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.

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!


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.



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!



To discuss, join the conversation in the forum!

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

The results for the fifteenth Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest have been released! The top 3 are:

1. The Exquisite Corpse by RealBrick, Chris W., and Lucas

2. Corn Season by The Tenacious Brick

3. Alain 2 by 4clem4

For the full top 10, visit the results thread! 

Click here for the playlist of entries.

By Penta on February 3, 2018, Comments (0)

Bricks in Motion's Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest XV has started!

The theme is "An Unlikely Alliance".

The color mod element is a a green piece connected to or directly touching a white piece.

The letter mod element is the letter T.

For the full contest details, visit the forum thread!

By Penta on January 6, 2018, Comments (0)

It has been a while since I last wrote a feature, but I just couldn't let Christmas go by without one. Before we get into the older stuff, I must start out by saying that if you have managed to not see the community project A Brickfilm Christmas by now, then that would be the best thing to go watch. I'll give full disclosure that I tend to gravitate towards the comedy films, so there's nothing overtly religious on this list. Hopefully if there are replies with Christmas brickfilm recommendations, people will mention the more traditional Christmas brickfilms that stand out to them.


The Christmas Tree by CrazyEd (2012)

Though not massively well known, The Christmas Tree is a Christmas classic among brickfilmers who were around for its release. The premise is simple: A man has forgotten to buy a Christmas tree and heads out in a rush to get one. What makes this film so fun is the consistently entertaining animation and the amusing voice acting by Loïc F-B, who always provides a great comedic performance.

To read more and see the rest of the films featured, visit the forum thread!

By Penta on December 24, 2017, Comments (0)

Bricks in Motion Poster Art

We are proud to announce that the Bricks in Motion documentary is now available on Amazon Prime and on iTunes! The film is free to watch for Amazon Prime subscribers, and may be rented or purchased otherwise.

I'm excited the documentary now has a chance to be seen by a larger audience, thanks to a partnership with executive producers Andre Gaines and Valerie Edwards of our distributor for the film, Cinemation.

And many thanks to our crowdfunding supporters for this project, without whom none of this would have been possible.

To discuss, join the conversation in the forum!

By Sméagol on December 20, 2017, Comments (0)