Return to the galaxy far, far away…

A LEGO stop motion recreation of the first teaser trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, created as a collaboration between myself and longtime friend and filmmaking colleague Philip Heinrich. This was done nearly a full year before the movie was released, so that presented an interesting challenge to faithfully recreate the trailer without any of the official LEGO Force Awakens sets available. I was in charge of the animation and practical components, while Phil handled the compositing and 3D modeling.


Directed and Animated by Zach Macias

Visual Effects Compositing and 3D Imaging by Philip Heinrich


Side-by-side comparison of our trailer vs. the original, and a visual effects breakdown of how Phil and I shot and edited the trailer’s raw elements.