HOLY GIVEAWAY, BATMAN!

The Batman Movie Minifigures Giveaway

Q. What’s better than a new series of Collectable Minifigures?
A. A new series of The LEGO Batman Movie Collectable Minifigures!

Q. And what’s better than a new series of The LEGO Batman Movie Collectable Minifigures?
A. Giving away a set of the new series of The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures!!

That’s right! As a way of thanking you all for your support, we are giving away a full set of The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures, as reviewed by Brett in part I and part II.

I won’t say your name, you know who you are
I’ll never be the same again now – no way
I just want to say
Thank you for playing the way you play
Descendents – Thank You

So, how do you enter this wonderful giveaway? Simple.

All you have to do is comment on this post letting us know what your favourite Stuck In Plastic post has been over the past year, and why.

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Yep! That’s it. Just tell us a post that really resonated with you, inspired you, challenged you, made you think, or simply made you smile, and why it did so, and you could win a complete set of all twenty LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures.

We’ll be choosing our favourite response and announcing the lucky winner in two weeks time. So have a look through all the posts of this year, check out the brand new layout, and comment here which post is your favourite.

Good luck!

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Bennett
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This ones easy for me. My favorite post was The Basics- How to Buy a Camera.
This post really helped me pick out the camera I now use for lego photos. Furthermore, the camera is a necessity for lego photography. And so, this post about how to pick the right camera really helped me and my lego photos to become better and it helped me learn more and understand more about lego photography. Thanks so much, and I love all the posts.

Ian Martin
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Ian Martin

My favorite was “The ambiguity of stuff”. It helps me to think creatively. To not just give someone something but have them figure it out. It challenges me want to think with ambiguity and makes me want to experiment with it.

Suss Wilén
Guest

i really liked “Whats In My Studio – Isaac Renteria” I love photos and information that makes me want to pick up my camera. To find out what happens behind the scenes and see what can be done with the equipment is truly inspiring to me and makes me immensly curious. I actually went ahead and did my own take on the Mickey photo but with the lego shark man instead. It turned into a wet, wonderful adventure for the entire family, even the dogs got their fare share. That is lego adventure at its best, in my humble opinion… Read more »

Suss Wilén
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*over and out :)

Franco Polizzi
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Franco Polizzi

Mine would have to be “Why? by Brooks Weaver”
Very similar to my “why” and it helped to show me why I still do it.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget why you go through the effort, but to have something remind you why you started in the first place helps you keep going again.

Joseph Meluso
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Joseph Meluso

I liked the origin story of Ballou34 because I’m always interested in how people got into their hobbies and why they continue them. Every story is unique and this one was fun sharing.

Tory Idiotboxradio Favro
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Tory Idiotboxradio Favro

I loved finding beauty in toy photography. It really resonated with me. There is so much to see in the little things and I find with all the bad things that happen in the world today, to take some time out and lose yourself however briefly is therapeutic to say the least. There is a real innocence to it that I think is rapidly getting lost in this age of technology. Take some time just for yourself and become a kid again, play with your toys and create a masterpiece that brings joy to the world for even a second.… Read more »

Wesley Wright
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Wesley Wright

I can’t decide, That’s too hard…But i really enjoy the ones with the bright green grass, It really makes the picture feel lifelike.

You have really inspired me to do Lego photography, It always makes me want to grab my camera and run around outside taking pictures, You really challenge me to do better. The images you guys make are exquisite, And i love how thy always tell a story. What you guys do is amazing, It might not seem like much, But what you do, And the impact you have on peoples lives, Changes everything.

Thanks,
Wesley

joecow
Member

Wowsers! Thanks for such a great opportunity! I think my favorite post on the blog so far was: Finding Beauty in Toy Photography by Shelly. I am always amazed by the beauty in the minifigure scale. So much beauty that I always overlooked and passed by… My brother is a landscape photographer and has a very good eye when it comes to spotting beauty in the mundane and everyday sights – like broken down cars and abandoned builsings. But I have found so much beauty – where my brother looks out, I look down. Down by my feet. The beauty… Read more »

Joecow
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Wowsers! Thanks for such a great opportunity! I think my favorite post on the blog so far was: Finding Beauty in Toy Photography by Shelly. I am always amazed by the beauty in the minifigure scale. So much beauty that I always used to overlooked and passed by… My brother is a landscape photographer and has a very good eye when it comes to spotting beauty in the mundane and everyday sights – like broken down cars and abandoned buildings. But I have found so much beauty – where my brother looks out, I look down. Down by my feet.… Read more »

Jay
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Jay

I really loved the Batman Movie Minifigures Review (part 2). It just seemed like the fitting review for this series, going into more detail than other reviews.

The adventures of little Amy
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The adventures of little Amy

Choosing just one post is difficult. I always love reading the posts by other photographers in the community and learning from others. One of my fav this year is Rainy Day Activities by Brett Wilson published in June. I could relate to the challenges of photographing outdoors in the rain. I’m more worried about losing my mini figures in the rain or in the water than my camera getting wet. I have a waterproof cover. Reading Brett’s post gave me some ideas of how to take better photos in the rain. Winter is my fav time of the year and… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

Brett Wilson’s LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure review (both parts). For starters it’s the posts that allowed me to discover this fantastic site (for which I’ve already spent more hours on than I should have ). And secondly I was unsure about this series of minifigures but now I want the whole set…and maybe even a few duplicates (if the budget allows).

Russ
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Russ

The ambiguity of stuff – So true but never discussed before love it!

Skizzo PH
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Skizzo PH

Wow! The Batman CMS look fantastic! It is difficult to chose only one post. I enjoyed very much the posts on the 2 LEGO photography contests because they pushed me to go out from my confort zone. As an amateur photographer I particularly appreciate “The Basics” serie, but my favorite post of all is “Choices”. I loved “Choices” because it allowed me to zoom-in and see how the photograph of a great artist is made. It was extremely interesting to see the creative choices that were made by Shelly and it was a great inspiration for me for improve my… Read more »

Em Rathbone
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Em Rathbone

its really hard to pick just one, but one that really resonated was Instagram I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, it described my feelings about the platform exactly.

HerrSM
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Phew…I can easily agree with everyone saying that this is a tough one… I ALWAYS appreciate a new “Why?” post. Most peoples´ reasons to shoot plastic are in some way related; it´s the very own words of every contributor that fascinates me. Also posts like “What´s in my bag” or “What´s in my studio” are not just entertaining, it tells a lot more about the people behind so many fantastic pictures. And, of course, all posts related to toy safaris are very dear to me for obvious reasons: to me they are adding the “social” to “media”. Hmhmhmmmmmm……- I guess… Read more »

Maëlick (aka Reiterlied)
Member

It’s not an easy one, there are too many great posts. What about this one? The post is so great to read because of the comments. They’re just a delight to read! When it comes to the post themselves, I have a very strong emotional connection to the ones written by my new friends from #sipgoeshamburg2016. Then my favorite are generally the ones that make me think in new ways about photography and that I keep me thinking for weeks if not months. First I can think of the few but great posts from Balakov. In particular the “Going wide”… Read more »

VerboomWendy
Member

I really love the Why series, they give a great inside of all the toy photographers around the world. I also love the tips and tricks of Shelly how to improve my photography as the article of using reflections .

cblakeley
Member

I’m going to go with The Ambiguity of Stuff for articulating why I made the shift to Lego this year. I appreciate the fact that I can use generic faces and figures in order to convey moments of comedy or drama without necessary seeking out just the right expression on a minifig head. Compared with the fixed poses and expressions of, say, toy dinosaurs, there’s an infinity here.

Nutela Sabe
Guest

A LEGO Minecraft Christmas was really funny and I think it helped me to see the stories better.

Nostalgia and Embarrasment: My First Toy Photo helped me to see that everyone starts somewhere and first photos are not always perfect. Thanks for that!

The Whys of a Toy Photographer helped me to see something more behind a photograph.

Also as a starting Lego photographer I love the Basics series :) And Brett’s Batman minifigs review was so much fun!

There are so many great articles, it’s really hard to choose! I always enjoy reading anything here :)

Bryan
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Bryan

To be honest, any post by avanaut could be my favourite. I love his photographs. Even if you don’t pick me for the giveaway, maybe you could get him to do a post on how he does the lighting for his shots.

ryan wolf
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Do it because you love it – It was the first I encountered and what brought me to the site. After reading it – with a great deal of nodding in agreement, and grinning – I started poking around and reading other posts, and from there I was hooked!

Alan Rappa
Guest

The one post that jumps to mind is Finding Beauty in Toy Photography from October. Echoed my sentiments exactly. Focusing on the ‘little things’ seemed to slow life down for me for those moments when I was behind the camera. I’m not saying it was a zen moment or anything, but it was peaceful and calm.

Happy holidays & have a great new year. Looking forward to more in 2017!

sachabricks
Member

It is really hard to choose only one post. I was amazed by the “Basic-Posts” and copied them to my notes on my phone so that I can take a look any time… for a hobby photographer like me this is awesome to have at hand and try new things. But my true favourite is the Robot-Contest. It took me out of my comfort zone and made me build “George”. I haven’t built anything myself before that and never thought it would come out that great. And of course the fun I had photographing him for the contest: priceless! thanks… Read more »

NopFilms_LEGO (Jack N)
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NopFilms_LEGO (Jack N)

As Little Amy said, it’s pretty difficult to choose a single favorite. Difficult, but a lot of fun, because it meant going through old pictures and blogs that I so enjoyed. I did narrow it down to a favorite though: a recent one by @lilprojectmoska titled “The Whys of Toy Photography”, with the cover picture of a LEGO woman playing a violin for coins. First of all, the picture is beautiful. Being from the country, I haven’t been exposed to too many street artists, so any time I am in a city I am shocked by the occasional beauty that… Read more »

bielo_lu
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bielo_lu

I am a fan LEGO and I really enjoy to see the work of toy photographers. I have discovered this blog via Instagram and it pushed me to realised some ideas and made my first small steps in toy photography. I am still taking pictures only with my phone but I found very interesting and useful the posts on “the basics” and in particular “Rule of thirds etc.”: it gave me new basis for starting this exiting new journey in toy photography.

Chris Bjuland
Guest

I enjoyed What you can enjoy in an hour or four days of play.

I’ve never been to a toy meet up, so it was interesting to read about her experiences.

Even though I am a professional photographer, I sometimes agree with her doubts about being a “real” photographer (I really just want to photograph toys all the time, but my clients are not toy companies).

2017 brings the toy photo meet up to San Francisco. It will be nice to meet others that share my joy.

Brickprawnz
Guest

The post that really resonated with me was “Why? by HerrSM”. Like Stefan, Legography was a channel for me to distract myself from my daily routine. Furthermore, Lego was pretty much a big part of my childhood as well. So being able to use something of my past to make my present a lot more pleasant. Personally, I went through a lot in 2016. Ending one phase of my life in exchange for a supposedly harsher one created a lot of thoughts and emotions that I could not fully express to others without fear of judgement or reprisal. So, having… Read more »

Lizzi
Member

A very tricky question but I think the post that challenged and inspired me the most, in a roundabout way, was the post where the Hamburg toy safari was announced! ‘A light in the dark’. I wasn’t sure about going at first, and I was a nervous wreck about it, but I pushed myself to do it. It ended up being a defining part of my year, and something that I will always remember; for the city itself, the photography, but mostly because of the people I got to meet! Another post that I really like is your SiP Statistics… Read more »

Boris
Admin

Hi Lizzi, I agree with you that the Hamburg meet up was one of my personal highlights of SiP this year. Meeting the people behind the toys is … just magic.

Happy to see you liked the numbers :)

karldelahaye
Member

My favourite is Photography is a Conceptual Medium from January this year. I run a photography club in the primary school I work in and often use Lego minifigs for photography and stop-motion animation. My constant refrain to the kids is “What are you trying to say with your photo”, I am always trying to get them to slow down and think about the photo they are taking. This is also what I try to do with my own Lego photography, it’s all about the story behind the photo. Keep it coming with the great articles in 2017. Happy New… Read more »

Matt Nye
Guest

For me, the post i can most relate to is a Brett Wilson peice entitled ‘You Do What?’. It sums up so well the confusion around what ‘we’ do. Many people i encounter view my hobby as immature and easily write it off… then i show them some pictures and almost every time i can get a positive reaction from at least one pic! Who doesnt love Lego?! I think people are afraid to admit it at first, but its no lie to say that i NEVER bring the subject up in my social circles… people ALWAYS start talking to… Read more »

Tyler Berget
Guest

My favorite post was Emoska’s Why. I love hearing or rather reading about fellow toy photographers I have been following and looking up to for the longest time.

Leigh St Louis
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Leigh St Louis

To be honest, the recent post of 2016 Highlights-my perspective, was one I really liked overall. There’s an old saying that you’re always your own worst critic. It’s always interesting to see the opinion of one’s own work. Personally, I can’t believe the improvement of my own Lego photos over a years time and I still have a long way to go. You’ve had a great year indeed, in my opinion. Here’s hoping for another great year!

Dansolotoys
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Dansolotoys

I just love the whole idea on stuck in plastic , the concept of this whole site is amazing .. there’s too many stories to chose from and I’m glad I’m alive to encounter everyone’s story on here . I love everything about STUCK IN PLASTIC ™ … it always inspires me to do what I do … so hope you guys get to read this cause I appreciate everything you guys do ..

Boris
Admin

Thanks Dan !
We will try to stay awesome with a plastic twist in 2017 as well ;-P

Orion
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Orion

Why? – FullNilson I’ve always wanted to capture memorable Star Wars scenes through the use of LEGO in photos. Having a modest collection of sets and minifigures and a camera to boast, I would imagine taking photos to be simple and straightforward. Having already set the scene in my mind, the director of photography in me is oozing in confidence. Darth Vader and Luke are sabre-to-sabre! The backdrop is unmistakeably grey from all the panels of the Death Star. But as soon as I take the photos and see the results, they’re just no good. What my mind envisions is… Read more »

Ian Cockayne
Member

I had to look back six months to find this post “Do art and do it for the rest of your life” by Shelly. It seemed to echo perfectly a post I saw today by @krash_override on Instagram about his reflection on 2016 being a tremendous year for him creatively, regardless of the sad news and uncertainty that the last 12 months has brought along with it. I am definitely one of those people who will not remember 2016 fondly, it has been a challenging year personally alongside all the other stuff, but I do know that my photography and… Read more »

gjbricks
Guest

First of all, thanks for doing this giveaway! Also, I love this website as it gives me inspiration for my Instagram account, @gjbricks.

I only started Instagram about 6 months ago and the ‘How to Buy a Camera’ really helped me out. I haven’t yet bought a new camera, because I’m fine with my phone or Fujifilm camera, but I am definitely saving up for a Canon 60D or 70D. This guy I know has a 70D and it’s amazing! The blog post really helped me out to choose what I need in a camera. Thanks!

thereeljames
Member

I may be a bit too late for the giveaway, but wanted to talk about my favorite post nonetheless. It was hard to narrow it all down, since there was SO much great stuff on the blog this year. As most have mentioned here, the “Why?” series and “Basics” series were big standouts, and I found myself looking forward to all of Brett’s weekly posts. But, the one that resonated most with me, and left the biggest impact, was “You’re Invited to Seattle!” which announced the Seattle Toy Photo Safari. I remember reading initial plans for a photo safari in… Read more »

Minifignick
Member
Minifignick

Of all the the great post from 2016 many of which I related to, the one that stuck in my mind was Shelly’s post from the beginning of July entitled Toys on Vacation – the bitter truth Here’s a little insight on the way I relate to it. I know every SiP fan and contributor must look forward to a day trip or vacation (holiday in the UK) as a fantastic way of getting some mind blowing out of this world shots in a beautiful location which are going to break the internet with views and comments, but as Shelly… Read more »

Ben Crawley
Guest

My favourite post was that classic gem of a post where you announced the Lego movie batman minifigure giveaway. Something about it really appealed to me.

Zach Carr
Guest
Zach Carr

The batman one with Harley it looks really cool thanks.

Jake T
Guest
Jake T

I’m new to Stuck In Plastic, but I found this site through Avanaut’s Levi Star Wars photography; Specifically their recent post of the TIE striker, so I guess I’ll go with that; I do like what I’m seeing on this site in general, though. Great & inspiring toy photography, & I look forward to future content in the coming year!

Matthew Green
Guest

Why…Instagram…Why? was the pick for me. Working in web design and digital marketing, we are always trying to stay up to date with what is happening with good ole Google, however it’s now just as important to stay up to date with all the Social Media channels too! I started my Instagram page just on 18 months ago, and since then seen quite a few changes. This blog was great to show me that I wasn’t alone. Opening up Instagram and seeing a post get 500+ likes turned into 250+ if it was a lucky day! I’m not sure why… Read more »

David Rasmusson
Member

Total analysis paralysis here, trying to pick one fav post. But I keep coming back to one: Ballou34’s origin story, https://www.stuckinplastic.com/2016/12/why-the-origin-story-by-ballou34/

First, I met Julien at the Hamburg toy photo safari so there’s an IRL connection to that article.

Also, I think photography is best as a shared creative experience, and after reading how Julien grew to be the wonderful artist he is I also understand better why I enjoyed that safari so much.

Doug
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Doug

The post I have related to the most this year has to be the ambiguity of stuff by Brett Wilson. As a fellow standard grin pattern supporter, I feel that the post has brought this head expression out form the shadows into the mainstream of toy photography. Not every figure works with a storm trooper head. The standard grin can be mischievous, cheeky, smug, simple and even dim-witted at times. As mentioned in the post but it can also be creepy, intense, unnerving and outright disturbing when the figure or setting reflects this. running the risk of sounding like creepy… Read more »

dougy chin
Guest

The HOLY GIVEAWAY, BATMAN! post I have gain so much knowledge from reading everyone’s post and I get an opportunity to Win BATMAN LEGO set! POW!

Stacy
Member

What a year 2016 was eh? For me it was the year this toy photography malarkey really started to engulf my life. And I’m definitely the happier for it. How am I supposed to choose a favourite post?! (This is a brilliant idea for a giveaway competition BTW!) Reading through all the comments on this post has been so great, this is surely a contender from the start, right? Any of the posts associated with the Hamburg Toy Safari just put a massive smile on my face. It was such an amazing experience to be a part of. I’m so… Read more »

Jennifer Nichole Wells
Guest

I’m sure I’m late on this, but just in case… My favorite posts have been the ones on trademark – very eye opening.

Tiny Pair Life
Guest

We are late too, but our favorite post was “how to buy a camera”, like four months ago.

We begun our hobby on April and usually took pictures with our phone, and it was the final push to buy a camera and enjoy our days both indoor and outdoor (now we have to learn how to use it, hehe)

Sorry for our english, greetings from Barcelona!

Fran and Joan