This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Robota by Marc Beurteaux.
Typically, brickfilming is a fairly insular hobby. Brickfilmers know of each other and other brickfilm’s work, but it’s rare for brickfilmers to break out into other notable work, and it’s equally rare for other filmmakers indulge in brickfilming. Marc Beurteaux, an animator and director from Canada, is an exception. His film Robota is his only brickfilm, but he’s contributed animation to TV series and shorts. Robota made the festival circuit and has won many awards, all detailed on the Brickfilms Wiki page here. Robota is follows the story of a broken robot trying to survive in a robot world, and features large puppets built out of LEGO and other construction toys. It features some of the biggest models and sets ever seen in a brickfilm.