THAC XVIII - Coming January 2021!

Contests & Events Nov 30, 2020

The Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest, or THAC for short, is a brickfilming competition that lasts for exactly 24 hours. This coming January will mark THAC XVIII. All writing, recording, animating, and editing must be done within the time limit. It’s a challenge but it’s a lot of fun!

Check out the announcement video:

When Does THAC Start?

The contest will begin on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:00 am EST. It will end on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 7:00 am EST.


Anyone who is a registered member of Bricks in Motion and in good standing before the start of the contest can enter. Judges may also participate but will not be ranked or considered for prizes. Joint productions are allowed, but it will be up to your team to divide the prize amongst yourselves should you win.

Your entry must be entirely animated and edited during the 24-hour period. To prove this and as a long-time tradition of the contest, mod elements must appear in every shot of your film with the exception of 15 seconds. More on this below.

Your entry must consist of primarily LEGO (or similar building block toy) stop motion animation. Live action, CGI, and hand drawn animation are allowed but stop motion must be the primary focus.

Your entry must consist of at least 30 seconds of stop motion animation. There is no maximum time limit.

Please visit the contest announcement post for a full list of the contest rules:


The prizes for THAC XVIII are generously provided by The LEGO Group via the LEGO® Ambassador Network. A huge thank you goes out to them!

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