The Lego Movie was snubbed at the Oscars Sunday night, but the Lego Oscar statues (passed out in the crowd during Tegan and Sara's performance of "Everything is Awesome") were one of the highlights of the entire show.
The Lego creations were incredibly impressive and even held up past the show and through the Vanity Fair after party. Now that's a feat. (And some good glue.)
Also a feat: constructing these fantastic statuettes, brick by brick. The man behind the magic is New York-based Lego artist Nathan Sawaya and he created 20 of these pieces for the show.
"The team behind The Lego Movie approached me. They wanted to do something extra special for the Academy Award performance of best song nominee 'Everything is Awesome,'" Sawaya told Crave. "They had seen my earlier version of a Lego Oscar statue, and I was happy to take on the challenge."
And, in case you're wondering, every statue is made of 500 bricks. "Each one is glued together so that the Lego bricks won't come apart," Sawaya said.
Now be prepared to be blown away by this 3-second video of the creation of a Lego Oscar:
It takes something truly remarkable to get this reaction out of Oprah, the woman who has everything.