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Halo 2 Lego Trailer is a 2002 brickfilm by Marshall Brekka. It is a recreation of the August 2002 announcement trailer for the video game Halo 2.[1] It is the earliest known example of a trailer recreation brickfilm.

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Halo 2 Lego Trailer appears to have been originally created in 2002, as Brekka's later account of its creation was "It was two in the morning and I was lying in my bedroom thinking about how I hadn't made a movie for several months. I was desperate for some kind of project, but I couldn't think of anything. then I thought about how I had just seen the Halo2 teaser trailer made by Bungie. I decided to try to make the first scene where the man (the Master Chief) walks through the door. The Shot looked so good I decided to make the next scene. Soon enough I had made the whole movie.", and a comment on a YouTube reupload of the brickfilm reads "this wasn't made by xbox360fanboy, although credits to him for uploading it, if people would actually read the description, they would know that my brother made this in 2002". In addition, a 2006 bio of Brekka mentioned that the brickfilm was his first project made with Final Cut Pro "a few years" after having being introduced to the concept of brickfilming by becoming aware of the LEGO Studios MovieMaker Set in 2000.[2] This would mean that Brekka was 12 or 13 at the time of making the brickfilm.[3]

The earliest known archive that shows the brickfilm being shared on a personal website of Brekka's is from 2005.[4] Brekka uploaded the brickfilm to YouTube in August 2006.[1] It was found and shared to the forums of Halo fansite halo.bungie.org by user "jester_343" in November 2006. The webmaster of halo.bungie.org was impressed by the brickfilm but displeased with the video quality, and so got in contact with Brekka, acquired higher quality versions of the film, and shared direct file downloads in a news post on halo.bungie.org.[5] Subsequently, many unauthorized reuploads of the brickfilm began to appear on YouTube, and there was another news post made on halo.bungie.org regarding this and requesting that people at least give credit where it is due.[6] The most viewed YouTube upload of the brickfilm is one of these November 2006 reuploads, with close to 3 million views.

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