Epic indeed! Here’s the first instalment of a planned trilogy of movies telling the biblical narrative with Lego characters. The series was filmed in Uganda, which is interesting as Adam and Eve have pale skin and American accents! The Bible: A Brickfilm is from Bricktime Studios.
Apparently, the videos are created by one guy – “Josh Carroll is 17 year old junior in Highschool. He is passionate about reaching the world for Christ, and currently lives in Uganda, Africa as a missionary kid. Josh has been making Bible movies, documentaries, and other Christian productions for over 7 years. His plan is to become a professional director.” (from the Brickfilm website)
So…. the film production is very good in terms of camera work, lighting, editing and audio. The range and customisation of Lego are fabulous, with great facial expressions and costumes. Characters move, even in slow motion. Heads roll. The sets are amazing in their detail. Altars burst into flame. Noah’s ark gets seriously wet. Mammoths bleed. Clearly a lot of time was spent in the production.
The script is presumably written by Josh and family/friends. It’s a modern, colloquial take on the narratives. Adam to Eve “Woah, you are beautiful!” OK, it’s not any kind of Bible translation, but rather gospel storytelling for children. Adam names the dinosaurs (they’re even on the Ark!) The temptation of Eve and the subsequent fall is almost a mini-movie in itself. So you can tell from early on that sin is going to feature a lot in the Old Testament! (A lot, get it…)Continue Reading