This stop-motion video by Alex Kobbs captures so many classic moments from StarCraft that I don’t know which is my favorite.
My copy of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is in the mail, and Alex’s video just heightens the anticipation.
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.
You can learn more about the production of the video or watch the other features of the DVD. If you want to purchase the DVD for $8 and show your support for the series, you can do so here. Meanwhile, here’s a trailer for the next episode, and I look forward to seeing it!
I’ve been catching a few minutes of the World Cup every morning before heading into work, but watched the complete US-England game over the weekend. Naturally, there’s a LEGO version.
This video by Fabian Moritz has gone viral at this point, but for those of you whose friends and family haven’t forwarded this to you yet, enjoy!
dzine123 brings us the full story of the Star Wars Trilogy condensed into ~2 minutes as told by a kid with one heck of a LEGO collection :)
EDIT: Regardless of the voice talent, this was actually created by LEGO, not “a kid with one heck of a LEGO collection.”
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…
Fancy Pants Productions presents a LEGO Star Wars animation that features some seriously smooth action:
There’s a moment in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner that sends chills up and down my spine every time I watch it. Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford stand on a rooftop in the rain as Hauer’s character breathes his last.
Zach Macias has recreated that scene in LEGO:
Documentary filmmaker Jess Gibson has just completed a 30-minute movie about adult fans of LEGO here in the Pacific Northwest. You can watch the complete “AFOL: A Blocumentary” right here:
The description on Vimeo says that this is the “first in a series of Blocumentaries about the Adult Fans of LEGO,” so we’re looking forward to more from Jess Gibson in the future.
I have no idea what LEGO CL!CK is about — probably because I don’t have the patience to wade through the pseudo-interactivity of someone’s love affair with Flash. But that doesn’t stop this video from being gorgeous.
Perhaps CL!CK has something to do with the vaguely useless iPhone app FBTB reviewed (or vice versa), which had at least one of us fooled. Regardless, the video is whimsical and fantastic, as is the dude’s mustache.