Archive for the ‘Animation and Art’ Category

Celebrating LEGO’s 80th Birthday

August 10, 2012

It’s LEGO’s 80th Birthday. In celebration, here’s the official video celebrating 80 years charting their successes (and failures). It’s a moving 17 minute CG film that is beautiful, inspiring, and heartbreaking.

From the early days, through war, fire, loss; through determination, conviction, and faith – shows a family built to build.

The film does, however, make me dislike Mega Bloks, K’NEX, and KREO even more. LEGO created a path to change toys forever through passion and quality. Creating a toy system so uniquely theirs and through that vision they endured such tragedy. It’s so hard to justify any purchase to a company that would steal their very original idea.

It’s a definite must see.

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Six Seasons and a Movie Community Art Show

August 7, 2012

I had the great pleasure of attending the Six Seasons and a Movie art show in June, when it was in its full glory. For whatever reason, I never got around to posting images of the event. Well I’ve just remedied that. Chang out some of my favorite shots here or view my full gallery of pics on Flickr.

Swapnote Me Maybe

July 28, 2012

While I rather dislike the original Call Me Maybe, the many parodies and covers out there are quite excellent. Though of all the ones I’ve watched, this one takes the cake. The complete brilliance of the beyond Nintendo nerdy lyrics is incredibly entertaining. I’ve watched this far too many times.

“Hey, I StreetPassed you, and this is crazy, but here’s my Friend Code. Swapnote me, maybe?”

Via Tiny Cartridge.

Star Wars Call Me Maybe

July 18, 2012

Painstakingly, Mind-blowingly, totally epic.

Via Waxy.

Super Mario – 3D Chalk Art (Time Lapse)

June 29, 2012

Just freakish… and amazing…

Thanks CadenTheGreat for the heads up!

Theatre in SpaceTime TeeFury Shirt

June 28, 2012

The question isn’t where… but when! Get it before it’s gone!

Also, this artwork was shown at the Six Seasons and a Movie Community art show in LA earlier this week. I had the wonderful pleasure of attending it and am currently trying to figure out the best way to post about 150 photos from the event.

Shopping Kart TeeFury Shirt

June 13, 2012

While this TeeFury shirt is awesome, the artist’s description of the shirt made my brain implode.

Tell us about this design.
I was at the store one day buying mushrooms when I realized that somewhere, in another universe, Mario was out there doing the very same thing. Needless to say, my mind was blown.

Get it before it’s gone!

Lego-ized Animation of Some of 2011’s Biggest Games

February 23, 2012

Created by Alex Kobbs for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, this three-minute bit of Lego stop-motion opened the show. The montage covers 15 games and took about three months to complete. Check out this awesome making of video here.

Via Joystiq.

Hyrulecraft: Ocarina of Time reproduced in Minecraft

January 21, 2012

Holy cow.

Via Joystiq.

“Community” Cast As Batman Villains

December 15, 2011

I love me some fan art, and this Community one by Kinjamin is just epic.

Also wanted to post some awesome news! According to TV by the Numbers, Community has just been upgraded to “Likely to be renewed”! I’M SUPER HAPPY!!!