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Go Miniman Go! Video Contest
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Host(s)
  • Gizmodo
  • The LEGO Group
Location
LEGO.Gizmodo.com
Start Date August 25, 2008
End Date October 31, 2008
Entries 38?
Winner(s)

The Go Miniman Go! Video Contest was a brickfilming contest run in 2008 by Gizmodo.com in official association with the LEGO Group. It was run as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the LEGO minfigure.

HistoryEdit

In 2008, The LEGO Group celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the LEGO minifigure with their Go Miniman Go! campaign. A website, GoMinimanGo.com, was set up and featured articles, activities and downloads relating to the LEGO minifigure.[1] Two official contests were launched to tie in with the campaign: The Go Miniman Go! Photo Contest, hosted by Brothers-Brick.com,[2] and the Go Miniman Go! Video Contest, hosted by Gizmodo.com.

The Go Miniman Go! Video Contest was launched on August 25 alongside three brickfilms commissioned as part of the campaign: 30 Years: The Story of the Minifigure by Nathan Wells, Go Miniman Go! by David Pagano and Living in MeatSpace by Nate Burr. These films were included in the contest announcement to serve as inspiration for entrants. The theme of the contest was to "create a movie in honor of the minifig", though the only requirement to fit this theme was to include a minifig in the entry. While stop-motion was the encouraged technique for entries, it was not a requirement. The minimum time limit was 20 seconds and the deadline was October 31.[3]

Judging and PrizesEdit

The judges of the contest were brickfilmers Nate Burr, David Pagano and Nathan Wells as well as LEGO's director of Marketing Communications Keith Malone and Gizmodo writer Jesus Diaz. The first place winner would receive a choice of prize between the vintage LEGO sets 928 Galaxy Explorer and 375 Yellow Castle, with second place taking the remaining set. Third place would receive a set designed by LEGO's then-CEO Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen. There were also unspecified smaller vintage space and town sets, new vintage minifigure packs and newer sets for runner-ups.

ResultsEdit

Top 5
Place Film Name Director
1. Train to Catch David Boddy[4]
2. Weltraffer Nichtgedreht
3. The Creators Jumpei Mitsui
4. The Archeologists Dobromil Nosek
5. Attack of the Second Amendment Zach Macias

ReferencesEdit

Brickfilming competitions hosted by The LEGO Group
LEGO Studios Movie Making Contest · LEGO Star Wars Movie Making Contest · Built By Me Movie Contest · Go Miniman Go! Video Contest · LEGO Super Heroes Challenge · ReBrick Flick Halloween Competition · The LEGO Movie ReBrick Film Competition · ReBrick Show Us an AFOL Competition · LEGO Stop-Motion Dream Race · The Greatest Villain of All Time in Ninjago · LEGO Batman Movie Brick Films · Build and Rebuild · Ninja for a Day


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