If you only watch one 8-bit Lego animation today, make it 8-bit trip

Rymdreglage's 8-bit trip (see it after the break!) combines an original chiptune composition by Daniel Larsson with a ridiculously amazing Lego animation by Thomas Redigh to create a memorable tribute to the Commodore 64 and NES. The video is composed almost entirely of Lego pixel animation, with stop-motion nods to International Karate, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., and Pac-Man. The Pong sequence is especially jaw-dropping, featuring the proto-game playing on the interior of a spinning structure as it constantly destroys and rebuilds itself. The animation, according to the video's YouTube description, took 1,500 hours, and it shows.

More work by Rymdreglage can be found at the duo's website. Not right now, though, because the Internet has crushed the site with its love.

[Thanks, Darric]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.