|A frame from 101 Uses for a LEGO Stud #1, the progenitor of the fad|
|Year(s) of popularity|
The 101 fad was a brickfilming fad originating in 2008 and which became popular in 2009 and 2010. It involved producing a short brickfilm centred around a specific subject, then inviting other brickfilmers to submit more films on the subject, using YouTube's since-removed video response system, to form a series of 101 films. Multiple such series did in fact reach 101 installments.
The originator of the fad was the film 101 Uses for a LEGO Stud #1, released by Seán Willis and Brian Willis on May 28, 2008. Originally produced as a standalone film, it was soon suggested to extend this into a participatory series. The series 101 Uses for a LEGO Stud reached its 101st film in early January 2009.
The first series to emulate this format was 101 Ways a Minifig Can FAIL at Life, started by Richard van de Steenoven in August 2009. This was by far the most successful 101 series, reaching 101 installments in under two weeks, and still receiving some more submissions afterwards. After the success of this series, more 101 series began to appear, including a second one by Steenoven, 101 Ways a Minifig Can WIN at Life. New ones continued to be started until around mid 2010. While the success of these series varied, some more made it to the 101 film mark.
- ↑ 101 Uses for a LEGO Stud #1 on YouTube
- ↑ 101 Uses for a LEGO Stud Awards
- ↑ 101 Ways a Minifig Can FAIL at Life announcement
- ↑ 101 Ways a Minifig Can FAIL at Life awards video
- ↑ A 101 Ways a Minifig Can FAIL at Life "Extra" film
- ↑ 101 Ways a Minifig Can Kill Himself, started very soon after the conclusion of FAIL at Life
- ↑ 101 Ways a Minifig Can WIN at Life announcement
- ↑ 101 Ways a Minifig Can Be Stereotypically British, a late 101 series
- ↑ 101 Things a LEGO Guy Would Do for a Chocolate Bar, with 101 installments
- ↑ 101 Ways a Minifigure Can Be Annoying, with 101 installments