There is a galaxy of stop motion LEGO Star Wars films on YouTube and other video sharing sites. Short films, long films, trailer remakes, original stories and comedic recaps are just a few of the many Star Wars brickfilms animators have made to-date. Here’s some of our favorites, both old and new!
The Fastest and Funniest LEGO Star Wars story ever told
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming to theaters in December, you might need a quick recap of the story to-date. Animator Garrett Barati provides just what you need in this fast, funny summary!
LEGO The Force Unleashed
Made by animator Fancy Pants for a bricksinmotion.com contest, this beautifully choreographed lightsaber battle attracted a lot of well-deserved attention from the internet when it was released.
Lego Star Wars: Triumph of the Empire
Brendan Henry imagined what a propaganda film for the Empire would look like, and made this film. It gets double points for creativity and authenticity, especially where imagery from actual WWII-era propaganda is used! Fans of sci-fi should note the soundtrack, which does not come from any Star Wars film, but is "The Planets: Mars, The Bringer of War” by Gustav Holst. This series of compositions written between 1914-1916 provided much inspiration for film score composers and sci-fi soundtracks today.
LAST STRIKE Trailer
Longtime fans of brick films may remember this trailer. The concept is creative (Jedi goes back in time to kill Anakin Skywalker!) and the animation and effects were revolutionary at a time when digital video was still in its adolescence. If you’re looking to choreograph a LEGO lightsaber fight of your own, you would do well to watch the latter half of this film, Note how the animator uses large movements instead of many tiny ones to make the action fast and realistic, mixing them with light flashes and lightsaber sound effects. It’s simple, and very effective.
LEGO Star Wars - The Force Awakens Teaser
There are now dozens of animated LEGO Star Wars trailers on YouTube, but this one stands out from the rest due to its realism and attention to detail.
If you want to make a LEGO Star Wars film of your own, check out the Stopmotion Explosion Animation Kit!