(It’s rare that animation and LEGO come together so nicely, so this post has me excited!)
If your looking for a slightly different take on WALL-E, The Brothers Brick (one of my favorite sites on the net) has a nice interview with Pixar animator and LEGO fan Angus MacLane.
Mostly I build with LEGO as a way to unwind from a day spent in front of the computer. The tactile nature of LEGO can be much more satisfying than working in the often intangible realm of the computer. Also, a large part of an animator’s job is to clearly communicate an idea through the pose of a character. I think this is similar to building with LEGO where part of the goal is to sculpt clear shapes that communicate the purpose of the creation.
He also has some very interesting thoughts on the popular LEGO video games. So go check it out!
UPDATE: The Brothers Brick just posted a Wall-E Round-up of all the cool LEGO WALL-E creations they could find.