Whether you are just getting started or have been involved in the hobby for quite some time, this is a helpful guidebook that covers the process of making a film from start to finish. I was particularly impressed by the artful layouts and heavy use of visual aids and illustration throughout; this book has been years in the making, and the talent and hard work put into it is evident in every page.
If you're looking for a solid introduction to any aspect of how to make a LEGO animation (whether it's a very basic beginner film or something more advanced), I think this book will prove to be an invaluable resource and an enjoyable read.
We've concluded the judging process for our summer Sight & Sound animation contest! Many thanks to all of the entrants, the judges, my contest co-runner Nathan Wells, and our contest sponsors:
Without the generosity of companies like Dragonframe and Brickstuff, having great prizes for these contests wouldn't be possible. Both of them make excellent products that have a lot of use for brickfilming, and I encourage you to give them a look.
Congratulations to our prize winners as well as all animators who completed entries!
The theme of BricksInMotion.com’s 2016 contest is Sight & Sound.
Eager to learn more? Check out the forum post for complete details on this contest!
After deliberation and public polling, the winners of the Bricks in Motion Awards for films released in 2015 have been announced.
Visit the announcement thread to see the results and discuss!
Bricks in Motion is proud to present the nominees for the 2015 Bricks in Motion Awards! This is an annual awards event that recognizes and celebrates excellence in brickfilming in a wide variety of categories and disciplines.
Our panel of judges have sorted through a year’s worth of films and voted on them in 11 individual categories until a final list of 5 nominees was agreed upon for each category. Very soon, we will be sending out the final ballots, and once those votes are tallied and winners chosen, they will be announced via a live awards show in the Bricks in Motion IRC Chat (more details on that later).
Results for the 13th Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest have been announced! Thank you to the judges, entrants, and Nathan Wells for making this contest possible. Thank you also to our contest sponsor, Brickstuff:
After a busy 24 hours, we've got more than 60 entries to the 13th Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest! While we wait for the judges to complete the selection process for contest winners, there are plenty of entries to keep you entertained in the meantime! Check out the entries via the releases forum, or visit this official playlist for the entries uploaded to YouTube. Thank you to Brickstuff for sponsoring the competition!
The final Brickfilm of the Week is (fittingly) The End by Graeme Allen.
The End is a 2006 brickfilm by Graeme Allen. It follows the story of two guys who are waiting around after the end of the world.
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Faithless by Matthew Gray.
Faithless is a 2006 brickfilm by Matthew Gray. It follows the story of a man in Limbo who is attempting to piece together the mystery of his own death.
Matthew Gray was a member of Brickfilms.com. He only made three brickfilms, the most well-known by far being Faithless.