Our Bionicle Battle

is relatively easy to make a simple but effective LEGO film using an ipad mini
and the free LEGO
Movie Maker app. As long as you
take little steps with your LEGO figures and make small movements with their
arms and adjusting their head each time you can soon pull together some
impressive looking footage. Whenever
you make a small change you take a picture and then you play all those pictures
together so it looks like a proper film, adjusting the frames per second from 1
to 10 depending on how quickly you want it to progress.

can add text and a soundtrack to add to the fun, it’s an interesting activity
to do with your children; they will enjoy seeing the finished product and feel
incredibly proud of their efforts. It
is a useful way to teach your children the fundamentals of animation.

This is our first attempt just so you can have some idea
of what you can do with the app, but we are all still learning. I should imagine we will get better and
better with practise and making sure we line up the current shot with the
previous one, instead of snapping blindly!

youngest was trying to recreate a Britain’s Got Talent moment with a LEGO dog
and a stunt wire to cross! So the
possibilities with this app are pretty vast. 
Bionicle LEGO works well because of the opportunity for action scenes
given that the figures have remarkable weapons and a good back-story
anyway. But using your own imagination
you can make any kind of movie that interests you.

video loosely follows the exciting Bionicle
story the hero’s argue over who will be the boss of the group before
settling down to focus their energies on the real battle, that of keeping the masks
away from the evil forces.

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