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Founded in 2001, Bricks in Motion is a friendly 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. We have an active forum for filmmakers to learn from each other and share their work, as well as an ever-growing directory of films submitted by our members, and periodic animation contests that challenge filmmakers to push their skills further.

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

What's in a LEGO Brick?

Directed By: Philip Heinrich

Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy
Length: 0:1:20
Released: July 20th, 2010

Director's Comments

A short commercial I made for a LEGO commercial contest. I didn't win anything, but I thought I'd let you folks see it.

Staff Review

Smeagol once again treats us to an amazing Brickfilm masterpiece.  From the stunning CGI animation and models to the brilliant compositing job and props, this film is one of the best (in spite of the somewhat awkward live action).  In summary, this is an incredible short, both visually and animation wise.  One wonders what the judges of the contest were smoking that day, since they chose to overlook such a fantastic entry.

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