Over the years, LEGO has produced block sets (and video games, and movies) based on a number of popular film franchises. Usually, though, the company keeps its focus kid-friendly (although a few PG-13 franchises like The Lord Of The RingsĀ and Pirates Of TheĀ CaribbeanĀ have appeared in recent years).

Leave it to the Internet, then, to push the brightly colored blocks into R territory with this amazing set of pictures by Flickr user Missing BrickĀ depicting scenes from James Cameronā€™s 1986 blockbuster action sequel Aliens.Ā The whole poor, doomed cast of the SulacoĀ is here, expressions of terror plastered on their adorable yellow faces.

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Itā€™s not just the level of block-assembling craft on display here thatā€™s impressiveā€”the photographer also manages to perfectly capture the filmā€™s moody lighting, from the glowing white tables of the shipā€™s mess hall, to the ominous red filling the claustrophobic corridors of Hadleyā€™s Hope. You can read a short interview with the artist here, discussing the projectā€™s genesis and some of the difficulties in producing it.

Most important, though, is the fact that the set features a tiny LEGO Paul Reiser, bringing humanityā€™s dream of LEGO Mad About YouĀ one step closer to completion.

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