October 19, 2011 at 11:35 PM EDT

After nearly 12 violent years and two very successful spinoffs, Austin filmmaker Joe Nicolosi has finally taken the CSI franchise to the next level — by transporting the CSI: Miami team to the hotbed of sin and corruption known as Legoland. If this hilarious stop-motion short film teaches us anything, it’s that David Caruso’s dramatic mid-sentence sunglasses schtick was always meant to be reenacted by a hard-nosed Lego cop. Check out the video below, unless you’re part Lego. In that case, the graphic violence would probably make this NSFW-ish for you:

Nicolosi, who previously tackled a live action Super Mario trailer, did an excellent job capturing the essence of a typical CSI: Miami outing. From the pre-credits one-liner to the sweeping camera aerial to the harsh brutality of the Lego-crime, CSI: Legoland is the real deal. Sort of.

Does anybody else think that Michael K. Williams’ character from Community would hate this clip? “Complicated kids…tiny little blocks?” Let us know what you think in the comments!

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