About the Animators

Christopher Gearhart
(Bricks Brought to Life)

Role: Director, VFX Artist, Compositor

As a long-time animator on YouTube, Chris directed the project and tackled a majority of the post-production work. Drop by his channel for more awesome LEGO Star Wars action and comedy!

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Kevin Ulrich
(Brotherhood Workshop)

Role: Lead Animator

Kevin filmed a majority of the shots in the trailer, from the Yavin IV command center to the awesome action sequence at (0:27). Check out his channel and have a laugh watching hilarious and awesome LEGO videos!

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Spencer Katz
(mobdeli)

Role: Lead Animator

Spencer Katz took on three of the most challenging and impressive shots of the trailer - the Yavin IV Hangar Base and the AT-AT Battle. Head over to his channel for awesome, massive-scale stop motion videos!

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Kris Theorin
(bionicle28)

Role: CGI Artist

Kris Theorin played a key role in designing the second Death Star insert at (0:49)! Check out his channel for LEGO shorts about Batman action figures, apocalyptic civil litigation, and eccentric clone troopers.

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Sean Willets
(theofficialfilmyguy)

Role: Animator

Sean Willets animated three epic shots for the trailer, including the imperial chase scene at (1:10). Head over to his channel for hilarious comedy and incredible stop motion animations.

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Zach Macias
(Mindgame Studios)

Role: Animator

Zach Macias contributed two sweet shots for the trailer: Jyn riding a transport (0:38) and Jyn’s Imperial disguise (1:26). Check out his channel for professional LEGO stop motion shorts you won’t forget.

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James Morr
(Spastik Chuwawa)

Role: Animator

James built many of the awesome set pieces in the trailer including the background elements from (1:15), and animated the ominous Bacta Tank shot. Check out his channel for more fun LEGO animations!

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Tommy Williamson
(BrickNerd)

Role: Animator

Tommy constructed many of the awesome set pieces in the trailer, including the ship at (1:14) and the ominous Bacta Tank set at (1:17). Stop by his channel for LiveBuilds, reviews, animation and much more.

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Forrest Whaley
(forrestfire101)

Role: Animator

Forrest animated the foreground plate for the Grand Admiral’s approach to the battlefield at 1:15. Check out his channel for epic LEGO action and comedy shorts – anything from Captain America to the Good Dinosaur!

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Behind the Scenes

See how the team accomplished the complicated shots and awesome VFX from the trailer!


More LEGO Star Wars

See more Star Wars action from the animators who brought you the trailer!

Even MORE LEGO Videos!

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