How fan films shaped The Lego Movie

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The 2014 film was an animation feat — but it was built on the legacy of homemade fan movies. 

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When you watch installments of the Warner Bros. line of Lego movies, it's hard not to be struck by how realistic the animation is. It isn't quite traditional stop motion — but it sure looks as if it could be. That's largely thanks to the work of the animators at Animal Logic, a Sydney-based visual effects studio that has worked on The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie, and the upcoming The Lego Ninjago Movie. Powered by live action filming techniques and a close attention to detail, the studio has helped reinvent what Lego animations can look like. But they owe a lot of that aesthetic to the influence of fan films. Since the early 1970s, enthusiasts have made home movies with their own Lego sets. They're called Brickfilms — and they've grown into a sizable community producing great movies and helping many young animators get their start. The Lego Movie animators learned from what made those home movies so good by embracing the limitations of the medium, and creating a world that anyone could could rebuild at home. 

Check out some of the Brickfilms we showed in this video: 

The Magic Portal:
Journey to the Moon:
Matrix 2003:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Lego:
Tapporalli 2020:
Predator Montage:
ONE: A Space Odyssey:
Krieg der Steine:
Batman Begins Montage:
Star Wars Brickfilm:

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The A Gamer
Cierra Brown
What was the first song they played it sounded familiar
I hope they paid royalties to the dude who made magic portal...
And yet in 2017 they still refuse to give the Video games the same treatment smh
But I heard that they used like millions or at least thousands of sets for the film...i thought it was all stop motion :/
Elaine Mai Phan
On the blue helmet of that space guy is broken
Riley Laning
1:25 this is real? I'm surprised it didn't get past the censors
this was very fascinating! Keep it up!
Vox i love your channel
Ian Lang
This also makes it easier for Lego to make money
Alyssa Marie
I always loved Bionacle
How are the old lego movies even really lego? Its basically just another disney animation. Lego is blocks, if things weren't made of blocks, its not lego
Baby Chewbacca
I OWN JACK STONE!!!!!!!!!!
Danomite Media Productions
I've stepped on legos so many times it doesn't hurt anymore.
lego gives more shits than valve
Sara Alejandro
I have Jack Stone Figure
Llaf Tuo
Early lego movies are super creepy.
Epic Beaubo
Never trust a edited
Wow, I did not know brickfilms had such an intresting story wow
Wonder why the water in the Lego Batman Movie wasn't made out of bricks.
Flain TheMixel
the old one looks very wrong
Caleb Jaaniste
To be fair, I don't think BIONICLE would have worked if it tried to emulate stop-motion animation. The whole concept lends itself to looking more like a realistic world with bio-machines as the biodiversity.
Im Your Cat
lol the first lego movie sucks x3
Moukazaru Gen2010
uhhh. not that huge though!
TheLaTasher - Aye channel for you.
I've personally met Lindsay Fleay, He's a top bloke!
Sekiko 824
....DOES ANYONE REMEMBER CLUTCH POWERS...sorry, had to get that off my chest.
Most British Gent
shout out to Lego movie maker/Logitech quickcam & I remember making stop motion stuff & watching them when I was 12 or so way back in the day before I moved onto vector (flash) animation
Makeesha Simpson.
I thought it was mostly stop motion because I saw a fingerprint on Evan in the Lego Movie
some skull dozer
I've watched this so many times over I feel like it's illegal for me to watch this again
Tony Craig
_________༼ ◦ ◦ ༽_______Killroy was here
Anton Borup
I am from Denmark
Alex Staddon
Captain Howdy
The ninjago movie looks great 👍🏻
William Shafer
Haha someone needs to tie the heads of CBS down in a room and make them watch this. Maybe then they would see the folly in how they handle Trek fanfilms
r2d2 is a bin whcih makes beeping sounds. never going to see star wars in same way agian
oblivious farm boy
The Lego Movie was based on fan films? WHAAAT NO, THAT CAN'T BE REAL, OF COURSE NOT.
Stephen the Savage 3lf
Song name
I hate weeaboos and so do you Fuck them all
Remember when everyone made a stop motion NASCAR film where it paused every the seconds
I hate weeaboos and so do you Fuck them all
Psst I have a secret to tell you

The lego movie was animated
Manny Davis
The old Lego star wars was terrifying
Very good video !! All the Lego fans will support me. I always support those who create QUALITY, INTERESTING content for viewers. I'm grateful to people who spend a lot of effort creating such videos. Laik from me !! HUGE!
What was the song when emit was falling in the magic portal at the start
Pakawat Hong
Here is really full and hd The Leegoooo Movie =>
Midi Mercury
Vox edits videos about lego in the same style of nuclear war documentaries
Noah Braitsch
what was the Song at the beginning called?
Blocksworld Jaden
I see 666
noah dommaschk
'amateur video makers matter' hope thats the case for the stuff I make
COUGH COUGH michaelhickoxfilms cough cough forrestfire101 vomits flem
Pullman Lagdameo
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