Only 4 days left …

Where Is Anton.

As some of you may have noticed, we are running a little creative photo contest here on Stuck In Plastic. We asked you to be on the lookout for Anton and share his adventures and sightings around the globe with us. And the images are pouring in. You still have four days (and that includes a full weekend) to get your Anton in. One fantastic toy photographer who did not wait until the last minute was Marco, our Adult Photographer from Italy.

The inspiration of an Aphol.

So we asked Marco what inspired him.

I can tell you that thinking about Anton, the first thing that came to my mind was a trip, so, for the first picture, I imagined Anton while making his luggage.
How could his room look like?
Wooden walls for sure, so I started to grab all my 1×2 bricks with a wooden path. If the walls were made of wood, the same thing for the floor, so I take all the 1×4 plates with wood print and I started to fill a 16×16 plate.

While building, my imagination kept on working full force.
Thinking about the furniture in the room.
Thinking about Anton’s life.
His hobbies and passions.
And so i made the bed and I thought that he would have hanged on the wall his best catch, the fish.
The Golden Hour
I wanted some light to simulate the coveted “golden hour” because Anton made the luggage at the end of the day.
So, I placed a lamp pointed toward the window.
I have also made other details barely visible in the picture, which may seem to be a waste of time, but everything, even if not or barely visible, contributed to the final result.
The cat was the last piece, because Anton is a fisherman, and can you think of a better place as a home for an old cat?
The old cat by the sea.

The final touches.

Turning the head of Anton toward his jacket and hat was the final change I made. I wanted him to look almost “nostalgic” while packing.  Thinking about the old times when he used to be a sea dog.
The final image.
 We are very much inspired by Marco contribution. The passion and the details that went into this image are just stunning.
We can’t wait to see more.
You all have 4 days left to submit your own.

HispaBrick Twenty Eight

This month’s word can only be LEGO.

We are running a fantastic #WhereIsAnton creative photoshoot (yes you can still join), we just finished a toy photography safari with lots of LEGO and we will be visiting the grand opening of the LEGO House this Friday.
And to top it all off, we got featured in HispaBrick Magazine Twenty Eight. Continue reading “HispaBrick Twenty Eight”

So, why am I going on toy safari in Edinburgh?

First, a little background

My name is Matt, also know as Hellbelly on pretty much every platform, I’ve been taking photographs for about 15 years, and taking toy photos for around 11, although over the last couple of years I’ve been suffering a bit of a creative slump, and have had limited time and inclination to take photos.
This is one of the reasons I’m going to Edinburgh. Continue reading “So, why am I going on toy safari in Edinburgh?”

Toy Safari checklist

Let’s go to bingo!

Hmm.
Hang on.
That’s not quite right.
Let’s go to Scotland!

Is that better?
Everyone on board?

SiP goes Scotland

That’s right, it’s almost time for the Toy Safari to commence!
Better get my ‘To do’ list sorted before the weekend creeps up on me unprepared!

My main job: provider of bingo cards (and pens, if I can track some down)! Continue reading “Toy Safari checklist”

A Tour of Ninjago City

Disclaimer

According to Admiral Ackbar, the new Ninjago City set is a trap for AFOL. I’ve personally been hooked with Ninjago two years ago when LEGO released the Temple of Airjitzu as part of its big scheme to conquer the world make Ninjago appealing to adults. As soon as I saw the first official pictures of the Ninjago city, I knew I wouldn’t wait long before buying it. So do not expect this photographic review to be objective. Continue reading “A Tour of Ninjago City”

Getting to finally meet you…

More than six years …

I have been on Instagram for more than 6 years, though I posted my first ever Lego photo early 2012. Ever since I have followed a lot of great toy photographers. After being a part of a community for so long, and looking at their photos every day, you start recognizing some photographers from their photos without even looking at their names.
I am certain that many of you feel the same way for some of us out there.
It’s not only the figures or the backgrounds etc. that make us recognizable. We all have a unique style that makes us different from each other. Continue reading “Getting to finally meet you…”

Your Anton

The Anton Saga

We are having a little Anton craziness here on the blog. As you know we are giving away three (yes, three) LEGO Old Fishing Store boxes as part of our creative contest (cc).
And all of you can participate in this fun photo challenge.
You can make your own Anton.
You can pick up Anton in the LEGO store. This set is so awesome and packed with toy photographers little objects you will reuse time after time, that ending up with an extra set through this contest is worth it.
Or, you can get a real Anton from us. Continue reading “Your Anton”

Build your own Anton

“Where is Anton?”

Yesterday we announced our new contest. LEGO kindly offered us three copies of the Old Fishing Store to give away in our new contest. The theme of the contest is “Where is Anton?” Anton is the fisherman minifigure coming with the new set. Like Stacy, Julien, Stefan, and Stefan did, take a photo of Anton traveling with you.

But wait isn’t taking a photo of Anton in order to win his set a little contradictory…? Continue reading “Build your own Anton”

Where is Anton – Part II

“Where is Anton?”

This is the question we’ve focused on during the past week here at Stuck in Plastic.

Maybe you have already read (on the blog or somewhere else online) about Robert and Anton’s journey touring selected European capitals to sign copies of the brand new LEGO Ideas set, The Old Fishing Store. Continue reading “Where is Anton – Part II”