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Released July 12, 2008
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Weltraffer is a 2008 history brickfilm by nichtgedreht. It follows the same patch of land in Europe through prehistory to modern day.[1] It was created for Steinerei 2008 and won two prizes.


A volcano forms and trees and water appear. A creature crawls out of the water and becomes humanoid. Humans appear, build a hut and multiply. Rome appears and is destroyed. Medieval buildings appear, and the plague kills everyone. A French villa appears. Revolutionaries appear, blast down the door, and execute royals with a guillotine. Industrial factories appear but are destroyed by a tank. The Berlin Wall appears but is eventually torn down. A modern city appears. People go about their lives. Technology advances and robots and people in space suits appear.[1]

Awards Edit

Weltraffer took first place in two categories at Steinerei 2008, and was also nominated in one category in the 2008 Bricks in Motion Awards.[2] It has also been shown at a number of film festivals,[3] and won an award at one in Slovenia.[4]

Year Competition Category Result
2008 Steinerei Audience Prize Won
Brickfilmer Prize Won
Go Miniman Go! Video Contest n/a Second place
Luksuz Festival Poceni Filma Best Animation Won
Bricks in Motion Awards Best Set Design Nominated
2009 FiSH Rostock n/a Bronze

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weltraffer on Vimeo
  2. 2008 BiMA Nominees Thread
  3. List of film festivals the film has been in
  4. Website Luksuz Festival Poceni Filma news
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