Tag Archives: Brickfilms

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.

And you thought actors could be moody.

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.

You can find more fantastic brickfilms at Bricks in Motion!

Metamorphosis, a stop motion animation

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.

Experimenting with live action Lego films

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.

Helmet Cam Replay – KIA

Mummification Chamber

The Nightly News at Nine – a brickfilm by David Pickett

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.

NNN – Chapter One – New Beginnings from David Pickett on Vimeo.

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!

Robert Green’s fumbling failure immortalized in LEGO

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!

See dozens more on Fabian’s site. (English audio version from The Guardian.)

Prince of Persia trailer recreated from LEGO

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…

All those ... moments will be lost in time

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:

Blade Runner – Tears in Rain (in LEGO) from Zach Macias on Vimeo.

Via LegOficina dos Baixinhos.

AFOL: A Blocumentary by Jess Gibson

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:

AFOL A Blocumentary from Jess Gibson on Vimeo.

Jess attended BrickCon 2009, joined us for a SEALUG meeting, and interviewed many fans who’ll be familiar to readers of The Brothers Brick:

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.