'Everything Is Awesome' About Lego's Tribute to Shakespeare On The 400th Anniversary Of His Death

Check out the bard in brick form.

Lego, Lego. Wherefore art thou, Lego?


The answer to that legendary question takes center stage in the Danish company's new stop-motion video in honor of the 400th anniversary of the bard's death on April 23. 

(Fun fact: "Wherefore" isn't a variation of "where," but basically means "why." So Juliet is asking her beau a far more existential question than "U up?") 

While there's no shortage of modern Shakespeare interpretations, only Lego could combine classic literature with today's hottest toys. 

The video reimagines and immortalizes in that famous brick form three classic scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream's Puck giving Bottom a donkey head (after a few creative alternatives) to the witches from MacBeth brewing "double, bubble, toil, and trouble." 

And, of course, it wouldn't be a proper Shakespearean tribute if Lego didn't include that infamous balcony scene many will remember acting out in high school English class.

Check out the full video:


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