Chances are you’ve seen Felix Baumgartner’s space jump that was sponsored by Red Bull. Last year, Lego Man made his way into space with a video that went viral and after Baumgartner’s record breaking jump he was inspired to return back to space.
It was rumored that Baumgartner broke the speed of light, but he did actually break the sound barrier with his descent from outer space.
His jump was an astonishing achievement that combined technology, courage and the exposed once again the innate human desire to push our limits.
But Lego Man’s jump was just sheer hilarity.
Lego Man’s journey was a little less smooth than Baumgartner’s, but what he lacked in polished landing he made up for in dramatics.
His fall wasn’t as long as Baumgartner’s, nor was it as graceful, but the toy figurine was still just as successful in his drop from space.
The video starts with a narrator announcing Lego Man’s escapade. There is a crowd (of Lego people)there that are there to send him off into outer space.
When he finally lands on the ground, he’s head first, but the jump is considered a success nonetheless.
The Lego Video which was published on Sunday has already gained over 3 million views on YouTube in addition to more than 22 thousand likes and 2 thousand comments.
Some people joked about the video through the comments on YouTube:
“oh my god i'm so glad he's okay,” kilroy6547 said.
“one big jump for man one giant leap for lego kind,” zappyheather wrote.
“This movie brought tears to my eyes because he died from the impact at 1:14,” Them Pros added.
Baumgartner, of course, took his jump more much more seriously.
He said on the Red Bull Stratos website:
“It was an incredible up and down today, just like it’s been with the whole project. First we got off with a beautiful launch and then we had a bit of drama with a power supply issue to my visor.” Felix Baumgartner describes his record breaking jump from the stratosphere.
“The exit was perfect but then I started spinning slowly. I thought I’d just spin a few times and that would be that, but then I started to speed up. It was really brutal at times. I thought for a few seconds that I’d lose consciousness. I didn’t feel a sonic boom because I was so busy just trying to stabilize myself. We’ll have to wait and see if we really broke the sound barrier. It was really a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.”
Lego Man has remained silent about his jump.