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LEGO The Hobbit: The Aggravation of Smaug

by admin on August 3, 2014

in Featured Creations

Here is another wonderful LEGO stop-motion video from the BrotherhoodWorkshop for your viewing pleasure, titled LEGO The Hobbit: The Aggravation of Smaug. This video was sponsored by LEGO and also appears on the official the LEGO The Hobbit website. The second video is a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made, which I always find very interesting and educational. Enjoy! 🙂

LEGO The Hobbit Aggravation of Smaug

Kevin Ulrich mentions that to date this has been their most ambitious LEGO stop-motion video project, and as you will see below it includes everything from great animation, humor, and of course lots of LEGO gold. Also, this is the first time we can see in detail the upcoming LEGO Smaug character that will appear later this year in the #79018 LEGO The Hobbit The Lonely Mountain set.

Wasn’t that fun? Smaug is terrifying! And the best part is the pig – at least that’s what I think. The LEGO stop-motion animation techniques and special effects on this video are just excellent. In the video below you can go behind-the-scenes with Kevin as he explains how the film was made, and also shares some tips and tricks that aspiring LEGO animators can learn from and use as inspiration for their own stop-motion videos.

As I have mentioned, since this video was directly sponsored by LEGO, the BrotherhoodWorkshop had early access to the #79018 LEGO The Hobbit The Lonely Mountain set. This is the largest of the upcoming LEGO The Hobbit sets that will be released sometime towards the end of this year (you can read about the other sets here: LEGO The Hobbit – Revelation of Smaug). The Lonely Mountain will feature five minifigs; Bilbo Baggins, Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Kili the Dwarf, Fili the Dwarf, and of course Smaug. The piece count is 866 and the price is going to be $129.99.

#79018 LEGO The Hobbit Lonely Mountain

So what do you think? How did you like the LEGO The Hobbit: The Aggravation of Smaug video? And are you looking forward to the LEGO Smaug and new LEGO The Hobbit sets coming later this year? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! And you can also browse the current selection of LEGO The Hobbit sets at the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop for LEGO The Hobbit Sets

Also, if you would like to learn more about LEGO stop-motion, I highly recommend checking out the other videos from the BrotherhoodWorkshop listed below, or you can also visit their YouTube Channel directly for more.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Superweapon August 3, 2014 at 10:32 AM

From the looks of it Smaug’s wings aren’t foldable and fabric like we hoped.

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legogeek August 3, 2014 at 11:01 AM

well the wings appear to be rubber and a plastic. The wings are connected by ball-joints and are two separate pieces each so they can fold! I like to pause on Smaug and the minifigures.

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Håkan August 3, 2014 at 12:06 PM

The left section of the photo seems cut off. Is it clear from the video what is missing?

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BLProductions August 3, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Actually, at SDCC, the whole set was displayed and there isn’t really anything cut off, just the edge of the visible bricks. You can see here: http://bigcomicpage.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/79018-the-lonely-mountain-9.jpg?w=451&h=300 😉 Still a little disappointing.

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Meneldur August 3, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Hey everyone! I’ve returned! (Crowd: No! He’s returned!) Wow, I haven’t been on here in a long time!
I’m thinking that the third wave of LOTR might have been cancelled! NO! But I like the Smaug build. Can’t wait for December 17th! 🙂

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NinjagoNerd36 August 3, 2014 at 1:43 PM

If I was Smaug that would aggravate me! :mrgreen:

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BLProductions August 3, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Ha! It’s funny how Bilbo just tore through everything! 😀 I notice how it almost seems a continuation of the Middle Earth Motors video, with Gandalf and Radagast racing and all. 🙂 The Behind-the-scenes is interesting too.
And Ori and Oin DO NOT come with the set! 😡 It’s Kili and Fili (or Thorin and Fili 😕 )! I don’t get why the mistake is there. 😐

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admin August 3, 2014 at 3:43 PM

I actually copied the description from Brickset, but I will change it if you like. 😉

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BLProductions August 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Thanks. I actually suspected you got it from there, as it had the same error. And of course most people noticed it was wrong. 😐
Though I don’t get why Kili is there in the first place, he wasn’t there in the movie. 😕

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BLProductions August 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

OK, Off-topic, but I was researching new parts, and it turns out that the scientist’s head from the Research Institute 21110 is in two sets, not just the Research Institute. The other is the TLM Creative Ambush (for Executive Ellen). 😕 Not to make anyone mad, though. 😉

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admin August 3, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Yeah, I think they have gone the lazy way on that set in several ways. But it is also possible that because it is a cheap set any more changes just didn’t fit in the budget.

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Jake August 4, 2014 at 8:30 AM

I think that film was kinda boring cuz it was just Bilbo being chased the whole time. It was cool, though. 0_0

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ninja of stealth August 4, 2014 at 4:48 PM

that dragon is awesome! (I mean smaug) I might just have to buy that separately, if its possible, you know, since it’s so cool! 😀

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