Cars from Micro Dream Race is a series I created for my brickfilm. I made it for Porsche and LEGO contest. Have you seen it? No? Now you got chance!
Unfortunately I did not win. But I learned a lot of new things. This is by far my most technically complex brickfilm. The movement of the camera is in almost every scene. Also it moves along with the cars very often. It required a lot of work and determination.
The sound of the cars, like 100% of other sounds, was created by me from a scratch. I had a lot of fun with it. Among many other things I used washing machine, blender, cutlery and phone. Crowd shouts is my voice recorded several times and properly mixed :)
Whole project took me like 3-4 weeks. Building, making animatic, shooting the scenes, recording sounds and final montage. Unfortunately I don't remember half of fun facts ;) I made it in April and now it is November... I need more discipline with writing new posts soon after finishing projects ;) I remember that I had a "scenario" for like 3-4 laps, but the film had to fit in 60 seconds. So I had to cut down a lot of ideas and some scenes was much shorter then I planned...
Luckily I was able to put a lot of Easter Eggs. The audience in the tribunes, the gate with ninjas, knights carriage in special pit stop, police officer with speedometer. And the parrots. Yes, the parrots. Whoever spot them wins timeless respect ;)
Let's back to the cars topic. I wanted to create a bit cartoony, micro scale vehicles. With enough space to put minifig inside. And of course the steering wheel was mandatory. Racing cars are 4 studs wide and trucks are 6 studs wide. Plus there are some extra elements beyond those widths. When I look at the road base plates I think those are best widths for LEGO vehicles.
Alright, photos of the cars!
P.S. As I wrote earlier I did not win the competition. But I was very pleased when I received a message from LEGO. A short quote from it:
"We were all really impressed with your brick film, especially the part where the car flips over and rebuilds into a cool creature – amazingly made! It also really stood out with the micro cars that were really creative and well executed."
Nice :) Besides YouTube my film was shown at Steinerei Brickfilm Festival, Stuttgart (Germany).