Lego my movie!
One industrious California film student spends hours using the toy bricks to recreate classic film scenes, featuring everything from the famed "Psycho" shower scene to Indiana Jones to a Quidditch-playing Harry Potter.
Alex Eylar, a 22-year-old screenwriting student and film buff in Oakland, Calif., owns more than 30,000 Lego pieces and uses them to recreate famous film scenes. Here's Mena Suvari's famed rose-petal scene from "American Beauty."
'A Clockwork Orange'
The droogs are ready for a little of the old ultra-violence. Here Eylar recreates a scene from "A Clockwork Orange." He says he started collecting Legos when he was 5 and added to his collection until high school.
Even in Lego land, "Twilight" buffs must choose if they're on Team Edward or Team Jacob. (No one is on Team Bella.)
'The Addams Family'
They're creepy and they're kooky, the Lego "Addams Family." Eylar says he has seen about 1,627 films since 2001 and has them all listed so he can decide which scenes to build.
Thankfully, the little Lego bricks can't barf up pea soup, but otherwise this scene from "The Exorcist" is pretty right on. Other scary scenes Eylar has built include the shower scene from "Psycho" and the spooky hotel corridor scene from "The Shining."
'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'
Clint Eastwood's Lego doppelganger takes on the Wild West in "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." Eylar is studying for a master's degree in screenwriting and says he's "quite flattered" at how well people have responded to his Lego scenes.
'2001: A Space Odyssey'
I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave. "2001: A Space Odyssey" looks just as eerie in Legos as it does on the big screen. Eylar builds all his scenes at a table in a corner of his living room, selecting pieces from five big plastic bureaus filled with Legos.
'Back to the Future'
Trust me, your kids are gonna love it. Michael J. Fox and his Lego lookalike rock out at the big school dance in "Back to the Future."
The question remains: How does Lego James Bond prefer his martinis -- shaken or stirred? Eylar says this was one of his quickest photo shoots, taking only a few minutes.
'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'
Admittedly, the Lego "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" aren't as handsome as real-life Paul Newman and Robert Redford, but then, who is?
'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'
Draco and Harry play Quidditch for keeps in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."
In addition to classics, Eylar also creates scenes from newer movies, including 2010's "Inception." He says this is his favorite scene recreation, noting that "the rotating hallway was a neat challenge and a big visual payoff." Building this scene took about an hour.
This tension-filled scene from Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is a little less nail-biting when created in Lego.
The other Lego figures have to be afraid to get in the ring with "Raging Bull's" Jake LaMotta.
One very unlucky Lego cop is "Stuck in the Middle With You" in this recreation of the ear-cutting scene from Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs."
Is that Daft Punk playing at my house? "Tron: Legacy" kind of looks the same in Lego as it does on film.
'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
Run, Indy, run! This "'Raiders of the Lost Ark" little Lego dude might just be Harrison Ford's much shorter twin. Eyler notes that he uses only available Lego pieces, never customizing them by painting or drawing on them.
'The Silence of the Lambs'
The Lego version of Hannibal Lecter, the cannibalistic serial killer in 'Silence of the Lambs,' is somehow not quite as scary as Anthony Hopkins' version.
The Lego shower scene from "Psycho" comes complete with a shadowy knife-wielding figure behind the curtain. Norman? Is that you?