How about a three minute version of The Fellowship of the Ring using LEGO? This is a faithful yet extremely condensed retelling without jokes. It features the massive 6167-piece The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell LEGO set. This production also assumes you know the story, but of course you do, don't you? This labor of love comes from Digital Wizards Studios. Take a look at how the set was built. It only takes two minutes, thanks to Gandalf and his magic.
Take another look behind the scenes and see how the video came together with camera work, lighting, and digital effects in another video. (via Warner Bros.)