We’ve made a bunch of LEGO animations fireworks, snowfall, and a game of ping pong. Seeing as we’ve been able to use our LEGO bricks again and again, it made sense to reuse our box of bricks into an animation for World Environment Day (WED).

The theme was “Consume with care”, our final script was based on the key messages of the WED theme and added a bit of humour to a serious subject.

Our good friend, actor Jordan Long, kindly offered his voice, which we think worked pretty well.

Getting the right bricks, in the right place, at the right time, needs a detailed set of instructions – a lot like a LEGO set funnily enough. So our storyboard was essential to guide us through the animation – each frame could take anything from 5 minutes to an hour, so there was no time to animate on the fly.

With 444 frames, we racked up about 50 hours of animating with LEGO, including one all-nighter to get this finished in time.

Our video was featured on the UN Environmental Program video page which was great, and we hope it will continue to inspire people to think a bit more carefully about how they look after our environment.

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