December 7, 2023

LEGO-fied: Aquaman

I finally made my way out to the movie theater, and I saw Aquaman. As many of you know, this is the latest installment in the DC Comics movie universe. Overall, it was a pleasant experience. The movie was entertaining and visually stimulating. It also continued in the same vein as Justice League in that it was more light-hearted than some other films in the franchise. It had a few moments where I questioned the necessity, or purpose of some inclusions. But, I don’t know the Aquaman comics well enough to judge if they were trying to stay true to the source material or not in those instances. In general, I liked Wonder Woman more as film. But, this was certainly a movie that I enjoyed a lot. In fact, I liked it enough to make it my next LEGO-fied project.

The simple scene that I built for my LEGO-fied Aquaman poster.

I started by building a simple background using BURPS (big ugly rock pieces) that I have a load of in my parts collection. I didn’t spend any time making them fit nicely, or filling in gaps because I knew from the get-go that they would be faded out in the background, and such details would not ultimately be visible. I then made a slightly more detailed rocky perch for my Aquaman Minifigure. This point would be in focus, so I made sure to add details in the form of extra “rocks”, plants, and animals.

The sea life included in the end product was all individually photographed LEGO® animals. My menagerie for this shoot consisted of one shark, one turtle, one crab, one lobster, and one dolphin figurine. The killer whale in the photo was the brick-built version that came along with Lighthouse Point (click here to read my review). I photographed each one from several different angles, and used Photoshop to insert them into the image with Aquaman. The color was, of course, altered to resemble the underwater appearance of the original film poster, and the lighting effects were all added in in Photoshop.

My LEGO-fied version of the Aquaman movie poster.

And there you have it, my first LEGO-fied post of 2019. Last year, I produced quite a few LEGO-fied posts, but I was not very consistent at it. I enjoy making them, but they are time consuming. This year, I will be trying to put one out each month. So, one month down, 11 to go!

Until next time,


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