Weekend Web: ‘Hobbit’ trailer recreated with LEGOs, new web series, set miniatures brought to life, and more!


lytherus-weekend-webWelcome to the Weekend Web, a new weekly editorial from Lytherus aiming to provide you with your weekend installment of cool links, videos, and images collected over the past week from the internet!

Our debut week is a great one: from the Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug trailer re-created using LEGOs to a massive Megatron statue and exact replica, we’ve got it all!

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug trailer with Legos

The Brotherhood Workshop are a dedicated bunch of LEGO engineers! They’ve recreated the trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second film in the Hobbit film trilogy, using nothing but LEGOs. Talk about dedication!

Sam Young: Origins, Part 1 – new video web series

Sam Young: Origins is a new superhero animated web series used with a variety of interesting techniques. Here’s a synopsis:

Sam Young is a misguided teenager. His life feels like a waste and he doesn’t care about anything in his life anymore, when all of a sudden, he makes a shocking discovery about the home he lives in. New abilities are gained, new friendships are made, and a new evil is unleashed….

Transformers‘ Megatron statue and exact replica

Replicas are huge in the world of pop culture collectables, and Transformers replicas are often highly sought after items for the most dedicated collectors. Prime 1 Studio just announced that they’ll be releasing a brand new Megatron statue based off of the Megatron design from the original Michael Bay Transformers trilogy:

Behind the scenes of Batman, Avengers, Spider-Man, and X-Men set miniatures

Thanks to New Deal Studios, we have a look at the creation, and in many cases, destruction of miniature sets built for and used for the filming of some major scifi/fantasy movies of the past decade, including The Avengers, Batman, Spider-Man 3, and X-Men: The Last Stand!


From the opening scene of The Avengers!

Original song: Don’t f*** it up (Mr. Affleck)

Warning: This video does have profane language (as the title suggests) — but it was too awesome to not share! If you can get past the f-bombs, you’ll enjoy the video — not only because it’s a hilarious parody of the amount of internet hate Ben Affleck is receiving since the announcement that he’ll play Batman in Superman vs. Batman, the sequel to Man of Steel, but because he can actually sing!

Mondo Gallery adds more of Jason Edmiston’s classic movie villains

Renowned movie artist Jason Edmiston has added even more classic movie villain pieces to the Mondo Gallery, which will be holding a solo show for the artist in Austin, Texas. Our favorite piece? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

That’s it for this week’s Weekend Web! Check back on Lytherus on Sunday for “Last Week on Lytherus,” our summary of the biggest posts and reviews of the past week, and next Saturday for the next installment of “Weekend Web”!


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Mike Macauley is the founder and editor in chief of Lytherus.com. He also founded and runs Shurtugal.com, the official Inheritance Cycle community, and published his book, The Inheritance Almanac, in 2011. Mike can be found on Twitter at @mikemacauley.

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