Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Kylo Ren and Finn lightsaber duel

One of the pivotal moments in the new Star Wars movie was the iconic light saber duel between Kylo Ren and Finn on the Starkiller planet. It was a real pleasure to take the drama, the cinematic spirit of the original and lampoon it for kids.
I came up with the idea of having Kylo “force dribble” and throw Finn through a hoop of branches and really liked the result of the animation by one of our talented crew. I believe good previs sets up a strong base for a scene and inspires quality animation as the animator only has to concentrate on delivering a nuanced performance rather than dealing with broad timing strokes.
The initial previs took me 2 days.