Stop-Minchin Animation

I am here to announce the beginning of a foolhardy project. Since an offhand comment in a question in an interview with Tim Minchin two months ago I have been unable to escape the idea of doing a Minchin music video in Lego. Since I have a lot of Lego and implied permission from the artist himself (see below) I will be moving forward with this idiocy.

I am planning to make “If You Really Love Me” into a stop motion Lego video. When I initially suggested the possibility in the original interview with Tim it was just a throw away example. The idea, though, stuck in the back of my head and became something of an itch. When I found Lego Hair that suited Mr. Minchin, I could no longer resist.

I will be occasionally posting my progress here so that all can share and enjoy my suffering.

Wish me luck!

From the interview with Tim Minchin regarding the Storm Movie:

Tim Minchin as a Lego Figurine

You have quite a number of videos in the public domain, including a Youtube channel. Do you have any concerns about people using your material for their own ends? For example how would you feel if I were to make a fan-video for If You Really Loved Me in Lego or remixed White Wine in the Sun to the tune of Mo Money Mo Problems.

Iā€™m very happy indeed for people to fiddle with my work! The only time I ever restrict my material being freely shared is when Iā€™m still touring, because in comedy, if everyone has seen the songs, the impact is halved. I also try to stop people from uploading whole DVDs to youtube because I want to make money. But once my stuff is in the public domain, the more people engage / play / fuck with it, the better.

Previous post

Mad Quickies 6.3

Next post

AI: The Pyramid, Now On a Plate



Ryan Consell is a skeptical artist, tap-dancing armorer, juggling scientist, rock-climbing writer, sword-fighting math teacher, uni-cycling gamer, fire-spinning academic and devout nerd. He has a Masters in Applied science, most of a bachelors in Fine Arts, and a very short attention span. He is the author of How Not to Poach a Unicorn and half of the masochistic comedy duo that is Creative Dissonance. Follow him on Twitter @StudentofWhim


  1. June 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Yes, yes, a million times YES.

  2. June 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    OH MAH GAWD! So looking forward to seeing this!

  3. June 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    btw… How long is the track? When i was 13 my friend and I made a 45 second fight scene with lego Bionicls using stop motion animation and it took about 24 hours of solid work.

    It turned out amazing but god it was a lot of work. Good luck.

  4. June 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    @dpeabody: It’s a full 3 minute song. I expect that it will take me more than 24 hours to put together. There is a good reason that I invited everyone to share and enjoy in my suffering. I have no delusions about how much work this will be. On the positive side, I’m going to get to play with a lot of Lego šŸ˜€

Leave a reply