Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gamesmaster Magazine!

Did an interview with Gamesmaster magazine a few days ago. I've never heard of it, but if you live in the UK i suppose it's something akin to Gameinformer. So, if there are any UK fans out there, you should pick up the January copy when it comes out.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hard OCP Front Page

Pretty cool. One of the guys in my townhouse mentioned that my vid was posted on the HardOCP front page couple days ago. Pretty cool. Everyone in the forum seemed to like it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More Front Page News!

Snagged front page of Gizmodo!

Gizmodo!

Also grabbed a site I've never heard of: "The Awesomer"


Wish I could go back home and concentrate on this movie, but my very last days of Senior year are here and I have finals and a thesis to finish.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, Friday, Friday...be there!

Nov 20th will be the release of the big news. Anyone reading this will certainly want to check the interwebs for the news. I'll post when and where to find what I'm talking about as soon as I can.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

HUGE NEWS COMING SOON!

Absolutely amazing revelations are about to take place concerning my Lego Zanzibar film entitled, Battle of the Brick: Built for Combat. Just for fun, I'm posting the first teaser trailer again.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Brickarms supplies ammunition for film

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Will Chapman, the owner of brickarms.com has been gracious enough to supply me with several choice plastic weapons that are not available on his site yet. We realized that my Halo-Lego movie will be a choice marketing opportunity for his products when it comes out, so he sent me some rare Halo weapons. So if you're reading this...go to his site and buy little weapons for your own Lego characters. You'll be supporting a very original and valuable business.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Flickr and movie update

The Lego Zanzibar project is under way and I'm working on it every day. It's extremely tedious work but I'm determined to get it done. In the meantime, I've been researching where I'm going to take my animation skills after college. This career has to go somewhere, so I've been E-mailing some of the other animators out there who have made the greatest impact on my work, and hopefully they'll respond to my inquiries. There are also a lot of animation organizations out there that I have to join, such as ASIFA East. http://www.asifaeast.com/

Saturday, July 25, 2009

First Commission

This is my first commissioned ad. I just finished it last month and I'm very proud of it (but a little embarrassed about my voice as the narrator). If you have a company or want a commissioned work, drop me a line and let me know. Chances are...I'll take it.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Haven't updated in a while

Don't know if anyone really reads my site anymore, but whatever. I'm finishing up an ad for a website right now. Immediately afterwards, I'll start to finish work on the legendary Lego Zanzibar movie entitled, "Built for Combat." Please subscribe, follow, and just stay tuned to find out more about what's going on.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Shameless plug for friend!

Hey everybody. Just what the title says. My friend Pat from HS has an album coming out for the LOW LOW price of $5! But wait, there's more! If you order now, you'll be supporting an amazing independent music artist for less than a crappy cheeseburger! So please visit his site and order now!!!----Or when it comes out. 

www.myspace.com/patmcinnis

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Trailer is online!

Here it is! The first in a series of trailers for my up-coming epic brickfilm based on the Halo franchise. Expect many more details as they unfold.

Uploading Problems!

My new trailer is supposed to be up on youtube, but the quality is always sub-par at best. I'm trying to work on it. Stay tuned...although I doubt many people are reading this.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Another translation

Yet another German to English translation of the Lego Wii interview. Thanks for whoever did this. They didn't leave a name.



"Hi, I just translated the german response video to the Lego Wii. Maybe there are some mistakes in the text, so correct it please ;)

I translated everything but the text you say when you are interviewed.

Heres the translation:

Stories of the internet
A joung american builds the video game console Wii out of Lego, plugs it in, and - hard to beleave - it works and looks very similar to the original console.
This is just a joke for sure, and a video gaming console made out of lego only exists in the webclip. But: More than 2 million internetuser have already watched the video.
We found the author of the video in America: His name is Alex Kobz, he is 20 years-old, and studies film / video in massachusettes.
The clip was filmed at Alex Kobz' home and he is the leading actor. First you see him being glad about a package he just got from the post.
He opens it and discharges it over the table. But the Lego avalanche wont stop: He discharges and discharges and discharges, until there is a big heap of Legos on his table.
Then he builds the Console and even the remote-control is built absolutely true-to-detail. A really funny idea (in german lustig (funny) doesnt mean its strange,
it means its just fun), but not everybody liked the video: To his astonishment, Alex Cobs got bad reactions / comments to / on his video: Just because of some criticians,
he isnt sorry to have made the video. Instead he felt at a golf course how it feels to be an internet star. An idea which he got by sleeping has made alex Kobz famous.
You can now watch the clip with the Lego Gaming Console by Jump Tv. Clip X - Stories of the Internet. Everyday at 14:40 at Jump. (would be 2pm :P)"

Monday, March 30, 2009

German- English Translation!

Hey everybody. Thanks to German super-fan, Daniel V., the German interview has been roughly translated. It's not a perfect translation because he's only taken 3 years of English, but it's all I got so I declare it to be awesome! Here it is...

"stories from the Internet. A young Americans to build the Wii video game from Lego after, closes them to the wall socket, and hard to believe the thing works and looks almost exactly like the original console. Of course, this is only a trick and a game of Lego, there are only Webclip. But over 2 million Internet users have already viewed the film. The maker of this clip, we have discovered America, he says Koobz Alex, is 20 years old and studied film in massechusettes. "The idea I had for three days before Video tournament The closing occurred to me absolutely nothing, but then I had a dream. Ichsah myself as I get a Wii console, Lego assembly and I thought what a great idea. I woke up at 4 clock in the morning and I started the console from Lego zuammenzubauen. " The clip has Kobz when Alex is home and he shot himself is also the Hauptdarrsteller. First we see him as he complains about postal packet is happy, he breaks it and pours it on the table. But the Legolawiene does not seem to stop. It pours and pours and pours up a large pile of Lego piles on his desk, then he built the game together, and even the remote control. The so-called game controller is completely reconstructed in detail. "Many tell me that it Hanz looks really nice, but everything is built from Lego bricks and the remote is only made from Lego. Everything from 100% original all built with Lego bricks." A really funny idea, but not all have the video. His surprise got Legobaumeister Alex Kobz also angry reactions. "I Ahbe a few negative comments received. people accusing me I have no life or no friend, that I do not know where to put my time. But I can not see that these people with their lives something productive with her life. So I have the attack is not taken seriously. " Because some critics regretted Alex but not the video to have made. Instead he felt during a vacation in a miniature golf course, it feels like an Internet star to be. "A group of children are innocent and asked ohh you're Alex Kobz? And I said yes. Do you have the Internet Wii Lego made on the Internet? I was amazed and all the children came and asked me about the Internet. I thought WOW! My unit known in the Internet, was to the fame in real life. Pretty cool. A idea what he had in his sleep, has made him known. The clip with the Legowiikonsole, you can now jump to watch tv. clip X. from History the Internet."

Thanks again Daniel. I appreciate it. 

Thursday, March 26, 2009

German Interview is Online!

Max just emailed me the completed cut of the Lego Wii interview that we had last week. It sounds awesome, but I don't understand anything he's saying. Sigh...the struggles of being uni-lingual. German is such a cool language too. I tried French and Spanish in school and performed an epic fail...so I don't think I could really do much better with this one. Anyway, here is the video that I've cut together so you can all listen to it. 


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Teaser Trailer

Finally, I will be releasing a second teaser trailer for the Halo movie with actual footage, but not enough to give anything away. Secondly, I will be releasing a Lego Wii "how I did it" video. I'm sure any fans of the original video will appreciate it. Stay tuned for more updates on both projects. 

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Panic!

Have you ever seen that deraccel commercial where there's a mother in a park and she realizes she lost her kid? Then she panics and looks around, but doesn't find him until she pulls out her hand-dandy child bracelet locator? Well, if you've ever had a mildly popular video begin to surface on the internet (or any content for that matter) you become a bit attached and proud of it, even if you say you aren't. So natturaly, when my Lego Wii video stopped playing and instead displayed a "this video is no longer available message," I began to panic. It was down for quite some time as I understand it, and this had never happened to one of my videos before. I thought it had been removed from the site----maybe Nintendo asked to have it taken down! But alas, my fears were quickly erased when I went onto the help forums and realized that it's just a generic message to indicate that the video is lagging/timing out. Whew. Just a small bump in the road...nothing major. The vid is back up and fine.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Die Russen Kommen!

I'm going to be on the radio in Germany! Apparently, my Lego Wii video has gained so much foreign interest that Max Reeg, an author at the Mitteldscher Rundfunk radio station in Germany, has asked for an interview. Among the obvious questions about the Lego Wii, I'll be talking about who I am, what I do, and my new Lego projects/videos. More information as it comes. I'll let everyone know when the interview's up. 

Latest Trailer

Here is the latest trailer for my upcoming Halo spinoff. I know a lot of people are looking forward to this but please be patient. I'm going to have a few behind the scenes videos up soon.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Updates!

Well, seeing as I'm trying to tie everything together, I've updated my youtube page, mocpage, and this blog page to co-exist with one-another. The theme of black, green, and blue has been my theme since High School and I don't see a need to change it. Please visit and subscribe to my youtube page to see what's new.






First Impressions

I'll be blunt and quick to the point.  My name is Alex Kobbs and I am an animator and Lego brick enthusiast. My college major is officially film, however I usually concentrate on animation. Stop-Motion is my specialty...used only for the power of good. I came to the worldwide internet scene in June 2007 when I revealed my Lego Wii video to the world. Originally made as my entry for the Nintendo Shortcuts video contest, this short 5 minute video gained more than 2.5 million views, and this number is still climbing today. My next major hit was the reveal of my Lego Zanzibar model ( a scale model of a multiplayer map from the Halo 2 video game, re-created entrely out of Lego bricks). The youtube video became one of the most circulated videos amongst gamers, appearing on major game-news sites such as Kotaku and earning it's spot on the front page of digg.com for a whole week. Today, I am currently going to college and honing my skills while reaching for my degree. When the summer rolls around, I'll finish work on my major Lego project that I've been working on for the last 6 years; a stop-motion short using Lego Spartans and the Lego Zanzibar diorama. I have a couple new projects up my sleeves that should excite Lego fans (and maybe some Starcraft fans) and I should be announcing these soon enough. I'm always looking for work, suggestions, and opportunities to network. Please feel free to contact me. I can't answer all comments about my videos of course, and I easily delete spam, but if your inquiry is genuine and significant I will usually get back to you quite soon.