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Use LEGO's Stop-Motion Animation iPhone App To Bring Your Toys To Life

LEGO's Super Hero Movie Maker gives a whole new meaning to playing with your toys.

What good are toys if you can't play with them, right? There's no better feeling than to rip open a box of your favorite comic book action figure. Yet, the older we get, the less we know what to do with these toys, and as a result we generally just put them on display.

The latest new iPhone app from LEGO and DC Universe Super Heroes, however, is bound to spark your imagination.

I'm always impressed with stop-motion animation that takes clay figures or toys and virtually brings them to life. Back in the day the entire process was pretty difficult, but now you can make your very own LEGO Super Heroes movie with the LEGO Super Heroes Movie Maker. The app makes the stop-motion animation process easy by cutting it down to virtually one step. The best thing about it, though, is that pretty much anyone with limited knowledge of how to use an iPhone can utilize the app. All you really have to know how to do is tap the center of your screen to take a picture of your action figures. The app was first unveiled on April 18th and is currently available for free on iTunes. The app is bound to give a whole new dimension to playing with your toys. Although the app was made possible by both LEGO and DC Universe Super Heroes, I'm sure Tony can't wait to put it to work to re-enact Star Wars. Or even the upcoming Avengers movie.

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Speaking of the Avengers movie, we recently stumbled upon a re-enactment of 'The Avengers' movie trailer by PitchFilms using stop-motion animation; only these guys took a more complicated route to make their movie. Using a 7D camera, Dragon Frame to create the stop motion, and After Effects; PitchFilms took their collection of Avengers Marvel Legends action figures and implemented them into the official 'The Avengers' movie trailer. The best part isn't only that we get to see toys act out the trailer -- oh no. If you were hoping to see Ant-Man and Scarlet Witch in Whedon's upcoming 'The Avengers' movie and were bummed when you found out they wouldn't be making an appearance, then you will be happy to see them make their onscreen appearance here.

While I don't think we'll be making a movie nearly as cool as the Marvel Legends 'The Avengers' Trailer using this new LEGO iPhone app, we are pretty excited to play with our toys. What do you guys think of the app? Is this something you are interested in?

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Edited by The Impersonator

Nice! I can make a porn movie out of this. =P =P =P

Posted by longbowhunter

My son makes Lego stop motion in his spare time using a cheap digital camera and Windows movie maker. His birthday is this week and my family and I have spent a small fortune on all new equipment. Maybe I should have just bought him an iPhone.

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Posted by RedOwl_1

@The Impersonator said:

Nice! I can make a porn movie out of this. =P =P =P

How you can do that with LEGOS? They don't even have "things"

Posted by KidSupreme

that was pretty awesome!

Posted by Danial79

I always wanted to make a stop-motion film when I was younger, and now that the technology is readily available, I wouldn't have the time. I guess it was never meant to be :)

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

2:20-2:22...FINALLY someone has the guts to say that that thing is Fin Fang Foom with certainty!

Posted by blueninjapanther

haha the avengers looks cool and I like the ending

Posted by xoptionm3

Sorry Red that "leviathan" in the film is absolutely not going to be find fang foom they only put that toy in cause they probably could not have found something else... Vision and scarlet witch aren't in the film but they are in the trailer... plus fing fang foom is not a mechanical creature or ship.

Posted by JediXMan

@xoptionm3 said:

plus fing fang foom is not a mechanical creature or ship.

Galactus ain't a cloud.

.... I'm just saying....

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Posted by xoptionm3

you jedi that scene never even crossed my mind my apologies although i did read that there are three in the movie which leads me to believe its a ship or weapon

Posted by clemj

@The Impersonator: with scarlet witch and vision perhaps?

Posted by revbucky

The joys of modern technology!

Posted by tamabone

Too cool.  Just LOVED Fin Fang Foom at the end!!!!
Posted by KRYPTON

Freaking out, Awesome!

Posted by Tyrisis

I am stopping on my way home from work today to buy some Lego's!

Posted by Sergotron

Legos? What is this Tested.com?

Posted by SpitfireINK

@JediXMan: Galactus was not a cloud - the clouds were concealing his ship and his image did appear in the cloud.