YouTube is rife with a plethora of stop motion LEGO films, ranging from the thoroughly entertaining to outright abysmal. Still, a majority of them aren’t any longer than 10 minutes since not everybody is willing to devote hours of their time tediously making small LEGO figurines move across a table. Though we can’t speak for the dedicated folks behind the feature length fan film Castlevania IV: Legend of Vania. Created by Hovinet Films — a small studio consisting of three brothers from Finland — Castlevania IV was a seven-year labor of love that runs for a whopping 146 minutes! Believe us, after watching the movie, you’ll have a conflicting urge to start playing with LEGOs and play Castlevania on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Decisions, decisions…
We hope you don’t take this as being ungrateful, but as great as The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars LEGO sets are, we feel now is a time as good as any to start venturing into video game licenses, and Castlevania is probably the best place to start. C’mon, LEGO, if you can make SpongeBob Squarepants building sets — a marketing decision that till this day leaves us baffled — then there’s nothing stopping you from giving us Simon Belmont in minifig form!
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