with legos and always has so we all wish they would give him proper credit for his artistic talents in this video rather than the thanks to Garrett B and I think Garrett is even spelled incorrectly. He worked long and hard on this video and while much of it you could buy as a set- the actually background sets were all my brother and his creativity! Love you Garrett!

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