A Winnipeg dad who went viral in the spring with a stop-motion Lego re-enactment of a press conference by the Prime Minister has completed his newest creation.
And, like the Justin Trudeau video from earlier in the pandemic, Tyler Walsh’s latest bit of brick work is aimed at teaching kids about staying safe from COVID-19.
The 89-second video is a Christmas message from none other than Santa Claus himself — and despite pandemic restrictions, the big guy is making sure he takes precautions so he can make his annual gift-giving flight later this month.
“I’ve got some sources in the North Pole that tell me that is the case and that message that I’ve put together kind of says it all,” Walsh told 680 CJOB.
“They’re taking all the precautions in the North Pole that we are to ensure eveybody’s safe — that the elves are safe — so Santa will 100 per cent be visiting kids this year.”
Walsh said the project, barely a minute-and-a-half onscreen, took between 30 and 40 “tedious, tedious” hours of work to put together. That hard work, however, is already paying off, with over 10,000 views — and counting — of the video on Twitter alone by Wednesday morning.
The father of two said he’d experimented with Lego stop-motion in the past, but hadn’t fully taken the plunge until he found himself — like many other Manitobans — with some extra time on his hands this spring.
“Since then, we’ve invested in some more Lego … Lego sent us some more which is great, and (we) have just sort of continued building.
“I’ve been relegated to a room down in the basement where I can make as big a mess as I want with this stuff.”