Nathan Wells
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Years Active

2004-2008, 2013-present

Nationality American
Profiles YouTube Channel
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Nathan Wells (also known as One Brick Studios and previously as Lord Of The LEGO) is a well-known brickfilmer. He is perhaps best known for his Alex and Derrick series and for 30 Years: The Story of the Minifigure, a film commissioned by The LEGO Company in 2008 to promote the LEGO minifigure.


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Early Years (2002-2004)

  • The Vikings
  • Technic Trouble
  • Super-Brilliant Sheriff
  • Captain Swagger
  • Jedi De-Fence
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Inside the Lab

Season 1 (2005-2008)

  • Material Possessions
  • Stoic
  • Beast
  • pwnd
  • Spoilerz!
  • Feel Great (Co-production with MindGame Studios)
  • Slapstick
  • w00t!
  • A Very Merry Holiday Special with Alex and Derrick and Alice!
  • The Future is Calling: iPhone Commercial
  • The Day Crashed (Community Project)
  • Driven
  • Infinity Squared
  • Diatribe/Malapropos
  • Flashbacks: Redux
  • Unsound
  • 30 Years: The Story of the Minifigure

Season 2 (2013-present)

  • Derricking Ball
  • The Meek and the Bold
  • Alex and Derrick: Five Years Later
  • Birdie
  • Nyan Unikitty
  • Blinders

Alex and DerrickEdit

Nathan is perhaps best known for his series of animations following the lives of Alex and Derrick, two friends who share an apartment. The first brickfilm, Material Possessions, was released in 2005, whilst the most recent, Alex and Derrick: Five Years Later, was released in March 2014 after a five-year break from brickfilming.

Animating SetupEdit

Nathan currently uses a Canon Rebel T3i with three Nikon Nikkor prime lenses (20 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm) and captures with Dragonframe 3.5. Post production involves Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, and Adobe Photoshop CC.

Previously, Nathan has used the following:

Cameras: LEGO Studios Camera, Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000, Canon Powershot A85, Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000.

Animation software: MonkeyJam, Stop Motion Pro

Editing software: Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere 7, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Sony Movie Studio.