Lego GIF Tutorial

You can foster multimodal literacy too! Students don’t need complicated design software like Gimp or Photoshop to develop informational sequencing skills. Check out the tutorial images below to learn how to build an animated Lego GIF.

Step 1: Photograph a sequence of Lego movements. The movements should tell a story.

Step 2: Use Google Photos to make an animation. (Content courtesy of Google. See content below.)

Create collages or animations with your photos on a phone, tablet, or computer.

  1. Using a mobile device, open the Google Photos app .
  2. At the top right, touch the create icon .
    (If you don’t see it: open the menu > touch Photos, then look for it.)
  3. Choose Animation or Collage.
  4. Select the photos you want to include.
  5. At the top right, touch CREATE.

Step 3: Download the GIF. (Tutorial is an original work, but the tool is provided by Google. See content below.)

Save your animated photo for future sharing. You’ll need a computer to download the GIF – The task is easier to accomplish on a computer.

  1. Using a computer, open the Google Photos app .
  2. Select your animated image.
    (If you don’t see it: open the menu > touch Photos, then look for it.)
  3. Click on More Options. (See the three vertical dots in the image below.)

more options

    4. Select Download.
    5. Save As a GIF (any other format will not be animated).


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  • Lacey Davis

    I like your LEGO GIF TUTORIAL! Very interesting!

    • tamaralmitchell

      Thank you Lacey!

  • Tracie

    It looks like you can make an animation in the desktop version of Google Photos now! If you select all of your images, click the plus sign at the top (+ “Add To”), and select Animations, it makes your gif and saves it to your photos.

    • tamaralmitchell

      This is excellent Tracie! We just discovered the same thing this past week when we edited one of my son’s LEGO movies. Thanks for the share!

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