Setting the Scene!

Hello Movie Makers! We are continuing our journey into LEGO® Animation! In the last lesson, we learned the basics of our equipment and what Stop Motion is! In this Lesson, we will be going over setting up our scene and putting what we learned into practice with our second challenge!

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: Today we will discuss how to improve our LEGO® Movie scenes and sets! Our challenge for today is to Build a Tower!


  • Improve our movies by improving our scenes!
  • Work on Challenge set 2

Set Design & Lighting!

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: 100 -200


Obj. 1: Car ChaseObj. 2: Walking MinifigObj. 3: Dancing Minifig
Create a stop motion movie of a Lego car driving from one side of the baseplate to the other. Make sure to move the car in small increments so it is not jumping around.Create a stop-motion movie of your Lego walking from one end to the opposite end. Start with your Lego person standing. Have one leg kick out. Then step and repeat with the other leg.Make your Minifigure dance! Use a variety of arm and leg movements, spins, jumps, and flips. Don’t forget to add in music for your Lego to dance to! See if you can find the sound and music features on the app!