LEGO Animation Work

kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
edited April 2013 in Artist's Corner
I constructed a few LEGO: Aliens models (initially for the release of Colonial Marines but we know how that went). The Power Loader design is from Larry Lars on Flickr. I'll have an animation sequence with these pieces soon. Check out the models and let me know your thoughts.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kooberzstudios/sets/72157632733024489/

Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
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  • kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
    Six years ago, I put out this video, an animated LEGO rendering of the Nintendo Wii that I published a few days before the console launch. Perhaps you've seen it.



    Anyway, that video was really the formal beginning to my creativity as a LEGO animator. Now, six years later, I am releasing a LEGO WiiU animation using the same basic principle of time lapse construction. My hope, was to get some feedback on both the old Lego Wii and the new WiiU as a manner of assessing where I've come from and whether some techniques have improved, as well as hearing comments on what I could continue to do. Posting the new video shortly....

    Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
  • ninjaininjai Registered User regular



    Dude, kooberz, I saw your zanzibar the month you started tracking your progress. I waited so long for the eventual Battle of the Brick. I had begun to think that you had given up when I saw the Halo short all over gametrailers etc. That was an incredibly creative short film. I know at least I hadn't seen anything like it until then. It was a blast. I'm really glad to see you doing more lego stuff :D

  • kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
    Here's the new creation that I had mentioned. I had forgotten to post it on here. Let me know your thoughts everyone.

    ninjai wrote: »


    Dude, kooberz, I saw your zanzibar the month you started tracking your progress. I waited so long for the eventual Battle of the Brick. I had begun to think that you had given up when I saw the Halo short all over gametrailers etc. That was an incredibly creative short film. I know at least I hadn't seen anything like it until then. It was a blast. I'm really glad to see you doing more lego stuff :D

    Thanks a ton for your support my friend! I'm still doing my thing. Trying to turn it into a real-life endeavor, making my vocation a vacation. Just trying to spread the word about it. I've done a whole bunch of stuff since LEGO Halo too, check it out. COD, Gears of War, Portal, Pac Man, etc.

    Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Have you put any problem solving into addressing your lighting situation? I really think it would take your videos to a higher level.


    You can be just as creative with it as you are with the stop motion itself.

    Prospicience
  • kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
    I have. I'll fully admit that I didn't spend a lot of time on the lighting for LEGO Wii u. I was really trying to get the video out quickly. The video above is very informational though, an easy guide to improving lighting on a budget. I plan on moving into an apartment in a studio space relatively soon so I intend to increase the professionalism overall.

    Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
  • kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
    Some shots of my LEGO Colonial Marines models. The power loader design is by Larry Lars on Flickr. I should be releasing a building tutorial as well as (possibly) an animation tomorrow or Tuesday. Let me know what you think of the models.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kooberzstudios/sets/72157632733024489/

    Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    We only allow one active thread per user, keeps the forum from being cluttered, since they dont move very fast. Keep all your work in one thread, please!

  • kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
    My newest building tutorial video. This is my LEGO Bioshock: Infinite Handyman design, check it out.

    Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
  • kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
    A few photos of my new LEGO Sim City Micro Model. I just finished animating a sequence with this. Using the micro-scale LEGOS was a lot of fun and MUCH easier than using full scale building.

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    Sim City by Kooberz, on Flickr

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    Bird's Eye by Kooberz, on Flickr

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    Street Level by Kooberz, on Flickr

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    Filming from Above by Kooberz, on Flickr

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    Side View by Kooberz, on Flickr

    Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
  • KodiSirKodiSir SeattleRegistered User regular
    This is seriously amazing stuff. As far as I'm concerned legos can totally be a fine art sculpting tool. Also where did you find that sweet Donkey Kong music?

  • kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
    I can't remember where I found that music. I'll search around and let you know :). Also, check out the new animation I made for the LEGO Rebrick Movie contest. It's definitely the most absurd thing I've ever made.



    If you like it look up the rebrick movie contest and give it a vote. I would also love to hear comments/feedback. Thanks everyone!

    Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    What the fuck. That was like watching a fifth world documentary. I like it.

  • kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
    My newest animation and the first episode of my new series for Machinima Studios, Bricktube. The first episode is LEGO Alien vs. Colonial Marine/Powerloader. Check it out, let me know what you think. If you really like it, I would truly appreciate you sharing it on any social networks. Thanks everyone!

    Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
    m3nace
  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    Hey KBZ, great animations. I've really enjoyed all of them so far.

    I'm going to echo what Iruka said earlier though, the artistic quality of the shots you're getting could be increased tenfold with some decent knowledge of lighting. Your sense of composition isn't bad at all, so lighting would just take you to the next level. To do stop motion, you honestly wouldn't need anything super expensive (the video Iruka posted is a good example) to improve your lighting. Also check up on how to work your camera's whitebalance as it's off in all your videos so far (that's where that yellow/orange tint is coming from).

    Other ways to gain a bit of knowledge on lighting - barns'n noble or whatever the closest book store is and check out some books on lighting (even just looking through them), check out magazines' product shots, portrait shots, etc and just take the time to figure out how they're lit. Heck when watching movies or even walking through a grocery store, stop and take the time to look at how something is lit. I'll stop movies all the time and take note of a scene I really liked the lighting in.

    Couple links:
    Check out http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/ - great sections for introductory lighting all the way to advanced.
    Also, and hopefully you've already seen these but: probably the best photos of legos around. He also explains how he does some of them, hopefully you've found or will find some inspiration there.

    m3nace
  • wn.mikewn.mike archi PTRegistered User regular
    Just saw this on The Guardian and thought about you :)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2013/may/27/champions-league-bayern-brick-by-brick-fussball-video

    I had no idea how popular this kind of work was.
    Keep on going! :)

  • kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
    wn.mike wrote: »
    Just saw this on The Guardian and thought about you :)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2013/may/27/champions-league-bayern-brick-by-brick-fussball-video

    I had no idea how popular this kind of work was.
    Keep on going! :)

    Thanks for sharing, that video is pretty cool. As a big soccer fan I really loved watching it.

    Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
  • kbzstudioskbzstudios Registered User regular
    In honor (high or low depending on your outlook for the system) of the upcoming launch of the Xbox One I have attempted to recreate the reveal trailer with the console constructed out of Lego. Check it out.

    Check out my lego stop motions for Machinima! youtube.com/kooberz
  • JenniferBJenniferB GreeceRegistered User new member
    Hey KBZ Studios

    I am new on the forum and I'm pretty impressed with this. This is pretty cool stuff that you have uploaded. I really like the Sim City model and the video and animations are pretty cool too. I hope Lego never goes out of fashion and I agree with KodiSur also, they can really be an art sculpting tool. My brother was really good with lego (back in the days) but I think you have real talent so keep going, hope you get more support for your work..You should also try and illustrate your work a little more as I use Lego font for alot of things, it may be useful for you http://www.fontsaddict.com/font/lego-system.html

    Keep showcasing your work, its awesome.

    Jenny

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