Build your own LEGO caterpillar with instructions.
Give your favourite LEGO Brickheadz model more playability.
The challenge with still life photography is that it’s... well, still. So how do you add a bit of action to your photos to make them feel a little more alive? The answer: practical effects. Sure, there are apps and photoshop effects but it’s never quite the same as capturing the action in the shot. … Continue reading How to add action to your LEGO photos with practical effects
What happens when you mash-up LEGO sets with futuristic robot designs? You get Mighty Micro Mechs! LEGO’s Mighty Micros series are one of those series which I don’t think gets enough love (also, it was a sad day when the Mixels were retired). If you haven’t seen them in the shops, for about $16AUD, you … Continue reading Mighty Micros Make Marvelous Mini Mechs!
Ever had an idea that didn't quite translate to camera the way you expected? Yep. Me too. Team Yellow have been travelling with me a for a while and I thought a hide-and-seek scene would look great with these little characters. So, I grabbed a bunch of stuff on the desk and set up the … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Hide and Seek
A short 3-photo series with a robot explorer.
Ah, Book Week. A time for celebrating books in Australia, for kids to dress up and for parents to silently melt down as they try to pull together a last-minute costume. It also turns out it's great inspiration for a themed LEGO shoot! If you're not from Australia, here's a quick run down on Book … Continue reading Children’s stories get a LEGO makeover for Book Week!
Let's say you want to keep your LEGO photography simple with clean backgrounds and well lit subjects. One of the easiest ways to do it is to use a light box (also called a light tent). The idea is that the box/tent is made of a translucent material which helps to diffuse the light sources, … Continue reading How to make a quick, cheap and easy lightbox for your LEGO photography
Having trouble getting your smartphone camera to focus properly for your LEGO photography? Here's a tip you can try to get those nice, sharp images. One of the challenges with legography is getting a sharp focus on your characters. Often, your smartphone's auto-focus will struggle to get it right, especially with small objects - like … Continue reading How to improve the focus on your smartphone camera
Hands down, my favourite place to take photos is out and about where people are. Here in Adelaide, it doesn't get much better than the side streets, alley ways and open-air spaces in the city's CBD. When I first started LEGO photography, I was working in the CBD. Naturally, the streets and buildings became the … Continue reading LEGO on the streets of Adelaide
Ever wanted a minifigure of your favourite character but LEGO don't make it? Maybe you're looking for that special part or a printed tile. Your best bet may be to look for a custom parts maker. Here are a few of the best who use official LEGO parts. Note: BrickPixels isn't affiliated with any of … Continue reading How to find quality custom LEGO minifigures and accessories
I've always thought that there's no better way to understand a culture than through its food! Ric Tse Photography has given us a wonderful insight into Chinese culture with LEGO Minifugures for tour guides. I grew up with a lot of these myself, so a these shots mix two of my own childhood favourites - … Continue reading 15 Hunger-Inducing Photos of LEGO Minifigures Preparing Chinese Food Favourites