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(Under rewriting) Feature length brickfilms are brickfilms that are at least 40 minutes or longer. Although there have been different definitions of what can constitute a feature length brickfilm, this definition of feature length is based on the generally agreed upon definition used by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute, and the British Film Institute.

Although the majority of brickfilms tend to be shorts, some significant feature length films have been produced, both officially by The LEGO Group and by independent filmmakers. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.

Independent brickfilmers Edit

2000s Edit

  • Summer 2002: Tapporalli 2020 by Johannes Rojola (69 minutes)
    The earliest known feature length brickfilm. This is primarily a live-action brickfilm, and it was initially only distributed on DVD in Finland due to lack of available web space. It was made available online in 2004.
  • November 3, 2002: Grand Theft Auto by Patryk Wawer (64 minutes)
    The second known, and the first feature length brickfilm available on the internet. This is also primarily a live-action brickfilm.
  • November 15, 2004: LEGO Star Wars by Mark Hammelman (60 minutes)
    A live-action brickfilm recreation of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, abridged to one hour.
  • Winter 2004: LEGO RPG: The Movie by Ryan Tyrrell (58 minutes)
    Second known stop-motion feature length brickfilm. First made available online in 2006.
  • August 15, 2005: The Wars of Darkness by AJ "Selavast" Belongia (4 hours)
    The longest ever known brickfilm. At the time of this films creation, it was much too large to put on the internet and required being distributed on 2 DVDs. Initially, 10 copies were given out to forum users for free starting in August 2005. A new cut of the film was created in 2006, and more DVDs were sent for free to those who requested them. The film was eventually uploaded to YouTube in 2 parts in 2012.
  • February 21, 2006: Tapporalli 2066 by Johannes Rojola (92 minutes)
    The sequel to the earliest known feature length brickfilm, created from 2003 to 2006. This was the second longest brickfilm upon release, at 92 minutes.
  • 2001 - 2008: LSW Project by Alban Nanty (53 minutes)
    Starting in 2001, French brickfilmer Alban Nanty attempted to recreate the entirety of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope as a brickfilm. From 2001 to 2008, he released 12 scenes, by which point he had managed to recreate 53 minutes of the 121 minute film.
  • August - October 2008: Johnny Thunder and the Secret of Marco Polo by Andrew Bermudez (99 minutes)
    The second longest brickfilm upon release. This film was split into 13 parts which were released weekly from August 23 to October 24, 2008.
  • September 2008: Batman Metamorphosis X by Dave Thomas (48 minutes)
    Believed to be currently unavailable to find.[1]

2010s Edit

  • February 8, 2010: The Ice Storm by Michael Masterson (105 minutes)
    Second longest brickfilm upon release.
  • July - August 2010: Johnny Thunder and the Gift of the Nile by Andrew Bermudez (57 minutes)
    The second film in the series. This film was split into 7 parts which were released across July and August 2010.
  • December 2012: KastleVania IV: Vanian Legenda by HOViNET team (146 minutes)
    Second longest upon release, and the current third longest known brickfilm. This film follows three prior installments from 2003, and it was created across 7 years. It ranges from 10 to 25 frames per second and includes roughly 110,000 frames.[2] It was initially sent out on DVD in December 2012 before being uploaded to YouTube in January 2013. However, the YouTube upload has been deleted and the film is currently only available for purchase on DVD.
  • June 26, 2014: Coffee & Carnage by Jonny Paquette (50 minutes)
    This film began filming in 2005 and was in production for three years. It lay dormant and slightly unfinished for another six years until it was finally edited to a releasable state and released in 2014.
  • 2014: Skytree by Heinrich Fuhrmann and Hermann Fuhrmann (78 minutes)
  • March 10, 2015: Star Wars IV by Antoine Huard (118 minutes)
    A recreation of the entirety of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
  • March 16, 2015: Bound by Monitogo Studios (50 minutes)
    The first crowdfunded feature length brickfilm, receiving $14,121 from 155 backers on Kickstarter.[3] Also the first to run into legal trouble with The LEGO Group, as the film had international DVD distribution contracts until a cease and desist was sent by LEGO. As a result of this, Bound became available to view for free online.[4]
  • July 24, 2015: Star Wars V by Antoine Huard (43 minutes)
    An abridged recreation of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.
  • 2016: Antarctica by Heinrich Fuhrmann and Hermann Fuhrmann (84 minutes)

The LEGO Group Edit

The LEGO Group has also produced several feature-length films.

From 2003 to 2009, a series of four BIONICLE films were released, following the storyline of the ten-year Bionicle product[5] theme.

In 2010, The Adventures of Clutch Powers[6] was released by LEGO. Clutch Powers, the main protagonist, goes on missions for the LEGO Company. In the movie he learns the value of teamwork, when he is teamed up with 3 other minifigures to save a castle-themed planet. A sequel is currently in post-production.

In 2014 a feature length film called The LEGO Movie was released. Followed by two spin-offs, The LEGO Batman Movie in 2017 and the LEGO Ninjago Movie also released in 2017. All three of them made use of CGI, but with the feel of a stop-motion animation.

The main-on-end credits of the LEGO Movie were in fact animated in stop-motion. The sequence was created by the studio Alma Mater with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and took almost a year to produce. [7]

A sequel of The Lego Movie, called The Lego Movie 2 will be released in 2019.[8]

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