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En Rejse til Månen

(Journey to the Moon)

Rejsetumanen
Exploring the surface of the moon
Directed by
Lars Hassing and Henrik Hassing
Released
Genre
Adventure
Running time
5:59
Language
Danish
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En Rejse til Månen, or Journey to the Moon in English,[1] is a 1973 brickfilm by cousins Lars and Henrik Hassing about a journey into space. It is considered to be the earliest known example of a brickfilm.[2]

Plot Edit

Astronauts head to the Legoland Aeronautics & Space Administration, and are brought to a rocket. The rocket takes off and enters space. As it approaches the moon, a lunar lander ejects and lands on the moon. The astronauts exit the lander and plant a flag before exploring in a moon buggy. They return to the lander and take off to get back to the rocket. They return to earth and land in the ocean, where they are picked up by a helicopter. The helicopter takes them to a ferry, and two days later they arrive back to their home town.

Production Edit

The film was created using a Super 8 camera for the golden wedding anniversary of the Hassing cousins' grandparents and while mostly stop motion animation the film does contain some scenes with movement created with a fishing line.

ReceptionEdit

The film was shown to then-current head of The LEGO Group, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, who liked the film and awarded the Hassings with a tour of the LEGO factory and some large LEGO sets.

Crew Edit

  • Lars Hassing - Director
  • Henrik Hassing - Director
  • Inger Hassing - Additional papier-mâché construction

References Edit

  1. En rejse til månen on YouTube (with additional information in the video's description)
  2. Article about the film featuring quotes

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