An animator put cameras around his house on Christmas Eve and caught 8-bit videogame characters sneaking around.

Artist Andrew Jive might need to call the 8-bit exterminator. In his latest work, Jive discovered that 8-bit videogame characters made of Legos sneak around his house at night. For the recent holidays, they even got all dressed up for the occasion.

Mario from Super Mario Bros. 3 hops around in one of his Christmas stockings, the dog and duck from Duck Hunt make an appearance, and Link from Legend of Zelda pops up in his quest to find the candy cane of legend. They’re sort of like roaches, but not as gross.

Jive’s Lego animation merges all of these characters and more into his celebration of the holidays. He put Ms. Pac Man to work guarding his holiday treasures, but Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde are pretty sneaky in their efforts to steal gifts. At least Mega Man is around to pick up her slack.

The whole piece is set to Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King and quite a nice way to reflect on the holidays. I know next year I’ll be keeping every one of my Lego blocks in a separate container so they don’t gang up to steal my presents again.

Source: GoNintendo

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