How to shoot a stop-motion Star Wars Lego film

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When the new Star Wars movie trailer came out last week, YouTuber Snooperking recreated the 60 second teaser shot-by-shot–with Lego.



Here’s the original:



We wondered, how does one make a stop-motion Lego film? Some digging revealed this tutorial.



Ingredients to shoot a stop-motion Lego film:

  • A good camera with a remote control to minimize camera movement
  • Lego bricks and figurines
  • Desk lamps outfitted with filters or gels
  • Video editing software like Premiere Pro to compile all the photographs
  • Patience


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Storybench’s editor is Aleszu Bajak, a science journalist and former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. He is an alum of Science Friday, the founder of, and is passionate about breaking down the divide between journalists, developers and designers.

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