– by David Kozlowski

Each week we’ll highlight interesting, and offbeat, videos regarding some of our favorite LRM topics currently trending on YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, and other popular video sites around the Internet.

What Is It?

Ever wondered how the whole LEGO movie craze got started? Witness the evolution of LEGO animation from 2001 until today in this amazing, behind-the-scenes video.

Why Should We Care?

Between the LEGO video games, The LEGO Movie (2014), and The LEGO Batman Movie (2017), it feels like we’ve been in a LEGO world for a long, long time. Way back in 2001 a character named Jack Stone debuted in a 20-minute VHS short, the first computer-generated LEGO film. It was crude, but offered an indication of the fun and craziness that was possible with LEGO. This video provides some great behind-the-scenes footage of how the LEGO characters were animated for film. It’s definitely worth a watch! This is the just the kind of video that we love to stumble across — please share with us cool videos like the above, and we’ll post it in future LRM WEEKEND columns!


David Kozlowski is a writer, podcaster, and visual artist. A U.S. Army veteran, David worked 20 years in the videogame industry and is a graduate of Arizona State University's Film and Media Studies.