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How to Get Started on Your First Brick Film

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    It can be hard to know where to start when making your first stop motion Brick Film. In this video, Forrest Whaley talks about the importance of an animatic – or a sketch of what he is planning for his Brick Film. The first thing you want to do is decide on the story you want to tell. Then, you can make quick sketches of each scene you want to have in your film. Don’t forget to add in transition shots showing how you get from one shot to another. Watch this video to see how Forrest makes his animatics.

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        Brick BIG

        Creating a LEGO® diorama, or Brickorama, is a great way to show off your building skills while also telling a story captured in time. Brickoramas can be small or BIG like this Brickorama by David Hall. In his build, he’s telling the story of The Bad Batch™ being hunted down by Imperial Troops in the forests of Daro™. Desperate to find cover, the gang reaches a hillside where they meet Crosshair™ alongside a pack of Stormtroopers™. In the skies, a fierce battle between good and evil is taking place. Watch his how-to videos to get some info about how to create your own Brickorama and tell your story.

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          Carving Up the Competition | LEGO® STAR WARS™: Celebrate the Season

          Ahsoka Tano and Darth Maul have an epic pumpkin carving duel in the Mandalore throne room. Bo Katan cheers Ahsoka on while Gar Saxon and troops root for Darth Maul. Who's going to create the winning Jack-O'-Lantern? Tune in & find out! If you want some more Halloween inspiration for what you can do with your Star Wars models, check out our other videos!

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            Use the elements

            Water, metal, smoke, light – Use the elements you have to your advantage to add texture and atmosphere to your brick photos. Benedek Lampert is an expert at finding new ways to use things like metal and wire to bring his photography to life. Try capturing mist or a lens flare from a reflection to bring your image to life.

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              How to Make a Minifigure Walk

              Want to learn how to make your Stormtroopers™ march? In this video, Forrest Whaley demonstrates the process of creating a minifigure walk in stop motion animation. It can help to watch how people walk to get the movements down. When you put one leg forward, swing the opposite arm of the minifigure forwards. With each movement, shift the torso just a little bit to make it look a little more realistic. Then, once you’ve created this small walking loop, you can repeat it! Check out the video for a full tutorial.

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                Minifigures Making Moves

                Want to add some character emotion to your set-up? Pay attention to your minifigures! With little arms that wing, tiny hands that rotate and different facial expressions you can do a lot with a minifigure. Take a look at this video to see how David Hall brings his minifigures to life!

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                  Try a hand-drawn Hunter™

                  Try your skills at drawing a speedy scene from The Bad Batch™ featuring Hunter™. Get a good look at your hoverbike and minifigure, then start drawing! First you will want to draw everything down in pencil. Pay attention to any details. For this base layer it’s OK to make mistakes! Also, fill in the surrounding page with things like motion lines and dust to make it look like your bike is speeding! Next, outline everything in a thin black marker and then the outer-most line with a thicker black marker. When it comes to color, be sure to use different hues to build shadows and highlights in your drawing. It’s those details that really bring it to life. To make your bike hover, add a hoverbike-shaped shadow below your drawing. The darker the shadow, the lower it looks to the ground. Finally, push those highlights with a white paint pen or colored pencil.

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                    Make it move

                    Simple movements can make big changes to photos. Try out different ways to make your scenery move around your models or find ways to make your models move on their own! Fishing line can be a great tool to make things look like they’re floating and moving on their own.

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                      The Child – Big Build Reveal!

                      See behind-the-scenes of the life-scale build of the Child. 14,588 bricks and…oooo he’s so cute!! 6ft tall. It took 119 hours to… LOOK! It’s even got those little bitty ears... And look at those eyes. I can’t even!!! XXOXXOXXO

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                        “This is my face”

                        Think painting the iconic Boba Fett™ will be too difficult? Think again!

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                          Are you afraid of the Darth? #LEGO® Star Wars™ Terrifying Tales, an Original Special, starts streaming October 1 on #DisneyPlus

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                            Find the way

                            Discover the steps of how to create epic Star Wars™ themed drawings with just pencils! Watch as Scott Anthony builds up his scene by layering details and colors over a base sketch. Try this yourself with your favorite Star Wars characters!​

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                              LEGO® Star Wars™: This is how we play!

                              Playing can go beyond building. Step outside of the expected and create your own LEGO® Star Wars™ masterpieces. Whether you’re a painter, photographer or filmmaker, you can make your own out-of-this-galaxy creations. Check out this video and get inspired… #ThisIsHowWePlay

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                                                            Find your angles

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                                                                The Race is ON!

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                                                                    How to Create Flight

                                                                    Want to make a Speeder fly? Bring big action to life using transparent bricks! In this video, David Hall takes you through all of the pieces and techniques he uses to make his ships appear to be flying in his Brickorama. What can you make fly in your Brickorama? Give it a try!

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                                                                          How to Build a Background

                                                                          One really cool way to add depth, light and movement into your Brick Film is to use a projection in the background. In this video, Forrest Whaley teaches you about a rear screen projection and how he uses animation and a projector to make his backgrounds move. You can do this in your own home by using a computer, tv or tablet screen in the background!

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                                                                              Take to the skies

                                                                              Bring your Brick Photos to life by taking your models into the sky! Build your scene and hang your models from above to add some drama to your story. Be sure to use lighting to create depth in your shot!​

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                                                                                Bring your still life to life

                                                                                It’s time for a little Grogu™ still life practice! Grab your minifigure and follow along as Casper teaches you how to make your minifigure drawing float. The first step is creating a base sketch out of pencil so you can make changes to the face and body shape until you get it just how you want it. Then, go over all the lines, including the details, with a thin marker. Next, go back around the outside of the drawing with a thicker marker. This will give your minifigure some weight on the page. When it comes to color, try using different hues of the same color to create depth and show off the details. And now for the final step – making it float! Use a soft color under the minifigure to shade in a little spot that kind of mimics the shape of your minifigure. Think about what your shadow would look like if you were floating!

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