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How To Do A Lego Animation

Updated on March 8, 2014

What Are Lego Animations

Lego animations give your Lego City a life of its own. Mini figures move without you hand getting in the way so that viewers can actually see what's going on. Lego animations are big hits on YouTube with some animations reaching well over a million views. I have learned a lot through doing my Lego animation projects, and each of my videos gets even better as I learn more methods of making incredible Lego animations.

When I started doing Lego animations, I didn't know how to start. Getting used to Lego animations took me awhile. I want to show you how to do your very own Lego animations with the Legos that you own. You could create the next Lego animation that gets over 1 million views.

Why I Started Doing Lego Animations

I always had a large Lego City, and I knew that I had the necessary pieces to do the animations. My YouTube channel isn't doing as good as I had hoped. It does have over 1,000 views, but in order to become a YouTube Partner, I need more views and more subscribers. I want to monetize my videos on YouTube and take my online career to the next level. I hope that as my Lego animations get better, each video will bring over 1,000 visitors to my channel.

How To Do A Lego Animation

There are some programs that allow you to do Lego animations, but I do not recommend them. The only things you need to do a Lego animation are a camera and mini figures. I take pictures of the slightest movements of the mini figures because then when I test the animation, I want to see the mini figure move properly. I don't want to see the mini figure skip a space because that is something the viewer will notice. After taking 10-20 pictures, I look at the pictures and see how I am doing. If I see the mini figure moving properly, I know I am doing a good job and continue the animation.

You'll Need This - Lego Base Plate

If you want to do Lego animations, the first thing you need is a base plate. If you accidentally knock your mini figure down during the animation, you can put it on this base plate. Without a base plate, your mini figures (the characters) will lose their places and appear to move in no kind of pattern during the animation. For example, if the mini figure moves at a constant rate, and then you move the mini figure too much to the right or left, your viewer will notice, and that will decrease the value of the animation. That is why I highly recommend a Lego Base Plate before you do the animation. Having to start all over when you are halfway done would be a bummer. For Lego animations, it is much better to be safe than sorry.

Lego Base Plates For Sale

LEGO Education Large Building Plates
LEGO Education Large Building Plates

You get 4 Lego Base Plates with this deal. If you want to do a Lego animation in the forest, sea, or city, you can do it with these base plates. The green base plates are for the forest, the blue baseplates can be used for the sea, and the gray base plate can be used for a Lego City. With this Set, you get all of the base plates that will help you get ready to start doing Lego animations.

 

If you are wondering how you are supposed to move the mini figures in order to make them move smoothly, I have some pictures below. These pictures are the ones I take for every mini figure if I want it to walk. These are pictures from my "Hide The Money!" Lego animation. Please pay attention to the blue mini figure to see how you should be taking pictures of your mini figures.

Picture #1 - Standing Straight Up

When you want a mini figure to walk, you have to start by showing the mini figure in a standing position.

Picture #2 - One Foot Forward

After taking a picture of the mini figure while its standing straight up, you have to slightly move one of the mini figure's foot forward. A common mistake is that once the foot is moved in its right position, the body of the mini figure is no longer in a straight position. Don't put the mini figure's body on a slant if it was originally straight.

Picture #3 - Plant The Foot That Was Moved Forward

After you move the foot forward, you have to put it back on the ground. The mini figure's foot that was on the ground in Picture #2 is now off the ground in Picture #3.

Picture #4 - Back To Square 1

Picture #4 shows the mini figure standing straight up similar to Picture #1. The only difference is that the mini figure has moved 1 space. If you repeat this process, you can get your mini figures to move farther. Before doing a Lego animation, I recommend perfecting the movement of a mini figure because without that, a Lego animation isn't the same.

Notice that in those 4 pictures, the mini figure is the same distance away from the camera. Keeping the mini figure the same distance away from the camera will make your animation look good. A mini figure that goes from right next to the camera to the sidewalk of the Town Hall will be noticed by your viewers. Make sure that doesn't happen during your animation.

My Lego Animations

You'll notice that each of my Lego animations is different from the other. The first one has little sound. As I make more animations, more sound is added. None of them are over 30 seconds long at the moment.

What I Have Seen In Some Of The Most Successful Lego Animations

There is an overemphasis of being very lucky or very unlucky with a hint of humor in the Lego animations that got the most views. There are multiple Lego animations with over 1 million views each about someone who is very unlucky (no parking spot in the mall, bear chases him in the woods, etc.) while other videos show a mini figure getting out of every kind of danger imaginable. The picture is a 4 leaf clover which directly explains which Lego animations have gotten millions of views.

Speed

In order to make a Lego animation realistic, you have to factor in speed. For example, a Lego vehicle is going to be much faster than a Lego mini figure. Having a vehicle go at mini figure pace will not make your video as appealing. One of my videos shows a lot of Lego vehicles speeding across the road. At the end of the video, there is a tractor that is going way slower than the other vehicles. It is clear that a vehicle (such as a sports car) would be much faster than a tractor. This has to be expressed in Lego animations as well as real life.

Get Nice Close-Ups At The End

That is a nice picture, but why? The answer is that you see everything that is happening all in 1 picture. The police officer is on the ladder and the criminal is surrendering. Getting nice pictures like this at the end of your videos will result in viewers coming back. This picture is from my first published animation on YouTube.

Changing Faces

Changing the faces of a mini figure is vital if you want to give them emotions. If you did a Lego animation about a Lego meteor shower or the end of the world, there would be no mini figure smiling. All of the mini figures would probably be screaming and have a face showing fear. Sometimes, I buy Lego Sets just because the Lego mini figures have 2 facial reactions on the same head piece. Doing this is much easier than moving a mini figure. A brief tutorial is below.

Picture #1 - Normal Face

This is just the regular face of the mini figure.

Picture #2 - The New Face

From a happy face to a face of shock or fear. In my Lego animation "Lego Police Dog Chase," this is the face of the policer officer once the criminal tricks the police dog with a bone. Making a change of faces is rather simple. All you have to do is remove the head piece from the first picture and replace it with another head piece which for me is the one in this picture. Notice that the mini figure does not move at all when it changes its face.

Accessories Make The Animation Better

Anything that your mini figure can hold that relates to the animation will make it that much better. A Lego police officer can't chase down a criminal without handcuffs while a purchase at the Grand Emporium cannot be made without a dollar bill. Accessories almost always make animations look better.

Pockets

While accessories do make great additions to a Lego animation, a mini figure can't carry the same accessory throughout the entire animation. Why can't the mini figure just put it away and take it out? There are no pockets that come with Lego mini figures, but with the help of pictures, you can make an animation that shows the mini figure putting something into its pocket.

Picture #1

Picture #1 shows a mini figure holding a dollar bill. While it is nice to have the accessory, you don't want the mini figure to walk throughout Lego City without putting away that dollar bill. This is the starting position, and I will show you how you can make your mini figure can appear to have pockets.

Picture #2

Nothing about the mini figure is different except for its hand. Notice that the hand with the dollar bill is slightly lower than before. When you do a Lego animation, you must take a picture like Picture #2 before taking a picture such as Picture #3 so that your mini figure doesn't move too fast.

Picture #3

The only thing different about this picture is that the hand with the dollar bill moved...again. However, there is a distinct difference between Picture #2 and Picture #3. In Picture #2, the hand with the dollar bill is not as close to the mini figure as it is in Picture #3. Assuming that a mini figure did have pockets, this is where the location of the pocket would be. Now that the dollar bill and lower body of the mini figure are lined up, it is time for Picture #4.

Picture #4

The only thing different about this picture is that the dollar bill is completely gone. I just took the dollar bill out of the mini figure's hand and removed it from the picture. To take the dollar bill out of the mini figure's pocket again, all you have to take all of these pictures in reverse. You might be wondering if this even works, but I have an animation on Youtube that shows this method in action. The animation is called "Hide The Money!" which is only 16 seconds long. If you want to skip to this method of giving a mini figure pockets, you can go to the 9th second of the animation. All of these pictures show in less than 1 second, but they sequence they are in makes the mini figure look like it has pockets.

Patience Is Necessary For The Beginning

Lego animations don't come natural. Doing my first Lego animation correctly took me over a day. I am still learning new ways to make my animations even better.

Prevent Shaky Videos

The main way to prevent a shaky video is to make sure your camera never moves while you take the picture. Therefore, taking pictures while holding the camera in your hand is a big no which will result in a low quality Lego animation. Putting the camera on the floor and taking pictures from there is a good start, but each time you click the button to take a picture or the button to review your pictures, the camera slightly moves because you are putting pressure onto the camera. Those slight movements can result in a shaky video even if you did everything else right. Here is how I secure my camera before I do an animation.

Picture #1

I use Lego bricks to secure the camera. The more Lego bricks you have, the better, but this is just a small demonstration. The purpose of these bricks is to trap the camera so that it does not move while you are taking pictures. For this method, some cameras are better than others, but all of them are possible.

Picture #2

This is just the same thing but on the other side. You can't put Lego bricks on one side but leave out the other side. Then the camera will move too much in one direction.

If you think there is anything wrong (or even slightly wrong) with your Lego animation, take a look at your pictures. If there is a big problem, you should start over or continue from a specific point. If you lose track of where the mini figure is supposed to be, you can use past pictures to guide you.

What Every Lego Animation Needs

If you want to make your viewer continue to watch your animation, you need to include music and sounds. In some of my most recent animations, there is a lot of sound because all of the animations with millions of views do have sound. Besides, listening to static in the background is by no means fun to do.

The more you practice the better you get.

Why Having No Base Plate Is Very A Bad Idea

I took this picture from one of my first Lego animations, and the picture appears twice on this Squidoo lens. This animation was not published, but I want you to learn a lesson from this. If I wanted the police mini figure to get up and walk away, there is no way I could make the mini figure look natural without it getting displaced. If I slightly move the mini figure out of place, the quality of the video will decrease since the mini figure is moving. This is why I highly recommend a base plate.

Do A Lego Review With Animations

A Lego Animation doesn't always have to be a story or adventure. You can be informative with your Lego animations and promote various products. The Lego mini figures move in the video and you get to see a nice review at the same time. I did an example of the Lego Fire Station review which is down below.

My Review of the Lego Fire Station

Both reviews and Lego animations are very popular. Mixing the two together will result in a video that receives thousands of views.

Make A Series

If you want to get viewers to come back, it is important to make a series. This will result in more subscribers and views for all of your videos because your viewers want to know what is happening to the main character. If you continue working on the series and making it better each time, more people will come back. While waiting for the next video about the series, your viewers might take a look at some of your other videos as well.

The Great Chase

This is Part 1 of a series of Lego animations that I am creating. It is important to introduce the main character and tell other people about that character.

Part 2 will be uploaded in the summer. I will make sure Part 2 lasts longer than a minute.

Add Emphasis By Keeping The Mini Figure Still

In my Lego animation called The Great Chase, there is a point near the end of the video that the mini figure stands still for 2 seconds (picture to right). The animation ends when this mini figure walks out of the camera's view in order to chase after the criminal. This short pause before the mini figure goes after the criminal adds an extra 2 seconds to the video while giving people the idea of how much this mini figure wants to capture the criminal.

Don't Have Your Mini Figures Stand Still For Too Long

At the end of my The Great Chase video, I have one of the mini figures stand still for 2 seconds, but that's it. If you do a Lego animation and have Lego mini figures repeatedly standing still for 2 seconds, your viewers will wait for awhile to figure out what is going to happen in the animation. While this does add seconds to your Lego animation, they are not quality seconds. This means you won't get people returning to your YouTube channel. If you keep on providing quality animations, people will come back, but keeping the mini figures standing still for too long will not get you far.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Wow! Congratulations on your animations, they are amazing!

      I wish I had the patience and the skills to do something like that,

      Very good lens!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Wow! Congratulations on your animations, they are amazing!

      I wish I had the patience and the skills to do something like that,

      Very good lens!

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      gnd5969 

      5 years ago

      Great information. Reminds me of the famous Lego Harry Potter video on Youtube.

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      rangerovercommander 

      5 years ago

      i liked your lens, i think all mature people remember when they use to play with lego

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      lebanonhotels 

      5 years ago

      Hello, i liked your lens, when i was a kid, i used to play with lego :)

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      Giovanna 

      5 years ago from Perth UK

      Hi great lens. My 12 year old son read through the whole thing because he stared making Lego videos about a year ago and has become quite good at it. Only problem is he wants me to buy him the camera you use now! hahaha!

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      jerbo63 

      5 years ago

      I've made a lot of videos but never tried anything quite like this. . It may be the time to try something new. Great lens. Learning is an ongoing experience!!

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      enrich-self-study 

      5 years ago

      Thanks! We's been talking about reading up on how it's made, and here you are as though you'd been sent :)

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      Sand0Man 

      5 years ago

      This is actually pretty cool. Nice Job

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      chris1402 

      5 years ago

      you must have loads of patience - good job!

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      marceladevivo 

      5 years ago

      The stuff you see at LegoLand is amazing, absolutely incredible.

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      Audman 

      5 years ago

      This was very well done. I can't wait to try this.

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      SteveBuilding 

      5 years ago

      I remember the time i made a lego movie using my cameraphone and charged people 5 bucks to watch it hehehe

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      DebMartin 

      5 years ago

      Interesting. Legos have changed a lot since I was a kid.

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      DocKetchup 

      5 years ago

      Fascinating! I've got to try these out. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      rayncathy 

      5 years ago

      not sure i would have the patience to do this bt nice to know how it is done.

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      Jawill 

      5 years ago

      A very clever and fun lens! This animation stuff blows my mind. I would have to stick to building and let someone else handle the animations. Will share this with my son and grandson. Congrats on LOTD, well deserved.

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      Richard Staveley 

      5 years ago from Burley in Wharfedale, Yorkshire, England

      I don't know whether I'd have the patience to do this, though it looks like great fun. Well done, and thanks for sharing this with us. Do post some more of your animations from time to time.

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      Earwurm 

      5 years ago

      Wow - Super cool. Thanks for putting this up!

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      blujeanmomma 

      5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      My husband use to make this type of video with Hot Wheels and spend days and day huddled around the table. They never used Legos though. Looks like fun.

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      jvcronje 

      5 years ago

      My grandson is absolutely crazy about Lego. I sent him the link. Congrats on LOTD!

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      davidleetong lm 

      5 years ago

      My son and I are LEGO nuts! He'll love this! Thnaks

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      This is brilliant Marc i want to do one now but have no legos.

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      olmpal 

      5 years ago

      That's a lot of work and cool instructions! Congrats on getting LOTD!

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      Plush LM 

      5 years ago

      This sure needsa LOT of patience! :D

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      This is one of the cooler ideas I've seen in a while. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      minecraftmaximi 

      5 years ago

      Wow, this is insanely creative. Reminds me of claymation... maybe you will be the next Tim Burton.

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      LisaNowatzki 

      5 years ago

      Wow! Thanks for the great info.

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      cleanyoucar 

      5 years ago

      This is cool! Thanks for sharing this...

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      nguberti 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Keep up the great work and looking forward to learning from you. Thanks for sharing.

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      kerrymc9 lm 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations what a great lens!

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      WebWriteGirl LM 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! This an awesome lens!

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      hotplate lm 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on Lens of the Day! Great lens, super cool and very creative.

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      dellgirl 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on making Lens of the Day, and for getting the Purple Star for this wonderful lens. YOU ROCK! I'm so excited for you! ~Blessed~

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Nice work...on LOTD and on the animations.

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      Chris 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi, Congrats on LoTD and all your other lenses. I had a look at your youtube stuff and can't understand how you have so many subscribers and so few views on your videos, I have a tenth of your subscribers but 40 times the views and have just become a partner. I find some of my most popular videos are 'How To' videos, maybe a video on 'how to make lego animations' would push up your overall views.

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      ghostJago 

      5 years ago

      awesome lens! great idea :)

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      Mary Stephenson 

      5 years ago from California

      Congratulations on LOTD

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      Resident-Nerd 

      5 years ago

      This is great! I had an art class in high school where we did stop animation with clay models and it was a ton of fun. Never really thought about using legos but i may just have to give it a try. Great lens here. Thank you

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      5 years ago from Royalton

      Oh what fun! Digital cameras hadn't come out yet when my kids were building with Legos or I am sure that they would have liked to create animations. What wonderful detail you put into explaining how to show movement in your Lego Animations.

      Congratulations on LOTD. Squid Angel Blessed! and posted on The Homeschool Club on Facebook.

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      ChuckDickens 

      5 years ago

      I grew up with Legos. I wasn't allowed to have video games, and I credit Legos with helping me learn to think analytically... I never built the sets, I figured out other things to do with them. My first set was the big castle, when Lego Castle came out. Still have them all in a box in my closet!

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      JeffGilbert 

      5 years ago

      This is definitely interesting, but you definitely have to have a lot of patience. Great lens!!!

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      hotsquid 

      5 years ago

      Wow, a lot of work. Sure it is much more fun watching the video than making it :).

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      LynetteBell 

      5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Very clever

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      nicks44 

      5 years ago

      Dude that's totally cool. I enjoyed watching and learning this!

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      Chazz 

      5 years ago from New York

      Incredible job on this! Congrats on the LOTD and Purple star. Hope you've got room on your shelf for a squid angel blessing too. You'll find this lens featured on "Still Wing-ing it on Squidoo" with other stellar pages from Squidoo lensmasters.

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      Bill 

      5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Congrats on LOTD. Well done on your great videos too. I will be sharing this page with my son as he is Lego mad and has created a Lego animation video before. It was not as good as others on Youtube, but for an 11 year old in his first attempt, it was pretty good. We have monetised his video too as he wanted to earn from his videos like I am with mine. Keep up the great work, I am sure that you will be very successful!

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      Maria Burgess 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Your detailed explanations are great and a lot of fun! Congratulations on your LOTD award AND Purple Star!

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      Keith Winter 

      5 years ago from Spain

      Congratulations for LOTD. Great lens. I've always wanted to do a stop frame animations, but never had the time,(or patience). :-)

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      Kimberley Vico 

      5 years ago

      Great time and patience overall - to your success - Congratulations!

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      Short_n_Sweet 

      5 years ago

      Congrats for LoTD! It is well deserved...after all the patience you have put into it. Great lens. Take us straight to childhood!

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      RoadMonkey 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. I like taking still photographs, so could see how these could be made into a video. Congratulations. Very well done.

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      Tea Pixie 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on LotD! Well deserved. I love th work you are doing. My daughter has been working on videos created from stills in a school class. She is inspired by the work of Nick Park (Wallace and Grommet) and giggled at the videos you have included here. I wish you enormous success with your adventures into Larger Than Life Lego. :)

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      IMHustle 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on receiving Lens of the Day. Much success to you with your Lego animation videos!

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      Tea Pixie 

      5 years ago

      Fabulous! I looked up icreatetoeducate and it's a great site with free software. Thank you so much. :)

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      Dusty2 LM 

      5 years ago

      What an interesting lens. You definitely have to have patience if it takes you all day just to do a 30 second video. I'm afraid that is something I don't have right now! Anyway, I found this to be informative reading none the less. Thank you for sharing this lens. I appreciate it. (^_^)

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      myspace9 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on Lens of the Day.

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      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      You make it easy looking, even though it's obvious that it requires a good deal of time to create one of these thrillers. Congrats!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations for the LOTD!

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      sellsweets 

      5 years ago

      Is the blurriness an effect?

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      anandma 

      5 years ago

      this looks like fun. got to try it out. congrats

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      Roxtin 

      5 years ago

      Like senterprises i don't have the patience to do this but the videos look great.

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      youndyd lm 

      5 years ago

      What a great lens - very interesting! Congrats.

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      senterprises 

      5 years ago

      I don't have the patience required to compile a lego animation sequence. I checked out a few of yours though. Nicely done. I bet for certain people putting together a lego animation movie could be very therapeutic.

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      KimGiancaterino 

      5 years ago

      Great job explaining the process so clearly. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      katiecolette 

      5 years ago

      Looks like making animated lego movies is fun, but requires a lot of work. Best of luck to you with your YouTube channel and congratulations on LOTD!

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      Jukebox LM 

      5 years ago

      Very cool work! The base plate is a really good idea. I've gotta try a LEGO animation.

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      Tennyhawk 

      5 years ago

      I know several kid who will get a big kick out of this lens. LEGOs are awesome, and the opportunity to create--and now to direct animated films--is great for fans of all ages. Congratulations on getting LOTD! It's well-deserved.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I've seen some and wondered how long it took. I'd never have the patience! Congrats on LOTD!

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      dimitry168 

      5 years ago

      Lego is very entretaining and beautiful. Thank you.

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      Shari O'Leary 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

      My son likes to watch the Lego animations on our On Demand system. I always wondered how they were done. Thanks for showing us the way, and congratulations on LOTD!

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      chi kung 

      5 years ago

      @Valerie Bloom: I agree with you :) Although I love handcraft I wouldn't have the patience to this!

      Luckily we are all different and so children can enjoy these films :)

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      Kathy McGraw 

      5 years ago from California

      Marc,

      Pretty cool.....I never knew how these were done. I am sure you will get to the point that your videos will have those million views that you want. I love how you work at it ;)

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      lebanonseo 

      5 years ago

      nice lens, you reminded me of my childhood when i used to play with lego :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      What an interesting way to enjoy Legos! My grandsons will love to see this. Congratulations on a well deserved LotD :>)

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      Thamisgith 

      5 years ago

      Very creative! Congrats on LoTD.

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      Loraine Brummer 

      5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Congratulations on LOTD!!

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      ViJuvenate 

      5 years ago

      I know several young men who are going to love this tutorial! Thanks so much for putting it together. I am sharing this several times over. LOL

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      Delia 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Very imaginative! It's amazing what you can do with Lego...I have a nephew who builds customized Lego items for selling, they are amazing...I will share this lens with him.

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      shauna1934 

      5 years ago

      Really cool lens idea. Thanks for sharing!!

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      shauna1934 

      5 years ago

      Really cool lens idea. Thanks for sharing!!

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      rosha-edy 

      5 years ago

      Amazing and sounds easy to do . Keep the good work.

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      Fox Music 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this interesting and remarkable lens "How To Do A Lego Animation" and congrats on Lens of the Day !!

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      Lewis Clifford 

      5 years ago from London

      Right - doing this with my kids. Great fun lens.

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      Alex-45 

      5 years ago

      How ingenious! Thanks for sharing.

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      NewUsedCarsSacramento 

      5 years ago

      Wow, I love these Lego animations...

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      writerkath 

      5 years ago

      This is really a great, entertaining lens! It held my attention right to the end. You did a wonderful job on your animations. I never even knew this world of Lego animation existed, and sometimes John & I sell Legos on eBay. We could never figure out WHO on earth would want so many pieces - but you've answered part of that riddle for us! Now I want to try this! Congratulations on your LOTD. Fabulous! :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I'm going to share with my son. He loves Legos.

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      tfsherman lm 

      5 years ago

      I love it! What a fun topic, and what great info on how to do this! Thanks!

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      spelaspela 

      5 years ago

      nice lens and a lot of work, I will try:))

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      mikes-cool-stuff 

      5 years ago

      I have always wanted to do any animation, but LEGO seems like it can be done a little easier. Nice job.

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      poldepc lm 

      5 years ago

      congrats on LOTD

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      Valerie Bloom 

      5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      AWESOME!!!! This is an excellent explanation of how to do great videos that are very time consuming and require a lot of patience!

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      Tom 

      5 years ago

      That is so awesome, I love it! Congrats on LotD.

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      SquidooMBA 

      5 years ago

      Nicely done!

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      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Too cool! What a great job with both the animation and the explanation. Congratulations on your very fun Lens of the Day!

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      ria 

      5 years ago

      very nice lens, my son made a lego animation once. it was very cool and a lot of work

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      JoshK47 

      5 years ago

      I've become quite the fan of Lego animation - awesome stuff! Blessed by a SquidAngel, and congrats on LotD!

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      royyap 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. I love Lego but I'm not sure if I have the patience to do this :) Perhaps you should also show your camera set up like which settings to use and how you mount the camera. That would be of interest to someone who wants to try this. Setting up the Lego figures is only half the story.

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