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Stop motion LEGO animations from the '80s
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:38:12 pm »
I wonder if anyone ever saw or remember this? :O



You probably saw a lot of Lego videos using frame by frame animation on Youtube before. However I did not realize there was stuff like this way back in the '80s. Anyway I thought this was kinda cool and old skool at the same time so I decided to post this.

There are a few more sports Lego animations and I bet there were a few other series not related to sports but I didn't search much yet.

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Re: Stop motion LEGO animations from the '80s
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 06:18:00 pm »
Pretty cool. I remember doing a bit of that stuff but it never really went beyond a few seconds :P
Wonder how long these took to make 0.o
 
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Re: Re: Stop motion LEGO animations from the '80s
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 06:43:17 pm »
Yeah, I know about that one part near the video beginning that says The Game at the center of the ice. <_<

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Re: Stop motion LEGO animations from the '80s
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 02:39:16 am »
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Yeah, I've seen a stop motion once, and they're pretty fun. I'm waiting for the day that I'll make my own(not with lego).


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Re: Stop motion LEGO animations from the '80s
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 01:06:17 pm »
Nice find DJ_O. I've never seen this one, nor did I know these were being done back in the 80's, but it doesn't surprise me. Stop motion animation was quite popular back then. As for how long something like this takes to make: it is a very long process. For a 5 minute video, I'm sure there were quite a lot of man hours put in. That of course also depends on how many people were working on it.

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Re: Stop motion LEGO animations from the '80s
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 08:35:25 pm »
Yeah it must take a lot of time. Also when taking pics you need to use a tripod and make sure to not accidentally hit/move it so the camera doesn't shake so bad. Also be careful with lightning. Eg you can't film this in Quebec during Winter without using artificial light, since the lightning would constantly change at a rapid rate during the movie.

However with those older movies it must have taken even more work. They move at like 24 FPS while most Youtube vids moves at 3 fps O.O

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Re: Stop motion LEGO animations from the '80s
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 09:57:21 pm »
The thing that I am amazed by is the size of the set and the length of the video.
I made a few stop motion videos, and they ran somewhere between 20 to 30 frames per second, and one two minute video only took about a week, spending an hour each day.
But this one is by far the largest set that I have ever seen on a YouTube video, and each of the many characters are moving.

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Re: Stop motion LEGO animations from the '80s
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 02:51:21 am »
Yeah it's a pretty large set.

If I ever dig up my legos from years ago, I might attempt at making such video one day, although it would be short. I would try to only use standard legos and not do like in this video like they did the hockey rink boards, unless I had the appropriate pieces to do so. I saw people "cheat" by making carton-based landscapes. It seems cooler when the entire video relies just on legos and the base.