7d avanaut
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avanaut As the days flee by and the Seattle exhibition opening date crawls closer, I'm feeling the butterflies in my stomach. I've had my photographs exhibited a few times before, it's always been great fun, but I don't think it has ever been this ambitious. I edited and re-edited all of the photographs I'm showing from scratch, that alone took days to accomplish. It was worth it, though. The incredible effort from @xxsjc has made this possible for me and I owe her big time, as I'm in debt to @_me2_ for all the support. I am very much looking forward to seeing the works of Shelly and Boris at the @bryanohnogallery, all I know is that something big is going to be hung on the walls. I'm not talking about the size only, I'm sure. 7d

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2w avanaut
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avanaut I spotted these big Lego tires while cleaning the house today. I've had them from new and they've seen quite a lot of action back in the day. All six of them are still in one piece, even if not mint. The stormtrooper is there for measure, but it's not the only reason why I put it there: there is a connection between the tires and the stormtrooper. Any ideas? 2w
  •   telefonfotografcisi Both are a part of something bigger, which relies on them to operate? 2w
  •   balakov I had four of those, sadly only one remains, and its really not in a "photo" condition! 2w
  •   avanaut @telefonfotografcisi That could be another way to connect these two, yes. 2w
  •   avanaut @balakov If you look closer you can see there is some damage on the side of one tire, I don't know where that came from but I blame our late dog. After 38 years, one would expect some wear and tear but these are in a surprisingly good shape. "Photo" condition? What is that anyway? :D 2w
  •   konstructible such a great shot 2w
  •   sillybrickpics Love the shot and the back story. Ahh... I was in the 4th grade when the movie came out. My "cool" uncle and his fiancé took me to the theater to see this film which awed me from star to finish! 2w
  •   lynmillerlachmann Cool shot! 2w
  •   smart___ Great gallery! 2w

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avanaut The Police Spinner from Blade Runner. The only custom Lego build I have. I originally saw one in @smokebelch2 photostream but the design is by a fellow called Kaitimar. It's a wonderful piece, too bad you don't see much of it in this rather dark photograph. :D 2w

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avanaut Tusken Raiders, or sand people, punks of the Jundland wastes. 2w

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3w avanaut
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avanaut For an interstellar bounty hunter a landing platform can be the only place to make the all important perfect first impression. Boba Fett could wait hours in orbit, days even, for the perfect lighting and weather conditions for maximum awesomeness. He's so vain...
Took a new photograph while preparing files for the exhibition in Seattle, the one with @xxsjc and @_me2_. I'm getting quite excited by it at this point.
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3w avanaut
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avanaut Slave 1 on the dark side. A compilation of Boba Fett's ship photos. 3w

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3w avanaut
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avanaut No need for a caption. 3w

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avanaut I always liked how the Slave 1 was seen on screen for the first time, showing the engines light up in the middle of that cloud of floating garbage was genius. There is an element of danger present with that ship, I tried to capture some of that. 3w

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4w avanaut
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avanaut The belly of the Slave 1. Raw power — in plastic! 4w

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4w avanaut
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avanaut I saw the original filming model of Boba Fett's famous Slave 1 spaceship in the Star Wars Identities exhibition in Paris, France last spring. I was blown away by how fantastic the model actually looked like, I mean it's great on the silver screen but it looks so much better in real life.

The Lego Slave 1 UCS captures the shape of the model really well. It's big, heavy and almost intimidating, I like it. I tried to make it look mean and menacing in a photograph, perhaps reaching for some of the evilness of the original.
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avanaut I have a bad habit of losing images, not physically but philosophically or technically. When I don’t get where I want with an image, I abandon it. It took me two years to figure out what’s wrong with this one, I still do not get it to go exactly where I wanted it to go, but as time goes by, I learn to see the images for what they are, not what they should be.

REJECTED FRAME: ”The Millennium Falcon, Kruununhaka (Helsinki)”, from March 2013.
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avanaut Crikey! I never uploaded this one here before. There was a different version of it, a square with only one Y-wing fighter, but not the final image. So, why not: "Casual Parking, Helsinki". Those guys... 1mon

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1mon avanaut
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avanaut These are the dry weeks, I'm in the middle of projects and if I have a free moment... No, wait, I don't have free moments! Not now. The preparations for the Stuckinplastic exhibition in March with @xxsjc and @_me2_ are on the table as well, I am excited about going to Seattle for the opening. Maybe I'll meet some of you over there as well?

While all this is going on, I'll just upload some oldies. This one from Feb. 2014 has never been published before, though.
1mon
  •   m0matt Fair enough, I didn't think of that at all. Oh well, keep taking the awesome pics! 1mon
  •   avanaut @m0matt Thank you! I am enjoying this as it is very much. :) 1mon
  •   avanaut @hlmlego The models were in Helsinki in 2000 (if I remember correctly), there was the Super Star Destroyer and the Jawa Sand Crawler among the models, no Tantive IV, though, that was in Dallas at the time. It was the "Barbican" curated exhibition and bigger than the Identities. I have not found a catalogue of that tour, I've been trying to find one. Yes I was disappointed that the Y-wing was not there, but still happy to see all the others. Please post some of yours, always fun to see the ol' birds. :D 1mon
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  •   _me2_ Aye, no free time here either. @east_mountain I am pretty sure we will come up with an awesome cool tag to document the adventure for you all who cannot make it to Seattle. 1mon
  •   east_mountain @_me2_ awesome 1mon
  •   jdslater1 I think I went to that exhibition when it was in London aswell. Here's the thing with me and Star Wars, I'm not a great fan of the films themselves. I like parts of Empire and all of Return as its a fast moving film with some great action. I have always liked the design of the films and the things in them. 1mon
  •   sennfoo Awesome!! 3w

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1mon avanaut
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avanaut The wampas, always picking up a fight. 1mon
  •   avanaut @smokebelch2 To this day, nobody knows whether the wampa is incredibly bold or incredibly stupid. It is agreed, however, that it is fearless, never avoiding confrontation with anything. Even with one hand. 1mon
  •   avanaut @vansman23 A quite chilling observation. I never thought of that. 1mon
  •   gaz_bot Ridiculously impressive, as usual! 1mon
  •   fullnilson Oh wow, fantastic shot! 1mon
  •   ezphotoshd Wouldve been epic too if you did it with Luke. I think you should! 1mon
  •   zenith_ardor Oh yeah! Challenger from the Cold for sure! That's my favourite of the two! Now, is it known or not whether Wampas fight in packs, like Green Street Hooligans? Or in pairs, a defensive partner to help out even the odds... Or is this more like a Territorial male showdown. Completely solo? 1mon
  •   talesofwhatever Wow 😮 1d

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avanaut In the middle of a project, working frantically, I am taking all the time to finish as fast as I can. No time to shoot just now. That sucks! But then, I hope it's worth it.
This is an oldie, an experiment with lights and shadows that worked nicely. The odd thing is that I couldn't replicate this in-camera effect when I tried again later.
1mon
  •   jdslater1 Very nice. Personally I would say the last one looks like a singer on a stage. Just a honest opinion but I like the 1st the most . Looks like a setting sun on Tatooine. 1mon
  •   kevin_may73 Awesome shots! 2nd from last is my favourite. Very moody... 1mon
  •   avanaut @jdslater1 @inkpress_sw Thanks! Something about the suns bugged me at the time and I posted the one in the bottom center to Flickr. The one on top left does have a nice blaze, though. 1mon
  •   avanaut @hlmlego Thanks! 1mon
  •   jdslater1 I like the top middle aswell. Looks like a ship is leaving him behind. He looks thoughtful. 1mon
  •   east_mountain Bloody brilliant. Alas I'm sad to hear you couldn't recreate the conditions:( 1mon
  •   ezphotoshd I remember these beauties! Just love em. 1mon
  •   legendsoflegobatman Bottom right is my favorite, something about a stormtrooper that make them perfect to photograph and you do it magically 1mon

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2mon avanaut
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avanaut ALTERNATIVE FRAME: The Crash. A closeup of an unpublished frame from Aug. 2010. Original was posted on Flickr and there were two spectators on the far left of the tumbling speeder, witnesses to a test flight gone wrong. 2mon
  •   avanaut @burning_details Thanks! Originally this scene was about a training flight gone wrong. The backstory was that the snowspeeder, being a very angular non-aerodynamic machine, had really awkward flying dynamics. The pilots, who were used to flying in space, needed some training before hitting patrol flights. These gyus failed. 2mon
  •   dylantobrien Haha, thanks 2mon
  •   brett_wilson Simply wonderful!!! 2mon
  •   evangelos_k @avanaut spot on 2mon
  •   talegophotography Could you please tell me what you use for snow and how you get it in the air 2mon
  •   darrencroft Bloody Brilliant 2mon
  •   monagt5001 This is so awesome! 1mon
  •   sillybrickpics Amazing! 4w

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avanaut Another version of the Lego AT-AT walker photograph I uploaded a week ago. This one with some lightsaber action as Darthy Darth is leading the pack on foot. 2mon

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2mon avanaut
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avanaut 2014 was a good year. A very good year! I bid you farewell. Happy new year everyone! :D 2mon
  •   xxsjc A very happy new year to you Vesa!! 2mon
  •   amwfotos Happy new year 2mon
  •   holgerlatzel Happy New Year 2mon
  •   smokebelch2 Happy new year to you my friend. 2mon
  •   fgr62 happy new year to you and, please, keep taking those wonderful pictures of LEGO 2mon
  •   jdslater1 Happy new year to you too. Keep up the inspiring!!!! 2mon
  •   harleyquin Happy New Year! Hope you have an awesome 2015 2mon
  •   sandi_gee Happy New Year!! 2mon

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2mon avanaut
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avanaut I had a little bit of fun yesterday and made these two Lego Star Wars spaceship posters. They are based on the style of some earlier posters I made in 2013 to make a somewhat cohesive series. 2mon
  •   troopscoop Lovely, man 2mon
  •   jdslater1 @avanaut I saw a picture of the UCS version, damn it's big. Gonna do a little scene of it being rearmed etc. love your work. 2mon
  •   powerpig These are gorgeous. Fantastic work, as usual! 2mon
  •   avanaut @troopscoop Thank you! 2mon
  •   avanaut @jdslater1 Thank you! The big B-wing was on display in a nearby toystore, it looked great in the flesh. It was really big! 2mon
  •   avanaut @powerpig Thank you Chris! A different approach to these beauties is fun for a change. I gotta go thru the cupboards for more models. :D 2mon
  •   mr_gizmo_ Incredible work! 2mon
  •   gemma_brooks Hey @avanaut my boyfriend loves your stuff and would love to collect your pieces. Is any of your work for sale? He really likes The silhouetted ships. Thanks x 2mon

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2mon avanaut
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avanaut Well, I placed our three AT-AT Walkers on a table with some snow to see how they would look. 2mon

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