The building blocks of love. A man named Ben Anderson came up with a creative proposal idea when he asked his girlfriend, Kirsten Dally, to marry him — in Lego form.
According to ABC News, the Worcester, England, resident enlisted the help of filmmaker Morgan Spence to help him pull-off the elaborate proposal. Spence helped Anderson turn the best moments from his relationship with his girlfriend into a Lego stop-motion film. No detail was omitted from the short flick, including their very first date to their first kiss (in the rain)!
Anderson planned for the short film to be played at the Electric Cinema in Birmingham, England, where he and Dally had scheduled what she believed was another typical date night. Except not. Suddenly, Anderson’s voice boomed across the theater as his sweet surprise flashed across the screen.
The adorable film opens with two Lego figures surrounded by plastic flowers and trees. “Hi Kirsten. It’s me, Ben,” Anderson says as he narrates the stop-motion clip. “Just before the film starts, I wanted to tell you just how happy you make me.”
The couple watched their love story unfold Lego-style in the theater. “I realize I’m so, so lucky and was wondering, will you marry me?” he asks in the clip. Luckily for the happy duo, someone in the theater caught the real-life moment on-camera. The newly-engaged couple shared a hug before the groom-to-be thanked fellow movie patrons for being part of the proposal.
Following the moment, Anderson revealed his fiancee’s initial reaction. “She elbowed me in the ribs and asked me what the hell I had done,” he told ABC News. “She was quite overwhelmed.”
Meanwhile, Anderson’s fellow filmmaker Spence was revealed to be only 17 years old. Spence was previously featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the imaginative films he’s created using Lego figures.
“He wanted me to produce a Lego animation describing how they met in a film style almost like Forrest Gump sitting on a park bench,” the filmmaker shared about Anderson’s proposal vision. Spence has also recreated famous movie scenes, including snippets from Dirty Dancing, E.T., and Life of Pi.
According to ABC News, Anderson and Dally may include the Lego theme in their upcoming wedding. They’re also thinking about using the Lego figures from the proposal film as their cake toppers.
Watch the proposal above.