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En Rejse til Månen, or Journey to the Moon in English,[1] is a 1973 brickfilm by cousins Lars and Henrik Hassing about a journey into space. It is considered to be the earliest known example of a brickfilm.[2]

Plot[]

Astronauts head to the Legoland Aeronautics & Space Administration, and are brought to a rocket. The rocket takes off and enters space. As it approaches the moon, a lunar lander ejects and lands on the moon. The astronauts exit the lander and plant a flag before exploring in a moon buggy. They return to the lander and take off to get back to the rocket. They return to earth and land in the ocean, where they are picked up by a helicopter. The helicopter takes them to a ferry, and two days later they arrive back to their home town.

Production[]

The film was created using a Super 8 camera for the golden wedding anniversary of the Hassing cousins' grandparents and while mostly stop motion animation the film does contain some scenes with movement created with a fishing line.

Reception[]

The film was shown to then-current head of The LEGO Group, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, who liked the film and awarded the Hassings with a tour of the LEGO factory and some large LEGO sets.

Crew[]

  • Lars Hassing - Director
  • Henrik Hassing - Director
  • Inger Hassing - Additional papier-mâché construction

Behind the scenes gallery[]

References[]

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