FAN FILM: Miles Morales Enters the LEGOverse!
In a fan film posted to LinkedIn, David MacKenzie, the Studio Development Animator at IoM Media Ventures Inc., put a Miles Morales rig made by Jirawat and Yanin Srisarntiwong into a LEGO universe and rendered it in Blender! The result is an amazing short that you have to see to believe! But don’t take our word for it, Marvel Blog True Believers: take a gander for yourself thanks to this tweet from Arran Baker, who is an animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks, featuring the video.
Just wow! This is incredible for a personal project. Congrats to David Mackenzie for this insane piece. Please give him some love on his profile 👇 #Spiderverse #animation #LEGOhttps://t.co/2GoDL924OE pic.twitter.com/8gPd1K7jx9
— Arran Baker (@Arran_Baker) September 28, 2021
Enter the LEGOverse
The short borrows heavily from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, incorporating the aesthetics, concepts, style of music, and costume design for Miles into the short, which sees Miles teaming up with a LEGO minifig version of Peter Parker and facing off against Doctor Octopus (but Otto Octavius, not Liv – oh well, you can’t win them all).
The street fight takes place in a fully-rendered LEGO city street that seems to feature many of the modular building sets that have been released by LEGO in recent years.
The short plays with the LEGO conventions, with Miles stopping to rebuild Peter at one point. And at the conclusion of the minute-long short, Miles ends up breaking Otto down into individual pieces. Somebody find the instruction manual!
If you can’t get enough LEGO, you’re in luck! LEGO Marvel Superheroes will be arriving on Nintendo Switch on October 5th, 2021!
And if you’re hoping for more Marvelous minifigs, there is a set available now that features the new costumes and characters introduced by this season of What If…?
What did you think of this short Miles Morales fan film, Marvel Blog True Belivers? Do you think there’s a chance that we’ll see the Spider-Peeps visit a LEGO universe in Spider-Verse 2? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section!