Most of you probably remember Men O’ War, the 3D Lego short that my brothers and I made in 2006. We cobbled it together for fun, to salute the many stop-motion animators who had been submitting films to the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, and to create some very basic object lessons about pre-production, modeling, animation, art design, compositing, sound effects, and music. We never really expected that it would go anywhere beyond that, so it’s fun whenever we get mail from people who have watched it.
Today, I got a YouTube message from a new friend named Øyvind, who has just built a stunning LEGO replica of the Verdensteateret, which is the oldest operational cinema in Norway. You can see his very accurate, nearly-scale model below (on the left) compared to the real building (on the right).
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