Monday, March 8, 2010

Lights, camera, brick action

I don't admit it, few adult fans do, but when I'm alone with a LEGO car or collection of minifigures -- I'll set them in motion and act out some sort of scene on my desk. These are toys, they are meant to be characters in an imagination play.

What I have yet to do is film one of those delightful battles or epic quests -- capturing my imagination via stop motion animation. But others have, a "LEGO" search on YouTube turns up 499,000 results...

And now, potentially for the first time ever (feel free to offer up a correction Internet), a film festival celebrating animated brick films -- BrickFlix -- is set for May 5 in Durham, North Carolina, just one day before the Brick Magic convention starts in nearby Raleigh. It's only a matter of time before we see the fourth category for shorts at the Oscars.

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