Watch: Great 30-Minute FX Logic Episode on Making 'The LEGO Movie'

February 11, 2014
Source: FX Guide

The LEGO Movie

After seeing The LEGO Movie last weekend, you might be wondering just how much of the film was created using real LEGO pieces, and how much was just some spectacularly crafted animation. Well, most of the film was created with the help of the FX company Animal Logic in Australia, and it took no less than 3,863,484 unique, virtual bricks and 15,080,330 total pieces to bring the film to life. We've already seen one featurette diving into the making of the film, but a new extensive look at the animation and visual effects of the film has arrived from FX Guide, and it's a thoroughly fascinating journey behind the scenes.

Here's the FX Guide episode on Phi Lord & Chris Miller's The LEGO Movie (via The Film Stage):

The LEGO Movie is a 3D animated film written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The film follows Emmet, a completely ordinary, rules-following, LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Morgan Freeman all lend their voices to the film Warner Bros. Pictures has in theaters right now. Go see it!

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Wow. I had no idea that the film was zero percent stop motion. I had been told that it's part stop motion with CGI assist for the obvious stuff, but to find out it's 100% CGI... movie is a masterpiece... of lego

Kento on Feb 11, 2014


nope, ive been preaching 100% 3D since the announcement, glad this video finally came out... hahaha it looks great

shane willett on Feb 11, 2014


This featurette is too long. Cut it way down especially with the first guy. Kind of boring. Doesn't make me want to see this film

HP on Feb 11, 2014


Cinematographer Pablo Plasteid... that is using the word quite liberally. I would call it Layout Supervisor at best. The camera moves kept bringing attention to the camera. I guess they didn't have an "Editor" on the show because this featurette was 25 minutes too long.

Toy Story on Feb 12, 2014

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