WATCH: Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump Reenacted With LEGOs

Thanks, Internet. You win once again.

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Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner safely completed his 24-mile freefall space jump, setting three new records and establishing himself as an all-around badass. The stunt (or, technically, the mission) drew attention across the globe, with a record 8 million viewers tuning in to watch live.

(LIST: Death Defying Stunts: Felix Baumgartner and the World’s Greatest Daredevils)

So with all this hype, it was really only a matter of time before the LEGO reenactment appeared. The video condenses the mission — which, including Baumgartner’s slow ascent toward space, lasted several hours — into a less than two-minute synopsis.

The stop-motion short isn’t just a tribute to Baumgartner’s feat — it’s also a promotion for Vienna’s Model Maker Fair, which will run from October 25 to 28. The turnaround on this project was certainly impressive — the video hit YouTube shortly after Baumgartner landed in the New Mexico desert Sunday afternoon.

Relive the original feat (in non-LEGO format) here. Or, if you find yourself sick of the deluge of content flowing from Felix-mania, just enjoy the above cinematic gem, if nothing else than for its creative use of everyone’s favorite childhood toys.

MORE: Felix Baumgartner’s 23-Mile Freefall Attempt: By the Numbers

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7 comments
Sidra Salman
Sidra Salman

Mido sido, please stop saying the nonsense

Nicola Perry
Nicola Perry

I think they could've made the Lego man touch down on his feet like Felix did.