Watch Peter Jackson's The Hobbit in 72 Seconds


This article originally appeared on Lost at E Minor.

If you really can’t afford to spend 8+ hours watching all of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, you can just buy the books and take your time reading through them… or you can watch 72 seconds of The Hobbit and be caught up with the entire story. Kinda.

Brought to you by the Brotherhood Workshop, this version is around 33,000 seconds shorter than the films and without the budget to hire actors or a costume department, or even space to film this condensed version of The Hobbit, the guys used Legos instead. Watching this short video will sum up the entire trilogy in about 1/400th of the time. Start watching!

(via The Awesomer)

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