Before you get too excited, no, this isn’t a rad announcement about the Bioshock LEGO game we never knew we wanted. Sorry to get your hopes up. Instead, what you see in the video at the top of the page is actually an incredible depiction of what filmmaker and visual effects artist Andrew McMurray, of the Andrewmfilms YouTube channel, thinks a LEGO first person shooter would look like. He tackles games like Portal, Counter-Strike, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and Bioshock in the two-minute clip.
Though we’ve seen our fair share of LEGO games taking on well-known IPs like Star Wars, The Hobbit, Batman, The Avengers, and even Jurassic Park, we’ve yet to get our hands on a grittier (yet still child-friendly) version in the first person shooter genre. The antics in McMurray’s video are different from the button pushing, and puzzle-solving fun we’re used to, but at the same time retains that same special charm we love about LEGO titles in the first place.
The video–which according to his channel took about three months to create–kicks off with Portal, then segues into Skyrim, Bioshock, and finally ends with a longer Counter-Strike bit. It was certainly satisfying watching LEGO figurines fall apart after being shot at, slashed, or falling several stories through open portals.
If you liked what you saw, McMurray’s channel also features a Fallout vs. Skyrim video, a lightsaber-wielding grandma, Rollercoaster Tycoon in real life, and even an excellent Half Life/Resistance mash-up. What did you think of the video? Let us know in the comments below.