Remember making paper airplanes as a little tyke? You slaved over folding them just the right way, drawing the perfect pictures on the wings, all so you could gracefully shoot them at your little sister’s head and make her freak out. (Just me?) Well, apparently there was a much more elegant way to do it, as evidenced by Arthur Sacek‘s latest creation. The LEGO building expert was asked by Elevation Digital Media to build a paper airplane-making LEGO machine for the aerospace division of Arrow Electronics. And it’s so rad we wish we could travel back in time and terrorize our sister with its creations.
The video is set to a track with inspiring quotes and will make you wonder why all you ever managed to build with LEGOs was a square house with one window. (Why did those clear LEGOs always disappear?) This thing is super cool, given its functionality both folds launches the planes. All of this was to produce the commercial above. Even cooler? Arrow Electronics found Sacek by doing a Google search for the best LEGO engineer and contacted him in Brazil over Skype.
There is even a behind-the-scenes video as well, which you can watch below, that talks about said builder search, the sound design, and more.
Are you feeling suitably bad about your LEGO creations? Did you manage to keep the little hair caps for the LEGO people in that kit of yours? What about those little flower thingies? Tweet me/us @JennaBusch/@Nerdist and tell us what you think of the video and the best LEGO thing you ever built.