Today is International LEGO® Day and the HUE team could not be more excited!
Held every year on January 28, International LEGO® Day celebrates the day that Danish carpenter, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, filed the original LEGO® brick system patent back in 1958.
Since that day, LEGO® bricks have found their way into homes and hearts around the globe and they are widely considered to be one of the most famous and influential toys on the planet!
5 fun facts for International LEGO® Day:
- The name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words ‘leg godt’, meaning ‘play well’.
- A LEGO® brick made in 1958 would still interlock with a LEGO brick made today!
- You can pitch ideas for new LEGO® sets. If you share your concept on the LEGO® website, and your idea gets 10,000 votes, the company will consider turning your creation into a real LEGO® set!
- If you stacked 40 billion LEGO® bricks they would reach the moon!
- There are more than 4 billion LEGO® Minifigures in existence, making them the world’s largest population!
These brilliant bricks, beloved by children and adults alike, are not just a fun toy for building with; they have also gained enormous popularity with stop motion animators for making ‘brickfilms‘.
The first known brickfilm, En rejse til månen (Danish for ‘Journey to the Moon‘), was created in 1973 by two cousins, Lars C. Hassing and Henrik Hassing, as a gift for their grandparents’ golden wedding anniversary.
Inspired by the Apollo 17 program at the time, the cousins set to work on an epic six-minute stop motion movie recorded on Super 8 film. The resulting film was eventually uploaded to YouTube by Lars C. Hassing in 2013 where it can be viewed in all its glory to this day!
At HUE we are often sent, or find, animations from fellow LEGO® lovers who have used HUE Animation Studio to create their very own brickfilms – and we are constantly blown away by how amazing they are!
So, to celebrate International LEGO® Day, we have decided to share some of these awesome creations from the HUE community!
Check out the videos below and be sure to get in touch if you want us to feature your film in the list and join in the fun!
Lego Titanic by Brickfix Studio
Mech Suit Battle by Frame Brain
The Quest by Plastic Point Productions
Lego Olympics Horse-riding by KJbrickfilms
Colours by Fortune Flame77