How The Lego Movie Paid Homage to the Fan Films That Inspired It

The last Lego movie to come out was noticeably more profound than its predecessors, but would most viewers understand why? It’s not necessarily the quality of production — though it was amazing — the answer lies is in the small details. The movements of each object were stop-motion-like, realistic to how real life Lego would move, and similar to how Lego looked in pre-tech fan-made films. Working with the toy’s realistic limitations added another dimension to the final product, setting it apart from all other Lego movies before it. Check out the video in full above for a full explanation as well as examples of the fan-made “brick films” that inspired the most recent release.