We’ve nearly reached the end. Almost two weeks of glorious Olympic feats have been captured and played over (and over) again. We loved watching athletes such as Australian hurdler Sally Pearson win gold in the 100 meter, but the live replay missed something. Video from the games has been tightly controlled so this Aussie news team took a stand and staged a heart-pounding 100 meter hurdle race reenactment using LEGOs.

Using interlocking plastic bricks, these three reenacted that heart-pounding race with elegance, accuracy, and vigor. They even took the time to show a world exclusive medal ceremony. And just check out the crowd. Darth Vader’s there, and a giant gorilla even nabbed a ticket to the Olympic stadium. Don’t miss the 2:11 mark when the Aussie ABC news guy gives himself a verbal pat on the back for a job well-done.

Charming bit of Olympic fun or is the reenactment a little too glib? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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