I’m so excited to be announcing our first LEGO toy photography contest!

As many of you know we have an ongoing relationship with the folks at Bricks Culture to write about toy photography and showcase the work of our amazing community. Our first article was a brief introduction to toy photography while our second article talked about the fun of taking toys on vacation with you. Our third article is on robots, a topic near and dear to all of us here at Stuck in Plastic.


“Awake” by Mike Stimpson

For each of our articles we need to submit awesome photos… and this is where you come in. We want to see your amazing photos of robots; LEGO robots come in many shapes and sizes; they run the gamut from mechs to Wall-E, from original MOCs to mini figures. We want to feature as many amazing photographs from this community as we can.

Big shot robot

“Big shot robot” by Brett Wilson

You can submit photos that were taken in a studio or outdoors. We’re putting no limits on your creativity except one: no Star Wars figures. (We’ve made this one limitation only because the Star Wars universe deserves its own article!)

to be a woman

“To be a woman” by Kristina Alexanderson

Don’t worry, we won’t be judging you on your LEGO building skills. We would love to see a nice selection of awesome Legography that showcases the wide range of photos that showcase robots created by or in LEGO. We’re looking for photos that tell stories,  unique photos, photos that create a reaction – basically the types of photos you already take every single day. 🙂


“Sunday Afternoon” by Shelly Corbett

The best of your submissions will be featured in issue #7 of Bricks Culture. We will also feature a few of our favorite submissions in a follow-up article here on the blog.

I hope you will consider joining this fun challenge. Its unlike anything we’ve done before, and I’m super excited to see what you come up with!

~ Shelly

The Rules:

  1. The deadline is Friday, August, 12th at midnight PST.
  2. The photo needs to include at least one figure recognizable as a robot. This can be a collectable mini figure, your own robot build, a mech, Wall-E, Mindstorms, vintage or modern design.
  3. Color or black & white, studio or outdoor photography are all accepted
  4. One email per person, no more than four images per e-mail.
  5. Please include your contact information with your e-mail submission.
  6. If your image is selected for inclusion with the article we will contact you for the final file.
  7. We are judging your photography skills; not your building skills.
  8. No Star Wars characters will be accepted (no BB-8, R2-D2, C3-PO, etc)
  9. You will receive no payment in exchange for publication of your image. Just bragging rights in the coolest LEGO magazine out there.
  10. New and old images are fine. Although, please don’t submit work that is not your own or more than one year old.
  11. Email submissions to corbett.sj@gmail.com
  12. Any questions, please leave them below in the comments and I will clarify them as best as I can.

“Project 2016” by Me2