Why? by Wendy Verboom

I want to start by saying  thank you to Shelly for the invitation to write something for this Blog. It is a great opportunity to share my hobby of photography with other Lego fans from around the world.

Truth is that I am not taking photo’s of Lego for a long time. My first big passion was Macro photography. I think it is just super to discover the beauty of nature and showing it’s little wonders.

Last year I started taking pictures of Lego after we sorted my boyfriend’s old Lego after cleaning up at this parents house. I thought it would be just great combining the beauty of nature with Lego figures in it and try to make a pretty scene with it. Because Lego is so small, the comparison with macro photography is very close, so it was a real win-win situation for me. I like Lego a lot because you can make many poses with them and change there faces and outfits so you can really show emotions with them.

At the moment I don’t use photoshop on my photo’s but of course I do a little bit of adjustments with freeware for the extra touch. When I go for a walk, most of the time I just let nature inspire me and give me nice ideas for taking new shots and by doing this it lets me give them my personal touch. Sometimes I get the question why is an adult like me still “playing” with Lego? It is simple, because I just think it is great when that small Lego figure comes to life in my photo. It gives me a super feeling.

I hope you like my photo’s and I hope I can making a lot more while having a lot of fun with it.

Best greetings,



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7 years ago

A great “Why?” story… Wendy, I follow you on multiple social media platforms and truly enjoy both your toy and nature images! Keep sharing :-)

7 years ago

It’s a real pleasure to read your story. I’m also glad I found you on Flickr months ago. I’ve always struggled taking (outdoor) photos when not traveling and your photography has been a great source of inspiration when I started to force myself to go out with my toys. Thank you for showing me it’s possible to take some amazing outdoor toy photos in Belgium!

7 years ago

Nice post and fun to read that that you also started with macro, I do think we see nature in another way. And minifigs (mostly) fit in just great :)

7 years ago

Dear Wendy,
I really love your post and your amazing works! Enjoying them on Instagram, I always thought about your unique style: it is so joyful and full of beauty that nature gives every day! Shining drops, mushrooms, sunny background… and small friends. ;-)
You are great at showing this beauty and combining macro shots with Lego!

Lynn Moore
7 years ago

Great post Wendy! I recently discovered your photos on Instagram and Flickr and I love them! It’s so fun to see minifigures out in nature!


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