People use LEGO bricks to produce amazing stop-motion videos, all around the world.
A huge part of what makes these videos so satisfying is their sound editing, which tap into the huge (but seldom studied) trend of ASMR, utilizing the timeless sounds of LEGO bricks in the process.
In his video Building Black, Master LEGO artist Ekow Nimako talked about the LEGO ‘snap’, and how that sound of “something fitting into something else in the way it was designed to fit” provides such huge levels of satisfaction, and that’s why those sounds are so prominently featured in LEGO stop-motion videos.
Now it’s time to look at some...
From Korea comes the YouTuber Bebop, who ‘cooks’ with LEGO bricks. Now before you look at their work we have to say: DON’T EAT LEGO BRICKS.
You might think we’re stating the obvious but… trust us. Bebop will try their best to test your resolve.
We have to give a shout-out to the Brick Bros too, who currently have four videos in their LEGO stop-motion series. All are superb, but our favorite is set in a woodworking shop, where they remake one of the first toys the LEGO Group ever made! By the way, we recommend listening with sound ON.
Visually, there’s a certain joy in seeing smoothness applied to the typically stop-start activity that is LEGO building.
That’s why the best LEGO stop-motion filmmakers take advantage of that paradox by introducing fluidity in their works as much as possible, which they achieve through a high frame rate (pictures per second).