What we really want is a LEGO version of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reel with Kurt Russell that was shown at Comic-Con, but since that hasn’t been officially released yet, we’ll take the teaser. Shared by director James Gunn on Facebook, who declared, “Nothing truly matters until it’s done in LEGO,” this re-creation by Huxley Berg Studios proves one thing definitively: it is really, really hard for LEGO minifigs to hug. Without special effects cheats, that is.
Another takeaway is that Dave Bautista is actually a pretty good voice-over actor. Generally cast because of his physique–heck, in Spectre he barely uttered a word–Big Dave has had his talking skills underrated for years, in part because they only got really good towards the end of his WWE tenure. Here, his words coming from the mouth of a LEGO toy stand on their own as the heartfelt-yet-dunderheaded sentiments of Drax.
Now, can we talk about the Baby Groot minifig? LEGO’s going to have to figure out how to do one, and Huxley Berg’s template here sets a standard we sure hope they’ll meet in the official sets. Yondu’s mohawk as unicorn horn is perhaps not a literal solution, but we think Princess Unikitty might not find it to be the opposite of happy. And if we do end up getting a minifig of Kurt Russell, get your Hateful 8 and Tombstone customizing skills ready.
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Image: Huxley Berg Studios