August 12, 2014 at 11:30 am #441471
I have been brickfilming when I was a lot younger, about 14, 15. Currently I just turned 18. I have school, work out, nice friends, and some free time on my hand (especially this summer). I was wondering if it is already to late to get back into this? Are some members here older or as old as me or am I already to old for this kind of thing. I was always interested in filmography and history, although I am getting into chemistry in real life so this is the only experience I will have with my interest. I felt this is one of the greatest ways of making cheap and effective (AND FUN) movies.
Anyways great forums! And please provide your thoughts regarding this subject.
This could also be a discussion of lego as a hobby, and it’s seriousness, self-actualization, or nostalgia that it yields.August 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm #441475
In my opinion its never too old to brickfilm. I mean there is a point where your either too young or too old. Too young is about 3-4 years old. Now too old is about 35-45 years old. Thats the age that you should be married or atleast in pre-retirement.August 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm #441476
In other words if you enjoy it then keep on goingAugust 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm #441479
I mean George Lucas used stop motion animation in Star Wars so I would suggest keep on going. And if you think you are too old to brickfilm,maybe try claymation or filming skits or movies by it selfAugust 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm #441483
As I write this, I am 44 years old. I made my first brickfilm last year for my son’s birthday party. I had never made a stop-motion anything, ever. It just sounded like fun and now I’m enjoying a new hobby. There is never a ‘too-old’ for anything (other than, perhaps, wetting the bed or throwing temper tantrums). If you enjoy it, do it. Let others’ opinion be-damned. There are plenty of folks out there who will tell you that it’s weird or immature but I’m old enough that I’m not trying to impress anybody. My wife likes seeing all of our Lego put to good use and my son enjoys watching them; in fact, he wrote the story which will be the basis for my next one! Life is too short to worry about what other people will think about you doing something you enjoy. I have no plans to stop playing with these toys any time soon.February 19, 2015 at 7:33 pm #442288
I first started making BrickFilms, in the seventh grade, when I was twelve. Now, five years later, I’m still doing what I love! I’ll be attending college for film and communications in the fall. While I do have trouble finding time for making them, you’re never too old!