Lego Hasidic Wedding

If you’ve ever wondered what an Australian Hasidic wedding looks like….well, it’s not exactly like this, but it comes pretty damn close. The people might be less yellow, but 16-year-old Menachem Aron gets the tics, intricacies, and idiosyncrasies of Hasidic weddings perfectly. A little too perfectly, actually.

You’ll have to have a little patience for the groom shockeling as he prays in the beginning, and the thirty-second video stall. If you’re feeling impatient, skip straight to the bride’s reception (4:15), stepping on the glass (6:20) or — definitely the highlight — the dancing, which starts at 6:45. Little touches, like the tree mechitza, are uncannily dead-on. And if you’ve never been to Melbourne, the production is so exact that even the buildings in the background match up perfectly. On one hand, it’s unbelievable that a teenager did this. On the other, it’s so brilliant that it could only come from a teenager. (And click here to see the original draft, which he did when he was 11…)

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