Channel hopping Hugo expands into a new super Galactic Channel

Channel hopping Hugo expands into a new super Galactic Channel

Channel hopping Hugo expands into a new super Galactic Channel 2560 1440 Alex Mitchell

Brick Central member Hugo Lebrun crossed the channel to the UK, was inspired to start LEGO® MOCing, and has just launched his brand new YouTube Channel showcasing a deep dive into the Star Wars universe.

His inaugural offering, ‘The Discovery of Chiron’, released on 28th April, was conceived because of the rules for a competition, which required a video entry.  From a standing start, and with only a background in Photoshop, but no movie making software or experience, Hugo created both the model and the video in just 10 days. Making use of his girlfirend’s Canon 1100D, a large piece of white paper and the software Movavi, Hugo described the very tight timescale as ‘stressful with a lot of building’!.

Hugo’s raison d’être and principal motivation for his work is to explore and highlight some of the lesser known landscapes, events and characters from the expansive Star Wars canon. For this reason, he likes to include some background information on the model and characters.  His first video proclaims that it is his first FigBarf, which is not, as it sounds like, a literal excessive regurgitation of Minifgures, but a mash up of custom compiled figure parts.  LEGO® just never produces all the characters you need!

In interpreting the canon of galactic proportions, Hugo likes to add in a bit of fusion: showing his models in a new light and often with architectural influences drawn from completely outside the universe, par exemple, with Ancient Greek and historical detailing.

As of the time of writing Hugo has already begun gaining traction for his new channel, reaching nearly 500 views for his third video.

Hugo joined Brick Central in September 2019, and brought his Tatooine MOC, laid out on 8 large base plates, to the November show. Emerging from his dark age in 2018, a small Star Wars set purchase rekindled his childhood love of LEGO®, grown from themes such as Castle and Pirates.