LEGO® bricks inspire me in many ways. Every Monday, I take a moment to share how Minifigures in particular get my creativity flowing. At times, I like to imagine scenarios in which these characters find themselves. Alternatively, they can remind me of something I have already seen, which I can then recreate. Sometimes, I just happen upon a fun shot while reviewing a set. As today is the last Monday of 2019, I decided to take a look back at my top 10 LEGO® pictures 2019, as voted by you, my readers. I have taken a look at the photos posted on Instagram, and these are the ten that received the most likes this year.
10. Harry Potter LEGO-fied
This first entry was inspired through the collection of the Harry Potter Minifigure series back in 2018. However, I acquired a lens ball not long afterwards, which really made me want to try my hand at recreating this poster. You can read the original post by clicking here.
09. Jurassic World LEGO-fied
As many of you know, I am a huge fan of the Jurassic Park franchise. Therefore, collecting the LEGO® sets and dinosaurs is a high priority for me. This photo came about as I was building and reviewing the Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate set. Upon completing that brick-built triceratops skull, I was immediately reminded of the first promotional image for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Click here to read the original LEGO-fied post.
08. Journeys make you wise.
While a little more detailed than the pirate Minifigures of my youth, this character from Series 16 still brought me back. It also inspired a Minifigure Monday poem about growing up and journeying through life. You can read the original post by clicking here.
07. Tell me I am home in bed.
This was another image that came about from playing with my lens ball. It used the Dorothy Minifigure from the LEGO® Movie 2 series, as well as the Wicked Witch of the West from LEGO® Dimensions. Thinking of the Wizard of Oz inspired a poem about wanting to wake up from something all too real. Click here to read the post.
06. A commemorative brick.
There was really no inspiration for this shot. I needed a picture of the commemorative brick from the latest edition of the LEGO® Book for my review. I happened to drop the brick in some interesting lighting, and snapped a shot while lying on the floor. You can read the book review here.
05. Rex Dangervest
Halfway through my top 10 pictures 2019 comes Rex Dangervest. I guess some of the best photos come when you don’t plan them. This was another photograph that was not inspired by anything. I was just snapping shots of Rex Dangervest for a review with a blue spiral notebook in the background. This shot accidentally caught an interesting reflection of his face in the gun. You can read the set review here.
04. Ninjago City Docks
This picture came from one of my favorite sets of the year, Ninjago City Docks. While the set was actually released in 2018, I did not build and review it until January of this year. I tried to take this shot from a Minifigure’s perspective, and I think it turned out pretty well. You guys seemed to agree. For more about Ninjago City Docks, click here.
This next photo never actually appeared on True North Bricks in full form. Actually, only the eye from this picture showed up in one banner image. A cropped version of the photo made its way to Instagram, and people really seemed to like it. This was also from the Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate session.
02. 1989 Batmobile
I took so many photos of this Batmobile, and I did not think that this was the best one. As a result, I never posted it here on True North Bricks. I placed it for fun driving past my MOC police station. The statue lamp posts and large vents in the background were inspire by the Gotham City of the Tim Burton films. It seemed fitting to place the Tim Burton Batmobile there. I posted the photo on Instagram, and others seemed to like it.
01. Another line
Number one on my top 10 pictures 2019 has been my screen background for almost a year now. I really liked this shot, and I am happy to say that over a thousand of you guys did too! In this case a bunch of my Minifigures were placed in a line. I sticky-tacked one on an angle, and voila. The post it inspired can be read here.
This will be my last post of 2019 as the wife and I have a quiet, cozy New Year’s planned. So, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy an safe New Year’s, however you choose to celebrate. Thanks for all your support through 2019, and see you next decade!
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