As you may have noticed from a recent post at The Brothers Brick (TBB), Advance has been making LEGO TV commercials for over 30 years and recently they rediscovered many classic commercials in their archives. They will be releasing them online over the next ten weeks and you will find them also on TBB with a bit of commentary from the people involved in their creation.
In the first bunch of videos released this week, we can find one from Technic Racers '97.
Art Director Christian Faber, says:
“We shot it in a specially built 10-metre tunnel that was hand-painted and filled with smoke. While it may look straight, if you look closely at 00:15 you can see the yellow lines bending slightly — that’s because at this point we filmed the car in a carousel to make it look like it was speeding forward! The animatronic hand was cast on a girl’s hand so it was a perfect fit and gave her the control she needed in the more complicated movements.”
I guess that some of the other videos that have been presented here at TBs , with the 'Commercials' label, should have been produced also by Advance.
Hopefully we will have now the chance to see them with better quality, at some of the next ten weeks.