Finding oneself in LEGO liminality

There’s something a bit off in this LEGO setting devised by Pan Noda. The intentionally-grainy shot of this brick-built mall food court definitely gives a Backrooms vibe. In a space typically characterized by the bustle of shoppers, the smell of fast food, and the occasional offer of a free sample, the stillness that occurs after hours sure can send a shiver down your spine. It’s hard not to wonder what could be hiding behind a pillar or counter. In fact, maybe it’s best to just get out of here… if I still can.

Midnight Food Court

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2 comments on “Finding oneself in LEGO liminality

  1. hntrains

    Not sure about the “intentionally-grainy shot” (why would anyone aim for lower quality?), but the place does look good. Desolate and even somewhat tragic, the food court looks like there is no tomorrow for the ones who used to work here.

  2. Kaden D'Abate

    It’s an aesthetic, there’s not much more to it than that. Some movies have lower lighting for tone, I wouldn’t call that bad necessarily

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