The fairly recent trend in LEGO animated filming is recreating official movie trailers and a group of people called the Animators Collective has done just that with the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer. The stop-motion video took only a few weeks to create but it is a perfect representation of the trailer. The animators have also released behind-the-scenes videos including the VFX Breakdown as well as Behind the Scenes shots, and a side-by-side comparison.
The Brotherhood Workshop is back with their latest LEGO video collaboration with the guys from HISHE which features The Lord of the Rings. If you recall from The Return of the King, Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas return to Pelennor Fields with the Army of the Dead to win the battle against the Orcs there. What if the Orcs knew the heroes would be coming back with the Army of the Dead? Check out the video below with some hiarious consequences.
Some of you may know this but besides LEGO as my hobby, I’m also an avid video gamer. I’ve been trying to start up streaming on Twitch but I don’t seem to have the time to. That’s why when I saw this video by andrewmfilms, I was absolutely amazed by it. The video shows various first-person games with the characters being replace by LEGO minifigures including Portal 2, Skyrim, Bioshock, and of course Counter-Strike: Global Offensive aka CS:GO.
The animations are very well done and I especially like the Portal 2 one. If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past month, you would know that Portal 2 will become an official set with LEGO Dimensions this fall. Check out the video below.
Jurassic Park is by far my favorite movie of all time and I was ecstatic that there will be new LEGO sets based on the upcoming Jurassic World movie. Anything that includes a combination of LEGO and Jurassic Park, I’m totally in and this brings us to this stop-motion video that I was emailed about by Paul Hollingsworth. Let’s go back to where it all began with the first Jurassic Park movie with Digitalwizardz over on YouTube where they have created one of the best LEGO animations based on the first movie that I’ve seen. This video is sort of an abridged version of the movie which includes various, yet famous quotes from Jurassic Park mixed with some LEGO humor.
Remember the clock tower scene from Back to the Future where Doc Brown was sending Marty back to the future by using the lightning? The animation team at Macro LEGO Universe has recreated that particular scene at the Brick 2014 LEGO fan convention a few months ago and has released the video a few days ago. The team used the now retired LEGO CUUSOO The DeLorean Time Machine (21103) as well as part of the town of Hill Valley that they’ve built including the courthouse and the movie cinema to capture the scene. You can check out some of the behind the scenes shots over on their website.
It took the studio 36 hours to recreate nine of the commercials that were shown on Sunday from the Jurassic World trailer to Snicker and Toyota. It’s not a total recreation of the commercials as I thought it would be but it’s still very cool with some humor thrown in as well.
This Friday, A+C Studios will be releasing “The Making of Brick Bowl” which will show the 36 hour progress of making the video.
The NFL Super Bowl XLIX will be happening this Sunday and will vie to be the most watched sporting events on television. Throughout the game, advertisers will be showcasing their $4.5 million commercials which last for about 30 seconds and they hope it will stay in the minds of millions of viewers. So what does this have to do with LEGO?
UK-based animation studio A+C Studios is planning on recreating all of the commercials that will be shown during the Super Bowl in LEGO form with 36 hours in the Brick Bowl. Once half time of the Super Bowl begins, the team will watch the ads at their 5,000 square foot studio and start creating the storyboards for the commercials. Soon after, they will start start building and animating the recreated ads. After their 36 hours are up, they will broadcast the animated movie. A+C Studios will be documenting their whole process so follow their social media sites to keep up with what they are doing.
I, for one, can’t wait to see the real commercials as they are pretty entertaining but to see them in LEGO is something else. As for the game itself, I hope the Seattle Seahawks win again this year.