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'''''Mario Kart 64'' Lego Raceway''' is a video series featured on [[Chris]]'s [[Christian Weston Chandler...Yep, I'm on TV :)|"I'm on TV" DVD]]. It was filmed using a Game Boy Camera in [[1998]], when Chris was still in [[Manchester High School]].
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'''''Mario Kart 64'' Lego Raceway''' is a video series featured on [[Chris]]'s [[Christian Weston Chandler...Yep, I'm on TV :)|"Yep, I'm on TV" DVD]]. It was filmed using a [[Nintendo|Game Boy Camera]] in [[1998]], when Chris was still in [[Manchester High School]].
  
 
==Production==
 
==Production==
 
 
The [[Wikipedia:Game Boy Camera|Game Boy Camera]] is a bulky Game Boy accessory cartridge with a camera built into it, which can be placed into a Game Boy and be used to take grainy black-and-white pictures. Afterward, these pictures can be edited in various ways; they can be drawn on, turned into sprites for a handful of minigames, be printed out with another expensive accessory called the "Game Boy Printer", or strung together to make an animation as Chris did. Using the camera and his [[LEGO]] collection, Chris made a stop-motion animation of the cars racing around his Lego city and firing shells (or in this case, Star and Circle shapes) at each other, then added some appropriate music.
 
The [[Wikipedia:Game Boy Camera|Game Boy Camera]] is a bulky Game Boy accessory cartridge with a camera built into it, which can be placed into a Game Boy and be used to take grainy black-and-white pictures. Afterward, these pictures can be edited in various ways; they can be drawn on, turned into sprites for a handful of minigames, be printed out with another expensive accessory called the "Game Boy Printer", or strung together to make an animation as Chris did. Using the camera and his [[LEGO]] collection, Chris made a stop-motion animation of the cars racing around his Lego city and firing shells (or in this case, Star and Circle shapes) at each other, then added some appropriate music.
  
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In the actual race videos, it's near impossible to tell what's going on, since most of the racers look exactly the same in poor quality black-and-white pictures. It doesn't help that the racing is regularly interrupted by confusing sequences where outsiders attack the racers.
 
In the actual race videos, it's near impossible to tell what's going on, since most of the racers look exactly the same in poor quality black-and-white pictures. It doesn't help that the racing is regularly interrupted by confusing sequences where outsiders attack the racers.
  
The sequences also appear to have been transferred onto VHS tape at some point, as evidenced by the vertical stabilization problems, the noise at the bottom of the picture at the beginning of the first video, and the general picture quality of the video. Chris got the video on VHS by hooking his Game Boy Camera to a [[Wikipedia:Super Game Boy|Super Game Boy]] for his SNES, then hooking up the SNES to his VCR and then recording it that way.
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The sequences also appear to have been transferred onto VHS tape at some point, as evidenced by the vertical stabilization problems, the noise at the bottom of the picture at the beginning of the first video, and the general picture quality of the video. Chris got the video on VHS by putting the Game Boy Camera into a [[Wikipedia:Super Game Boy|Super Game Boy]], and hooking up his SNES to a VCR to record it from there.
  
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
 
 
Most of the video is taken up with depicting four kart races based on ''[[Wikipedia:Mario Kart 64​|Mario Kart 64​]]''. As with all of Chris's projects, the characters competing are from Chris's family, gal-pals, and characters from his favorite media series - in this case, [[Lego]], [[Power Rangers]], [[Nintendo|Super Mario]], ''[[Wikipedia:Dexter's Laboratory|Dexter's Laboratory]]'', [[Star Wars]], a ninja and, bizarrely, "[[Wikipedia:Andy Griffith|Andy Griffit]]". Some [[Pokémon]] show up too. Oddly enough, there is no sign of [[Sonic]], or even [[Bionic the Hedgehog]] (who had been invented two years earlier).
 
Most of the video is taken up with depicting four kart races based on ''[[Wikipedia:Mario Kart 64​|Mario Kart 64​]]''. As with all of Chris's projects, the characters competing are from Chris's family, gal-pals, and characters from his favorite media series - in this case, [[Lego]], [[Power Rangers]], [[Nintendo|Super Mario]], ''[[Wikipedia:Dexter's Laboratory|Dexter's Laboratory]]'', [[Star Wars]], a ninja and, bizarrely, "[[Wikipedia:Andy Griffith|Andy Griffit]]". Some [[Pokémon]] show up too. Oddly enough, there is no sign of [[Sonic]], or even [[Bionic the Hedgehog]] (who had been invented two years earlier).
  
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===Interval sequences===
 
===Interval sequences===
 
 
Chris also spends some time in-between races describing his [[Power Rangers]] team, made up of him, [[Cole Smithey]], [[Laura Dorazio]], [[Wikipedia:Princess Peach|Peach]], [[Wikipedia:Mario|Mario]] and [[Wikipedia:Mega Man|Mega Man]]. Unsurprisingly, Chris makes himself the leader. He also spends almost a minute (and several takes worth of animation) showing several karts combine into the KART MEGAZORD, a powerful weapon never seen since until [[Sonichu 9|''Sonichu'' #9]], and even then it hasn't really done anything yet.
 
Chris also spends some time in-between races describing his [[Power Rangers]] team, made up of him, [[Cole Smithey]], [[Laura Dorazio]], [[Wikipedia:Princess Peach|Peach]], [[Wikipedia:Mario|Mario]] and [[Wikipedia:Mega Man|Mega Man]]. Unsurprisingly, Chris makes himself the leader. He also spends almost a minute (and several takes worth of animation) showing several karts combine into the KART MEGAZORD, a powerful weapon never seen since until [[Sonichu 9|''Sonichu'' #9]], and even then it hasn't really done anything yet.
  

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A cart carrier.

Mario Kart 64 Lego Raceway is a video series featured on Chris's "Yep, I'm on TV" DVD. It was filmed using a Game Boy Camera in 1998, when Chris was still in Manchester High School.

Production

The Game Boy Camera is a bulky Game Boy accessory cartridge with a camera built into it, which can be placed into a Game Boy and be used to take grainy black-and-white pictures. Afterward, these pictures can be edited in various ways; they can be drawn on, turned into sprites for a handful of minigames, be printed out with another expensive accessory called the "Game Boy Printer", or strung together to make an animation as Chris did. Using the camera and his LEGO collection, Chris made a stop-motion animation of the cars racing around his Lego city and firing shells (or in this case, Star and Circle shapes) at each other, then added some appropriate music.

The Game Boy Camera can only hold thirty pictures at a time. That isn't nearly enough for even half a lap. What Chris did was take the thirty pictures, edit them appropriately, string them together into an animation, record the animation, and then repeat the process over and over. To make the sudden starting and stopping seem more "natural", Chris put a second of static at the end of each set of pictures. This didn't do anything to change the fact that the twenty-second music clip Chris used for his animation gets more grating every time it is used.

It is impressive that Chris expended so much time and effort at such a complex and frustrating task, especially considering that years later, he would draw Sonichu comics without any planning or practice and upload YouTube videos without bothering to check them over first. Despite this, the actual animation is jerky and erratic, presumably due to the extremely low frame-per-second count (the average stop-motion production has 12 frames per second).

In the actual race videos, it's near impossible to tell what's going on, since most of the racers look exactly the same in poor quality black-and-white pictures. It doesn't help that the racing is regularly interrupted by confusing sequences where outsiders attack the racers.

The sequences also appear to have been transferred onto VHS tape at some point, as evidenced by the vertical stabilization problems, the noise at the bottom of the picture at the beginning of the first video, and the general picture quality of the video. Chris got the video on VHS by putting the Game Boy Camera into a Super Game Boy, and hooking up his SNES to a VCR to record it from there.

Plot

Most of the video is taken up with depicting four kart races based on Mario Kart 64​. As with all of Chris's projects, the characters competing are from Chris's family, gal-pals, and characters from his favorite media series - in this case, Lego, Power Rangers, Super Mario, Dexter's Laboratory, Star Wars, a ninja and, bizarrely, "Andy Griffit". Some Pokémon show up too. Oddly enough, there is no sign of Sonic, or even Bionic the Hedgehog (who had been invented two years earlier).

However, what is very easy to tell is that Chris was perhaps even more of a God-moder in his younger days than he is now, perhaps only now eclipsing his past self with his actions in Sonichu #10. In all three races in which Chris appears, he wins easily - in his second race, he even has time to fight Darth Maul and get back on his kart in time to win.

Interval sequences

Chris also spends some time in-between races describing his Power Rangers team, made up of him, Cole Smithey, Laura Dorazio, Peach, Mario and Mega Man. Unsurprisingly, Chris makes himself the leader. He also spends almost a minute (and several takes worth of animation) showing several karts combine into the KART MEGAZORD, a powerful weapon never seen since until Sonichu #9, and even then it hasn't really done anything yet.

He also supplies a tour of his Lego town, which he had not yet christened "CWCville", which features an Information Center, the Start/Finish Line, Lego Lake, Mt. Extreme, Band Stand, and Fonz's Kart Shop.

Videos

Prototype

Mario Kart 64 Lego Raceway Prototype
Stardate 4 June 1998
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[Super Game Boy logo appears mid-animation.]

[Screen is white for approximately six seconds.]

["© 1995 Creatures; © 1995 GAME FREAK"]

[Game Boy Camera opening screen appears and Mario dances.]

[Game Boy Camera interface appears and then disappears]

["CHRISTIAN CHANDLER LEGO RACEWAY - Mario Kart 64"]

[Four cars drive by.]

["THE END"]

[A screen reading "ANIMATION: Press (A) to begin" appears before the video freezes.]

Part 1

Mario Kart 64 Lego Raceway Part 1
Stardate 4 June 1998
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OFFICIAL and HONEST CWC Videos
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Mario Kart 64 Lego Raceway Part 2


[Music starts up]

["Christian (c) Chandler Mariokart 64 LEGO RACEWAY 6/4/98"]

["Mario Kart 64 Line-Up:"]

[We see a Lego minifig in overalls and a conductor's hat. The label says "Mario."]

[2 Christian Chandler"]

["CRASH DUMMIE 3"]

["Peach 4"]

["Megaman and Rush 5"]

["JAILBRAKE JOE 6"]

["Barbara Chandler 7"]

["Cole Smithey 8"]

["POWER RANGER Christian Chandler 9"]

["TONY TWISTER 10"]

["LUIGI 11"]

["ALPHA DRACONIS 12"]

["SANTA CLAUSE 13"]

["Infomaniac 14"]

["DEXTER 15"]

["Laura Dorazio 16"]

["QUEEN GYPSY MOTH 17"]

["Pharoh's Mummy 18"]

["ANDY GRIFFIT 19"]

["冬 BONSAI 20" 夏 春 期]

["Sarah Hammer"]

[STATIC]

[RACE 1: Racers 1-10 3 Laps]

[We see the racers waiting up at the starting line. The camera circles around giving us a 360 degree view. The starting light changes, and the race is on!]

[Christian has the early lead, and he turns left into a shortcut. Mario tries to follow him but hits the edge, spinning out of control.]

[STATIC]

[Power Ranger Christian and Santa Clause pass Mario, and Mario follows.]

[Chris drives onto a bridge, followed by QUEEN GYPSY MOTH. Mario again spins out of control, missing the bridge entirely.]

[Jailbrake Joe and Power Ranger Chris go on the bridge.]

[STATIC]

[Zoom in on Power Ranger's wheels. White dots come out of the back, as though he is revving up. He backs up and corrects his direction.]

[We see Chris crossing the bridge. QUEEN GYPSY MOTH is at the head of the pack, and Chris cuts her off.]

[STATIC]

[First lap completed. Chris takes the shortcut again. QUEEN GYPSY MOTH and Jailbrake Joe apparently circle around each other. We see more racers.]

[STATIC]

[Power Ranger Christian picks up a bonus and fires at Cole, sending him into a spin]

[STATIC]

[Chris crosses the line in 1st]

[STATIC]

["RACE 1 RESULTS:"]

["RACE 1
1st Christian
2nd Cole
3rd Mario
4th Mega Man"]

["For the racing line-up. The Force enters..."]

[Luke Skywalker drives up, gets out of his car and brandishes his lightsaber. he gets back in, turns around and drives away]

[STATIC]

["RACE 2: Racers 11-22. 3 Laps"]

[The racers line up at the starting grid. A spaceship flies around in circles.]

[STATIC]

[The race begins. Some sort of powerup or missile or something hits a car.]

[STATIC]

[The racers finish a lap, with QUEEN GYPSY MOTH and Mario in the lead]

[STATIC]

[An airplane flies around]

Someone: DESTROY MISSILE!

[The missile hits Pharoh's Mummy's car]

Pharoh's Mummy: I'm stuck!

[His car explodes]

[STATIC]

[A huge pileup]

[STATIC]

[Arthur Fonzerelli [sic] shows up trackside. He walks up to a car, presumably to fix it, and BONSAI draws his katana.]

[STATIC]

[The Fonz runs away from BONSAI and drives off on his motorbike]

[STATIC]

[There is confusion around the crash site]

[STATIC]

[A mechanic tries to fix it up]

[The race finally ends, with Infomaniac in 1st place]

["RACE 2 RESULTS"]

["RACE 2
1st Infomaniac.
2nd Sarah H.
3rd Luke S.
4th Luigi"]

[STATIC]

["While we prepare for the next race, we will take a quick tour of... MY LEGO TOWN!"]

[The camera jerks around, showing the Information Center, the Start/Finish Line, Lego Lake, Mt. Extreme, Band Stand, Fonz's Kart Shop]

["And now, back to the races..."]

["RACE 3 DRIVERS: 02, 14, 08, 21, 01, 22, 05, and 11. 3 Laps."]

[The racers line up and the race starts]

[STATIC]

[The race passes something labelled "CRYSTLE"]

Christian: HI!

[STATIC]

[The race continues]

[STATIC]

[QUEEN GYPSY MOTH stands in front of the race]

QUEEN GYPSY MOTH: FREEZE!

[The racers just hit her and keep going]

Part 2

Mario Kart 64 Lego Raceway Part 2
Stardate 4 June 1998
Subject Matter Video gamesVideo games Video Games
Other MachinimaMachinima Machinima, LeakedLeaked Leaked
OFFICIAL and HONEST CWC Videos
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Mario Kart 64 Lego Raceway Part 1
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Chris Chan in the PokéNews


[STATIC]

[Peach sees R2-D2 and brakes.]

Peach: R2-D2?

[She gets out of the car.]

Peach: Why are you here?

R2-D2: BEEP BLURP

Peach: I see. ok. [to the Fonz] Fonz, tell Anakin R2 dropped in. and we'll shoot him by, A.S.A.P.

Christian Chandler: Here he comes!

[Darth Maul flies by in an X-Wing and Chris shoots at him]

[Chris drives on, in the lead. The other racers follow.]

[STATIC]

[Darth Maul ejects from the downed X-Wing and stands trackside. The approaching Chris is shocked.]

Darth Maul: JOIN THE DARK SIDE!

Chris: NO! IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!

[Chris morphs into his Power Ranger form.]

[BLACK SCREEN]

[Christian and Darth Maul fight, Chris with a sort of sword and Darth Maul with his own Damn Darth Maul Dual Light Saber.]

[STATIC]

[Chris casts Maul off of the track]

Chris: TOO BAD.

[Chris drives on, and somehow, is in the lead. He crosses the finish line and the words "1st place" appear.]

[STATIC]

[The top four are lined up]

["RACE 3 RESULTS:"]

["RACE 3"
"1st Christian C.
2nd Infomanic
3rd Cole S.
4th Luke S."]

[Aerial shot of the city, with intro: "A LONG TIME AGO... EVIL INVADED THE GOOD TOWN... BUT A SUPER TEAM WAS FORMED TO... STOP THEM. THEY ARE KNOWN AS..."]

[Camera flies down to: MEGA MAN. LUIGI. PEACH. They each put on Power Ranger costumes.]

[BLACK SCREEN]

["LAURA DORAZIO. MARIO. COLE SMITHEY."]

["AND THE LEADER...]

["CHRISTIAN C."]

[They stand in triangle formation. The title "POWER RANGERS" appears.]

["AND WHEN THEY NEED MORE POWER... THEIR KARTS JOIN TO FORM"]

[STATIC]

[Karts join together, then drive around a bit.]

[STATIC]

[Karts combining]

[STATIC]

[They finish combining.]

["THE KART MEGAZORD!"]

[STATIC]

["FINAL. RACE 4. DRIVERS: 02, 14, 08, 22, 21, 05, and 11. 3 LAPS"]

[They line up to start. Pikachu zaps the starting lights and the race begins.]

[A truck is on the track, for no clear reason. The racers drive by.]

[STATIC]

[A car goes into a spin and causes a pile-up.]

[STATIC]

[Mew appears and psychically spins BONSAI]

[STATIC]

[We zoom in on Ash Ketchem [sic]. He throws a Poké Ball at Mew.] Ash Ketchem: GO! POKÉ BALL!

[Mew is captured.]

Ash Ketchem: I'VE GOT MEW!

[STATIC]

[The race continues. A Blastoise fires water at the leader and she spins away.]

[STATIC]

[A Venusaur sleeps in the middle of the track. Chris stops his car and plays a Poké Flute to awaken it. The camera zooms in on a man going to a house]

Man: NOBODY WAS AT HOME!

[Camera zooms in on a Charizard]

[STATIC]

[Charizard flies around]

[STATIC]

[Chris crosses the line; "1st place" appears. Infomaniac is 2nd, Cole 3rd, Mario 4th. The final results are then listed on the screen.]

["CIRCUIT MATH: 1st: 5 pnts. 2nd: 4 pnts. 3rd: 2 pnts. 4th: 1 pnts. RESULTS -> ->"]

["RESULTS:
1. Christian C. 15
2. Infomaniac. 13
3. Cole S. 8
4. Sarah H. 4"

[STATIC]

["AWARDS CEREMONIES."]

["Christian'won the GOLD,and $10,000!"]

["Infomaniac won the SILVER, and $5,000!"]

["Cole won the Bronze, and$2,000!"]

["Sarah won a year's supply of pizza!]

Pizza Boy: [hands Sarah a pizza] Here is your 1st pie.

[Zoom in on Bob and Barbara]

["And CWC's parents were proud of him."]

Christian: Muy Bueno!

["The End."]

[STATIC]

["AFTERMATH... 3 new racers that did not make it in time for the races."]

["Vader Droid 23"]

["Anakin Skywalker & R2-D2 24"]

["Kellie Andes 25"]

["CREDITS"]

[Game Boy Camera]

["THE CAST..."]

[Racers are listed again]

["REST... P.Boy, D.Maul, A. Fonzerelli, Robert C., Mandy M., Obi Juan, Ash K., M. Droids."] [all sic]

["Pokémon: Mew, Pikachu, Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur."]

["PRODUCER: BARBARA WESTON CHANDLER -MOM." with a photo of her]

["PRODUCER: -DAD. ROBERT FRANKLIN CHANDLER JR."]

["Producer, Director, Lihtin & Special Effects,Constructor of Town,Costumes and Vehicles, Backgrounds, and Narrator..."]

["Christian Weston Chandler." with creepy photo]

[Game Boy Camera]

["This animation was inspired by LEGO & Nintendo"]

[Game Boy Camera]

["SPECIAL THANKS: Mom, Dad, many of my good friends, family, the Leo & N.O.A. Companies, and Christian C."]

["CHRISTIAN © CHANDLER; MARIO KART 64; LEGO 6/4/98 RACEWAY"]

Results

In this table, "X" means the racer finished outside the top 4; "—" means the racer did not compete.

Line-up of the racers.
Sortable table
Rank Code Racer R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1st 02 Christian Chandler 5 5 5 15
2nd 14 Infomaniac 5 4 4 13
3rd 08 Cole Smithey 4 2 2 8
4th 21 Sarah Hammer 4 X X 4
T-5th 01 MARIO 2 X 1 3
T-5th 22 Luke Skywalker 2 1 X 3
T-7th 05 Mega Man & Rush 1 X X 1
T-7th 11 LUIGI 1 X X 1
03 CRASH DUMMIE X 0
04 Peach X 0
06 JAILBRAKE JOE[1] X 0
07 Barbara Chandler X 0
09 POWER RANGER Christian Chandler X 0
10 TONY TWISTER X 0
12 ALPHA DRACONIS X 0
13 SANTA CLAUSE X 0
15 DEXTER X 0
16 Laura Dorazio X 0
17 QUEEN GYPSY MOTH X 0
18 Pharoh's Mummy X 0
19 ANDY GRIFFIT X 0
20 BONSAI X 0

Sources

See also

Song of Christian Chris's videos Chris Chan in the PokéNews
Christian Weston Chandler...Yep, I'm on TV :)

Regular DVD: Sonic Watch & Win Sweepstakes • "Song of Christian" • Mario Kart 64 Lego RacewayChris Chan in the PokéNewsThe City of Cwicville Tour!Animal Crossing DocumentaryThe 24th Wedding Anniversary Special • "So Need a Cute Girl" • "All I Want For Christmas Is a Pretty Girlfriend" • Harvey Birdman commercialPixelated PS3FUTURE MESSAGEKCWC broadcastCWC Slideshow NotesSlideshow images
Director's Cut: ChandlerFamilyChristmas2004ChrisAfterChristmas2004