LEGO: Movie Maker App

UI/UX Mobile App Design | LEGO

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LEGO Movie Maker is a movie making app for builders of all ages to record, make, and share their own LEGO adventures through stop-motion video.

 
 
 I spent weekends watching The Lego Movie and the Ninjago series (all for the first time) to fully understand who and what I was designing for.

I spent weekends watching The Lego Movie and the Ninjago series (all for the first time) to fully understand who and what I was designing for.

 

In 2015, I was brought on this project as a UI/UX designer to integrate new experience features and create new title cards, interstitial cards, and stickers themed after the LEGO Ninjago series and The LEGO Movie. After getting briefed on the project, I knew I had to quickly immerse myself in the LEGO world. I spent weekends watching seasons of the LEGO Ninjago series along with The Lego Movie to fully understand what I was designing and who I was designing for. I ended up designing and illustrating 70+ stickers and 30+ title/interstitial cards for the app.

For the UX work I did, I designed features such as designing easy to understand affordances, streamlining the movie making process, integrating “Add from Camera” and “Add from Album” paths, and a “Snap (fingers) to capture” feature in creating a stop-motion video.

 
 
 Home screen for the LEGO Movie Maker App.

Home screen for the LEGO Movie Maker App.

 

Putting myself in the LEGO world by watching all the LEGO movies and shows I was designing for not only allowed me to leverage empathy in my design, but also allowed this project to be one of my favorite apps I’ve ever worked on. Being able to design something that is used by adults, but also children as well was a challenge to create something feature packed without watering it down while still being intuitive and easy to understand.

 
 
 Camera mode for capturing screens.

Camera mode for capturing screens.

 Some of the interstitial cards designed for the Ninjago and The LEGO Movie theme.

Some of the interstitial cards designed for the Ninjago and The LEGO Movie theme.

 A few of the stickers I designed for The LEGO Movie.

A few of the stickers I designed for The LEGO Movie.

 A few users using the LEGO: Movie Maker App to make their own stop motion videos with their own LEGO sets.

A few users using the LEGO: Movie Maker App to make their own stop motion videos with their own LEGO sets.

 

2015 updates only
Design Lead (UI/UX): Phillip Nguyen
Development: Scott Bates & Spencer Williams
Photography: David Ewald

Note: LEGO Movie Maker App was supported up until the release of iOS 10, and is no longer available in the App Store.