Great Britain’s TheGuardian has recreated the men’s 200 IM final from the 2012 Olympics, where Michael Phelps beat the 200 IM World Record holder Ryan Lochte for his 16th career gold medal.
Only, they’ve done it in Legos, complete with Lochte next to him, and even a cap-less Hungarian Laszlo Cseh. They’ve used a technique called “stop motion,” which employs a series of photographs to imply the motion of video.
Only four lanes were shown, lanes 3 (Phelps), 4 (Lochte), 5 (Cseh – bronze medalist), and 6 (Thiago Pereira – 4th place), but they were complete with the correct order, correct cap colors, etc. It even used proper race pacing – Cseh falling behind on the fly, catching up on backstroke, Lochte and Pereira swimming great breaststroke legs…it’s all there.
Pretty impressive. See the real race, courtesy of the IOC, below.