As The LEGO Movie illustrated, part of the reason why LEGO bricks and figures are so appealing is because they allow kids (even adult kids) to put themselves in a world that’s of their creation, a world that bears their rules, and a world that’s as separate from reality has they want it to be. With enough imagination, it can feel like your minifigs are real, but what would it be like if they actually were?
Terrifying. It would be absolutely terrifying.
In a new video from Adam Savage’s Tested, Norm Chan and Frank Ippolito show off a disturbing (but amazing) new mask of Ippolito’s creation, which looks like a humanized version of a LEGO minifig, complete with life-like skin that bears lifelike creases, wrinkles, and imperfections. The eyes are black, bulbous, and soulless, and the mouth is slightly agape, as if to signify that this creature was thrust into a confusing new world. The flattened ears are also a nice, creepy touch, and the hands really bring the costume together, which have two giant fingers and huge finger nails. Needless to say, the cosplay got quite the reaction on the Comic-Con floor.
Chan and Ippolito promised a video series demonstrating how the latex mask was made, and while that video series isn’t yet available, we would imagine that the process was similar to Ippolito’s construction of his Zoidberg (from Futurama) costume, which he created in 2014 and is equally impressive, and admittedly a bit less unsettling.
In the meantime, watch them walk the floor at Comic-Con above, and let us know what strategies you plan on using to fall asleep tonight, because we’re going to have a tough time.
Featured image: Tested