What combines Lego, stop motion animation and a tribute to 8-bit video games all in one place? Sorry, the answer is this 8-Bit Trip music video, but to be fair I would have guessed paradise too. Updated.

The video reportedly took about 1,500 hours to create, and I pretty much had an acid flashback-type experience while watching it, during which time I traveled back to the 1980s and relived my entire youth all over again in the span of about three and a half minutes.

Pong, Mario Bros., Raccoon Mario, Bubble Bobble—it's all pretty much there, backed by an unmistakably 8-bit beat. Amazing stuff.

Update: Brothers Brick reports that the artist was Tomas Redigh and the song was written by Daniel Larsson. Good work! [YouTube via Waxy via Boing Boing]