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DOCTOR WHO’s “The Day of the Doctor” in LEGO Stop-Motion

Here’s another little fun fan-made tribute to Doctor Who. I tell ya, people on the internet are immensely creative AND have a lot of time on their hands, so the result is almost always spectacular. This one gives you a five-ish minute abridged version of the 50th Anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” which has been pretty much hailed as the best episode EVARRR. The stop-motion short was the product of Bookshelf Productions, a YouTube channel specializing in this type of film and has done several LEGO-based short films. (Give them a look if you get a mo’.) However, this particular one is all about the Doctor, so let’s have a peek.

Now, the key to a good LEGO tribute is to find the right hair, and with 13 Doctors, a Clara, two Queen Elizabeths, and a Bad Wolf Moment all needing to be represented, that could be a bit difficult. However, I think the makers did a really admirable job, especially with some of the wilder hairstyles in the Doctor’s past. Luckily, with LEGO Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Star Wars sets out there, hairstyles are quite plentiful. Throw a little Frodo Baggins on your Fourth Doctor, Meriadoc Brandybuck on your Sixth Doctor (in what I’m guessing is the body piece of a clown), and some Palpatine hair for Capaldi’s Eyes and you’ve got yourself quite a nice facsimile.

Obviously, this is just a short version, and pretty much everything having to do with the Zygons has been removed (because nobody’s hair looks like a Zygon), but I think it hits a lot of the more memorable beats and even throws in the Great Curator as an added bonus. Will there be any more Doctor Who LEGO shorts? Who knows? WHO. NOSE?



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  1. tom lenton says:

    nice job

  2. Jack says:

    Only thing to say…THANK YOU.THANK YOU,THANK YOU!!!

  3. Paul Mulder says:

    I just wanted to let you know you hit the nail on the head with this article, Kyle. The ‘figs were all designed by Mitchell, but I know that the hair was definitely the biggest part of making each one.
    Also we really wanted to add Zygons. But yeah. 😛

  4. Deanna says:

    wow… that was awesome! and Im really not a big fan of Lego, well, anything really – but i am a huge Doctor Who fan and I would totally buy a set of all the Doctors shown in the last scene (of course, given that there was one!) 😀 i love it

  5. Amanda says:

    Just brilliant

  6. Darrell Dyck says:

    I bet there would be a solid market for the complete set of Doctors in LEGO as shown in that last scene … a companion expansion set … prime baddy mini kits … That’s too good, it has to exist! Going to right now …

  7. Marc says:

    Epically awesome!!!

  8. HeardAndrew says:

    Totally awesome.

  9. Ste says:

    Love tom baker goose stepping away

  10. This is BRILLIANT!  It is also the first time I’ve cried during a LEGO movie. They may be plastic people but they channel GREATNESS.  This rocked my day- thank you!

  11. cogitodexter says:

    Ok, Nerdgasm here. That was Ace! (Geddit!)