This LEGO photography series took two months work with almost no manipulation

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Based in Hungary, Photographer Lampert Benedek loves LEGO and has spent two months creating this action-packed photo series, featuring LEGO toys stealing coffee, adventuring on the ocean, and even posed in a few scenes that look to be straight out of LEGO Star Wars the game.

Lampert told DIY Photography he’s been inspired by other Lego photographers around the world, however he has tried to develop his own style in the genre.  For this series, he used almost no manipulation, and almost all the effects were created in-camera.

"It took me more hours to make a picture, he says. "The record was (in a former series) seven hours. I don’t use Photoshop manipulation for explosion, rain, snow, smoke, dirt etc, so I have to try many times. This is a time-consuming process."

Lampert builds the scenes from scratch indoors or finds an outdoor location for the shoot. Then he sets up the toys and props, and plays with smoke, water, dirt and other elements until he gets the result he's after.

He uses a Nikon D7100 with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens, and only a tiny bit of manipulation forn parts that he says were impossible to pull off in camera - integrity about how he makes the images is really important to him. Check out the photos below:

For this shot, only the spinning wheel effect was added in post.
For this shot, only the spinning wheel effect was added in post.
For this shot, only the glowing lightsabers were added in post - the rest was produced in-camera.
For this shot, only the glowing lightsabers were added in post - the rest was produced in-camera.

Lampert Benedek's favorite genre is toy photography. You can see more of his work on his Facebook pages Aquila Photography and Figs Fan Photos, and on Instagram.

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