Make Your Own Movie – Lego Stop Motion

Does your student want to make a Lego movie?  Make your own movie is a fun, 30 week, hands-on, hour and a half class using step-by-step stop-motion animation technology and Lego bricks/minifigs.  Your student will learn how to make minifigs walk, jump, and even fly!  The 12 principles of animation, basic story-telling, lighting, music, special effects and scenery techniques will also be demonstrated. Some Lego minifigs will be supplied and students are encouraged to bring their own (sanitized). Previous stop motion experience is not necessary.

Materials needed:

  • Apple or Android smartphone (preferred), tablet is ok
  • Animation software (Stop Motion Studio – $5)
  • Minifigs from home (sanitized)

Class Homework: Homework will be given on a weekly basis to review lessons learned from class. Semester projects include comedy and action shorts, movie trailers and music videos. Extra credit available.


Time: 2:35-4:05
Grades: 4-12
Class Fee: $375
Books and Supply Fee: $75
Tutor: David Pickett