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The Battle of New Orleans … in LEGOs

If you missed the re-enactment of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans last week at Chalmette Battlefield, there is yet hope for you.

This animated video of the action, set to Johnny Horton’s classic song about it and rendered in LEGOs, was made in 2003, long before video sharing hit cyberspace, says its author, Joshua Leasure. He adds,”The scenes with lots of minifigs marching were done by me and my multi-talented cousin James ‘The Janitor.’ The excellent custom props (drums, cotton bales) were created by my mom.”


For those more interested in the technique than the history, check out or, virtual treasure troves of LEGO animation.


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