Sports brickfilms are a unique genre of brickfilms. Most have no story, aside from recreating an actual sporting moment, no characters other than famous athletes with personalities, and little to no dialogue. The genre of sporting brickfilms has some popularity and the dozen on this list have over 14 million views. Many find their popularity from the brickfilming community, the general YouTube audience, the online sporting community, or just being in blogged by the countless online news groups.
I researched a bit today on the ole’ internet for some examples of sporting brickfilms and I found ten videos plus two of our own creations that we made recently. So……I present “A Dozen Sports Brickfilms” in order based of the current number views.
Seattle Seahawks Win OYO Super Bowl XLVIII! by thefourmonkeys was released on the Sports Illustrated Kids YouTube channel and website. It recreates the most recent Super Bowl with OYO Sportstoys minifigures. It’s the newest of the dozen brickfilms.
The Red Sox World Series Victory, in OYOs! by thefourmonkeys was also released on the Sports Illustrated Kids YouTube channel and website. It was released just shortly after the completion of the 2013 World Series and enjoyed a small viral affect due to the blogging and tweeting about it. Of the 1/2 dozen sports brickfilms that thefourmonkeys made for SIKids, this one is the most popular. The sporting fans loved the beard tug and helmet adjustment.
Lego Sport Champions: Hockey by LEGOsports The LEGOsports channel looks pretty dormant these days, but they left us with some great sports brickfilms. Although the equipment they used to make their films is fairly antiquated, their brickfilms stand the test of time and are well worth the watch. They also used no minifigures which makes them special just for that fact.
Champions League Final 2013 in LEGO (Borussia Dortmund v Bayern München) by Weevil888. Pure football (soccer) excitement. The stop motion is not incredibly smooth, but the use of the original announcer audio pulls you into an exciting brickfilm.
5 Greatest NBA Finals Moments Legoized by tauntrtv recreates plays from basketball championship games. It’s a well produced video with decent stopmotion that has me remembering the old NBA days. I’m not a big fan of basketball, but you don’t have to be in order to enjoy this. Ahhhh, the days of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
Brick by Brick: Running: Usain Bolt wins gold in 100m final by the Guardian. The video was produced by the Guardian (an online news group) and they have also released a dozen or so brickfilm sports recreations. The animation is a little choppy, but the sets are really good and you get a great feel for the energy of the events recreated. I really liked the water in the Michael Phelps video.
If you know some more great sporting brickfilms, leave a comment with a link. We would love to watch them. 🙂