No longer is LEGO play limited to just building static sets. With the creation of stop motion and movie maker apps you can create your own stories and bring them to life. So, grab some bricks and make a movie!
At it's most basic all you need are some basic LEGO bricks, a minifigure or 2 and a smartphone or IPad. If lighting is an issue, place your workspace near a window or use a desk/table lamp.
You'll need to work on a flat surface like a desk, table or floor. Choose one where you'll be comfortable for a while, making stop motion movies takes time and is not for the faint hearted.
Firstly, choose your app. What's on offer depends on a number of things, are you working on Android or IPhone, do you want a free app or one with paid options?
LEGO have produced their own branded movie maker available free on iOS and Android. It's targeted at kids aged 8 and is designed to be used on your phone, using the in-built camera.
You can add sounds, visual effects and edit within the app. BUT, there is no option to save :-( while working on it, which means if you make a mistake, you have to start again. So, if that's an issue, we suggest checking out some of the other options available.