Welcome to Bricks in Motion!
We are an online filmmaking community devoted to the art of stop-motion animation. Most of our films, sometimes called brickfilms or LEGO movies, are created using LEGO® and other plastic brick building toys. In addition to an active community forum for filmmakers, this site is home to an ever-growing directory of films submitted by our users.

Forum member LASF has organized a 2014 round of the EASTER animation contest. For details, check out the forum thread.

By Sméagol on March 25, 2014, Comments (3), Share

The 11th Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest begins December 28. Check out the full announcement for contest rules, prizes, and more!

This year's prizes are sponsored by Brickworld.

By Sméagol on November 30, 2013, Comments (0), Share

Forum member Squash has launched an unofficial summer brickfilming competition! Check out the contest details in the forum.

By Sméagol on June 26, 2013, Comments (0), Share

The results of the most recent Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest have been announced. Check them out in the forums.

By Sméagol on January 25, 2013, Comments (0), Share

The tenth Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest has ended, and the films in the contest are now available for viewing! Check them out in the releases forum.

By Sméagol on December 31, 2012, Comments (4), Share

The annual Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest will be held later this month! See the forum thread for full details.

By Sméagol on December 2, 2012, Comments (3), Share

The results for the 2012 contest, Kitchen Sink, have been announced. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to the contest runner, legogod!

By Sméagol on November 10, 2012, Comments (0), Share

After a year's silence, the BiM Awards are back. The results of this year's awards are available here!

Many thanks to all the judges and filmmakers, as well as Jargon for organizing this year's event.

By Sméagol on June 23, 2012, Comments (3), Share

The 2012 contest has been announced! Check out the announcement thread for full information!

By Sméagol on May 5, 2012, Comments (2), Share

Long-time community member and animator for LEGO, David Pagano, is working on a personal brickfilming project and is looking for help!


Our new film is called "Little Guys... In Space!", and it's a stop-motion homage to ‘80s space toy commercials, featuring large-scale LEGO sculptures as the main characters. It’s a sequel to our 2007 film "Little Guys!", which was created in a similar style -- all characters, sets, backgrounds, and effects built out of LEGO bricks and elements.

With the new film, we're aiming to advance the techniques we developed for the first film: create more expressive characters, try out new brick-built practical effects, and generally push the boundaries of LEGO stop-motion as far as possible. We’re also looking to just make a fun, entertaining film that pays tribute to classic sci-fi archetypes and retro TV ads.

To get the film made, we're currently raising funds for "Little Guys... In Space!" on Kickstarter. Rewards include custom LEGO kits, DVDs, pins, and prints, as well brick-built caricatures of our backers that will be featured in the film. Check out our Kickstarter campaign, and please consider supporting our film and helping spread the word!

Little Guys!

By Sméagol on May 1, 2012, Comments (3), Share