HispaBrick 37 On the Road

Our good friends over at The HispaBrick Magazine invited us to collaborate on issue 37 earlier this year. Little did we or they know the road ahead was going to be longer than expected.
We will let the HispaBrick crew explain about the bump in the road.
You can sit back and enjoy the ride in the latest 037 December 2021 edition.

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Riding on Air

A few weeks ago, our good friends over at LEGO, sent us the newest and yet-to-be-released 42130 LEGO®Technic™ BMW M1000 RR for a photographic spin. Both Beverley and Natasja had the opportunity to take this ride out in the open air for amazing photoshoots, but the weather has not been kind to our two photogs.

Our one wanna be biker Bev brings you a little insight into what to expect followed by the official LEGO press release that launched earlier this week on the 9th December. And who does not like a juicy press release?

You can expect to see this superbike on sale January 1st, 2022 in a LEGO store near you.

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This is Halloween

Hallow sounds like Hello doesn’t it? But Hallow holds a different meaning with lots of trick and treats connected to this pagon ritual. Hallow or holy person refers to the saints that are celebrated on All Saints’ Day which happens to be on November 1st. Therefore Halloween is an old fashion way of saying “the night before All Saints’ Day.

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Heavy-Duty Tow Truck

When the call came in over the trucker radio station, actually it was over our Discord chat channel. But we thought it sounded cool to get into the zone as a trucker. Our dear friends over at The LEGO Group have provided us with the LEGO Technic Heavy-Duty Tow Truck #42128. We asked Bev and Astrid to take the truck out for a days work. Bev based in the United Kingdom and Astrid onboard in Germany. And this was the highlights of their day.

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The Marvellous Blue Carpet Wrap

The Blue Carpet review is coming to an end. When LEGO shared with us a box of chocolate Marvel Minifigs we wanted to share the fun with all of you. We shared the initial preview of these gorgeous characters on our blue carpet review. A creative collaboration between our resident old school photog Boris and the Mistress of The Marvel Universe Bev that was published here some good three months ago.

We then shipped these Marvellous creatures to the Autumn Workshop heroes and they put our heroes to good use as you can see below.

But it did not stop there.

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SiP card exchange 2021

Summer is just about to end in the northern hemisphere and we are waiting for our Autumn workshop next month. Yet at the same time, we are already looking towards winter, Christmas … and our annual card exchange.

Even though Christmas is more than three months away, we have already started preparing this year’s card exchange. We have opened our registrations through our Discord forum and as of now, we already have more than 20 people signed up.
We are now opening the registration to all toy photographers and are expecting even more people to sign up.
Yep. You. We know you always wanted to join.

We are super excited about this.

So excited we are just stealing Karin‘s images from last year’s post and really hope she will join as well. Steal like an artist, they say.

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I Love New York

Have you ever been? You know that place that’s been nicknamed The Big Apple or commonly known as New York City. As a photographer, I have been inspired by some of the greatest photographers who have walked the streets of NYC. Especially those such as Alfred Stieglitz who has timelessly captured these iconic buildings. One building in particular stands out in my mind, the image of the Flatiron captured in black and white.

Sadly, I have not had the pleasure myself to visit. But hey, one can dream and imagine what it feels like to walk those streets at any time of the day or night and find those hidden treasures.

And hidden treasures are what I have recently discovered when I was asked to review the Briksmax LED lighting that are compatible with LEGO.

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To Photoshop, or not to Photoshop

To Photoshop, or not to Photoshop, That is the question? Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous editing. Or to take arms against a sea of images. And by opposing end them. To die – to sleep, No more … Yep you know the rest. Excepts taken from the Prince of Denmark’s most famous speech, with a little photographic twist added.

Which in fact leads me onto a discussion that came up on our Stuck in Plastic Discord Chat Room. And it had me thinking back to the long term debate around photoshopped images. It also had me thinking back to the history of photography and rethinking the photographers intent. And that is too photoshop, or not to photoshop?

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