The SiP Spring Workshop Registration is here

Yep. It is time to get the registration going for our second workshop of twenty one. The SiP Spring Workshop. This year we decided to organize four virtual toy photography workshops with 16 participants each from all over the world (update: we are fully booked, but you can still register for the waiting list)

So what is it all about?

An energy packed virtual half day toy photography workshop from the comfort of your home.
Bring your own coffee, tea and good mood.
Hang out with us in the second of four virtual toy photography workshops we are bringing to you in twenty one.

Just like our original SiP goes Virtual, and the SiP Winter Workshop the seats are limited.
15 places per workshop, but we have scheduled for two sessions in case we have more than 15 participants on the first day.

We have selected two days this time.
Saturday morning 3rd April from 8:30 CET to 14:30 Paris time. Ideally for those of you who are early birds or are living in the APAC regions.
Saturday afternoon 1st May from 14:00 CET to 20:00 Hamburg time. Ideally for those that like to sleep in in the European timezones, or our America friends that want to join.

In both cases we will have a Friday Evening welcome drink to get things rolling including the unpacking of the mystery envelope and a few exercises to get in the mood.

What you need to bring along?

Yourself.
A good mood.
Your own coffee.
Your camera.
A good internet connection.
And your creativity.

What we will bring along?

A creative digital workshop.
Fun individual and group exercises.
A mystery envelope delivered to your door before the workshop.
A special memory to keep.
Our fantastic crew.

WWR (when, where and registration )

Saturday April 3rd from 9:00 CET to 14:00 CET
Saturday 1st May from 14:00 CET to 20:00 CET

CET is Central European Time, and is one hour ahead of London


This is a digital online event using Google Meet technology so registration with a google account (gmail) helps.

The registration fee for the event (including physical shipping of the mystery envelope and so on) is 30 EUR.

Seats are limited to 15 participants only and will be a mix of new and old toy photogs alike.

Do you recognize all participants of the SiP Winter Workshop?

We will close the registration by end of February (in a week from now), so we have sufficient time to get the mystery envelopes shipped to all participants.

Quick update.

Right now (Sunday 18:00 CET) we officially are fully booked on both workshops, and you can still register, but will land on the waiting list with an update later on Wednesday.

For those of you who already registered, do check your inbox (or spam folder) for a mail with follow up instructions.

So, please do go ahead and still register yourself for the SiP Spring Workshop Edition but you will be on the waiting list.

The other dates

If you can’t make it to this one, but want to reserve the dates of the next upcoming ones, than reserve the following other Saturdays in your calendar as well:
July 3rd, 2021
Oct 2nd, 2021

Is it worth it?

Absolutely.
But don’t take our word for it.
Go and read what our Chief Editor Stacy had to say about the first one.
Or read the outcome of one of the group exercises we did, the Party of The Decade .

Happy Twenty One (and then some more)

Twenty is gone.
The year that is.
And we will look back on it, don’t worry.
But we just noted that we did not wish you all a Happy Twenty One yet.
We hope the year ended in good spirits, and you are all ready for the new creative adventures coming your way.
At least we are.
We got our first virtual hangout with the full crew.
We put the final thoughts on our creative project for twenty-one and are super excited.
It is going to be different.
In some ways.
Slow and acoustic.
No 52 words, or a monthly theme.
But a full year project that will take us places.
Virtual places, and hopefully at the end some real places as well.
But more on that later.
First things first.
A happy Twenty One.

And then some.

Yep, some more already on the second day of twenty one.
Our very first virtual safari of the year.
Not a full fledged 3 day adventure in some real live location, but an energy packed virtual half day toy photography safari from the comfort of your home.
Bring your own coffee and good mood.
Hang out with us in the first of four virtual toy photography safaris we are bringing to you in twenty one*.

Just like our original SiP goes Virtual, the seats are limited.
15 places only.
A full saturday morning, starting at 9 CET, and wrapping up just around 14 CET.

What you need to bring along?

Yourself.
A good mood.
Your own coffee.
Your camera.
A good internet connection.
And your creativity.

What we will bring along?

A creative digital workshop.
Fun individual and group exercises.
A mystery envelop delivered to your door before the workshop.
A special memory to keep.
Our fantastic crew.

WWR (when, where and registration )

Saturday 6th February from 9 CET to 14 CET (doors of the lounge open at 8:30)
This is a digital online event using Google Meet technology so registration with a google account (gmail) helps.

The registration fee for the event (including physical shipping of the mystery envelope and so on) is 30 EUR.

Seats are limited to 15 participants only and do hurry up as the first 7 are already taken.

We will close the registration by next week Saterday (10.01) so we can inform all participants of their registration, and start shipping the mystery envelopes out to all of you. Please note that in case we have too many participants, we will use the innocent child hand to make the final list.
And we did add the mandatory GDPR to the same form so you skip filling that in seperate.
So, without further ado … do go ahead and register.

Update. Overnight we got +20 registrations in and we will have closed the registration.
We are in the process of finalizing the registration pool and will be back soon with more details.

The other dates

If you can’t make it to this one, but want to reserve the dates of the next upcoming ones, than reserve the following other Saturdays in your calendar as well.
May 1st, 2021
July 3rd, 2021
Oct 2nd, 2021

Is it worth it?

Absolutely.
But don’t take our word for it.
Go and read what our Chief Editor Stacy had to say about the last one.

CMF21 – Space… the final frontier

Just a few more nights before the CMF21 (read the collectible minifigure series twenty-one also known as 71029) gets released into your local stores around the world. We packaged up a few of these wonderful green bags and shipped them to our crew and friends alike for a good old creative crowd review.

We let them images and little stories speak for themselves…

To boldly go…

Ian takes the space police and space bug for an intergalactic ride, and ends up with the bounty hunter from series nineteen.

Run Forest, Run.

Stefan takes the spacebug for a run. A diamond run.

The Party

Space Police Pulup keeps the Space Punk Parties and their creative crowds under control. Or so they.

Diamonds are a bugs’ best friend…

And Beverley mines her diamonds in space. Afterall, diamonds are a space bug best friend.

Stay tuned for more awesomeness!

Achtung. Achtung.

We seem to like our languages here.
Yesterday we went all Dutch, and today we are going to the lands of U2.
And no, it is not Stefan’s Birthday either.

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Like they say in Germany: Mind the gap and stay calm.
It is just some good old yippie kay ye work in progress.

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The SiPgoesVirtual special edition of the Daily Prophet

Remember yesterday, in our special edition of the Daily Planet, we ended up on a cliffhanger with the Yellow Lantern leaving the journal for its parallel universe competitor, the Daily Prophet. Well wewe just happen to have a special edition of the Daily Prophet for today…

The Daily Prophet is getting live reports of an ongoing situation at Azkaban Prison. The known Death Eater and #1 Female Tyrant, Bellatrix Lestrange has staged a breakout. Or has she? We understand that the person believed to be Bellatrix, who has been in lockdown in Azkaban for 7 months now, is in fact, star Hogwarts pupil, Hermione Granger. She has been protesting her innocence ever since and was able to get messages out to the wizarding world via the window in her cell.

Thanks to our special reporter (and editor in chief) @shtacyp

Initially, when people believed the prisoner to be Bellatrix, the suspected mastermind behind the escape was the powerful evil wizard Lord Voldemort. We have since confirmed that Voldemort was spending an easy Sunday morning in his pyjamas, reading his favourite newspaper.

Thanks to our special reporter @ballou34

Our sources claim that Hermione Granger was accidentally under the influence of polyjuice potion. She made the potion herself, a simple task for such an accomplished wizard, but the potion was intended for someone else.

Thanks to our special reporter @bevvypix

In an incident in the Gryffindor common room, Neville Longbottom clumsily tripped over, splashing polyjuice potion in Hermione’s face.

Thanks to our special reporter@sophiefigs

The whole operation almost came to a standstill however, key character Moaning Myrtle got stuck in the toilet! Attempting to pass on a message to Harry Potter (who she is also in love with), Myrtle got stuck in the pipes.

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The SiPgoesVirtual special edition of the Daily Planet

The Green Lantern has taken over as the Chief Editor of the Daily Planet this week. Having had successful spells at LEGO News, Brain Times, and the Gotham Gazette, he hopes he can bring some of his signature wit to his new newspaper.

Thanks to our special reporter (and editor in chief) @shtacyp

And there is more trouble ahead in the DC Universe. Mister Miracle wants to move to Fabuland City. But before he’s allowed in, he has to prove his incredible escapologist powers to the Major and Sheriff of the city. Will he make it and become the next citizen?

Thanks to our special reporter@_me2_

Other than Mister Miracle, Star Girl is already living in Fabuland City. Upon her arrival, she picked up the duty of lighting the stars above the city every night. So far the citizens are impressed and in love with her skills.

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Breaking News: HP confirms new CEO (or so they say)

If you have been anywhere close to Social Media today you could not miss the news.
HP had some big announcements to make.
And at times it felt as if Her Highness Margaretha II of Denmark personally announced that the world-famous HP is now fully owned by that little start-up from Billund.
Or something like that.

Of course, we are not talking about the original HP sauce Her Majesty, The Queen of England supports. Yes, we are talking about the one and only Harry Potter. The brainchild of Her Highness J.K. Rowling of the Wizarding World of Warner Bros.

LEGO Inc. (that little startup from the lands of Hamlet) announced today the long leaked anticipated Diagon Alley that will be released tomorrow.
Together with more HP awesomeness packed in small little silver bags.
The CMF Harry Potter Series II, or better known to the Muggles as 71028.

For sure there is a lot happening in HP world this week.

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SiP Goes On Safari 2020- Online Edition

The Story So Far

After yet another unforgettable toy photo safari in Denmark last year, happy expectations and joyful anticipations from both old and new friends had been expressed. Yours truly crew got together and figured out possible travel destinations for the 2020 meet-up. After passionate discussions, we agreed on the city of Tallinn in Estonia as our base camp. The rest is history.

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The LEGO Grand Piano

Today, LEGO unveils its next LEGO Ideas set: 21323 – The Grand Piano. While the set will be available on August 1st, some of us have been lucky to receive this set a bit earlier and take photos for LEGO.

The Black Monolith

The piano is a beautiful model of 3662 pieces featuring a playable grand piano with a total of 25 keys. No doubt any piano fan will love it. It includes various mechanisms, with the hammers being actioned when pushing the keys, and a damper pedal. Moreover, the set also features an adjustable seat. While no figure is provided to play the piano, we are sure that most toy photographers won’t have any difficulty finding someone in their toy collection to become the next Mozart.

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Our favorite Adventure/Action photo is…

It’s already July, and we’re running a week late. Soon, we’ll announce the theme for this month. First, let’s take a look at last month‘s entries, and before announcing the winning picture, here are some of the images that also caught our attention.

Runners-up

A Raptor in the Kitchen by stories_in_bricks

The Temple of Doom by ozzhead

Lady Galadriel by minifiguresadventures

And the winner is…

Last month’s winner for #SIPgoestt_adventure … it’s sir_legoade‘s twist on the Dark knight photo that took our heart. Thank you and congratulations to him and everyone who participated last month! Stay tuned with the soon upcoming announcement for this month’s movie challenge!