'The Blues Brothers' Shopping Mall Chase Scene As You've Never Seen It Before — in Legos

You'll watch this a couple of times with a smile on your face. Quite the homage to a quintessential piece of Chicago lore and Southland history.

"We're on a mission from God."

Duncan McConchie, who produced this painstaking stop-motion Lego re-enactment of The Blues Brothers' classic shopping mall car chase, must've had those words running through his mind as he produced this delightful video short based on the 1980 musical comedy, a John Landis film starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

Of course, folks in Chicago know all roads in The Blues Brothers lead Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues to the Southland. That scene was shot in the now-demolished Dixie Square Mall, near 151st Street and Dixie Highway in Harvey.

The mall closed in 1978. A year later, Universal Pictures paid $12,500 to trash the decrepit and shuttered mall for the famous scene. A Jewel and a Walgreen's had closed just before filming began. Demolition began in 2006 but wasn't finished until 2012.

McConchie's Lego work is featured on Bricktease.com.

Related: How the Lego Blues Brothers Video Was Made
Phil Collins December 07, 2013 at 07:14 AM
Awesome Adventure please share it with your little ones they will Love it !
Dale December 07, 2013 at 07:50 AM
Amazing!!! Thanks for making me smile.....
Claudia Scott December 07, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Really enjoyed it. Did make me smile.
Jan December 07, 2013 at 09:50 PM
When a kid, I lived about 4 blocks from that mall. Nice in it's day, but the neighborhood turned into a pit and so did the mall. The movie is the best thing that could have happened to it -just too bad they couldn't blow the whole thing up for the movie. The Legos guy did a great job!
Halford December 09, 2013 at 07:48 AM
BRILLIANT !! simply awesome.... one of my family's favorite movies and one of the best scenes... Thanks !!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something