Capturing Hearts & Imaginations with LEGO Stop Animation
Updated: Jan 16, 2021
Becky Mueller, Mechanical and Car Crash Test Engineer at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), made an off-handed joke about not being able to do car crash tests from home. After a moment, though, she thought, "But could I?..."
Not one to let the pandemic get her down, she combined two of her passions -- car crash testing and LEGOs -- to bring her job to life in a stop motion animation that has captured attention far and wide.
Becky was kind enough to do an interview with me and to allow me to add a little levity to her creation with music and sound effects. Her animation is spliced into our interview, which you can watch here, or scroll down to see her animation + a "behind the scenes" look at her set.
Interview with Becky Mueller + Animation
Animation + Behind the Scenes
For scenes and photos that didn't make the final film cut, check out Becky's blog.