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.


Welcome to the EASTER 2019 Contest From 2011 to 2015, EASTER was an annual contest to celebrate spring and the spirit of Easter by spending two weeks holed up in a dark room animating! But sadly there was a four year hiatus between the last EASTER and now.... but here we are in 2019 with yet another EASTER Contest! And this time, EASTER is an official Bricks in Motion contest.

But this is no mere reboot of the EASTER contest. This is the ultimate TRANSCENDENTAL EASTER 2019. Let's all do our best to make this the best EASTER yet. Let it transcend all past EASTERs! (Too much? Ok, I'll stop)



The deadline for this contest is April 20th, 2019 at 11:59pm (midnight) EDT. You can see the countdown timer and convert to your time zone here. This means you have a full two weeks to create your entry.

Check out all the contest RULES on the forum!

By rioforce on April 6, 2019, Comments (0)



First off, a big thank you to all who participated - regardless of whether or not you were able to finish in time. It isn't easy to reschedule an entire weekend for animation, and I commend those that did. The films that came about because of this contest were a joy to watch - and each and every one of you deserve a pat on the back!

Looking forward to next year! mini/bigsmile

Here's a link to the random draw live-stream. Top 10 Announcement and Prize Draw


Alrighty, here are the final rankings. (drumroll please)

https://i.imgur.com/pjFr6XJ.png 1st Place – Bubble by Lainie May

https://i.imgur.com/ry1xPw2.png 2nd Place – Fish Food by Shane Studios

https://i.imgur.com/EIpu0XR.png 3rd Place – Return to the Surface by 2x4 Productions

For the complete rankings and judge's comments on the entries, please visit the forum topic!

By rioforce on March 31, 2019, Comments (0)



The theme is “Surface.” You may interpret this in any way you see fit!

Color Mod: Tan & Sand ...details below

Letter/Number Mod: 2

Sound Mod: SHAC Sound Mod 2019

And here’s the deadline. (March 11, 2019 at 12pm EST!)

Have fun!

If you’d like to use the logo in your credits (optional), here’s a link: SHAC 2 logo


That is best answered in the original announcement thread, along with more info, which can be found here.

By rioforce on March 8, 2019, Comments (2)


SHAC 2, the ancicipated sequel to last year's 72 hour animation contest, is back! The contest will begin on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 12pm (midday) EST and will run for 72 hours. It will end on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 12pm (midday) EST.


Be sure to check out the full details and rules on the forums!

By rioforce on February 23, 2019, Comments (0)


The results for the sixteenth Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest are in! A huge thank you to Chris W., dewfilms, legogod, and nswihart for being a part of the judging panel! I couldn't have done this without them. I will be in touch with the top three winners to discuss prizes.


The Sentinel - MindGame and Nathan Wells



Goblin Rush - Mighty Wanderer and SlothPaladin



The Office Job - the2awesomeguys


To see the full top ten, check out the topic on the forums!

By rioforce on January 22, 2019, Comments (0)

Hey, everyone! The THAC XVI results will be announced Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. WillowTree will be announcing the winners live on the Discord general voice chat channel. Following the live announcement, a results thread will be posted on Bricks in Motion. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

By rioforce on January 15, 2019, Comments (0)

THAC XVI is over! Thanks to everyone who entered! Check out this forum post for the YouTube playlist of all the entries:



THAC XVI has started! Here's what you need to know:


  • The theme is Discovery.

  • The color mod is a red piece connected to or directly touching a yellow piece.

  • The letter mod is the letter C.

Please read the full rules and info on the forum here:


By rioforce on January 5, 2019, Comments (0)


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.



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)