‘Sherlock’ Fans! Watch ‘The Reichenbach Fall’ In Lego

Sherlock – The Reichenbach Fall (in Lego)

Benedict Cumberbatch is a fine actor. A FIIINE actor. And Martin Freeman? He’s flipping brilliant too. Andrew Scott? Astonishing. A malevolent presence as Moriarty, and the possessor of the most evil of soft voices since Peter Lorre. Get them to act out one of Mark Gatiss or Steven Moffat’s scripts for Sherlock and you’ve got some pretty wonderful television happening, right before your very face.

But you know what’s missing from Sherlock as a series? Y’know what would make it really amazing?

That’s right: if they made it using LEGO minifigures, and then animated the mouths using black splats. So expressive…

So here, to fix everything, is the grand finale of The Reichenbach Fall, performed (finally!) is it should have been all along:

(Note: spoilers, obv)

In all seriousness, the astonishing thing about this clip, made with loving care by YouTuber , is that it carries much of the same emotive weight as the real thing. That’s your quality acting and writing at work, right there.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

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