Reblogged from RegHardware.
What was I searching for when I stopped to read this? Oh, I was looking at StopMotion movies with Legos!
Lego has confirmed it will bring Frodo and co. to its block party this year, with a Lego Lord of the Rings collection set to launch this summer. A Lego The Hobbit range is also earmarked for late 2012 to coincide with the film’s cinema release.
Gandalf the Grey, Aragorn, Legolas, Boromir and Gimli will join Frodo, Pippin, Merry and Samwise Gamgee as minifigures, along with various accompanying Lego sets, which have yet to be officially revealed.
Tolkien fan site, The One Ring, has managed to uncover some of the details, though, leaking several shots of proposed Lego packages, from the inexpensive 83-piece ‘Gandalf Arrives’ to the full blown 1368-piece ‘Battle of Helm’s Deep’.
With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey pegged to hit cinemas in December, Lego is preparing its movie tie-in collection as well and has several Hobbit kits in the works.
Alternatively, if you can’t wait for the summer, get crafting your own LoTR-related constructions like the guy who used 50,000 blocks on a Barad-dûr replica.
Smashing Apps gives us some creative examples for inspiration of stop motion animation.
Stop motion is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small amounts between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames are played as a continuous sequence. The disadvantage with this form of animation is that it can sometimes appear to ’strobe’, partly due to the lack of blur between the frames. Today, we are listing here 21 Stunning Examples Of Creatively Done Stop Motion Animations to make you impress with these creative art that need lots of hard work to get it done. This list is not long in numbers but I promise you that when you start browsing them in details it will surely refresh you and force you to search out more amazing stop motion animations.