Recently I found this really well-made LEGO stop-motion video, where Kai takes on the American Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course. If you follow the real life American Ninja Warrior contest you will instantly recognize the different obstacles. If you are not familiar with this competition, American Ninja Warrior is a spin-off of the Japanese television series Sasuke, in which competitors try to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty called “stages”. There are a number of regional competitions, with the finalists moving on to compete at Mount Midoriyama in Japan. While competitors can come from any background, the stages require incredible physical stamina, skill, flexibility and endurance. Most people who compete have significant experience in sports like free-running, martial arts, rock-climbing, stunts, etc. 🙂
In the LEGO version of American Ninja Warrior Kai takes on the challenge, while the other ninja cheer him on. Here is the official description: “Can Kai overcome a course that has eluded so many other ‘ninjas’ and advance to the next round? Join hosts Matt and Akbar as they watch him attempt the Salmon Ladder and the Spider Climb on his quest to conquer Mount Midoriyama.” You can watch the full video below:
If you have been following the real life competition, I think you will find the LEGO version enjoyable, as you recognize the different obstacles and know what it takes to conquer them. Even if you have never seen the competition, you can appreciate the smooth stop-motion skills displayed in the video. This brickfilm was created by Sam Lawlace for the LEGO Group and is displayed on LEGO’s own YouTube channel, Facebook Page, and more. We have featured a previous video by Sam that you can see here: LEGO Video: Notes from the LEGO Tub, and you can see more of his work here.
So what do you think? How did you like this LEGO stop-motion film? And do you watch the real American Ninja Warrior competition? Have you ever built an obstacle course out of LEGO? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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