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LEGO Star Wars: Paint the Town – fun video!

The Galactic Empire takeover has left the planet of Lothal stark and starving. The Rebels set out to intercept the Imperial cargo and bring life back to the planet, but is this ragtag band of Rebels any match for The Grand Inquisitor and his army? Check out this LEGO Star Wars Rebels stop-motion animation to find out! 🙂

As you might have guessed, this excellent LEGO stop-motion video was created by the BrotherhoodWorkshop. While Kevin has been commissioned by LEGO to make other videos in the past, this is the first time he was asked to make a LEGO Star Wars video. Unlike most of the previous videos, this one focuses mostly on vehicles rather than minifigures, which created a whole new set of challenges. In the behind-the-scenes video below, Kevin shares some of the clever stop-motion animation techniques he used.

This video is super educational for brickfilmers. So many different ways to animate vehicles; support them on LEGO bricks then edit them out, animate them in front of a blue-screen the composite them back into the shot, and dangling them from wires. The shot where the walker falls over is probably the most brilliant, with the entire animation done lying down flat against a blue-screen. There were a number of different methods used to film spaceships as well, as you can see in the behind-the-scenes video above. And you can also check out the LEGO Star Wars sets used in the film at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

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All told, this video took Kevin over 220 hours to produce, which equates to about 2.5 hours of work for every second of the completed video. As we have seen many times before; when it comes to LEGO stop-motion animation, patience is the greatest virtue.

So what do you think? How did you like this LEGO Star Wars video? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! And 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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