Saturday, January 23, 2016

Behind the Scenes: The LEGO Awakens "Air Assault"

Air Assault
This shot involved the most complex setup I have attempted yet, and I'm still blown away to see how the concept came together. I have no doubt there was probably a better way to tackle ever bit of this shot, but that doesn't stop me from being proud of my results.

How did it all come together? Read on for the details.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Behind the Scenes: The Lego Awakens "The Droid... Stole a Freighter?"

"The droid... stole a freighter?"
This has to be my favorite line from The Force Awakens. I mean, Kylo Ren's tone and delivery is 100% Dark Side Jackass. It doesn't get better than that in Star Wars. Darth Vader would be proud.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Behind The Scenes: The LEGO Awakens "Jedi temple"

Jedi Temple
I knew from the start that this photo was going to be a challenge. Not just because dealing with tiny LEGO arms is difficult, but also how to do you get fire in a photo without burning down your house. Was it possible? Well, only one way to find out. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Lego Awakens "We're Home!"

Probably the biggest 'feels' from the original teaser - Han and Chewie stepping aboard the Millennium Falcon and uttering the simple, "Chewie... We're home..." line. I think this line sums up how Star Wars fans felt when we got our first glimpse of The Force Awakens. We were all home... 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Behind the Scenes: The LEGO Awakens - TIE Fighter Sunset (Proof of Concept)

This scene of  TIE Fighters flying in formation in front of a setting sun is one of the more stunning shots from The Force Awakens. I don't think we've ever seen TIEs look more beautiful. 

Would it be possible to reproduce this scene in LEGO? I wasn't sure, but I knew I was at least up for the challenge. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Behind the Scenes: The LEGO Awakens "..." Photoshoot

Another scene from the trailer, and another fun image shoot. Rey extending a helping hand to Finn during some (at the time of the trailer) unknown encounter on Jakku. Ahhh... the mysteries and questions this trailer inspired.

I wasn't sure what to title this shot, as there isn't any dialog spoken during this particular moment, so I just went with "...".

Lets get to it, shall we.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Behind the Scenes: The LEGO Awakens "I Will Finish" Photoshoot

"I will finish... what you have started"

This photo represents one of my favorite lines from The Force Awakens trailer. When Kylo Ren vows to continue the work of Star Wars' most infamous villain.  It's a powerful introduction to the series latest man in black.