Heavy Lifting

When The LEGO Group sent us a little email asking if we would be interested to review some LEGO Technic sets, we looked at each other and scratched our head. LEGO Technic is not the obvious sweet spot of the average toy photographer and while we have reviewed iconic LEGO Technic sets in the past with the Porsche and the Bugatti Chiron both reviews were two years apart.

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And while we almost said “no, thanks”  I remembered the discussion we had in 2016 in one of our hangouts where I tried to convince Vesa to shoot the LEGO Technic Claas Xerion in the Finnish woods. I got that idea when I saw that beauty in the RLFM days of 2016 in Billund hidden behind the Porsche.  And while that idea did not realize itself in 2016,  it made me go all in two years later. Be brave and bold and hit the reply button with “Yes, Of course”. Continue reading “Heavy Lifting”

Harry Potter and the second half of muggle shots

Just two more nights of sleep before LEGO releases the new Harry Potter Minifigure series around the globe officially.

A new box full of awesome minifigures to delight kids, adults, Harry Potter fans and LEGO toy photographers all around the world and here is part two of our introduction into the magic world of JKR aka …
If you did not read the first one yet, we warmly recommend you zap yourself over to that magical booth and start from the beginning by clicking here.

For all of you who are eagerly waiting for part two of the mug(gle) shot … let’s just dive in with He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named after all the good vibes yesterday.

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

Tom Marvolo Riddle was born on the last day of 1926 as a half-blood wizard with serious father issues. His pure blood wizard mother was a direct descendant of Salazar Slytherin and died minutes after giving birth to one of the most powerful and dangerous dark wizards of all time, Lord Voldemort.

Sealed together in the same bag is Nagini.  A long, green female snake that belongs to Lord Voldemort.  She has a special bond mainly due to becoming a Horcrux after her master had killed Bertha Jorkins and new a piece of his soul is in her and it is obvious in our little photoshoot who is the alpha.

Nagina, a powerful Horcrux.

If you wonder what a Horcrux is, then look no further. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the second half of muggle shots”

Meet Beverly

Feature Friday

Today is Friday and we want to feature another creative who takes part in #SiPgoes52. This time, we interviewed Beverly aka @bevvypix from the UK.

Bev’s photography beginnings

My name is Beverley but most people call me Bev. I live and work as a pro photog with a history going back over 25+ years. Growing up in the 70s, my first camera was a 126 film camera. I loved the fact that I could record a moment in time and eventually look back on it. In the 80s I later progressed to a 110 format camera and then owned my very first film SLR. This interest in photos then enabled me to then work in a photographic lab where I learned how to process films and use chemicals in order to make an image.

Week 6 – Emotion

My passion was growing every day in the photographic industry. I became more and more captivated, and as the saying goes “I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me”. In the mid-90s, I was fortunate to use what I learned so far and travel onboard luxury cruise liners doing what I loved: photography. After two contracts I returned home and met my soulmate. This made me want to stay home here in the UK, so I decided to attend art college using photography as my direction. Continue reading “Meet Beverly”

Happy Easter

Some of us already celebrated Easter Eve yesterday with chocolate and bonfires. Others are waking up to Easter eggs and continue to celebrate today.  And for some of us it may be just a normal Sunday.
Well, wait. Not just any Sunday.
It is April’s Fool Sunday.
And the Sunday that the brand new Collectible Minifigure Series Eighteen is being released around the globe. Not an elaborate April Fools Joke of TLG (we hope) but the 18th series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Minifigure with one big party. Continue reading “Happy Easter”

Be Batman

Pssst.
I have a little challenge for you.
Don’t tell anyone.
I am looking for a creative toy photographer that wants to review the brand new LEGO Batman Two series here on Stuck In Plastic. Yep, you read it right. The full series.
Not just one or two, but the whole twenty minifigures that comes out in January, including two awesome me.

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The fantastic folks at TLG have given the great folks here at SiP a full box for review but the shipping elves at LEGO are super busy with this thing called Xmas and the box will only make it after the official release so we want to take a different approach this time. Continue reading “Be Batman”

The Last Winner

The Last Jedi

With The Last Jedi in full force in a theatre near you, it is time for us to share the last winners of twenty seventeen in our creative competitions.
Don’t worry, the Force will be with us in twenty eighteen, and a new challenge is just around the corner. But first, we need to take a look at all the awesomeness you threw at us with our latest creative toy photography challenge,  #SiPgoesJedi.

The Council came together and looked at all the pictures, and had a very hard time to decide. So many fun entries and creative toy photography ahead of The Last Jedi. And before we head into the nominees and final winners of twenty seventeen, we want to thank every single one of you for joining in the fun. Continue reading “The Last Winner”

A new Diner in town

10260, Downtown Diner

It is not every time we get a press release in the mailbox from TLG we all go, yeah, great, let’s share it. You all have access to the more mainstream LEGO news outlets like TBB, The Rambling Brick or Brickset. They do a much better job of sharing with you all the great new LEGO sets being released. So we normally don’t want to spam you with a rehash of the latest news and focus on our creative journey. But once in a while, we cannot control ourselves, and this is one of those times. There is a new Diner downtown, and we can’t wait to go to the grand opening, put some coins in the jukebox, mingle with the citizens of LEGOville and get a milkshake or two. Oh. And while we are there, get a few creative images of this awesome building. Continue reading “A new Diner in town”

Trains

I love trains.

Maybe it is because I grew up in front of a train station. Maybe it is the promise of new adventures in charted territory. Or maybe it is some nostalgic memories of the very first steam trains.
Anyway, I love trains. Continue reading “Trains”

A Review of the LEGO Elves Dragons

As soon as the winter started to reach its end, I began to think I should focus on a project during the summer. When Boris announced his plan of making us work on a summer project, not only I already had a few ideas, but I had already started to work on some of them.

Up to now, I’ve been quiet about these summer project ideas. I wanted to take the time to let my ideas mature before releasing anything publicly. The only persons who have seen the result of my summer photography are the old and new friends I met last month in Edinburgh.

But I think it’s about time to give a glimpse of what I’ve been doing for the past four months through a review of 3 LEGO Elves sets. Set 41172 The Water Dragon Adventure, 41175 Fire Dragon’s Lava Cave and 41179 Queen Dragon’s Rescue. (Moreover, last month’s word was LEGO after all!) Continue reading “A Review of the LEGO Elves Dragons”