The test

She closed her eyes and took a deep breath. After a pause, she opened her eyes and nervously took hold of the controls. She’d never driven until 6 days ago. What on earth was she doing in the cockpit of an RC Car taking her driver’s test?!

Trepidation.

Lego ShtacyP had never cared too much for cars. But sometimes in life you have to take opportunities when they arise. So when the chance to take a Fast-Track RC Driving Course came up, ShtacyP didn’t want to let it pass her by.

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Buggy Review

Stuck In Plastic’s #sip_apocalypse challenge was great fun. I really enjoyed creating characters, stories, and pictures to illustrate the survivors of the doom. My work was appreciated by SiP’s crew and I ended as runner up of the challenge. One of the prizes I won was 70829 Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy which I review below.

The Buggy

Although there is plenty of sand and dust here, Apocalypseburg is not a sandbox, definitely not a place to play. It’s the landscape after the battle. These special time and place require special vehicles, and under the inconspicuous name of “escape buggy” hides a monster, ready to run through the wilderness of the ravaged world of bricks.

Just look at its silhouette.

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The One From The Rearview Mirror

Wow, Just Wow

When I came home from work the other day, it was already late evening. Work had been busy and I was tired. Still, I couldn’t resist opening a package that the mailman had delivered earlier. And I already thought I knew what was inside (an image had been shown on the landing page of TLG for some hours on February 1st). Then again, I wasn’t quite prepared for this level of awesomeness…

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There’s a new ride in town

La Chiron

Billund, Friday 1st June, 9:31 AM
We find ourselves in the LEGO House where the crew of Bugatti and LEGO are in the midst of revealing the latest masterpiece. The new LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron. The inspiration for this plastic masterpiece is a mid-engined two-seater sports car developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by the French ultra-luxury supercar brand Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
A powerhouse that goes from 0 to 400km/h and back in the blink of an eye (41.96 seconds to be precise).

Ready to interview

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Week 13: Passion

Passion can be found in various fields and situations.                                                  Go to a concert, a classical one with a huge orchestra or a rock gig: if the musicians are passionate about their work you will be able to feel it.

Whenever a  cook celebrates his craftsmanship to a certain level you will taste it.

And you don´t have to study arts to understand what drove a painter to create a masterpiece that really touches your heart.

Passion and Toyphotography

 

To me, Passion is and has always been not only an emotion but also a very special energy. A quick look at Wikipedia confirms that impression.

When asking fellow photographers why they photograph toys, so far most replied with “For the fun of it”.

But what got you started in the first place?

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The Town Without People

I was getting ready to shoot a post to SiP but I happened to come across with something that made me change my mind and I decided to post something different. It was a short film about one of my favourite photographers, Michael Paul Smith, I have been following his work in Flickr for years.

The photographs themselves have a beautiful haunting quality I’ve not seen anywhere else. With the old cars and houses of the imaginary small town of Elgin Park, the only living thing are the trees in the background, there are no people, yet the scenes seem more alive and warm than most photographs around. I love his work, I find it simply and purely wonderful. In 1/24th scale, no less!

Michael Paul Smith
“A 1935 Ford DeLuxe Coupe” ©Michael Paul Smith 2014

I knew the photographs but in the short film Michael Paul Smith himself turned out to be not what I expected. The glimpse he gives of the world his photographs come from is candid and quite rough at times. He makes a strong artist portrait in a film that lasts less than 10 minutes.

I know I will look at Michael’s photographs differently in the future, they are still charming as ever, but they seem much bigger now.

Elgin Park, a short film by Danny Yourd, have a look.