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A unique LEGO stop-motion film: Paint

There is a really excellent little LEGO stop-motion film that I recently found – taking brick-filming to a whole new level. The idea is simple but very creative, and goes in a direction I haven’t seen others try before. 🙂

LEGO BrickFilm Paint by Jon Rolph

This LEGO stop-motion film was created by Jon Rolph (a.k.a. CheezyBricks). While most LEGO videos focus on minifigs in action-packed scenes, here we are going in the direction of something peaceful and serene…

Nice, isn’t it? Notice all the details that makes this video so great. The images in the newspaper, the sound of paint getting squished out of the tube, the strokes of the brush, the water changing color, the streaks of paint… all comes together as a truly artistic LEGO film. I also recommend checking out some of Jon’s other LEGO stop-motion videos because he has some very innovative ideas. You can find them at his YouTube channel.

So what do you think? How do you like this LEGO stop-motion film? And what was your favorite detail? How do you think these ideas could be taken even further? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below. 😉

And you might also like to check out these other wonderful LEGO videos:

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  • b-Ric February 12, 2015, 11:40 AM

    It reminded me of an experiment I made some time ago… only funnier and much better realized! 😉

    • admin February 12, 2015, 11:47 AM

      That’s funny! 😀

      • b-Ric February 12, 2015, 11:53 AM

        The title is a citation of a poem by Giuseppe Ungaretti (M’illumino d’immenso).

        • admin February 12, 2015, 12:04 PM

          Oh, that’s interesting!

  • LegoUniverse Bob February 12, 2015, 11:50 AM

    My favourite detail by far has to be the different bricks he had to use for each, DIFFERENT, time he got a colour onto his “brush”. I loved the video! 😀

  • Ninja of Stealth February 12, 2015, 12:30 PM

    Being a painter myself I was watching for the details and he got all of them! 😀 how the paint didn’t totally get on and he had to re-stroke over it. (If you know what I mean) A lot of hard work, thought, and detail put into this. Very nice! I never would have thought making a stop-motion like this.

  • Kim February 12, 2015, 1:11 PM

    That was really cool. As an aside, I like that bond mens’ hair and mustache combo in that photo in his newspaper. I might have to make a minifgure like that. =)

  • BLProductions February 12, 2015, 2:15 PM

    Neat! I like brick films a lot, I’ve tried it various times myself (mostly unsuccessful), and I much say this is better than most brick films I see. I still can’t understand how they manage to do stop-motion human movements… I don’t think anyone can hold their hands and move them only slightly whilst taking hundreds of pictures. 😕 I like all the fine details of the brushes and the paint when being applied, it’s very smooth and almost lifelike. 🙂
    Off-topic, but: http://brickset.com/article/14188/first-images-of-this-year-s-train-set Looks like a red version of the 2010 one, with different accessories. Hopefully it won’t be so overpriced as the 2014 trains. 😐

    • Kim February 12, 2015, 2:24 PM

      I’d like to see more of that train. I don’t have a Cargo Train. I liked the one that came before the current one but not sure if I want it bad enough to pay the increased price since it is discontinued. Will the newer trains still work on my 9V tracks?

      • admin February 12, 2015, 2:48 PM

        Kim, yes, the new trains can work on the old tracks just fine. 🙂

      • BLProductions February 12, 2015, 9:05 PM

        Actually, if the discontinued train you are referring to is #7939, there are “Used, Complete” sets that can be found on Bricklink at cheaper than original retail price. Unfortunately you’d have to pay overseas shipping for those if you’re in the US, the cheapest from the US is $189 (although it is sealed and only $9 over, which is pretty good). 😉

  • David Tennant Lover February 12, 2015, 3:19 PM

    Cool new and unique stop motion using legos! Hopefully this inspires people to make stop motion like this. I love using stop motion with my lego bricks but never thought of using them like that. Overall, pretty awesome! 😀

  • Jackson Loomer February 12, 2015, 4:40 PM

    Already seen it, but still, it’s one of my favorite stop motion shorts. (and that’s saying something)

  • Rob February 13, 2015, 10:20 AM

    I was really blown away by both the creativity and execution of this brick film! I had to watch it a few times.

    Loved the background (newspaper) and my favorite details were how the paint trailed off from initially touching the canvas, to the end of the stroke… and the subtle, but fantastic way that the residue of the yellow paint left in the water after rinsing the brush that time, seemed to swirl and fade away into the water itself.

    Really brilliant work and very enjoyable to watch. Glad you shared that!

  • Håkan February 14, 2015, 5:32 AM

    Pretty cute.

    I remember a MOC someone did of a painted parrot, using Pick-a-Brick cups as water cups, etc. It was pretty impressive, but I don’t remember the author or title by now.

  • Circe Verba February 25, 2015, 12:35 AM

    Super helpful! Thanks for the post!

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