'Sumkid101' brings LEGO to life | News
LEGO building blocks have been a staple for the imagination of a child’s mind since 1949. Thomas Hubbel, a 17-year-old from Greece, takes this average building block to another level. He makes movies out of them.
Hubbel, also known by his YouTube name “Sumkid101,” has been making "brickfilms," using stop-motion animation to bring LEGO blocks to life, for many years now. The shorts on his page are mostly parodies of popular franchises like “Star Wars” and “Call of Duty,” and even big blockbuster films like "Inception," "Pirates of the Caribbean" and the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises."
Hubbel produces original content as well, including his last short film, "Defeating Defeat." The film is about a boxer struggling with his life, and includes suggestive adult themes. It has over 11,000 views.
He is ambitious about his goal to create a longer piece entitled "Sleeping Vengeance," a 10-15 minute “brickfilm” with high production quality and plans to do it with the help of fundraising site Indiegogo.com.