Living Lego Speedbuilds

I was wanting to try my hand at pure Lego speedbuilds but I felt that perhaps it lacked a way for me to vent my creative ideas and it also has been done dozens of times before.

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The solution was what I call a Living Build which is where the LEGO set is constructed in Stop Motion but the mini figures are animated and help me to build the model (or sometimes get in the way). It still allows me to have some fun, be creative and tell a few funny stories but it makes the process of making films less intensive and allows me to do something I really love – build LEGO right out of the box.

I’ve made two so far and the links are below.

Volcano Explorer Base –
Stunt Truck –

Feel free to check them out and send me your feedback. Cheers – James



LEGO – I’ve never had so much fun!

Hi there, I’m James and I’ve recently got back into LEGO! It’s amazing and makes me feel like a kid again. From buying the nice new shiny boxes to building the models step by step – the whole experience is amazing. So as I was playing (and grinning) I thought – how can I do this for a job?

Well, I’d have some success in the world of self-employment so I decided to apply my skills to Lego. I write as a trade – stories and the such (despite my poor typing) and I thought – I can tell stories in Lego, and maybe, if I get any good, I can make some pennies via youtube.

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So I got myself a camera and some software and I’m making films. I’ve made three so far (though one is a two parter so technically 4). I’m starting slow and learning the basics but as time goes by I’ll be trying to tell better stories and improving at the animating side of things. Please take the time to have a looky.

At the moment I am working on an animation for a competition.

But of course I’ll be adding my own spin on things.


Thanks for reading and I’ll let you know how I get on. James