Lego Star Wars Characters on Hoth

Instead of just building Star Wars LEGO sets, Finnish photographer Avanaut wanted to create realistic depictions of Hoth using the bricks.

The setup is simple really: All I use is an old transparent CD storage box, some water and my trusty old A4 lightbox for lighting. For the bottom of the box I have a piece of gray Lego baseplate cut in form and hotglued on a piece of acrylic sheet to give it some weight. Legos float because of all the air trapped inside individual pieces.

I had a wacky idea to submerge everything in water, it slows down everything that moves. The water also causes light to reflect from solid surfaces in a way that sometimes helps hiding the miniature scale.

Source: flickr
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