Do you take your toys on vacation with you? If you do, then we need your help!

A few weeks back we turned our first article into the Bricks Culture magazine. It was a brief introduction to the world of toy photography and featured the work of eleven talented toy photographers and friends of Stuck in Plastic. (You can order Issue #5  here.) Now that we have our first issue under our belt, it’s time to start thinking about our next article. With summer just around the corner we thought we’d talk about taking toys on vacation.

Everyone here at Stuck in Plastic has taken their toys on vacation at some time. I remember when Mike took a toy or two to Edinburgh, Boris always seems to have an adventure up his sleeve like his epic journey to Cape Nord and I’ve taken my toys to Arches Nation Park. Recently, Avanaut related his experience of taking IG-88 on his family holiday to Greece and the story that seemed to unfold unbidden. All of these experiences have made our holiday adventures more memorable.

We could go on and on about our experiences traveling with toys, but we thought it would be fun to incorporate your experiences as well. If we combine what we’ve learned with what you’ve learned, we can create a list of good practices for taking toys on vacation. Hopefully we can also learn from each other and help minimize the mishaps and maximize the magic.

If you would like to help us with our article by sharing your experiences, please answer any of the following questions in the comments section. We would also love to see an example of your toys on vacation so be sure and leave a link to one of your favorite photos.

  1. What do you pack first: toys, camera gear or clothes?
  2. Why do you take your toys on vacation with you?
  3.  Do you travel solo, with friends or with family?
  4.  If you travel as part off a group, are your traveling companions supportive or barely tolerant?
  5.  What is the best (or worst) experience you’ve had with your toys on vacation?
  6.  How do you pack your toys?
  7. How many toys do you bring?
  8.  What is the biggest lego set you’ve taken on the road with you? How did you keep it together?
  9. Do you pre-plan your shots by packing specific characters and accessories? Or do you wing it once you’re on location?

Taking toys on vacation can be fun. It’s a wonderful way to experience a new environment all the while scoping out likely photo spots. It’s also a great way to break out of your normal routine and try something new. We’re looking forward to sharing this mostly pleasurable activity with the Bricks Culture audience. 🙂

You’ve heard us talk about our experiences, now it’s your turn…

~ xxSJC

My favorite photo from last years summer vacation. Walking along the beach taking photos while my daughter and Julochka (in the distance) were looking for rocks.

One of my favorite photos from last years summer vacation. I was walking along the beach taking lego photos while my daughter and Julochka (in the distance) were looking for rocks.