(music plays)

Entering an animated train a robot is making stuff as a TV. screen shows an assembly line. The robot searches through a trunk, throws out items, then leaves the train, and passes by a "Making Stuff" sign with his circular robot sidekick.

A lively theme song says MAKE, MAKE, MAKING STUFF,
MAKING STUFF.
MAKE, MAKE, MAKING STUFF,
MAKING STUFF.
MAKING STUFF, MAKING
STUFF TO PLAY WITH.
MAKING STUFF,
MAKING STUFF TO EAT.
MAKING STUFF,
LET'S ALL GO TOGETHER 'CAUSE
MAKING STUFF,
THERE'S NEW FRIENDS TO MEET.
SO COME WHERE NOT
MANY GET TO GO,
AS WIZ AND GEARS,
START THE SHOW!
MAKE, MAKE, MAKING STUFF
MAKING STUFF!

A big truck passes by Wiz and Gears.

Gears says YOWZA! LOOK AT THE SIZE
OF THAT TRUCK!
THAT'S SOME HEAVY HAULING.

Wiz says YOU BET IT IS.
WE'RE MAKING BRICKS.

Now, Wiz and Gears stand near a mountain of dirt.

Gears says THAT LOOKS LIKE A
BIG TRUCKLOAD OF DIRT.

Wiz says THIS IS SHALE AND CLAY,
THE RAW MATERIAL THEY
USE TO MAKE BRICKS.

A backhoe puts some dirt on a conveyor belt.

Gears says SURE LOOKS ROUGH.
LOTS OF CHUNKS
AND BOULDERS.
I WANNA SEE HOW THEY TURN
THE CHUNKS INTO BRICKS.

A sprinkler pours water on the dirt.

Gears says DO THEY REALLY
NEED TO CLEAN IT?
I MEAN, IT IS
DIRT AFTER ALL.

Wiz says THEY SPRAY IT WITH WATER
TO KEEP THE DUST DOWN.

(music plays)

The dirt goes through a machine with two big wheels.

Gears says WHOA, THOSE
WHEELS ARE HUGE.
LOOKS LIKE IT'S CRUNCH
TIME OR THAT SHALE.

Wiz says THAT'S THE GRINDER.
THE WHEELS CRUSH UP THE
SHALE INTO A FINE MIXTURE.

Gears says COME ON, WIZ.
LET'S GO SEE WHAT'S NEXT.

(music plays)

The dirt goes to a machine with smaller wheels.

Gears says OOOH, AFTER THE CRUSHER,
DO THEY REALLY NEED
TO GRIND IT AGAIN?

Wiz says YEP. PLUS THEY ADD
SOME MOISTURE.

Gears says MMM, MUD PIES.
LOVELY,
LOVELY MUD PIES.

(music plays)

Now they stand in front of a machine.

Gears says COOL, IT'S COMING
OUT AS ONE LONG BLOCK.
LOOKS HOT.

Wiz says IT IS HOT.
THE MOIST MIXTURE IS
FORCED THROUGH AN EXTRUDER
AND COMES OUT
AS ONE BIG LOAF.

Gears says MMM, NOW FOR A
LITTLE BRICK SAUCE?

A machines pours some grey liquid on top of the dirt.

Wiz laughs and says THAT'S JUST A COATING
TO COLOUR THE BRICK.

A machines pours a powder onto the brick.

Gears says NOW SPRINKLES.
HA! IT'S LIKE WE'RE
MAKING SLAB CAKES.

Wiz says THE SPRINKLES
ARE LIKE SAND.
THEY KEEP THE BRICKS
FROM STICKING.

Gears says MY EXPERIENCE AS A MUD PIE
PROFESSIONAL WOULD MAKE ME
PERFECT FOR THIS JOB.
OOO, WHAT'S UP WITH
THE BIG SPINNING WHEEL?

A big wheels spins.

Gears says IT'S AN AWESOME
WIRE SLICER.
IT'S CUTTING RIGHT
THROUGH THE LOAF.

Wiz says LUCKILY THE LOAF
IS STILL SOFT.

Gears says Whoosh!
LOOK OUT, FOLKS.
IT SLICES,
IT DICES.

(music plays)

The bricks move along a conveyor belt.

Wiz and Gears sing THE BRICKS THEY
TUMBLE 2 BY 2,
HURRAH,
HURRAH.

(music plays)

Gears says JUST A LITTLE BUMP FROM
THAT WHEEL IS ENOUGH
TO SEPARATE THE
BLOCKS INTO BRICKS.

A group of men pick up the bricks and piles them up.

(music plays)

Gears says OH MAN, TALK
ABOUT A TOUGH GIG.
THESE GUYS SURE LOOK
LIKE THEY WORK HARD.

Wiz says AND THEY SURE ARE ROUGH
HANDLING THE BRICKS.
THEY HANDLE THEM LIKE THAT
WHEN THEY'RE STILL WET
SO THEY LOOK IRREGULAR.
EACH ONE WILL BE UNIQUE.
AND HAVE A REAL ANTIQUE LOOK.
THESE BRICKS ARE STILL
A BIT WET AND NEED
TO BE DRIED FOR ABOUT 48 HOURS
IN THIS DRYING CABINET.

A man pushes a cart with a pile of bricks into a big oven.

Gears says PHEW, IT'S LIKE
AN OVEN IN HERE.

Wiz says IT IS AN OVEN IN HERE.

Gears says YA, I KNOW.
I WAS JUST JOKING.

(music plays)

A pile of bricks appear.

Gears says OKAY, SO NOW THE
BRICKS ARE DRY.
ARE WE READY TO
START BUILDING?

A man pulls a cart with bricks.

Wiz says ALMOST.
THEY'RE DRY,
BUT THEY'RE
VERY FRAGILE AND NEED
TO COOK A LITTLE
WHILE LONGER.

(music plays)

A man in a lift truck moves the bricks into a bigger oven.

Gears says WHOA, THAT PLACE IS
LIKE ONE GIANT OVEN.

Wiz says IT'S A KILN,
WHERE THEY HEAT THE
BRICKS AT ABOUT
1000 DEGREES
CELSIUS FOR 5 DAYS.

Gears says AND 2 MORE DAYS
FOR COOLING DOWN.

(music plays)

A close up shows the ceiling.

Gears says OH DIG THE
PADDED CEILING.
THIS PADDING IS A
THERMAL CERAMIC COVER
SO THE HEAT STAYS IN.

Gears says WOW, IT'S ALSO BIG ENOUGH
THAT YOU NEED A FORKLIFT
TO CLOSE THE DOOR.
SEE YA LATER BRICKS!
WE'LL COME AND VISIT YOU
NEXT WEEK WHEN
YOU'RE ALL COOLED DOWN.

(music plays)

Now, the bricks are cooked.

Gears says OH,
NICE TOASTY BRICKS.
THESE ONES LOOK
LIGHTER THAN BEFORE.
SO AS THEY DRY THE
COLOUR CHANGES.

A man in a forklift takes out the bricks from the oven.

Gears says THERE THEY ARE.
ALL DRIED AND
READY FOR BUILDING.

(music plays)

Now a group of men stand in line.

Wiz says LET'S SEE WHAT
THEY'RE UP TO.

Gears says OH,
GREAT IDEA.
OH, THEY'RE STACKING
BRICKS BY COLOUR.

(music plays)

Gears says NOW SOMEONE BUILDING A
HOUSE CAN HAVE BRICKS
WITH A BIT OF STYLE.

(music plays)

A man in a forklift piles up the bricks.

Gears says COOL, THE ROUGH
HANDLING PAID OFF.
THEY'VE REALLY GOT
THAT OLD SCHOOL LOOK.

Wiz says YEP, NO TWO BRICKS IN
THIS PLACE ARE ALIKE.

(music plays)

A fast clip shows a man in a forklift loading a big truck.

Gears says THESE GUYS
SURE WORK FAST.
I CAN HARDLY KEEP UP.
I GUESS THEY HAVE TO MAKE
UP FOR ALL THAT COOKING TIME.

(music plays)

The trucks moves.

Gears says AND FROM SHALE TO BLOCK,
THESE ARE THE
BRICKS OF OUR LIVES.

[HONK]

A house appears on a TV screen.

Wiz says THAT WAS AWESOME.

Gears says GOOD LUCK WITH THAT
HOUSE BIG BAD WOLF.

Wiz says WHO?

Gears says THE BIG BAD WOLF.
BLEW HOUSES DOWN
IN THE OLDEN DAYS...
ONLY HE COULD NEVER REALLY
MANAGE THE BRICK ONES.

Wiz says I'VE NEVER HEARD OF HIM.

Gears says HAS NO ONE EVER READ
YOU A BED TIME STORY?

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