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Overall: 8
Story: 7
Animation: 6
Cinematography: 5
Effects: 7
Sound: 7

Flight of the Penguin

Directed By: quigibo

Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Length: 0:1:30
Released: August 28th, 2005

Content Advisory:  mild violence.

Director's Comments

One of my oldies, it was an "N-Tree" to the first ever THAC contest.  Since it was one of my earlier films and it was a THAC, it had technical problems.  Yet surprisingly I've heard several brickfilmers regard the film as a classic.

Staff Reviews

I don't know why Mr. Quigibo questions the status of Flight of the Penguin as a classic, because it is timeless.  Yes, it has its fair share of problems, lo-fi and cheesy voice acting, mediocre framing, and a crazily abrupt ending, among them.  However, the rest of the short is a definite laugh if you have any knowledge of the way of LEGO at all.  With no hesitance by the creator to establish that this really was a movie made with LEGO brick, the truths of instructions and baseplates are touched on magnificently.  You have no reason not to check out this classic.  So do it.  Do it now.

Nikolas Jaeger:
It's not working! Nooooooooooooo!

From the laughably forced dialogue and puns to the clichéd music at the end, this is a B-film classic in more than one sense of the word.

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