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LEGO stop-motion video: No One Understands…

Today we will continue with another great LEGO stop-motion video from the BrotherhoodWorkshop, along with a behind-the-scenes look at how the video was created. You can watch previous videos and tutorials through the links at the end of this post. Today’s video is a Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Marvel mash-up, in which our three favorite taciturn sidekicks are allowed to express how they really feel. 🙂

LEGO Stop Motion Video by the Brotherhood Workshop

In the video below the BrotherhoodWorkshop gives voice to three characters who don’t speak much – or at least not in the way most people can understand; Groot who is an extraterrestrial, sentient tree-like creature from Marvel Comics, usually accompanies Rocket Raccoon, and only says “I’m Groot”. Hodor, the loyal servant of the Stark family in Game of Thrones (especially the crippled Bran Stark), and only says “Hodor”. And Chewbacca, the furry companion of Han Solo in the Star Wars series, who only makes grunting noises. Just because others don’t understand the expressions of these characters it doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings…

That was a fun mash-up, isn’t it? Creatively bringing together three very different but still quite similar characters together. And unsurprisingly, it looks like that while others may not understand them, they can understand each other. The BrotherhoodWorkshop is known for being able to cleverly blend character and story elements this way. And now lets take a look at the behind-the-scenes video about how this LEGO stop-motion film was created, especially focusing on lighting.

As you can see from the video, proper lighting is essential for both brickfilms and LEGO photography. Not just that your creation will be more visible, but with lights you can also set the mood. You will notice how Kevin uses all kinds of impromptu props and filters to achieve the right effect. It is also interesting to note how lights can create challenges; like lights highlighting the otherwise unnoticeable hairline cracks between LEGO elements (Kevin fixes this with covering cracks with putty), having too much light that needs to be toned down in various ways, dealing with shadows and reflections, and hiding wires for LED lights.

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In case you were curious, the large figure that was used for Hodor is a modified Hagrid from the LEGO Harry Potter sets. As his body is larger than normal LEGO minifigures he is quite useful for creating giant-like creatures. LEGO Harry Potter has been retired some years ago, but you can find Hagrid on BrickLink.com for about $5 in three slightly different versions. And of course Chewbacca appears in many LEGO Star Wars sets. Groot is from the recent #76020 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Knowhere Escape Mission set that you can find at the Online LEGO Shop.

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

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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  • David Tennant Lover March 28, 2015, 11:09 AM

    BrotherhoodWorkshop hasn’t been posting any new videos recently. 🙁 and he hit 100,000 subscribers. Cool video. 🙂

    • admin March 28, 2015, 10:53 PM

      Yeah, I noticed that too. Maybe they are working on a larger project? If you want I can ask Kevin as I’m regularly in touch with him. 😉

      • BLProductions March 29, 2015, 2:12 PM

        He said in the description to his latest video (A Hero’s Reward) that he has a number of videos lined up for the next few months, so he “won’t be as consistent with posting videos for a while.” 😉 I hope one of those comes soon…. 😐

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