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Joker

Lego’s are truly an art form. There are conventions devoted to them, videogames based on their creations, and numerous videos showcasing the vast array of creative ways to use Lego’s.

But, I be no one ever imagine using Batman Lego’s to re-create a scene from one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novels ever, from 1988, The Killing Joke, written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland.

The graphic novel centers around the Joker wanting to prove that any man, even Commissioner Gordon, can be driven insane by one bad day. This culminates in the Joker giving a monologue to Batman attempting to show just how insane the world is, and that is the scene that is faithfully recreated below.

Ohhh, and for those who want to know what the joke is in The Killing Joke?

See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum… and one night, one night they decide they don’t like living in an asylum any more. They decide they’re going to escape! So, like, they get up onto the roof, and there, just across this narrow gap, they see the rooftops of the town, stretching away in the moon light… stretching away to freedom. Now, the first guy, he jumps right across with no problem. But his friend, his friend didn’t dare make the leap. Y’see… Y’see, he’s afraid of falling. So then, the first guy has an idea… He says “Hey! I have my flashlight with me! I’ll shine it across the gap between the buildings. You can walk along the beam and join me!” B-but the second guy just shakes his head. He suh-says… He says “Wh-what do you think I am? Crazy? You’d turn it off when I was half way across!

The video below, just like the graphic novel, is an amazing piece of work. Definitely check it out!

Category: Comics, Film

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