1w avanaut
Hudson Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut Flashback friday: a new version of a book I made as a birthday present in 2011. I upgraded the book a couple of months ago and it now has all my latest Lego on Hoth -themed photographs in it. Printed in glossy paper, hardcover, 64 pages, only 4 copies exist. 1w

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avanaut In this NASA photograph taken in Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, Jan 1969, you see the HL-10 research plane, a lifting body concept used in a study for a reusable manned spacecraft. Eventually, at the end of this line of studies, there was the Space Shuttle. The recent events with Star Wars VII (the X-wing revelation) and the 45th anniversary of the Moon landing prompted me to do something different, something I've not done before. Celebrating both Star Wars and the Human Spacetravel, fiction and reality, I added a little twist to the NASA photo. 1w
  •   avanaut @darrencroft Helsinki, Finland. 1w
  •   avanaut @smokebelch2 Thanks! Always fun with the Falcon. :) 1w
  •   avanaut @neillyd Thanks! Eyeballing the angle of the Sun and the spot for the Falcon's shadow was tricky. It is there, I added it, but perhaps I placed it just a touch too much to the left. You can see it on the ground behind and left to the HL-10. :D 1w
  •   neillyd My mistake! Yup, there it is #DetailFreaks :0) 1w
  •   darrencroft Ok, thanks, i've known a few people that have travelled there. Looks beautiful from the pics i've seen. 1w
  •   avanaut @darrencroft I guess it has character like cities do, beautiful and charming on a sizzling hot summer day like today, but veeeeery different in the dead of winter... :D 1w
  •   avanaut @neillyd I've been staring at the photo a while now and I must say the mistake is mine. The shadow is too much to the left to sit there naturally. I've fixed it but IG does not allow replacing photographs like Flickr does, so I'll just leave it and take it as a lesson. :) 1w

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2w avanaut
Normal Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut Well, since I'm posting troopers on white, why not post this variant from the laser photography session earlier as well. Before I fired the lasers in a dark room I noticed the trooper looked nice on white with a lot of light and a touch of overexposure.

Stormtroopers, I'm so glad they will (allegedly) appear on Star Wars VII.
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2w avanaut
Normal Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut One for #throwbackthursday. A Sandtrooper from May 2010. 2w

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avanaut I wanted to know how a laser would look like when aimed almost directly at a camera, and would a steep angle like that have any effect on the nasty noise a laser so easily generates in a digital camera sensor. I didn't get much wiser with the experiment but with laser there's always the "pew, pew" factor, which makes this a win anyways. :D 2w

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avanaut Little known fact: the stormtroopers loved fireworks, they considered even tiny sparks a beautiful thing. 3w

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3w avanaut
Amaro Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut Throwback thursday (of a sorts): Boba Fett in a rejected frame from an abandoned 2012 project. 3w

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3w avanaut
Amaro Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut These guys just crack me up every time. That is not just because I like the Itchy and Scratchy segments on the Simpsons tv-series, but also because we have so many of them in Lego. See, I have bought random bags of the Simpsons Lego collectibles, I like the element of surprise. We now have all of the Simpsons collectors' series except Krusty the Clown. The most multiple characters we have is by far Itchy and Scratchy, we get them every time I buy any of the bags.

This is not my setup, by the way, I found it just like on a table and just added lights and photographed it.
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4w avanaut
Hudson Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut The Truck Chase
Indiana Jones. Yeah, he thought he'd just slide under that truck and get back on from the rear, but then the truck ran over a cliff. That was not what worried Indy the most, however, the driver of the truck was really out if this world and THAT was the most troubling thing. And the snow, what's the deal with the snow?

Little known fact: In an early draft of the script of Raiders of the Lost Ark there was an action scene that only read "Indiana Jones in a truck chase with a trooper as a driver". The B unit filmed it but with the hectic shooting schedule the crew missed two tiny details… Naturally, they scrapped the footage and re-shot it in Tunisia later with the well known results.

Actually, I've had this image in my head for about two years, the truck, Indy and the trooper have been like that in a box just waiting for a moment to get shot. There was one thing about the shoot I could not figure out, though, and I just let it be hoping it would come to me some day. A couple of weeks ago, while thinking about participating the #indypendenceday2014 thing, it did.
I love shooting toys and the fact that I can invest two years on a simple idea and just wait for it to unfold by itself. It's priceless!
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  •   wannabetog Great shot Vesa! Regarding the paragraph problem. You can type your text paragraphs in Notes app and then copy and paste it to Instagram. Then the linebreaks will stick with the text between the paragraphs. :) 4w
  •   wannabetog *...text WITH paragraphs in..., meant to say ^ 4w
  •   avanaut @awesomemanstudios Yes. I thought it would be fun to do an indiana Jones shot for a change and a couple of weeks ago I dug up this old idea. I realized that instead of trying to shoot this on a flat surface (which didn't work) I would be better off having the truck go off a cliff. This took me two years to realize. :D 4w
  •   avanaut @smokebelch2 Thank you. I think these events you've started have a really nice and positive atmosphere to them. Joining them is easy. :) 4w
  •   avanaut @wannabetog That might work, thanks! I've tried to copypaste from other apps before, however, to no desired results. I guess I will have to make some temp posts to figure it out for good. 4w
  •   smokebelch2 Oh and yes the text spacing issues drive me crazy too! No consistency with it... Very odd- and annoying. 4w
  •   wannabetog @avanaut You're welcome although I have a feeling that Instagram removes the linebreaks anyway. 4w
  •   wiiman Awesome shot dude . Snowtroopers are my favorite 4w

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1mon avanaut
Amaro Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut SOUTH AMERICA 1936

The idols.
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avanaut AEGEAN SEA 1936

While figuring out how to get out the island with the Ark of the Covenant, Indiana Jones got help from a stranger.
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1mon avanaut
X-Pro II Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut SAHARA 1936

The worst thing about the desert were the mirages, a pursuit of one in hope of finding water proved ever so often deadly. There was a place where you could see the super rare midnight mirages, this strange phenomenon didn't look like lakes, rather like pools, but they were as deadly as any mirage. Indiana Jones avoided these easily, he didn't like the smell of chlorine anyway.
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1mon avanaut
Sierra Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut SOUTH AMERICA 1936

Because Indiana Jones, the Chachapoyan fertility idol and the sunset.
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1mon avanaut
Rise Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut AEGEAN SEA 1936

Little known fact: when Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood ended up with the Ark of the Covenant after it had demonstrated it's power on the Nazis, they needed to figure out how to get off the island they were on. Sailing away in a German submarine just wasn't that simple. They carried the Ark around the island for days in search for alternative transport.
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  •   smokebelch2 Brilliant!! I never did get the set with the ark. But my father in law picked up a bag of used Lego from a charity shop for the grandchildren to play with- and among all the random bricks was a fully made up Ark!! 1mon
  •   avanaut @th3sp3cial Thanks! Build the ark, it's a fun little item. :) 1mon
  •   avanaut @klossbutiken Thanks! 1mon
  •   avanaut @smokebelch2 That's a wonderful coincidence. One could see it as destiny as well, knowing your history with Indy... The set this came in is long disintegrated, I put this piece aside long time ago thinking it might be nice to have around some day. It would be super to have all the necessary parts for the ark gold plated btw. :) 1mon
  •   itrollyu Love the edit 1mon
  •   smokebelch2 @avanaut Yeah it really was! I searched through the whole rest of the bag and there was no sign of any other parts from that set too!! 1mon
  •   blvdbricks So epic! 1mon
  •   mustafar_bricks Have you watched the big bang theory episode where Amy tells Sheldon that Indiana Jones had no effect on the outcome of the plot lol 1mon

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1mon avanaut
Amaro Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut MEDITERRANEAN 1936

Little known fact: Although Indiana Jones travelled to the deserts, mountains and long lost cities in search for ancient artefacts, he loved the sea. He was never too busy to enjoy the views, even if just for a brief moment.
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1mon avanaut
Rise Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut SUNSET 1936

Because Indiana Jones.
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1mon avanaut
Amaro Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut NORTH AFRICA 1936

Little known fact: Indiana Jones had help from some local people when determining the location of the Well of Souls in the lost city of Tanis. These people knew everything there is to know about life hidden in the sand long time ago...
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avanaut MEDITERRANEAN 1936

Indiana Jones, archaeologist and an adventurer.
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1mon avanaut
Hudson Vesa Lehtimäki
avanaut What does a man with an affection to certain movies do when he looks at a random scenery on a holiday trip? Yeah, he sees it thru a reference filter and the scenery suddenly gets much more exciting.

I'm sure you'll get the reference in this one quite easily.
Too bad I do not have the correct fonts in my iPhone, this will have to do.
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avanaut Who you gonna... Oh, shucks, I'm late for that. Anyway, this got built today while watching football. Yeah, we're multitaskers. :D the ECTO-1 is fabulous! Oh, the next game is on... 2mon

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