James Bond’s Thunderball entrance recreated in LEGO stop motion

Bond meets the brick in this LEGO stop motion video that recreates the openinf of Thunderball, put together by a family stuck indoors due to the measures put in place to manage the spread coronavirus.

Composer Jon Opstad has been isolating with his family due to the coronavirus pandemic. To occupy his young children, he busted out the LEGO bricks and worked on a little stop motion video with them.

The stop motion LEGO story recreated the opening of Thunderball, which saw Sean Connery’s James Bond escape capture using a rocket pack.
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LEGO stop motion James Boond Thunderball

He tweeted:

Been isolating at home with my wife & kids for a week now. For my contribution to home schooling my kids (aged 6 & 4) I chose the most obvious thing – creating a shot-by-shot recreation of the jet pack sequence from THUNDERBALL out of LEGO. [turn sound on] #JamesBond @LEGO_Group

Faithful to the film, the clip sees James Bond evading bad guys on a rooftop, where he departs using his rocket pack. He travels to where his Aston Martin is parked, which he uses to foil his attackers.

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Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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