hellobenteoh Another backyard adventure 5h

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hellobenteoh Run away!
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@calvins_corner let me borrow a whole bunch of old school, classic Castle minifigs and they've been sitting on my desk while I think of what to do with them.
I finally had the chance to take them all out to finish off my set of 10 #ScaredEgon shots! Question: Do you prefer the classic yellow colour for the minifigs' skin or the flesh colour? They look a bit odd side by side.
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  •   hellobenteoh @oglemylego fair enough! To be honest, I even had second thoughts about changing my sigfig's face from the classic smile. Lego's come a long way since I was playing with it in the 80's! 24h
  •   oglemylego It sure has. My other issue with the yellow/flesh sets is that the minifig parts often don't match up. I'll see a nice torso from perhaps an Indiana Jones minifig but it's got a flesh painted neck. Aargh! 24h
  •   mxgirl22 I prefer yellow minifigs, the flesh color is just wrong! Lol 23h
  •   calvins_corner Lol, awesome use! I was hoping to see you upload some wicked shots, nicely done @hellobenteoh 23h
  •   hellobenteoh @mxgirl22 lol yeah it takes a little getting used to! 23h
  •   hellobenteoh @oglemylego ah, yes!! Makes it harder to mix and match. 23h
  •   hellobenteoh @calvins_corner thanks for the loan. Sorry I didn't have time to do more! 23h
  •   calvins_corner No worries, anytime 23h

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hellobenteoh A couple of new friends from 1985
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Too good to be true! I went past Myer yesterday and found the #BTTF sitting on the shelf by itself. No idea how they had more stock of these, they sold out months ago. It could have been an unwanted gift that was returned, but that makes no sense... Who wouldn't want this?! Are you a Back to the Future fan? Which one's your favourite?
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  •   active_camo_odst Can't wait to see them! Quick shots are good for giving us a little tid bit lol 1d
  •   bogusjimmy Love the whole trilogy. Can't wait to see you recreate some of the scenes from the movies. 1d
  •   hellobenteoh @bogusjimmy Same I think its one of the rare trilogies where they're all pretty decent. 1d
  •   andrewecoulson I did an essay at uni in the #bttf trilogy... Love it, never get tired of watching it 21h
  •   hellobenteoh @andrewecoulson I agree. They're quite... timeless... 20h
  •   xlii I was tgere about 3 weeks ago, they had heaps of stock. Toy corner have them too. 17h
  •   hellobenteoh @xlii ah wow, must have been a new shipment. I'm on the look out for the Ghostbusters set. I know TC has some but it's a bit of a hike to get out there. 16h
  •   xlii They have probably sold out by now. If you ring snd pay for it they may hold it for you. They held mine for me. But you gotta buy it over the phone. They may post it for you - but i haven't asked that q. 16h

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hellobenteoh Allons-y!
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We found an old, old friend in a box of parts. It's one of my wife's favourite horses from when she was a kid Do you have a favourite piece or minifig?
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hellobenteoh Backyard adventures ---------------------------------------
Back home in sunny Adelaide and I've been inspired to spend time exploring my neighbourhood.
One of the challenges with shooting on an iPhone 5a is that it really needs good light to get a decent macro focus. So I'm on the hunt for opportunities to play with pockets of light and shadows. The good thingies you don't need much when your subject is only 4cm talk
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hellobenteoh On the shoulders of giants
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It's the best time of day - when it starts getting cooler and the shadows get longer. Time to take a walk and explore!
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hellobenteoh It's #SaturdayShoutout time and this week it's going out to @jedimasterbuilder!
I'm loving the lighting in this shot of Starlord at Disneyland - especially that awesome lighting behind his hands and in the reflection!
If you want to find out how it was done, head over to @jedimasterbuilder's gallery and check out the comments on this shot. While you're there, see the other great photos and hit that follow button!
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hellobenteoh An afternoon hike. --------------------------------------
I remember going for hikes as a kid and the best part was finding the perfect walking stick.
It had to be one that wasn't too thick or too short - just big enough to be used as a bat or a bo staff or a lightsaber... Come to think of it, I don't recall using a walking stick as a walking stick.
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hellobenteoh Have you found a great location for your photos? One thing that I like about shooting such a small subject is that you don't need to go far to get a new composition. This and the last few photos were all taken within a few steps of each other just outside the hotel we were staying at in Malaysia. 5d

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hellobenteoh Jungle, boogie. 6d

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hellobenteoh Adventure time! 1w

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hellobenteoh We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one... 1w

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hellobenteoh Ok, last food photo - I couldn't help myself 1w

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hellobenteoh ...aaaall about the food 1w

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hellobenteoh Malaysia - it's really all about the food. 1w

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hellobenteoh Made it to Brick Sanctuary in Amcorp Mall. It's awesome to see a shop that's 100% legit and stocking some classic sets too when there are a LOT of people selling cheap knock-offs in the mall. Cheers for the heads-up @sinlinggg! 1w
  •   louiebaton The knock-offs have made it stateside too! Still don't have any brick stores in Cali though! Just flea market and toy show vendors. 1w
  •   hellobenteoh @louiebaton yikes! It's really bad over here with the flea markets too. But the price of the legit stuff is close to what we pay in Australia (which is quite a bit more than the US price) and I'd say tougher for the average Malaysian to afford. I can understand why there's a market for it here. 1w
  •   sinlinggg @hellobenteoh Hey Ben happy that you had fun visiting the shop. Yeah Lego is already an expensive hobby, most average locals cannot afford it and worry that their young ones cannot take good care of such expensive toys therefore they pursue the cheap knock offs. 1w
  •   hellobenteoh @sinlinggg yeah, I can understand why. The knock offs actually don't look too bad. Thanks for letting me know about the shop, I may try and get back there for an Ironman polybag I saw in the cabinet. 1w

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hellobenteoh Checking out the Bangsar markets. So much food. Mmm, foooood. 1w
  •   hellobenteoh @berlego thanks 1w
  •   hellobenteoh @danieltcl this is a custom sigfig using some old pieces from my Blacktron and Classic Space figs along with an Emmet head and custom hair 1w
  •   emfatty hey! Where did you get your Emmet head from? Is it possible to get various expressions of his? thanks. 1w
  •   hellobenteoh If I'm looking for individual parts, I usually head to bricklink.com - it's a bit of an ugly site but it's great if you have bits you're looking for. 1w
  •   emfatty Thanks! Can't find that head on there though :( Any other suggestions? @hellobenteoh 1w
  •   hellobenteoh @emfatty Doh! The head comes from the Hard Hat Emmet minifig from The Lego Movie collectible minifig series so if you find anyone who is still selling them you could get a whole fig. It's double sided though so make sure the hair/hat you use with it is long enough at the back to cover the second face. 1w
  •   emfatty Legend, thanks!! 1w

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hellobenteoh Discovered this little Fathers Day letter from my 4 year old! To all the AFOL dads celebrating today, I hope it's an awesome one. For everyone else, don't forget it's zeptember zombiez!! (Look up the hashtag) 1w

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hellobenteoh Room with a view 1w

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hellobenteoh Soooo many gadget stores and displays! Getting my geek on and playing with the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3. #MYsurfacepro3 2w

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