Make Your Own Movie – Lego Stop Motion

Does your student want to make a Lego movie?  Making 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:

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

Class Homework: given on a weekly basis to review lessons learned from class. Semester projects include comedy and action shorts and a feature presentation/showcase at semester end. Solo work projects will be assigned for home, solo and group projects will be done in class or on zoom. Group projects will also give students ability to adapt to changing and different roles (camera, minifig operator).


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

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom,  I will make the following adjustments to this class. Teacher and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves