SiPgoesTGIF: Trick Or Treat

Week 43.

Forty-three.
And we started the SiPgoesTGIF as an experiment in week twenty-seven.
Sixteen weeks already.
Sixteen creative challenges and we are far from at the end of our creative pumpkin as we tend to say.

Orange is the new black this week

Hallowe’en. All Hallowe’en. All Hallows’ Eve or just in good old Irish Halloween marks the beginning of Allhallowtide. It is celebrated in many countries around the world with pumpkins and candy alike. And guess what, 👻 it happens to be this weekend. 

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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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Shooting the deserts of Dune

It’s nearly time, after a long delay due to Covid restrictions, Denis Villeneuve’s version of the sci-fi classic Dune finally arrives in cinemas across Europe this month.

Although we predominantly shoot LEGO here at Stuck in Plastic, a lot of us also enjoy all sorts of toy photography. Being one of those people, I thought I’d share my experience of tackling the first wave of the Dune action figures from McFarlane.

Released nearly a year ago to coincide with the film’s original planned theatrical debut, not many people seemed to pick these figures up, and at the time of writing, you can still find them pretty cheap in a lot of toy store sales.

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What If?… Superheroes had nothing to do?

Superheroes are pretty busy people. They’re generally responsible for fighting evil, saving planets, and keeping the peace. When they’re not defending the universe they’re probably doing physical training, learning how to use the latest tech, or off on a team-building ‘Away Day’. But what if they didn’t have any bad guys to beat up? There were no androids, aliens, or wizards to defeat?

What if they could just get on with the things that they want to do?

Captain Peggy Carter

Captain “Peggy” Carter was a keen baker and being a typical Brit, she loved having a brew. The thing she dreamt of most when she was off fighting HYDRA? Sitting down in a fancy hotel and having a traditional ‘English Afternoon Tea’.
A pot of the finest Earl Grey tea.
Little cucumber and smoked salmon finger sandwiches.
As many cakes and pastries as she could eat.

Captain “Peggy” Carter and her afternoon tea.

Sam “Falcon” Wilson

Sam “Falcon” Wilson had always loved birds of prey. Whenever he had the chance he would go down to the local owl sanctuary and look at the birds. And when he finally had the chance he decided to take up falconry, learning how to train these magnificent creatures to fly and hunt at his command. As is usual he started with smaller owls and hawks, before moving onto some rather more exotic birds. But quickly enough he became good enough to be able to fly eagles, which really turned him into a true All-American Hero!

Falconry in action

James “Bucky” Barnes

Despite James “Bucky” Barnes’ often steely-faced persona, he actually had a surprising flair…for fashion. In particular, he loved his knitwear; he was the Winter Soldier after all, and that metal arm of his could get really cold if he didn’t wrap up warm! Taking inspiration from recent makeover TV shows he loved trying on different looks and getting his hair done. 

Fab Sweaters

When Duty Calls

But when they were called upon, Captain Carter, Falcon, and Bucky were always there to help. Together they felt duty-bound to care for the people of their own Earth, and any other planet should they be needed. And with their shields at their sides, they were carrying on Steve Rogers’ legacy, protecting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Editors Note

We continue our creative reviews of the blue carpet series, and this time it was Stacy who took us back into lazy Saturdays. Thanks for sharing with us what superheroes do on their day off.

New Wings, New Dangers

We continue our creative reviews of the blue carpet series, and this week Ann takes us straight back into the action-packed docks of Madripoor.

First Day at the Job

Sam Wilson’s first day in his role as a new Captain America was packed with unexpected events. While checking out the old strategic points of the defeated enemies with Bucky Barnes. our heroes detected some shadowy signal from Madripoor. It couldn’t be given by a friend, there was no doubt about it…

Intrigued, Sam and Bucky traveled to the dark archipelago again. 

The docks of Maripoor
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The Great Reunion

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there were various heroes and heroines living in one big society. Time had brought them together and they were about to embark on a journey of discovery. There were energetic and peaceful, charming vibes amongst the society and it seemed to be always there.

Alexandre sails into a mystery

The Mysterious Boat

Then, one day, while working in the watchtower, Chumatembo saw a mysterious boat had somehow docked in on the shoreside of the island, and reported to Maximus about this unidentified boat.

Mike is on lookout with Chumatembo
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