If you’re pushing middle age like me you might have had an Atari 2600 as a kid. You might even have, like me, ‘fried’ it. This involves repeatedly toggling the on/off switch until the machine sort of half-crashed. It would still play the game but everything would be messed up. Space invaders would be [...]
I’ve just mocked up my first templates to start messing around with my characters faces and outfits. I’ve yet to buy some water slide decal paper so to begin with I’ll be printing this out on sticky backed paper.
The template for a Lego figure face and body can be found here…
To start working on my Lego movie I need to adapt some of my mini figures so they fit the characters I want them to play. Perhaps the best way to do this is by using decals. The easiest way is to use a template, print it and slap it on your minifigure. An [...]
I’ve decided to try and make Gengarry Glen Ross in Lego.
Here’s the scene I want to recreate…
Tomorrow I’ll be seeing what I’ve got and breaking down the scene into various shots.
Check out this fantastic lego website where they have customized and sell various figures from rock & pop and film & Tv.
I also came across a lot of zombie lego figures including a whole diarama of zombie hoards attacking a Lego city. Fantastic!
And here’s a short lego film with [...]
Finding the right characters for your Lego movie can be a bit of a task. It’s easy to make a Lego Star Wars, Harry Potter or Indiana Jones short because fortunately Lego make sets for all of those franchises. It becomes harder if you choose to make a film for which there are no [...]
Hi there! Golf Thewlis here to talk about the benefits of using lego as an animation material! Not only am I going to talk about it but I’m going to be made from it as well. Take a look at the GIF underneath.
There are many great things about lego, one of them [...]
Over the next few days we are going lego crazy as Golf Thewlis looks at the wonders of using Lego as an animating medium.
I’ve got my photoshop file with all of my hands on different layers and I’ve also added a sleeve, a back of the sleeve and a wrist.
Below is an example of how this will look when I’ve got all my hands together (there’s just 3 different hands but I have about 10 [...]
I’ve got a selection of David Cameron where we can see his hands. I’m going to take these and hopfully there’s enough of them to have a selection of hand postures similar to the hand drawn ones underneath.
Next I’m going to take the hands and place them into one photoshop file. Next [...]