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Man proposes with fantastic Lego video

Walt Thompson took 2,600 photographs as he made a touching and very personal stop-motion video meant to inspire his beloved to marry him. The only question is, how many bricks did it take?

There are a million ways to signal your everlasting love for someone. You could propose while skydiving. Or you could get married in Second Life. But asking someone to marry you with Legos in a wonderful, poetic, stop motion video may take the cake.

Over at the Huffington Post this evening, there's the very touching story of Walt Thompson, who "invested 22 hours shooting and 'God knows how long' editing this stop-motion LEGO marriage proposal for his girlfriend of four years, Nealey Dozier."

Thompson told the HuffPo that he'd kept the project a secret from his beloved and that when he told Dozier he was writing some anniversary poetry, he'd actually locked himself into his "man cave" for a few days to work on the video.

Finally, after taking 2,600 minutely posed pictures, he was done. And it was time to play the video.

"'He directed me to the DVD player and told me to press play," Dozier told the HuffPo. "'He then came to stand behind me, and within seconds I could feel the loud thumping of his heart and his quivering hands as they grabbed for mine. It was only then that I realized this was no anniversary poem."

A screen shot from a video in which an Atlanta man proposed to his girlfriend using stop-motion photography of Legos. Screenshot by CNET

"As Dozier watched, Thompson waited for the exact moment the words 'Will you marry me?' appeared on the screen.

"'When the words came on the 46-inch television it was playing on, I hit my knee and pulled out the box, which contained the LEGO bride and groom," Thompson, told the HuffPost. "Obviously, the groom was holding the ring.'"

The lovely video depicts the couple meeting, developing a relationship, getting married, and growing older together. All accompanied by the perfectly appropriate song, "Don't wait too long" by Madeleine Peyroux.

The only real question left to answer, of course, is how many different Lego sets and bricks did Thompson need for the video. And how many of them did he already have?