“Strangers”: The Darker Side of Legos

by Megan -

Updated July 9, 2012

When we were kids (and maybe, for some of us, adults), we used Legos to act out some crazy adventures – a battle scene out of Star Wars, the wild west, the list goes on… Sometimes the Lego action was light and cheery; other times, not so much. Kris Theorin, the young animator who brought us Batman Out of Character, and his brother Kurtis, a film student at Emerson College in Boston, are now showing us the darker side of our favorite childhood building block.

Out with their third episode of Strangers, Kris and Kurtis's original web mini series, the story continues when two “cops” investigate a murder. Jump to a man checking in at a hotel in a mysterious location. Lying in bed, the man hears a knock on the door. When he goes to open it – well, you’ll just have to watch to find out what happens next!

Using iStopMotion to animate his Brickfilm series, Kris brings brother Kurtis's film noir-inspired stories to life through the art of stop motion animation, getting the viewer’s heart pumping with every plot twist and turn. With interesting shot angles and expert control over depth of field, Strangers Part 3 (as well as the rest of the series) is an awesome thriller that will have your eyes glued to the screen, wondering how something as innocent as Legos could have you jumping out of your seat.

Watch Strangers
Strangers Part 1
Strangers Part 2
Strangers Part 3