It’s hard to go wrong when you combine Star Wars and Legos. After all, they’re two of the greatest things to ever grace this humble blue rock we call home, and when you put them together, magic happens. And that is exactly what you get in this new collection of still photographs that bring together the little plastic building blocks and George Lucas’ epic space opera.
Photographer Vesa Lehtimäk has created a new series of painstakingly beautiful photos, and the set up is truly impressive. Granted, I know little to nothing about photography, but I have no idea how he went about staging these. The composition of the images is fantastic, down to the position of the figures, the snowflakes, and the lighting. There are a few pictures that don’t actually include Legos, but they’re so we’re letting that slide for the time being.
There’s not much to say about these photos that holds a candle to actually looking at them. They’re so cinematic in the way that they’re presented. I love the one of Slave-1, Boba Fett’s ship that looks a little bit like your flying every day iron. It’s easily one of my favorites.
The photo of the TIE fighter pilot paints an interesting picture. We’re so used to seeing them with their black masks, looking all sinister as they blast Rebel scum out of the sky, that we forget there are real people, with real feelings under there. Sorry, I couldn’t resist having a Hallmark moment there. But this does show the in a brief moment of respite, taking a moment to relax, warming himself by a campfire. You can’t always be out there, working as a foot soldier for evil, sometimes you have to take a moment for yourself and maybe make a s’more or roast a weenie.
And in case you were wondering, yes, the Rancor is still terrifying, even when made out of plastic and only a few inches tall. Something about that mangled boxer grin will all scare the hell out of me, and probably many people of my generation who saw this in the theater as small children.
Take a moment to check out all of these and let us know which is your favorite.