LEGO Movie Maker is a free iPad app for creating stop-motion movies featuring LEGO models. You have to provide your own LEGOs in order to create a LEGO movie. To create your movie with LEGO Movie Maker you build your LEGO scenes then use the free iPad app to take pictures of each scene. After taking your pictures you can apply Instagram-like effects to them. When you’re happy with the pictures you can adjust the speed at which they are played back in your movie. LEGO Movie Maker includes a gallery of free music to play with your pictures. You can also upload your own music or spoken audio track. Completed movies can be saved to your iPad or exported directly to YouTube.
LEGO Movie Maker can be used for creating stop-motion movies about any topic. I used the app to make a simple stop-motion movie about one of my dogs. The app doesn’t require you enter an email address which makes it a good option for middle school and elementary school use.