What goes on inside the head of a child playing with a couple of LEGO ninja? Stop-motion animator supreme Counter656 gives us a thrilling peek.

Adult toy collectors (like myself) spend hundreds of dollars trying to recapture the magic that toys held for us as children. Counter656 spends dozens of hours recreating it so we don't have to.

I can fill my office with LEGO mini-figures. I can hang them from strings and make them fly, accompanied by mouth-made whooshing noises. I can even imagine a scene like the one played out here in this video, but it'll never be as real as it was when I was a babbling preteen imagination engine.

Ninjago stop motion - Jay VS Kai 樂高忍者動畫 [YouTube]