The countdown for the hotly anticipated LEGO Minifigures Series 12 collection is over as they were released earlier this month on October 1st. For most of you this may be old news and you are probably thinking where I have been for the last month. Well much to the displeasure of my Wife I have become slightly obsessed with the new Series 12 Minifigs and now spend the little spare time I have taking photos of them.
Yes this may sound sad but this new potentially costly addiction of mine has lead me to a goldmine of creativity that I never knew existed. The community of LEGO photographers is huge and there are literally thousands of people pushing their creative boundaries to create some amazing work.
I am not sure whether my new LEGO photography hobby is as result of my LEGO addiction reaching a new level or if I have just become bored taking photos of my children. I mean once you have seen one photo of a baby with a messy face you may as well have seen a hundred, plus it’s hard work to get them to pose on demand. My life could do without that stress so I am going to start replacing photos of their childhood milestone moments with LEGO versions instead. Oh what the heck maybe over the years I could actually replace them with plastic versions too.
Inspired by movies, history and just everyday life, this collection includes a Space Miner, Battle Goddess, Wizard, Dino Tracker, Swashbuckler, Jester, Piggy Guy, Hun Warrior, Fairytale Princess, Pizza Delivery Man, Video Game Guy, Spooky Girl, Prospector, Genie Girl, Rock Star and a Lifeguard.
I am only joking……………………….. It has actually been my 4 year old son’s free range imagination that has inspired me to get involved, watching him playing with LEGO and creating mind boggling custom creations has challenged me to push the boundaries of my creativity. My son in particular really enjoys playing with the Minifigures as he chops and changes their body parts to create some unique customisations.
At £2.49 per LEGO Minifigure packet they are a great pocket money purchase or make the perfect reward / bribe for being good around the supermarket, well it’s enough to ensure I behave. The value for money of the new Minifigures Series 12 collection has been increased with the introduction of online codes that allow you to grow your collection online in a purpose built virtual world for Minifigures.
LEGO Minifigures Online is a Free-to-Play game with optional in-game purchases, and the game can be played completely without paying. Diamonds (in-game currency) and Memberships are also available as optional purchases.
Currently I have about 6 of the 16 LEGO Minifgures in series 12 so still a way to go, my favourites so far are the Spooky Girl which I have two of and the Rock Star.
Check out the photos below for a sample of the photos we have been taking with the Series 12 Minifigures. You can keep up with all my LEGO Photography over on Instagram and just search for @The_iDad.
“Tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!”
This photo was taken using the Space Miner Minifigure that comes complete with his own drill and in case it isn’t obvious the mint polos were mine.
This is one of my favourite photos but one of the hardest to set up. I used two ‘Spooky Girl’ Minifigures, each of which come with the creepy teddy, and a packet of fake cobweb that came complete with a dozen plastic spiders. Trying to get the fake cobweb in the right place was a nightmare.
I partnered up the ‘Hun Warrior’ and ‘The Fairytale Princess’ for this photo and thought it would be fun to do a series of photos with these two figures. The frog piece that comes with the Princess is green with envy as he plays the role of the jealous lover.