I finally got around to finishing up the time lapse video. Side note: there seems to be an ever so slight zoom shift on either the focus or the metering, so the picture may start to stutter in a way. I’ll have to try manual focus next time. The exposure seemed pretty even though so I think I figured out the metering issue I had with my other video. Also, I need to figure out a better angle. Anyways, there were a total of 11,117 photos shot at 1 frame/second, compressed down to about 3 minutes of video. Our sample sets didn’t come with book 3, so this was shot over two different days once we finally got the last set of instruction.
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There was a teaser trailer of Planes put out in the wild a few months back, which I can’t seem to find anymore, but now there’s a nice lengthy one posted recently, and by recently I mean about a month ago. And just so there’s no confusion, from what I can understand the film may be set in the world of Cars, but this is not a Pixar flick, as it would have Pixar’s name plastered all over it. This is instead an in-house studio project and so far I’m intrigued and I usually don’t say that about Disney animated films.
We first reported on Disney’s Planes line about a month and a half ago as part of our Toy Fair report. There’s still no new information or pictures regarding the DUPLO line, and no sign of a System scale line either but if that changes you can be sure we’ll report it here.
Don’t click through if you want to avoid a major spoiler.
LEGO was kind enough to send me a copy of this set to do an early review on. I took this as an opportunity to do a time lapse video showing the build process. Anyways, look for our full review this coming Monday. 10227 B-wing Starfighter will be available at LEGO Shop@Home starting October 1.
If you ever wondered what LEGO’s infrastructure was like, Youtube user HatStacks uploaded 5 videos of the show called Megafactories on National Geographic that featured The LEGO Group and their manufacturing and distribution process. I have yet to finish the first video as I write this but feel like it was worth sharing. Fascinating stuff. Part 1 is embedded above; parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 are available.
Big thanks to bigospedros for the heads up.
According to The Brothers Brick, Patrick Boivin was commissioned to remake the Cars 2 trailer in LEGO. You’ll see some animated facial expressions because how else was he supposed to do that which don’t detract at all from the silky smooth stop motion animation.
Thanks to Anonymous Tipster for the tip.
Update: The video now appears on LEGOClubTV’s Youtube channel.
Some fun facts:
- Several thousand LEGO bricks were used to create the trailer
- 3 months of animation
- Was recorded 24 frames/second like the movie; it’s not common to directing stop-motion at 24 frames/second
24 frames per second is astounding and makes the 3 month development time seem a little short.
This is a follow-up to the hilarious Original Trilogy video released last year, embedded below. Enjoy!
I just updated our Toy Fair 2009 page with Mike’s videos that he captured showcasing some of the play features on the various sets. Videos include Star Wars (8), Indiana Jones (2), Castle (1), Space Police (4), Bionicle (2), Power Miners (1), and Agents (4). We are working on getting some higher quality videos available through youtube. We’ll keep you updated.