Sandra Gonzalez
February 08, 2012 AT 09:40 PM EST

Tonight’s Valentine’s Day-themed episode of The Middle appropriately tackles the meaning of love. (All together now, “Awwww.”)

And when 13-year-old star Atticus Shaffer stopped by EW’s offices this week, he raved about the current love in his life: Stop-motion animation. In fact, he was nice enough to show us his talent by putting together an exclusive display of his skills. (And it was no small feat; it took him three days in between a crazy shooting schedule!)

So check out LEGO Brick and his impressions below.

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