An 8-Bit Tribute Done In Lego
If you ever got a not-so-legal copy of a game back in the 8-bit days, you rememebr what "crack-tros" are. Enterprising hackers would show off their kung-fu (a bigger pun than you realize) by pushing computers like the Commodore 64 to their graphical limits. These graphical demos were often added to the intro of a pirated video game. Eventually these intro graphics became their own thing, with many demo coders enjoying a certain level of pre-internet fame.
This video captures many of those lo-fi graphics aesthetics by modeling them in Lego. The NES is also well represented in this music video that took 1500 hours of snapping apart the colorful bricks. This is a really professional looking effort. Check out the depth-of-field effects and many smooth camera moves. While the graphics they're simulating seem primitive now, they were cutting edge back in the 80's. This music video is a fitting tribute to computer fans who spent the that decade in the basement starting at those early computer screens.