• Mel Butcher

Capturing Hearts & Imaginations with LEGO Stop Animation

Updated: Jan 16


Scene from a car crash test created by LEGOs

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.


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