Brotherhood Workshop, the animation team behind last year's amazingly funny Lego recreation of The Battle of Helms Deep, have turned their stop-motion talents to the teaser trailer for The Desolation of Smaug. Suffice to say, the results are nothing short of brilliant.

There's some incredible detail in here, from the Lego-style titles to the homemade crown for the as-yet-un-legoised Thranduil, to the mix of Lego and real-world built 'sets' that make some scenes from the trailer look more realistic than they did in the original (I'm looking at you, barrel sequence elves)!

Here's the original, Lego-free version of the trailer for comparison, to see just how faithfully Brotherhood Workshop recreated it: