Brick Roll: LEGO Version of Rick Astley Is Never Gonna Give You Up in New Video

He's never gonna make you cry, unless you step on him with bare feet.
He's never gonna make you cry, unless you step on him with bare feet.
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Finally, you can Rickroll your LEGO-obsessed friends in a way that makes them feel truly loved and understood (and possibly a little exasperated, depending on how often you’ve pulled the original prank).

As Game Rant reports, YouTube user Domy13 has created a version of Rick Astley’s classic music video for “Never Gonna Give You Up” that depicts the singer as an animated LEGO action figure. At about 1.5 minutes long, it’s a good two minutes shorter than the original video; but for those blessed 90 seconds, it matches its source material frame for frame. The LEGO Astley has the same perfectly coiffed hair and voguish assortment of ’80s ensembles—including the unforgettable denim-on-denim outfit—that we know and love.

If you haven’t exactly memorized the original video, there’s no need to toggle back and forth between the two to see just how faithful the LEGO rendering is. Domy13 also released a side-by-side comparison video, so you can watch Rick Astley bust a move beside Brick Astley.

“After weeks of work, I finally finished my first LEGO animation,” Domy13 commented on the video. Though the two “Never Gonna Give You Up” videos are currently the only ones posted to their YouTube channel, it seems likely that more will follow. In a pinned comment below the video, they asked viewers to suggest other music videos that should get the LEGO treatment.

[h/t Game Rant]

Wednesday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Computer Monitors, Plant-Based Protein Powder, and Blu-ray Sets

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Never Got a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine as a Kid? You Can Still Buy One This Holiday Season

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Even as toys have gotten more complex in recent decades, one low-tech item has held a perennial spot on holiday wishlists. The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine was a hit when it debuted in 1979, and kids and nostalgic adults can still get their hands on one this December.

People who grew up in the 1980s may remember commercials promoting the “yum-yum fun” plastic appliance. Like the Easy Bake Oven and the Frosty Sno-Man Sno-Cone Machine before it, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine allowed kids to make edible treats at home. The Peanuts branding made the toy popular with kids, and despite the elbow grease required to crank a couple of ice cubes into shaved ice, it's stuck around.

If you asked for a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine for the holidays as a kid and never received one, you can still make your childhood dreams come true. The retro product is available practically unchanged from how it appeared in the 1980s. The biggest changes are that the hand crank is now easier to turn and there's a clamp for stabilizing the machine while you use it. Get one for yourself or a loved one from Amazon today for $30.

Looking for more nostalgic gift ideas? Here are some items the Millennials in your life will love.