LEGO is a brand of plastic building blocks that became extremely popular in the mid-20th century.
LEGO blocks originated in Ole Kirk Christiansen’s workshop in Billund, Denmark, where he began making wooden toys in 1932. He named his company LEGO after the Danish phrase leg godt (“play well”) two years later. LEGO created its first plastic brick in 1949, a forerunner to its signature brick with interlocking studs on top and tubes on the bottom. It was patented in 1958 by Christiansen’s son Godtfred Kirk, who took over the company from his father.
SMASHING THE LEGO BRICKS
We now prefer LEGO structures that are complete. However, there are times when we can turn a blind eye. As in science. Which is sort of what this is, isn’t it?
Furthermore, one-third of our LEGO philosophy of Rebuilding The World is unbuilding, which occurs between the building and rebuilding. Here’s an extreme example of unbuilding (or, at least, that’s how we’re justifying it).
Ahhhh. Is it strange that the sheer amount of effort that went into making it… makes watching it get smashed all the more satisfying?
Maybe. Could it be that it evokes the same spirituality that Buddhist monks invoke when they spend days and weeks painstakingly creating beautiful, intricate mandalas out of sand, only to ritualistically destroy them when they’re finished?
It’s sometimes just for fun to see LEGO bricks flying around.
MAGICAL LEGO BRICK CREATION
Now for our next theme… enthralling LEGO creations.
If you’ve ever tried meditation, you’ll understand the significance of the breath as a mental anchor. Your breath isn’t particularly important in and of itself, other than something to keep your attention on in order to drown out the chatter of your inner dialogue.
LEGO creations serve a similar purpose. They are repetitive but not monotonous. They stimulate the mind without overburdening it.
To begin, check out Yoshihito Isogawa, a YouTuber who specialises in LEGO Technic satisfaction. If you have something important to do, avoid Yoshihito’s YouTube page. You might be wondering where the last five hours have gone.
VIDEOS OF LEGO BRICKS IN STOP MOTION
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LEGO is a brand of plastic building blocks that rose to prominence in the mid-twentieth century.
Ole Kirk Christiansen’s workshop in Billund, Denmark, where he began making wooden toys in 1932, gave birth to LEGO blocks. After two years, he named his company LEGO after the Danish phrase leg godt (“play well”). In 1949, LEGO produced its first plastic brick, a forerunner to the company’s signature brick with interlocking studs on top and tubes on the bottom. Christiansen’s son Godtfred Kirk, who took over the company from his father, patented it in 1958.
Bebop, a YouTuber from Korea, ‘cooks’ with LEGO bricks. Before you look at their work, we must warn you: DO NOT EAT LEGO BRICKS.
You may think we’re stating the obvious, but believe us. Bebop will do everything they can to put your resolve to the test.
We must also acknowledge the Brick Bros, who currently have four videos in their LEGO stop-motion series. All are excellent, but our favourite is set in a woodworking shop, where they recreate one of the first toys produced by the LEGO Group! We also recommend that you listen with the sound turned on.
There’s a certain visual pleasure in seeing smoothness applied to the typically stop-start activity that is LEGO building.
That is why the best LEGO stop-motion filmmakers take advantage of this paradox by incorporating as much fluidity as possible into their works, which they achieve through a high frame rate.