Chicago Pile-1:
A Brick History

This animation was produced by BRICK 101 for Argonne National Laboratory to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first man-made self-sustaining nuclear reaction. Learn more about nuclear energy at Argonne's website.

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Behind the Scenes

This animation took over 200 hours and 4,325 LEGO elements to create, including 99 hours of animating and 1,942 pieces in the CP-1 replica. Watch this behind the scenes video to learn more about how it was made.

Credits

Animation

Jacob Marcks
Dave Pickett
Sean Sharp

Compositing

David Pagano

Voice Over

Matt Ellis

Music

"Thinking Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Sound Effects from Freesound.org

  • 243701 - Correct
  • 342332 - Hitting Metal
  • 367136 - Magazine Cover Hit
  • 328381 - Radioactive Machine
  • 149187 - Harp Strum
  • 117136 - Arctic Cold
  • 218724 - Workers Talking in Slovak
  • 144114 - Dramatic Short Bass
  • 264544 - Eating Lunch
  • 347353 - Squeaky Cork Pull
  • 118559 - Drink Pouring
  • 260123 - Indoor Adult Murmur Large Group
  • 169233 - Crowd Yay
  • 149905 - San Leonardo
  • 235456 - Cement Scrape Quick
  • 198112 - Dismantling Scaffolding Short
  • 190027 - Hits on Wood
  • 68143 - Hit
  • 394357 - Pop 1
  • 109280 - Ambiente Obra
  • 203038 - Lifting
  • 332668 - Big Thud 2
  • 36790 - Muted Thud 1
  • 177782 - Pipe Drag 1
  • 380703 - Squeaky Chair
  • 186404 - Balsa Hit 6
  • 398271 - Pencil Writing Close A
  • 93757 - Wooshs 1