Lego Stop Motion Sculptures

posted Sep 18, 2017, 12:05 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 4:09 PM ]
Today students worked on their first stop motion Lego video.

First they were given time to use and explore the Lego:

Next, students were shown a Lego sculpture slideshow for inspiration:

Afterwards students were shown the task:
Task: Use LEGO to create a stop motion video and count the number of LEGO buttons (on the LEGO pieces) you used.

1. Grab a handful of LEGO. Estimate the amount of buttons you have (for example some LEGO has 4 buttons whereas other LEGO pieces have 6 or 8 buttons). Write your ESTIMATE down on a sticky and include it at the beginning of your video.
2. Practice making a LEGO sculpture out of your pieces.
3. Use the STOP MOTION app to show how you assembled your LEGO into a sculpture.
4. Use STOP MOTION to disassemble your sculpture in such as way as to make the LEGO buttons easy to count. Write the number of Lego buttons you used on a sticky and include it at the end of the video.

* I have estimated the handful of LEGO and wrote in on a sticky and included it at the beginning of my video
* I used stop motion to capture my LEGO being assembled into a sculpture.
*I used stop motion to capture my LEGO being disassembled into an organized way of counting the buttons
*I included a sticky at the end of my video counting the total number of LEGO buttons I used

Below are some of the stop motion videos students made:

Some of the organizational strategies for counting:
-Making groups (array) of 5
-Making groups of 4 or 8 (some blocks come with 8 buttons, others can be made by adding a 4 button to another 4 button or a 2 button to a 6 button). I found this strategy interesting since 8 is not the friendliest of number however it was very easy to make with the LEGO pieces.

-Making arrays

-Making groups of 10

- Grouping blocks that have same amount of buttons