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Picture of How To Do A Lego / Star Wars Stop Motion Animation
Lego is one of the best ways to do a stop motion animation. 

It is easier than using larger toys, and it looks very good by comparison, and will take less time to do.


Step 1: Building The Set

Picture of Building The Set
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Basic things you will need for a set are:
  • A stand/ground for  the characters to walk on
  • A background
  • Walls on the sides
 

Its better than any stop motion animation i made! Love it!

tayeden2 years ago
wow, this is awesome ! great job!!
JonnyBGood2 years ago
Great video! I never can get the walking down for legos but now I got some new stuff to try. If you want you can see my video on my Custom John Deere Lawn mower.
Mr. Noack2 years ago
This is totally "feature" worthy. Excellent work!! Nice lasers!!
i agree
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Great tips, and the movie was fun! Walking with LEGO minifigs seems like the hardest part to me, but your movie makes it looks really good.

Do you have any tips for lighting? I would think it would be hard to have consistant lighting throughout shooting. Also, how long did this short clip take you to shoot and edit?
Swaggington (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
Well, with the lighting, I didn't really have anything special, just the lights in my classroom over my work station. I was worried about the reflections coming off of the Lego, but it turned out okay.
Since I've only been able to work on this at school, it took me a little while to shoot. Editing took a decent amount of time because I'm new to the software.
In total, I'd say it took me just over a week. It probably won't take as long for the next animation I make.
Also, the walking was relatively easy, the only setback is that it took a while to make all those Lego people walk at the same time.
Thanks for the comment!