Running 10K and then some

It is Sunday evening and soon a new week is about to start.
A new week.
A new challenge in our TGIF journey.
The end of our #SiPgoesTGIF Pirate Challenge.
And quite a few other things in the pipeline are ready to hit the ground.
It feels like we are running a little 10K run here on SiP.
Not at all that acoustic, some may say.

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Feature Friday

It is Friday.
We launched our #SiPgoesTGIF weekly challenge on Instagram this morning and for those of you who don’t like Mark and are ignoring FB and IG, it is all about Black and White Photography.

You can read the challenge below (and in the unlikely event you don’t follow this crazy bunch of toy photographers on IG, then now is the time, we just hit 10K followers and are a little bit proud of that).

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Happy Monday

A happy Monday everyone.
A new week has started and we are a good 5 days away from Friday.
Friday, the day the weekend starts and we get some extra quality time with our friends, family, and toys alike.

And the inspiration for our little creative workshop challenge we are running here on SiP with the little hashtag #SiPgoesTGIF

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Instafun

It has been a while.
I have to admit.
Not me neglecting the blog, that is tradition and comes in waves (more on that later).
No, instant fun when shooting LEGO.
Just out and about snapping fun images in the wild.
No previsualizations.
And no advanced planning.
No planned UGC shoots with NDA sets either. Just instant fun when walking around with a camera and some toys. And that is what happened this week. Instant, unscheduled, fun.

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It is Looney Tunes Times

The latest CMF (Collectible Minifigure Series) that LEGO is about to unleash on the world is a toy photographers dream (at least if you like classic American Cartoons) and features the all-star crew of the immensely popular Looney Tunes cartoon series.

The full crew of the new Looney Tunes 71030 series

Looney Tunes is almost 100 years old and started in 1930 as a competition for that other classic mouse named Mickey. Originally the first shorts were created to promote the music of Warner Bros, and were the front runners of what later would become MTV (we think).  The oldest still standing Looney Tune is Porky Pig who made his debut in 1935 “I haven’t got a hat” . The series continued and started to introduce one star after another. Daffy joined the show two years later in Porky’s Duck Hunt, and Bugs made his intro in 1940 with a Wild Hare. If you want to dig deeper in the wonderful world of Looney Tunes, this article on Wikipedia can keep you entertained for a couple of hours.
But we are here for the review of the new series.
And not just a trip down memory lane.

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Spring is in the air

We like our BrickHeadz. We loved them since they were first announced on the RLFM days in 2017 when travel was the most normal thing in the world. And we took our SigHeadz along to Paris the year after. You can even find photo proof of yours truly laying on the ground in front of the LEGO store shooting his sigfig Brickhead. And then they kind of found their place on my desk. Not forgotten, yet not so prominent in the day to day bag of toys we travel with. So when LEGO asked us to review the latest BrickPetz it is only fair to say not everyone in the crew jumped up and down to take these Petz in front of their lens.

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A new little project for twenty one

Twenty twenty is well behind us. 

We said goodbye to SiPgoesTT in silence, and took a deep dive into our first Winter Workshop. With the Spring Workshop being fully booked in less as twenty four hours.
Yet we never shared with you our new project we have for this year. 

No monthly theme or weekly word has been on the blog in January and February.

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Happy Birthday, Ninjago!

Happy Birthday, Ninjago

Our good friends at the LEGO Group called upon all masters, young and old, of Spinjitzu to celebrate 10 years of LEGO® NINJAGO® with the launch of the awesome Ninjago City Gardens, some exciting collaborations, and a nostalgic look back at some of the theme’s key milestones.

We got to shoot some epic imagery for this.
And we are giving away an exclusive toy photography NINJAGO prints.

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Twenty-One is almost here

It is still a few days before we can say officially goodbye to twenty-twenty and welcome twenty-one and the launch of the new CMF Twenty One series (coincidence or master planning by The LEGO Group, who knows).
The good folks at TLG (that is The LEGO Group) did ship us a new (small) box of the brand new Collectible Minifigures Series Twenty One or also commonly known as the 71029 ahead of the release for us to play with review.
Twelve collectible minifigures.
Three complete series in one new green box of thirty-six.
And a collection of close friends around the world ready to take them for a full creative review here on the blog in the coming days.

We couldnt wait, and took already a sneak preview inside the green box. And so let us give you our first impressions before we shipped them off for some awesome toy photography mischief and share you our friends most wanted score.

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