Let’s Get Started!

Hello Movie Makers! We are happy to start off on our journey into LEGO® Animation! For our course, we will be learning about the basics of Stop Motion Animation: frame rate, scene development, filming expectations, and how to maintain a high standard of excellence!

Under the Materials tab on the main Course Page, there are instructions on how to use the Stop Motion Studio app! Check that out if you need a refresher on how to use the app!

What to expect from this lesson: We will introduce the course, how to access the information, and explain our daily challenges! This lesson we will go through the standards of excellence and introduce our first challenge – Moving a Brick (it’s more fun than it sounds!!!)


  • Understand what Stop Motion is and how it works
  • Understand the Stop Motion app and the main components
  • Set up your LEGO® Animation Filming Area and scene
  • Complete your first LEGO® movie!

So… what is Stop Motion Animation?

Wow! Isn’t that cool! Some of our favorite movies are made entirely from Stop Motion Animation, and now you get to do the same thing!

Let’s start with the basic standards for any stop motions film.

Standards of Excellence

  • 7 – 9 Frames per second
  • Save your Movie:        Your Movie Name  by___________________
  • Small Movements
  • Smooth movements
  • Opening Title
  • Closing Credits
  • Minimum Frames: 75