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.



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)

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)