Passenger Train 60197

1825 – George Stephenson’s Locomotion No. 1 powers the world’s first public passenger rail line 1883 – The world famous Orient Express begins carrying passengers from Paris and Istanbul 1966 – First train in LEGO System, available with or without battery power 2018 – LEGO trains evolve to use Power …

Go Brick Me!

Have you seen the new BrickHeadz set by LEGO called Go Brick Me! (#41597)?  This is a fun set that will allow you to create two custom BrickHeadz that you can make look like you; sort of a BrickHeadz mini-me. Brett and I thought that this set would be a …

LEGO UCS Y-Wing

”What a piece of junk!” is a Luke Skywaker quote from Star Wars (1977). He said this upon seeing Han Solo’s spaceship the Millennium Falcon for the first time. It perfectly captures the lived-in look of the galaxy far, far away; nothing is off the shelf new and shiny. There …

The Photographers Vision

The Photographers Vision: understanding and appreciating great photography, is a comprehensive overview of photography by Michael Freeman. If you’re interested in studying what makes a great photograph this is a wonderful place to start. But I’m just a toy photographer! I’m can hear you say : “But I’m just a …

The Power of the Polybag

Many of us say we are toy photographers rather than toy collectors; however, unless we only shoot other people’s toys, we have collecting built into our DNA. I personally rip toys out of their packaging as soon as they come into my possession. I feel that, in its own right, omits me from joining the league of true collectors. But I also scour the Internet markets for the Minifigure head with just the right expression for my next shot. I once waited 6 months for a grey hairpiece with a bun, for a particular image (of course, within a month of purchasing it I had seven in my collection). So even if we are predominantly toy photographers were are, in part, also collectors.Continue reading