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Felix Baumgartner’s space jump re-enacted with LEGO

When daredevil Felix Baumgartner stood on the edge of his capsule 39 kilometres above the Earth Sunday preparing to jump the millions watching paused in awe.

And then Twitter lit up as people couldn't help but share their amazement with the space jump.

The 43-year-old Austrian hit Mach 1.24, or 1,342 km/h to set numerous records including becoming the first person to reach supersonic speed without travelling in a jet or spacecraft.

It was such a big deal, some people just couldn't help but make a LEGO re-enactment of the jump. At only 1:44 in length, the stop-motion video is much shorter than the jump and LEGO Felix seems to fall incredibly quickly, but it's quite impressive. Especially considering they producers manage to have cameras all over the place to film the jump from multiple angles just like the real jump.

People playing with LEGO and working at Legolands have been known to have some fun. An Ottawa man created and sold the LEGO Stephen Harper he created. People have created The Dark Knight trailer, The Simpsons, Super Mario Brothers, Indiana Jones and Star Wars all in LEGO.

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At Legoland in California, the staff built a life-size model of the boss's SUV out of LEGO and when he wasn't looking they replaced it. He didn't notice until he went to put the keys in the car. Employees at the same Legoland turned a manager's office into an igloo and made him crawl in to it to get to his cubicle.

People looking to marvel at massive LEGO structures and play with them in Canada will soon have a place to go in Toronto. There are currently seven Legolands worldwide and construction of the Legoland Discover Centre at Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, just north of Toronto, is set to begin Friday.

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Baumgartner also broke records for the highest manned-balloon flight, the person to jump from the highest altitude, but didn't break the record for the longest free fall.

Watch Baumgartner's historic jump

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