LEGO stop-motion animation has a long history, going all the way back to LEGO’s own collaboration with Steven Spielberg in the 1990s. Whether you’re into music videos or iconic scenes from your favorite video games, you’ll find lots of great LEGO videos here on The Brothers Brick.
We’ve all heard it, right? Actors declining roles for “creative differences”…right. Creative differences. On the actor’s part? After this fantastic brickfilm from mobiledeli, I’m personally more inclined to say it was the director with the issues. This one certainly has them.
David Pickett (fallentomato) presents his best brickfilms animation showing Lego bricks morphing into different objects. Each change from one object to another consists of many brick-built transition states that are shown for only a fraction of a second, and the results are well worth it. Check out more descriptions and behind-the-scenes info about the video on David’s website.
We’ve all seen some pretty good stop-motion animations with Lego, but the method is not without its limitations. Tyler Clites and Jordan Schwartz recently experimented with making short clips of live action Lego films featuring their Oasis Mech and Anubis Statues respectively. You can read more about each creator’s thoughts by following the links below each video.
We don’t feature enough videos from the talented community of brickfilmers, so I was happy to be introduced to a brickfilm project by David Pickett (fallentomato) at Brickworld called The Nightly News at Nine (NNN). NNN captures “the zany adventures of a TV News team who live in a fantastical world made of plastic bricks.” The first chapter was recently released on DVD, and David was kind enough to give me a copy to take a look.
Fortunately, all contents of the DVD except for the commentary can be viewed for free. Below is the 24 minute video of the first episode of NNN. If you enjoyed our post of David’s Anti-Green Commercial, you’ll appreciate the same quality of animation, humor, and voice acting that went into this video. My only complaint is the lack of facial animations on the minifigs, but the variety of their motions and gestures does well to compensate.
In this video by Chris Salt, the Power Miners do not shine in their attitudes towards the women in their midst. However, the animation is smooth, the jerk gets what’s coming to him, and there are singing rock monsters. What more could you ask for?
The Prince of Persia movie promises to have just about as much cheese as sand. For a certain segment of our readership, it also promises a shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal saying his lines with a British accent. In the meantime, LEGO gives us this version of the trailer using only the new sets — and some sand.
The LEGO trailer does give us a glimpse of a shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal minifig, so that’s something…