Welcome to Bricks in Motion!
Founded in 2001, Bricks in Motion is a friendly filmmaking community devoted to the art of stop-motion animation. Most of our films, sometimes called brickfilms or LEGO movies, are created using LEGO® and other plastic brick building toys. We have an active forum for filmmakers to learn from each other and share their work, as well as an ever-growing directory of films submitted by our members, and periodic animation contests that challenge filmmakers to push their skills further.

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Watch the announcement video!


The Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest (aka THAC) is back again! This year, the contest runs from January 5 at 7am EST till January 6 at 7am EST. There have been a couple rule changes this year, so please check out the announcement topic for more details.


Announcement Post


By rioforce on November 26, 2018, Comments (0)


Judging for the 2018 Summer Contest: Movie Magic has concluded! A big thank you to our entrants, judges, and sponsors, without whom none of this could have happened.


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The generosity of our sponsors is the only thing that allows us to have great prizes for these contests. Check them out!


Congratulations to our prize winners as well as all animators who completed entries!


1. Lifeboat by Twickabrick


2. Ivan by Shawarma Studios


3. Cut and Run by William Osborne


Promising Director Prize winner: SuperDog by PlasticPointProductions


For full contest results, check out the forum thread!

By Squash on September 22, 2018, Comments (0)

On September 22nd at 7:00 PM EDT, there will be a chat in the BiM Discord to announce the top entries to the 2018 Summer Contest: Movie Magic. Following the chat, complete contest results will be announced on the forums. Don't miss it!

By Squash on September 20, 2018, Comments (0)


Movie Magic Poster


 


The Bricks in Motion official summer contest. Movie Magic is still going on! The contest runs from June 1st to September 3rd. Our generous sponsors Dragonframe and Brickstuff have returned to offer prizes this year, and we have a lovely batch of goodies to be won including Dragonframe software, a Brickstuff lighting kit, a LEGO Architecture set, and more! For complete details, check out the announcement post on the forums. We hope this theme will really let people stretch their creative wings, and we're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Happy filming!


By rioforce on July 19, 2018, Comments (0)

BRAWL 2018 Logo


BRAWL has Begun!

Brickfilm Rapidly All Week Long or BRAWL, is a contest in which you have ONE WEEK to write, build sets, voice, animate, edit, sound mix, and submit a brickfilm from scratch. Beginning right now, you have one week to do all of that. Any entries not received by July 15th, 2017 12:00 am (00:00) BST (British Standard Time) will be disqualified. It’s not an easy task, but that’s what makes it fun!


Theme & MOD Elements

The theme for BRAWL 2018 is Kairos. Now I know what you’re thinking, what does kairos mean? It’s defined by Merriam-Webster as “the opportune and decisive moment.” Basically, it means a very crucial and important moment. How does that impact your story? That’s for you to decide! Think of something creative, unique, and out of the box! As long as myself and the judges can tell that kairos is an essential part of your story, you’re good to go!


This year, in commemoration of BRAWL’s 10-year anniversary, the color MOD element is the same as The First BRAWL: a YELLOW piece connected to or directly touching a BLUE piece. The letter MOD element is the letter 'E'


Furthermore, all entries must clearly show the BRAWL 2018 logo for three uninterrupted seconds. The logos may be inserted digitally. Several high-quality resolution versions of the BRAWL 2018 logo can be found here.


For the full rules and information about how to enter BRAWL 2018, check out the Announement Post on the Forums!

By rioforce on July 8, 2018, Comments (0)

Movie Magic Poster


Forum member Squash has announced the official 2018 BiM summer contest! The theme is Movie Magic, and the contest runs from June 1st to September 3rd. Our generous sponsors Dragonframe and Brickstuff have returned to offer prizes this year, and we have a lovely batch of goodies to be won including Dragonframe software, a Brickstuff lighting kit, a LEGO Architecture set, and more! For complete details, check out the announcement post on the forums. We hope this theme will really let people stretch their creative wings, and we're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Happy filming!

By Squash on June 2, 2018, Comments (1)


The Brickfilm Rapidly All Week Long (BRAWL) Contest 2018 has been officially announced by new host Chris W. The contest is set to take place from July 8 to July 15, 2018. Chris has created an announcement video for the contest that explains how it works, which can be viewed here. This is a special year for BRAWL, as it is the 10th anniversary of the contest, and BRAWL 2018 will also be the 10th BRAWL.


To read the full contest announcement, click here.

By Penta on May 23, 2018, Comments (0)

Brickworld Film Festival Key Visual


Original post by Brick101 on the forums.




We’re very excited to announce the seventh annual Brickworld Film Festival! The event theme for Brickworld Chicago 2018 is Seasons, and with the continued open invitation to directors around the globe, we’re looking forward to seeing the best entries yet! This year’s prize pack is just as awesome as last year’s, but this time we’re spreading the love. Directors will be eligible to win through 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes! This year we are proudly sponsored by minifigs.me and can’t wait to get these awesome phonetic heads out to brickfilmers!


All eligible films will screen continuously in the Brickfilm Theater for the duration of Brickworld Chicago. The attendees of Brickworld Chicago will vote on the films to decide the winners.



Interested in submitting a film? Check out out the full details, rules, and prizes, and discuss the Brickworld Film Festival on the forums!



http://www.bricksinmotion.com/forums/topic/25167/2018-brickworld-film-festival-enter-by-june-11/



By rioforce on April 24, 2018, Comments (0)

Hey there, it's me, Chris W. I am taking over responsibilities as host of BRAWL (Brickfilm Rapidly All Week Long.) Previous host Fun Sucker has graciously given me the duties as host, and I hope to be just as great a host as he was.


And this year is a very special year. That's because it's BRAWL's TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! But in terms of planning it, we need your help.


Like last year, BRAWL will take place while BiM's summer contest is happening. The official BiM summer contest will run from June 1st - September 1st. Fortunately it didn't create too big of an impact to either contest last year, and I don't believe the same will happen this year. Even still, we need your feedback for which week in July will work best.


Please click the link below and vote in the poll and leave any additional comments or questions. The poll will run for two weeks and the official announcement post will be posted in the next month to month-and-a-half.


http://www.bricksinmotion.com/forums/topic/25157/poll-when-should-brawl-take-place/


Thanks!

By rioforce on April 21, 2018, Comments (0)


 


Hello members of Bricks in Motion! If you've been around for any length of time, you probably know me. If not, hi! I'm rioforce. I'm the new administrator of BiM. I've been a member for a little over 4 years now and a moderator for almost 2 years and owe so much to BiM. Brickfilming has been one of the most life changing things I've done and I'm so thankful for the community we have here where we teach each other and encourage each other with animating.


Sillypenta, a good friend of mine and the rest of the staff, decided to resign as site admin after a great 13 months. Thank you Sillypenta for maintaining Bricks in Motion and being a great administrator!


*round of applause for Penta*


And thank you to Smeagol for trusting me with the site. mini/wink


So, as the new site administrator, I'm here to help you have the best Bricks in Motion experience possible. If you need anything, Private Message me or (for a most likely faster response), find me on the BiM Discord chat (link on the homepage). And of course, you can always contact Bricks in Motion's great staff of admins and moderators here or with the handy "Report" button on each post.


I'm looking forward to the future of the site!


Thanks,

-rioforce


To discuss, join the conversation in the forum!

By rioforce on April 14, 2018, Comments (1)
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