When Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier by skydiving from 24 miles up, he became an instant celebrity. Reactions were tweeted by millions of watchers, who saw the leap from the safety of their laptop screens. Not bad.
But we doubt even Baumgartner could have been prepared for the ultimate honor: Seeing his epic tumble to Earth re-created in Legos form. The video, an ad for the Model Maker Fair in Vienna, includes majestic music, squawky radio chatter and some impressive visuals.
But, while Baumgartner's daredevil jump lasted more than four minutes (it takes a long time to fall 128,100 feet), the Legos version is over and done in a matter of seconds and ends with a rather inglorious face-plant. Walk it off, Lego Felix.
This isn't the first time enterprising folks have sent toys skyward. Last month, a father-son team successfully launched a toy train into the stratosphere using a weather balloon and a small camera.
- Felix Baumgartner