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Vesa Lehtimäki  Illustrator, photographer, HUGO Award finalist 2017. I created blizzards with Star Wars Lego and had an influence on how The Lego Movie looks like.

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For what it's worth, here's the full image I posted earlier divided in four. A 4:1 panorama crop, whole lotta fun, I have to explore this a bit more.
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#starwars #ywing #ywingfighter #clouds #cumulus #toyphotography #toy #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #scalemodel #miniature

We had great cumulus clouds today. I took a few photos of them on my way home from my office. I have always liked this type of clouds, they're majestic.
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There was some thunder showers in the afternoon too, that was before I left for home and I was sure I heard something more than just the claps of thunder hammering the sky. And sure enough…
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Summer at its best.
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#starwars #ywing #cumulus #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #scalemodel #miniature
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My second superduperwidescreen gallery hack post.

Little known fact: Chewbacca looooves to make sand cakes.
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I don't know where you draw the line with spoilers when it comes to the upcoming Star Wars movies, so I'm not going to test it... much. But let me just post this older photo (2011) of the big old walking carpet in the wake of all things that turned up in yesterday's sdcc behind-the-scenes reel. I'm glad to see this guy on screen again.
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#chewie #chewbacca #starwars #tatooine #sand #originality #stuckinplastic #toptoyphotos #toyphotographers #actionfigure #toy #toyphotography

The Star Wars II panorama photograph I took last summer. Now, a year later, it hit me that this is the only correct way to display it here. I'm not sure if this was possible a year ago though. Anyway, here's the original caption as well:
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Sometime in 1979 I had an epiphany, a vision of how the sequel to Star Wars (1977) would look like. The movie, which we know now as The Empire Strikes Back, did not yet have a name, there was only the information such a movie was coming.
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At that time there were also these weird rumours of the filming crew coming to Finland for a location shoot. I always thought of it being in the summer. My imagination was running wild.
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When reality hit, the crew went to Norway (Finse/Hoth) and it was for a winter shoot, not summer, the images I had created in my head got lodged in. I have had them in my head all this time.
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#starwars #millenniumfalcon #tiefighter #scalemodel #miniature #lapland #summer #finland #1980 #1979 #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #toy

The Droidway
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They say a key to succesful popular social media feed is to be consistent. Figure out what your thing is and then repeat that, post to post. From what I can see out there, that is true.
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But, you know, I find that boring. Not as a viewer mind you, but as a maker. I love the constant feeds I follow, but me, I can't focus on one thing and just keep pushing that. I envy those who do, but I always find myself wondering, what if I find something different that interests me, should I not post that? Or should I go farther and have a separate account for "different" works?
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Nah, I guess I'll just post what comes to mind, it's more fun – for me. :D
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I still don't have a place to shoot much anything, but it was a nice weather today and I took this outside. Just a few more weeks.
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#starwars #ig88 #droid #bountyhunter #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #monochrome

The final episode of Dr. Who season 10 was amazing. The cybermen!
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I had to dig this out from the cardboard boxes and take it outside for a quick shot right after the episode aired. I think Peter Capaldi made a fine Doctor and it is hard to imagine what's next.
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#lego #drwho #doctorwho #whovian #cyberman #minifigure #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #legodimensions

It's summer, finally warm (-ish), and I am spending my time in the basement with plaster, concrete, sandpaper, paint and, hopefully by the weekend, floortiles. Final stretch with home repairs that have been on since last November.
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This photo is from my cellphone, a "BTS" -photo, if you will. A snapshot of a setup I used last September for "Nightpiercer" photograph. I tilted it a little and removed yellows from ambient lights.
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I just wanted to say hi. :D
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#lego #minifigure #snowtrooper #snow #ewok #minifigure #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #starwars #theempirestrikesback #hoth #cold #ice

I got some more frames from my underwater experiments, but for now this is the last one. And it's not even underwater. It's a capture from the shore taken on the moment the underwater crew surfaces. Yes, the water was freezing cold.
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#lego #legocity #minifigure #explorer #scuba #diver #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #finland

When operating in shallow waters with propeller powered gear, one must always be aware of the bottom sediments, you don't want to disturb that with the propeller wash. It takes a true master to manoeuver through the shallowest part of the lagoon and leave the water crystal clear, as it should be.
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Another exposure from the roadtrip I took last week. Didn't take as many photographs as I had hoped, the trip was so packed with everything, but I found some of the nicest locations to revisit some day. Including these waters, I don't think I've seen natural water this clear before.
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#lego #legocity #minifigure #explorer #scuba #diver #underwater #underwaterphotography #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #finland

I like these divers, they see worlds to explore in places you'd never expect.
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Last week I went for a little road trip, 3244,3 kilometres in six days. I had a camera and some Lego with me.
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#lego #legocity #sub #diver #minifigure #underwater #underwaterphotography #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #finland

Last friday there was a big airshow in Kaivopuisto, Helsinki. You know, a classic airshow with fighter jets and assorted machinery over a 100k spectator crowd. The Red Arrows did their routine, some beautiful old jets made an appearance, like a pair of shiny Fouga Magisters, I like those. My favourite was this old Corellian YT-1800 variant, no loops or smoke trails, just an elegant low altitude pass. It was a very nice evening by the sea.
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More behind hashtags #kaivari #kaivopuisto #kaivopuistoairshow
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#airshow #helsinki #millenniumfalcon #scalemodel #miniature #toy #toyphotography #toyphotographers #toptoyphotos #stuckinplastic #originality #redarrows
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Edit, four hours later. I realised this idea is really close to Bill George's SciFi Airshow project (look it up, it's fantastic!), and I am feeling a bit annoyed with myself. I know, it's no big deal, but I really try to not use other people's ideas. It's a positive challenge I've set for myself. When I find myself stepping into that territory, it feels uncomfortable, even if it was unintended. This was an Idea I got while on the spot. Gotta watch my step closer.

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