BIM Discord Animation Challenge – an overview

So I’ve decided to compile a list of the Animation Challenges held on the Bricks in Motion Discord server. It’s been going since late January 2021. I thought it would be cool to have an easy week-by-week overview of the entries, and some data on the entrants / amount of entries every week as well.

This list is as complete as I can get it. Nonetheless, some entries may be missing because they were deleted before I could archive them. Additionally, in some cases the videos are made private or deleted from YouTube altogether. Last of all, although the Discord channel is very well-moderated and mostly clear of unnecessary posts, I have excluded some duplicate entries and references to “inspiration material” for challenges.

I will continue to periodically update this list as new challenges are completed.

Winners and multi-participants

  • minideliciouspant: 32 entries, 3 wins
  • Codeman: 24 entries, 11 wins
  • Familiar of the Lizard: 14 entries
  • Plastic Wars: 14 entries
  • ace: 13 entries, 1 win
  • Ziltrag: 12 entries, 2 wins
  • J.W. Productions: 10 entries
  • A.I Dan#7571: 9 entries
  • Glin: 8 entries
  • NiRico: 8 entries
  • bagsac: 7 entries
  • flatearther: 7 entries
  • JaguarBrickFilms: 7 entries
  • Psycho Stopmotion Bros.: 7 entries
  • Erik Tong Studios: 6 entries
  • Lego Bros: 6 entries
  • NHB Studios: 6 entries
  • Aroben: 5 entries
  • BrickHistory: 5 entries
  • Brickmaster: 5 entries
  • JoshuaArmell#5923: 6 entries, 3 wins
  • Shahriar: 5 entries
  • Stop Motion Garage: 5 entries
  • Vert007: 5 entries, 1 win
  • BertL: 4 entries
  • Bros with da Legos: 4 entries
  • Gorby: 4 entries
  • M-Star Studios: 4 entries
  • Oskeez: 4 entries
  • Smithy of Films: 4 entries, 1 win
  • waffle animations: 4 entries, 1 win
  • 3than: 3 entries, 2 wins
  • bluejeansummer: 3 entries
  • Bennixon818: 3 entries
  • BrickwillStudios: 3 entries
  • C.D (Brick Creeks Production): 3 entries
  • czech greaser: 3 entries
  • Hammer7: 3 entries
  • J (JO Co): 3 entries
  • Roody: 3 entries, 2 wins
  • CloudyVS: 2 entries
  • Diversion: 2 entries
  • Feinstein: 2 entries
  • GabyTales: 2 entries
  • Handelsmann_VielMühe Productions: 2 entries
  • John Animations: 2 entries
  • JM Studios: 2 entries
  • Jumi: 2 entries
  • Maximum: 2 entries
  • Mr. Spider-Man: 2 entries
  • Neb: 2 entries
  • onewiththestud: 2 entries
  • Porg Studios: 2 entries
  • raytastic: 2 entries, 2 wins
  • seal: 2 entries
  • Soupmanjack: 2 entries, 1 win
  • Squidtastic Videos: 2 entries
  • StopMotionBbros: 2 entries
  • The Brick Bro: 2 entries
  • toad: 2 entries
  • Tristanimator: 2 entries
  • UrbanPiano: 2 entries
  • Chaizin: 1 entry, 1 win
  • Helix: 1 entry, 1 win
  • NathanWells: 1 entry, 1 win
  • Snail Cat: 1 entry, 1 win
  • Sully: 1 entry, 1 win

1. "Chopping Down A Tree"

Start: 2021-01-27 (week 4)
Total entries: 33
Judge: Chris W. (results)

2. "Painting A Wall"

Start: 2021-02-03 (week 5)
Total entries: 17
Judge: Chaizin (results)

3. "Playing Catch"

Start: 2021-02-10 (week 6)
Total entries: 12
Judge: CodeMan (results)

4. "Tiptoeing"

Start: 2021-02-17 (week 7)
Total entries: 12
Judge: raytastic (results)

5. "Starting A Cord Motor"

Start: 2021-02-24 (week 8)
Total entries: 10
Judge: Snail Cat (results)

6. "Roof To Roof Jump"

Start: 2021-03-04 (week 9)
Total entries: 12
Judge: waffle animations (results)

7. "Teeter Totter"

Start: 2021-03-10 (week 10)
Total entries: 10
Judge: Soupmanjack (results)

8. "Swimming"

Start: 2021-03-17 (week 11)
Total entries: 7
Judge: CodeMan (results)

9. "Bouncing In Low Gravity"

Start: 2021-03-24 (week 12)
Total entries: 12
Judge: minideliciouspant (results)

10. "Shooting An Arrow"

Start: 2021-03-31 (week 13)
Total entries: 10
Judge: raytastic (results)

11. "Walking A Tightrope"

Start: 2021-04-07 (week 14)
Total entries: 5
Judge: CodeMan (results)

(NOTE: Due to the low number of entries, only a winner and runner-up were announced.)

12. "Starting A Fire"

Start: 2021-04-14 (week 15)
Total entries: 5
Judge: Ziltrag (results)

(NOTE: Due to the low number of entries, only a winner and runner-up were announced.)

13. "Pole Vaulting"

Start: 2021-04-21 (week 16)
Total entries: 4
Judge: CodeMan (results)

(NOTE: Due to the low number of entries, only a winner and runner-up were announced.)

14. "Pillow Fight"

Start: 2021-04-28 (week 17)
Total entries: 5
Judge: ace (results)

(NOTE: Due to the low number of entries, only a winner and runner-up were announced.)

15. "Bouncing On A Trampoline"

Start: 2021-05-06 (week 18)
Total entries: 4
Judge: CodeMan (results)

(NOTE: Due to the low number of entries, only a winner and runner-up were announced.)

16. "Kickflip"

Start: 2021-05-12 (week 19)
Total entries: 7
Judge: minideliciouspant (results)

17. "Scoring A Soccer Goal"

Start: 2021-05-20 (week 20)
Total entries: 15
Judge: CodeMan (results)

18. "Jumping Off A Diving Board"

Start: 2021-05-26 (week 21)
Total entries: 8
Judge: 3than (results)

*) Hammer7 deleted the post containing his entry, but a direct link to the video is still accessible.

19. "Ice Skating"

Start: 2021-06-01
Total entries: 7
Judge: CodeMan (results)

20. "Glass Shattering"

Start: 2021-06-09
Total entries: 12
Judge: minideliciouspant (results)

21. "Digging A Hole"

Start: 2021-06-16
Total entries: 13
Judge: Ziltrag (results)

22. "Disc Golf"

Start: 2021-06-22
Total entries: 11
Judge: Vert007 (results)

*) Bros with da Legos’ entry was submitted by rioforce because of some technical difficulties (link).

23. "Javelin Throw"

Start: 2021-06-30
Total entries: 12
Judge: Codeman (results)

24. "Extinguishing A Fire"

Start: 2021-07-15
Total entries: 10
Judge: 3than (results)

Because of the 2021 BRAWL contest, there was a week of delay between the start of this round and the judging of the previous round (which happened on 2021-07-06). This round also started a day later than usual, on a Wednesday instead of the usual Tuesday.

25. "Tackle"

Start: 2021-07-20
Total entries: 14
Judge: CodeMan (results)

26. "Hitting A Golf Ball"

Start: 2021-07-29
Total entries: 10
Judge: Chris W.* (results)

*) Although Helix Bricks Productions won the previous challenge, he wasn’t around to post a new challenge or judge. Chris W., BIM community admin, took over for this week’s challenge.

27. "Weight Lifting"

Start: 2021-08-05*
Total entries: 9
Judge: CodeMan (results)

*) Judging of the previous contest was delayed, which shifted the start of this week’s challenge by a day.

28. "Punching A Punching Bag"

Start: 2021-08-11
Total entries: 12
Judge: Archipestol (results)

29. "Backflip"

Start: 2021-08-19
Total entries: 14
Judge: CodeMan (results)

30. "Drifting"

Start: 2021-08-25
Total entries: 12
Judge: Smithy of Films (results)

31. "Waterfall"

Start: 2021-09-02
Total entries: 10
Judge: Nathan Wells (results)

The deadline for this week’s challenge was extended a little because of the end of the Bricks In Motion MANiFEST contest. Additionally, the next challenge was delayed a little so future animation challenges would be back to starting and ending at the beginning of the week, a schedule which had shifted somewhat during the past month.

32. "Wood Carving"

Start: 2021-09-14
Total entries: 8
Judge: Sully (results)

33. "Character Frozen In A Block Of Ice"

Start: 2021-09-21
Total entries: 8
Judge: Roody (results)

34. "Melting"

Start: 2021-09-28
Total entries: 15
Judge: Joshua Armell (results)

35. "Sneeze"

Start: 2021-10-06
Total entries: 9
Judge: Roody (results)

Changes and updates since the original article

  • 2021-06-19: added a link to Hammer7’s previously lost entry in week 18.
  • 2021-06-23: added "Digging A Hole" and updated the entrants/winners list. The multi-entrants list is now also sorted by number of times entered, rather than simply alphabetically.
  • 2021-06-29: added "Disc Golf".
  • 2021-07-07: added "Javelin Throw".
  • 2021-07-21: added "Extinguishing A Fire".
  • 2021-08-06: added "Tackle" and "Hitting A Golf Ball".
  • 2021-08-19: added "Weight Lifting" and "Punching A Punching Bag".
  • 2021-09-20: added the challenges up to and including "Wood Carving".
  • 2021-10-12: added up to "Sneeze".

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