Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is unquestionably a memorable film. I’d call it one of the most iconic films of the 1980s. That said, it’s not the kind of movie that strikes me as being ideal for LEGO sets. LEGO dioramas are usually reserved for spaceships and castles, right? Wrong. I’m totally wrong. Builder Etzel took the famous and painful to watch “You killed the car” scene and made it into a detailed diorama. And he picked the best expressions for the Cameron, Sloane, and Ferris minifigs as they watch the car slide out the window.
Etzel made the nostalgic diorama for Swebrick’s annual “AFOL vs AFOL” building contest and took first place (AFOL stands for “adult fans of LEGO”). The theme for this year’s contest was “Plastics from the Past.” Members of the group could chose any scene from an ’80s movie or TV show that featured a vehicle. Even with the limit that a vehicle had to be part of the build, contest participants came up with plenty of awesome ideas including scenes from Blade Runner, Magnum, P.I., Spaceballs, and Blues Brothers. Related: why isn’t there a museum just for LEGO movie dioramas? I’d pay money to see that.
Blade Runner diorama by Limpfittz
Magnum P.I. diorama by dalle
Get a closer look at the LEGO Ferrari and death of said Ferrari in the below gallery:
If you could re-create any scene from an ’80s television show or movie in LEGO, what would it be? Tell me about it in the comments.