VIDEO: This Lego mini-doc is a great way to brush up on the 1916 Rising

Some very clever and creative people have made this mini-documentary of the events of the 1916 Rising using Lego.

This may sound familiar as, back in January, the students of Sunday’s Well Boys National School released a well-received and brilliantly done stop frame video entitled ’Lego 1916 The Movie’.

But, coincidentally, Createschool have had their own version in production for nine months.


And while theirs is a bit more elaborate – with customised LEGO characters, specially created “Proclamations” and composed music – and it’s a bit longer at ten minutes, it’s just as charming as the Cork kids’ creation.

The clip takes you through the lead-up to the Rising with mentions of the role the World War I played in the demise of the prospects of Irish Home Rule and Padraig Pearse’s graveside oration at the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa.

And really, can you have too many Lego versions of the Easter Rising leaders? We really don’t think so.

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