Gaze Awestruck at the Product of One Man’s Dedication to His Favorite (Unreleased) Film
As of this moment the official release date for TOP GUN: Maverick is (still a moving target). It was 2 July 2021 at one point but now they’re talking about a November 2021 release date. It’s fair to say that among Avgeeks the supersonic sequel is the most anticipated movie release since, well, since the last time a great aviation film was released. When was that exactly? Anyway, you’ve probably seen the trailers for TOP GUN: Maverick (they’re linked in the piece below) but we have a unique and highly entertaining take on Official Trailer 2 for you. Take a look at this awesome version done completely in LEGO!
The video was created by and uploaded to YouTube by Augustus Danko (Onbeatman). Danko said that he created the entire project, one frame at a time, using only a Canon t6i camera, a 2017 iMac, and a 2011 MacBook Pro. The project took Danko several months to complete (no surprise there!) and was not supported in any way by the studio or the producers. That’s dedication. Augustus will probably be one of the first in line when the film is released. Below are Danko’s LEGO trailer and the trailer on which it was based for direct comparison. Remarkable!
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Even though the sequel doesn’t feature the beloved Grumman F-14 Tomcat Maverick (and Goose) flew in the first TOP GUN film (or does it?) we did some digging and wrote a piece about what we consider to be one of the stars of the movie (and we’re not talking about Tom Cruise) here. The original Trailer 1 for the film is featured here. Trailer 2 is featured here. And an absolutely hilarious spoof of Trailer 1 (uploaded to YouTube by StSanders) is linked below. Enjoy!