Shy Robot Films

MSI x LEGO: "Brick by Brick"

A project of 6 videos displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry Brick by Brick LEGO exhibit. 


The Museum of Science & Industry Chicago recently opened their newest exhibit, Brick by Brick - a fully interactive Lego installation featuring enormous structures created by Lego certified professional Adam Reed Tucker. 6 videos were created to play throughout the exhibit focusing on different themes ranging from famous architectural failures to a glimpse into the mind of a Lego certified professional. This multi-screen video served as an introduction to the exhibit to give an overview of the wonders of building. Danny served as a producer and stop motion animator (video below).

Client: The Museum of Science & Industry Chicago

Production Company: Big Teeth Productions 

(Full Credits Below)


This video is one in a series showing at the LEGO Brick by Brick exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. This specific video relied on the use of archival footage paired with stop motion animation to show various instances where design failed, but because of that, the structures were rebuilt stronger than ever. Very fun project. LEGOs are a mainstay in hobby stop motion, and getting to use them for a professional project was fantastic. Note: There is no sound as these videos play in each section of the exhibit, in the same space.


Production Company: Big Teeth Productions

Executive Producer: Elise Jaffe

Creative Director: Gregg Jaffe

Producers: Danny McCarthy, Mike Trivisonno

Stop Motion Animators: Danny McCarthy, Mike Trivisonno

Editors: Gregg Jaffe, Julie Schultz

Graphic Design / Animation: Jackie Avellar, Chas Fries

DP (Original Footage): Brandon Riley, Gregg Jaffe 

Voice Over: Nicole Balick

Original Music Composition: COPILOT Music + Sound

Sound Mix: Bryan Ward