The Lego Movie 2 used Vancouver base

Production on animated sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part was based at Animal Logic’s Vancouver office.

Production on animated sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part was based at Animal Logic’s Vancouver office.

The film follows leads Emmett and Lucy, and their adventures in a world made of Lego bricks.

The Lego Movie 2 used Vancouver base
The Lego Movie 2

Animation director Trisha Gum spent the production process working between creative meetings in Los Angeles and Vancouver, she revealed in comments to Animation World Network.

“Everything that you see in the movie was actually physically built from a brick, but done in the computer,” Gum told the outlet.

“Everything was built with a Lego brick that exists. There’s a brick library, which we used when we designed a set – the art and modelling teams made that set from actual physical bricks in the computer. Every set had physical limitations, as well as the characters, who had certain hair moulds and face rigs.”

The Lego Movie turned into a production of epic numbers, with 3,433 unique types of Lego bricks appearing in the film, while the movie’s busiest single shot contains more than 161 million bricks.

Vancouver is long-established as a North American production hub with extensive incentive support for physical filming and visual effects.

Animal Logic was originally established in Sydney – where the company still has a presence – and specialises in ‘hybrid features’ that blend digital animation with live-action footage.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in British Columbia.

Images: Warner Bros

The Lego Movie 2 used Vancouver base
The Lego Movie 2

Production on animated sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part was based at Animal Logic’s Vancouver office.

The film follows leads Emmett and Lucy, and their adventures in a world made of Lego bricks.

Animation director Trisha Gum spent the production process working between creative meetings in Los Angeles and Vancouver, she revealed in comments to Animation World Network.

“Everything that you see in the movie was actually physically built from a brick, but done in the computer,” Gum told the outlet.

“Everything was built with a Lego brick that exists. There’s a brick library, which we used when we designed a set – the art and modelling teams made that set from actual physical bricks in the computer. Every set had physical limitations, as well as the characters, who had certain hair moulds and face rigs.”

The Lego Movie turned into a production of epic numbers, with 3,433 unique types of Lego bricks appearing in the film, while the movie’s busiest single shot contains more than 161 million bricks.

Vancouver is long-established as a North American production hub with extensive incentive support for physical filming and visual effects.

Animal Logic was originally established in Sydney – where the company still has a presence – and specialises in ‘hybrid features’ that blend digital animation with live-action footage.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in British Columbia.

Images: Warner Bros

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