LEGO party helps film production, brick donations still welcome

If you’ve been following our project over the past few months, you’ll be aware of our plan to create a number of stop-motion animated scenes for our forthcoming documentary film ‘Cuttlefish Country’ out of custom Lego dioramas. To help us reach our goal, we’ve been accepting brick donations of all sorts, and will continue to do so until the film is completed in late March.

We are very pleased to announce that the sets are progressing nicely after a productive afternoon’s play on Sunday. We invited close friends along to a special Lego themed party, and encouraged each to bring a brick or playset donation to contribute to the grand design. All contributors will be honoured individually in the film’s credits. Once complete, the feature-length film will be available for viewing online and will be distributed on the international film festival circuit.

Cuttlefish Country LEGO Party group building

Cuttlefish Country LEGO Party group building

At the party, our friends focussed on the task at hand and produced a hospital surgery, various fire-fighting vehicles and equipment, the cliffs at Black Point and other nautical and industrial vehicles. The surprise donation of the day was a lighthouse playset, complete with mirrored rotating light-brick inside! The lighthouse will be customised from this current design to closely resemble the actual Point Lowly heritage lighthouse- a signature landmark of Cuttlefish Country. Special thanks go out to Nathan and Amanda for their superbly chosen donation, and to party co-hosts Joe and Cathy for helping us make the party happen!

We hope you enjoy these photos from our Lego party, and really wish you could have been there to enjoy it with us. You can view the full set of pics on our Facebook page and once again, donations via post are invited and most welcome.

Early days for the LEGO marine environment in Cuttlefish Country

Early days for the LEGO marine environment in Cuttlefish Country

LEGO  brings the marine environment to life

The marine and coastal environment is central to our documentary film’s story. Above you can see the beginnings of a rocky reef, some boats, scuba divers and sea creatures awaiting assembly. The Point Lighthouse will be derived from the current retail design, seen being assembled below by Nathan.

 

Nathan building what will become the Point Lowly lighthouse

Nathan building what will become the LEGO Point Lowly lighthouse

LEGO Minifigs up close & personal

Lego Minifigs have evolved rapidly since the 1990’s. Below are a couple of very recent releases who are destined to fill starring roles in our documentary film. The figure below will be part of a clean-up crew attending a spill of uranium oxide, otherwise known as ‘Yellowcake’.

 

A LEGO radiation worker anxiously stands on a brick-shaped yellow cake

A LEGO radiation worker anxiously stands on a brick-shaped yellow cake

LEGO hospital to demonstrate health risks

This set will be used to demonstrate the variety of health risks associated with industrial hazards. These include lung cancer developed by uranium miners, and the effects of exposure to radioactive waste from mine operations, tailings and fallout from nuclear disasters.

 

Our LEGO hospital will depict the effects of industrial accidents and radiation exposure

Our LEGO hospital will depict the effects of industrial accidents and radiation exposure

Buy a LEGO inspired shirt to help fund our film

LEGO inspired T-shirts are available to purchase, with proceeds contributing to our film’s production and distribution. Why not snap one up and help us out in the process?

Director Dan Monceaux with a Point Lowly visitor and matching T-shirt

Director Dan Monceaux with a Point Lowly visitor and matching T-shirt

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Dan Monceaux is a South Australian documentary filmmaker and the director of Cuttlefish Country.

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