LEGO Inception Video is too good not to share

An academic team project, spanning 12 weeks, representing approx 1000 hours work.

All content originated by BA(Hons) VFX : Visual Effects + Concept Design students, Pedrom DADGOSTAR, Hollie PRICE, Jack MILTON, Simon STIRRUP, Sam SERRIDGE, Jack BOSWORTH and Sidney THIBAULT.

PBS documentary on LEGO artists

In their latest episode the PBS series, Off Book features LEGO art and 3 very different brick artists who are using LEGO bricks as a medium to express their art.  Their names should be familiar to you: Sean Kenney, Alex Kobbs, and Nathan Sawaya. Enjoy the short clip. 🙂

LEGO blocks are one of the most beloved toys in the world, playing a role in many a person’s childhood. But for some creators, LEGO has evolved from toy to art form. In this episode, we talk to three LEGO artists who have made beautiful mosaics, amazing stop-motion videos, thoughtful sculptures, and have turned these tiny building blocks into a true artistic medium.

Featuring:
Sean Kenney
Alex Kobbs
Nathan Sawaya

Music by:
Pixelord – http://soundcloud.com/pixelord
Project Divinity – http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/2741/project-divinity
Da Robotz – http://soundcloud.com/da-robotz
Yusuke Tsutsumi – http://soundcloud.com/yusuke-tsutsumi
Tryad – http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/104/tryad

Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com

Minimalist LEGO ads

Can you spot your favorite characters?  I like these ads that are a throwback to past campaigns.

 

LEGO movie plot revealed

MTV News interviews the directors/writers behind the upcoming LEGO movie and reveals the movie plot.  Phil Lord and Chris Miller notes that: “We’re in the middle of heavy pre-production on the film,” Lord said. “We’re doing character design, we’re writing and boarding and coming up with animatics. There’ll be some casting stuff hopefully soon. The movie is really weird in a great way. It’s crazy.” According to MTV News, Lord said that some of the film will take place in a live action landscape, but the majority of the movie takes place in a “one-inch high universe” with “a cast of thousands and thousands and thousands.

It is the story of basically a young man who doesn’t have a creative bone in his body and has to always build things from the instructions. He’s an ‘instructions worker.’ In the Lego city, they build buildings, and it turns out in this universe it’s illegal to build apart from the instructions,” Lord said. “So what he finds out is that he’s actually descendant from these like super creative Jedi-type people who are called ‘Master Builders’ and he has been charged with saving the universe from being frozen together by an evil bad guy, so over the course of the movie he has to unlearn all of that lame-o, uncreative stuff and learn how to build without all of the instructions in order to save the universe.”

Hmm… does sound suspiciously like thousand of fantasy books and the archetypal hero story.  But if that would inspire kids to build without instructions, then it sounds good to me.  You can watch the actual interview clip HERE.

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