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LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy funny video

In one of their latest LEGO animated videos Kevin from the BrotherhoodWorkshop features an aerial battle scene with lots of movement and detail (see below). So how was such a dynamic brickfilm made? After watching the video, Kevin will take you behind-the-scenes to reveal how he achieved these unique shots. Take a look below. 🙂

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This LEGO brickfilm is titled, “LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy: Ronan is a Jerk”. When the going gets rough, Ronan the Accuser orders his minions to commit suicide. They take an issue with this decision however and decide to take matters into their own hands… and somehow little Benny from The LEGO Movie also gets an appearance in the heat of the battle with his super awesome SPACESHIP, SPACESHIP, SPACESHIP! 😀

Witty and funny as usual, isn’t it? What is the most interesting about this video however is the aerial shots. How would a LEGO stop-motion animator achieve so much movement? In the behind-the-scenes video below Kevin will show you some of the tricks and techniques he employed. I appreciate the fact that Kevin continue to explore new and unusual techniques. Here he used separate methods to capture the movement of the flying ships; traditional stop-motion taking a shot of each move of the ships then compositing them, moving the camera to give the illusion that the ships are flying, and capturing live action movement with the camera.

In case you were wondering, the LEGO set used in this video is the #76021 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Milano Spaceship Rescue, which includes Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Ronan and the Sakaaran, plus the Milano Spaceship, a Hadron Enforcer and Ronan’s personal Necrocraft. A really fun LEGO set to play with. If you don’t have it already, you can find it at the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think? How did you like this LEGO Super Heroes video? And what you do think of the tutorial? Did you find it helpful? Do you do LEGO animation yourself? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

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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.

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  • BLProductions February 27, 2015, 10:55 AM

    Saw this a while ago, it’s still pretty funny. I like the live-motion technique he used, it really saves the time of taking lots of pictures and makes the scene more fluid. Unfortunately I can’t do that for my Brickfilms, as I have no way to mold images with videos. 🙁
    Also, some LEGO.com US updates:
    -The Elves site is fully up, as well as Speed Champions! http://www.lego.com/en-us/speedchampions 🙂 Lots of new parts on them. The Speed Champions sets are coming out in April, right?
    -The Marvel Ultron sets are up on LEGO Shop, coming out March 1st.
    -A whole bunch of Ninjago sets are on sale, LEGO seems to be trying really hard to get rid of them. 😕
    Just a heads-up! 😉

    • admin February 27, 2015, 11:16 AM

      Yes, my understanding is that the official release for Speed Champions is April – at least in the USA. However I have also heard that some TRU locations already carry them. We will talk about all the newly released sets and the sale items on March 1st. 😉

      • LegoGeek February 27, 2015, 6:33 PM

        No speed Champions releases in later March.

        • admin February 28, 2015, 9:19 AM

          The LEGO Calendar doesn’t mention Speed Champions in March. Of course it could still be released, but my guess is they would have mentioned it. I know for sure that in Europe they are being released earlier. Anyway, we will see. 🙂

  • David Tennant Lover February 27, 2015, 2:54 PM

    I love Brotherhoodworkshop, once of my favorite stop-motionist. He really brings Lego sets and figures to life. He does great work and spends lots of time on these, but their worth it in the end. And recently he got 100,00 subscribers, so congrats to him!

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