Overall: 8
Story: 4
Animation: 9
Cinematography: 6
Effects: 8
Sound: 7

Metamorphosis

Directed By: Dave Pickett

Genre: Adventure
Length: 0:0:49
Released: July 20th, 2010

Director's Comments

Brick becomes apple becomes flower becomes person becomes lighthouse becomes car becomes butterfly becomes LEGO logo.

For details on the production check out my website: http://www.davidmpickett.com/?p=101
An entry in Bricks in Motion 2010: Avant-Garde.

Staff Review

Randy Yard:
Considering the modularity of the LEGO medium, it's surprising that this concept--bricks constructing and morphing into various forms--isn't attempted more often. Fallentomato turns in one of the best examples yet, featuring solid animation and some surprisingly mobile forms, including a butterfly with flapping wings, a lighthouse with rotating light beam, and a minifigure that walks around the frame. That said, one can't help but feel that it would have been nice to see the director integrate this concept into something bigger; the animation is basically left to stand on its own merits and only the inclusion of the LEGO logo at the end gives the viewer the vague idea that this was a commercial. Missed opportunities aside, this short is still a very entertaining watch, so if you're looking for a minute of impressive animation, you've arrived at your destination.

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