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Tell me a minifig that you want me to take a pic of

 

On December 2, 2015 at 6:22 PM, Ed Mack said:

Hello LEGO fans..

Jeff and I are going to run LEGO photography “contest” for any person who wants to give it a shot.  We are looking for people to come up with “creative LEGO” and “real world” scenes or dioramas for each one of the below themes:

  • ADVENTURERS
  • AGENTS/ULTRA AGENTS
  • ATLANTIS/AQUA RAIDERS
  • AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER
  • BATMAN
  • BIONICLE
  • CASTLE
  • CITY
  • COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES(CMFs)
  • COMIC CON, TOY FAIR & CONVENTION
  • CREATOR
  • DIMENSIONS
  • DINO/JURASSIC WORLD
  • DISNEY PRINCESSES
  • ELVES
  • EXO-FORCE
  • FRIENDS
  • HARRY POTTER
  • HERO FACTORY
  • IDEAS/CUUSOO
  • INDIANA JONES
  • LEGENDS OF CHIMA
  • LORD OF THE RINGS/THE HOBBIT
  • MONSTER FIGHTERS
  • NINJAGO
  • PIRATES/PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
  • POWER MINERS
  • RACERS
  • SCOOBY-DOO
  • SEASONAL
  • SPACE
  • SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
  • STAR WARS
  • SUPERHEROES
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
  • THE LEGO MOVIE
  • THE LONE RANGER
  • THE SIMPSONS
  • TOY STORY
  • MAXIFIGURES
  • VINTAGE PRE 2000 MINIFIGURES
  • MISCELLANEOUS MINIFIGURES and THEME
  • COUNTERFEITS

 

 

 

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On 12/5/2015 at 2:27 PM, Ed Mack said:

Here is a basic Table of Contents and a list of the main minifigures I want to include in the book.  This is not set in stone.  I can adapt and change things at will.  I need individual photos of all of these minifigures.  They can be a standard  hi res shots or creative action shots.  Let me know if you have any other suggestions or questions.  Thanks...

                                                              

  1. INTRODUCTION

  2. ADVENTURERS

    1. Achu

    2. Dragon Fortress Guardian (Bat Helmet, Armor)

    3. Pharaoh Hotep

  3. AGENTS/ULTRA AGENTS

    1. Slime Face

    2. Dr. D.  Zaster

    3. Claw-Dette

    4. Professor Brainstein (with Mech Suit)

    5. Sharx

    6. AntiMatter

  4. ATLANTIS

    1. Temple Statue (Poseidon)

    2. Lobster Guardian

    3. Squid Warrior

    4. Hammerhead Warrior

    5. Manta Warrior

    6. Shark Warrior

  5. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER

    1. Prince Zuko

    2. Aang

    3. Sokka

    4. Firebender

  6. BATMAN

    1. Alfred the Butler

    2. Robin

    3. Nightwing

    4. Mr. Freeze

    5. Catwoman

    6. Batman (Light Blue Grayish Suit with Dark Blue Mask)

    7. Killer Croc

    8. Bane

    9. The Joker

    10. Scarecrow

    11. Two Face (Plain White Hips)

    12. Bruce Wayne

    13. Harley Quinn (White Hands)

    14. The Riddler (with Jetpack Assembly)

    15. The Penquin

    16. Poison Ivy

  7. CASTLE

    1. Gold Knight (Fantasy Era)

    2. Forestman 1 & 2 (Dark Forest)

    3. Good wizard with Cape (Fantasy Era)

    4. Dragon Knight (Armor with Chain, Helmet and Visor-Kingdoms)

    5. Troll (Sand Green with Black Armor-Fantasy Era)

  8. CITY

    1. Shuttle Astronaut (With NASA sticker on torso-set 1682))

    2. RED SOX pattern (promo)

  9. COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES(CMFs)

    1. Series 1-Nurse

    2. Series 1-Zombie

    3. Series 1-Circus Clown

    4. Series 1-Demolition Dummy

    5. Series 2-Pharaoh

    6. Series 2-Spartan Warrior

    7. Series 3-Gorilla Suit Guy

    8. Series 3-Elf

    9. Series 4-Hockey Player

    10. Series 4-Hazmat Guy

    11. Series 5-Lizard Man

    12. Series 5-Royal Guard

    13. Series 6-Roman Soldier

    14. Series 6-Lady Liberty

    15. Series 7- Bunny Suit Guy

    16. Series 7-Bride

    17. Series 8- Fairy

    18. Series 8-Actor

    19. Series 9-Cyclops

    20. Series 9-Chicken Suit Guy

    21. Series 9-Waiter

    22. Series 10-Mr. Gold

    23. Series 10-Bumblebee Girl

    24. Series 10-Medusa

    25. Series 11-Grandma

    26. Series 11-Scarecrow

    27. Series 12-Piggy Guy

    28. Series 12-Spooky Girl

    29. Series 13-Hot Dog Man

    30. Series 13-Unicorn Girl

    31. Team GB-Brawny Boxer

    32. Team GB-Horseback Rider

    33. Team GB-Wondrous Weighlifter

    34. Team GB-Relay Runner

    35. The Simpsons- Mr. Burns

    36. The Simpsons-Grandpa Simpson

    37. The Simpsons 2-Comic Book Guy

    38. The Simpsons 2-Dr. Hibbert

    39. The LEGO Movie-William Shakespeare

    40. The LEGO Movie-Panda Guy

    41. The LEGO Movie-Gail the Construction Worker

    42. The LEGO Movie-Calamity Drone

  10. COMIC CON, TOY FAIR & CONVENTION

    1. Iron Man (2012 Toy Fair)

    2. Captain America (2012 Toy Fair)

    3. Green Arrow (2013 SDCC)

    4. Spider-Woman (2013 SDCC)

    5. Bizarro (2012 SDCC)

    6. Shadow Leonardo (2012 NYCCC)

    7. Batman (2011 NYCCC)

    8. Green Lantern (2011 NYCCC)

    9. Superman (2011 NYCCC)

    10. Shazam (2012 SDCC)

    11. Yoda (I Love NY-TRU Times Square)

    12. Spiderman (In black Symbiote costume-2012 SDCC)

    13. Jean Grey (2012 SDCC)

    14. Azog (2013 SDCC)

    15. Battle Damaged Kranng (2012 NYCCC)

    16. Superman (Black Costume-2013 SDCC)

    17. Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (2014 SDCC)

  11. EXO-FORCE

    1. Hitomi

    2. Ha-Ya-To - Gold Torso Pattern

    3. Ryo-Gate Guard

    4. Takeshi (8113)

  12. HARRY POTTER

    1. Luna Lovegood

    2. Bellatrix Lestrange, Black Dress, Long Black Hair

    3. Ginny Weasley, Light Bluish Gray Knitwear, Dark Red Legs with Pocket Pattern

    4. Mad-Eye Moody, Peg Leg

    5. Voldemort, Glow In Dark (Undetermined Color) Head, (Undetermined Color) Dementor Style Cape

    6. Viktor Krum, Shark Head

    7. Death Eater, Light Bluish Gray Dementor Style Cape

    8. Professor Dolores Umbridge******

    9. Professor Snape, Flesh Head

    10. Professor Trelawney******

    11. Dumbledore (Light Flesh Version)

    12. Professor Lupin / Werewolf

    13. Sirius Black

    14. Peter Pettigrew

    15. Hermione, Gryffindor Stripe Torso w/ Necklace, Dark Bluish Gray Leg

  13. INDIANA JONES

    1. Indiana Jones

    2. Colonel Dovchenko

  14. LEGENDS OF CHIMA

    1. Firox

    2. Mungus

    3. Crominus - Fire Chi (70227)

    4. Bladvic - Armor Breastplate, Flame Wings (70225)

    5. Spinlyn

    6. Cragger - Armor Breastplate, Flame Wings (70227)

  15. LORD OF THE RINGS/THE HOBBIT

    1. Bilbo Baggins - Blue Coat

    2. Bain Son of Bard - Vest

    3. Samwise Gamgee

    4. Elrond

    5. Rohan Soldier

    6. Merry

    7. King Theoden

    8. Cave Troll

    9. Haldir

    10. Ringwraith

    11. Saruman - Long Robes

    12. Eomer

  16. MONSTER FIGHTERS

    1. Zombie Bride

    2. Monster Butler

    3. Zombie Groom

    4. Lord Vampyre with Cape

  17. NINJAGO

    1. NRG Jay

    2. Fangtom

    3. Skales

    4. Samukai

    5. Pythor P. Chumsworth

    6. Skalidor

    7. Acidicus

    8. Lord Garmadon - 4 Arms

  18. PIRATES/PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

    1. Davy Jones

    2. Maccus

    3. Angelica

    4. Blackbeard

    5. Mermaid Syrena

    6. Elizabeth Swann Turner

    7. Mermaid

    8. Bootstrap Bill

  19. POWER MINERS

    1. Rock Monster Large - Eruptorr (Trans-Orange)

    2. Rock Monster Large - Tremorox (Trans-Red)

  20. SPACE

    1. Alien Android

    2. Classic Space - White with Airtanks and Modern Helmet (Reissue)

    3. Classic Space - Red with Airtanks and Modern Helmet (Reissue)

    4. Space Police 3 Alien - Craniac

    5. International Space Station Alien (2001-Life on Mars)

  21. SPIDERMAN

    1. Green Goblin 2 - decorated headgear

    2. Spider-Man 2 - Balaclava Face

    3. Mary Jane 3

    4. Spider-Man 1

    5. Green Goblin with Neck Bracket

    6. Dr. Octopus / Doc Ock, Sand Green Jacket, Sand Green Legs, Thin Smirk - With Arms

    7. Dr. Octopus / Doc Ock, Sand Green Jacket, Sand Green Legs, Clenched Teeth Smile - With Arms

    8. Spider-Man 3 - Dark Blue Arms / Legs

  22. SPONGEBOB SQAUREPANTS

    1. Plankton - Domed Helmet

    2. Mrs. Puff

    3. Mr. Krabs - Large Grin

    4. SpongeBob - Basic ""I'm Ready"" Look

  23. SPORTS

    1. NBA Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers #8 (Home Uniform)

    2. NBA Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers #34 (Home Uniform)

    3. NBA Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs #21

    4. NBA Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks #41

    5. Soccer Goalie - Adidas Super Goalie

    6. Soccer Referee Coca-Cola

  24. STAR WARS

    1. Shadow ARF Trooper

    2. Aayla Secura

    3. TX-20 (Tactical Droid)

    4. Commander Fox

    5. Clone Commander Wolffe

    6. Watto

    7. TC-14 Protocol Droid - Chrome Silver with Blue, Red and White Wires Pattern

    8. Queen Amidala

    9. Darth Maul - Printed Red Arms

    10. Jango Fett

    11. Anakin Skywalker with Light-up Lightsaber Complete Assembly

    12. Luminara Unduli with Light-Up Lightsaber Complete Assembly

    13. General Grievous

    14. Mace Windu with Light-Up Lightsaber Complete Assembly (Trans-Light Purple Lightsaber Blade)

    15. Obi-Wan Kenobi with Light-Up Lightsaber Complete Assembly

    16. Dwarf Spider Droid (Set 7258)

    17. Medical Droid

    18. Scout Trooper Ep.3, 'Kashyyyk Trooper'

    19. C-3PO - Chrome Gold (SW 30th Anniversary Edition)*****

    20. Boba Fett (Cloud City - Printed Arms & Legs)*****

    21. Princess Leia (White Dress, Light Flesh, Smooth Hair)

    22. Darth Vader - Chrome Black

    23. Luke Skywalker (Cloud City)

    24. Boba Fett - White

    25. Boba Fett - Pauldron, Helmet, Jet Pack, Printed Arms and Legs

    26. Lando Calrissian

    27. Greedo

    28. Darth Vader with Light-Up Lightsaber Complete Assembly

    29. C-3PO - Decorated Legs (75059)

    30. Luke Skywalker (Dagobah) with Backpack

    31. Stormtrooper - Chrome Silver

    32. Emperor Palpatine - Light Bluish Gray Head, Light Bluish Gray Hands

    33. K-3PO

    34. TIE Fighter Pilot (75095)

    35. Jawa with Cape

    36. Gonk Droid (GNK Power Droid)

    37. Dengar (10221)

    38. Darth Vader's Apprentice

    39. Darth Revan

    40. Darth Malgus (9500)

  25. SUPERHEROES

    1. Martian Manhunter

    2. Hulk - Dark Tan Pants

    3. Nick Fury - Leather Trench Coat

    4. Maria Hill

    5. Captain America - Detailed Suit - without Mask

    6. Winter Soldier

    7. Iron Man with Circle on Chest

    8. Black Widow

    9. Quicksilver

    10. Two-Face, Orange and Purple Suit

    11. Batman - Black Suit with Copper Belt (Type 2 Cowl)

    12. The Joker - Green Vest

    13. Rocket Raccoon - Orange Outfit

    14. Iron Patriot

    15. Batzarro

    16. Plastic Man

    17. Iron Fist

    18. Iron Spider

    19. Deadpool

    20. Wolverine

  26. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

    1. Shredder (79117)

    2. Donatello With Goggles and Pack (79117)

  27. THE LEGO MOVIE

    1. Batman - Black Suit with Yellow Belt and Crest (Type 2 Cowl, no Cape)

    2. Queasy Kitty

    3. Lord Business

    4. Emmet - Pajamas

  28. THE LONE RANGER

    1. Captain J. Fuller

    2. Red Harrington

  29. THE SIMPSONS

    1. Snake

    2. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon with Name Tag

    3. Chief Wiggum with Doughnut Frosting on Face and Shirt

    4. Bart Simpson

    5. Homer Simpson with Tie and Badge

    6. Marge Simpson with Apron

  30. TOY STORY

    1. Zurg

    2. Twitch

    3. Stinky Pete

    4. Buzz Lightyear

    5. Woody

    6. Green Army Man - Plain

  31. MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Lego 50 Year Anniversary Minifig

    2. De Bouwsteen Legoworld 2005 Minifig

    3. LEGO Fan Weekend 2009 Minifig

    4. Quicky the Nesquik Bunny (Nestle Rabbit)

    5. LEGO Idea House Minifig

    6. De Bouwsteen Legoworld 2008 Minifig

    7. LEGO Kladno Minifigure

    8. Legoland Train Operator

    9. LEGO KidsFest 2010 Minifig

    10. LEGO Store Employee (Male-2015)

  32. MAXIFIGURES

  33. VINTAGE PRE 2000 MINIFIGURES

  34. MISCELLANEOUS MINIFIGURES and THEME

  35. COUNTERFEITS

  36. PRICE CHARTS...TOP 100??

  37. GLOSSARY AND LEGO COLLECTING TERMS

Possible Themes & Miscellaneous (I might add these if we can get some creative photos):

  • CITY

  • Friends/Bellville

  • Disney Princesses

  • Dino/Jurassic Park

  • Bionicle

  • Ideas/CUUSOO

  • Minecraft

  • Racers

  • Technic

 

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Would it be worthwhile to take a few photos of a wide variety of the specific mini-figures for possible use on the cover? We've got quite a wide selection of figures and my brother (who is taking the photos) and I both have experience in graphic design, so if you're interested in anything like that it would be easy enough to do, since we've got everything set up anyways. Even if you've got something in mind for the cover, they could always be used as a end of book 'farewell' page of sorts—or in a general introduction.

 

I figured I'd ask because you asked specifically for themed photos and if that's all you want we won't bother taking any general photos. If they are something you might be interested in, we can throw a few in there.

I would recommend using your creativity skills to come up with photos of individual minifigures on the table of contents. I would especially concentrate on minifigures near the top of the list for each theme because they are usually more valuable and have a better chance of being in the book, especially with the larger themes. General photos right now seem to be covered for most part, so I would rather have people submit more creative stuff with minifigures in action shots or posing in some manner. Thanks

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Alright, sounds good. One last question:

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Each new chapter will have one of these creative LEGO minifigure action scenes or dioramas attached to it in some manner, whether it’s in the introduction or later in the chapter.  Some major themes might have multiple “special” images.  These creations should include one or more minifigures from that theme.  That is really the only rule for these images.  They have to have theme based minifigures in the photos.

Are these particular photos supposed to still have the rarer figures, or are these just general scenes for the theme? There's some themes I have some mini-figures for, but not anything on the list you provided (or anything particularly rare or noteworthy). I also have a pretty neat Lord of the Rings themed shot using Gandalf, Gollum, and Frodo . . . But they were some fairly common minifigures. 

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To think that I've been working on this contest since Brickset announced this has amazed me, due to my short attention span and laziness.

Nonetheless, I have finished another shoot of photos. Looking back at these photos, I would just like to share some advice to the competitors. You know, giving back to the community.

Taking pictures with minifigures in outside/natural environments can produce excellent photos, both in quality and in creativity. All of my favorite photos were taken outside, and can really add a lot to the pictures. Minifigures in sets (both actual sets and in sets, as in "movie" sets) can also make the picture visually appealing. Putting the figures with their plastic buildings, vehicles, locations, etc. can add a sort of realism and character into the figures. Backdrops are another way of producing high quality photos, though I'm quite limited due to having just sketch paper as the best replacement (lol). Just remember, my personal advice (and I'm an amateur).

Now, those who are experienced probably know this. As late as this advice is, I hope those who may be taking photos right now can take this with them later on and shoot some fantastic work, either right now or ten years from now. I really do wish good luck to all the contenders, and I absolutely cannot wait to see the photos that make it into the book.

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These are some important minifigures I want to key on.  Pictures of the packages would be beneficial.  

Iron Man (2012 Toy Fair)

Captain America (2012 Toy Fair)

Green Arrow (2013 SDCC)

Spider-Woman (2013 SDCC)

Bizarro (2012 SDCC)

Shadow Leonardo (2012 NYCCC)

Batman (2011 NYCCC)

Green Lantern (2011 NYCCC)

Superman (2011 NYCCC)

Shazam (2012 SDCC)

Yoda (I Love NY-TRU Times Square)

Spiderman (In black Symbiote costume-2012 SDCC)

Jean Grey (2012 SDCC)

Azog (2013 SDCC)

Battle Damaged Kranng (2012 NYCCC)

Superman (Black Costume-2013 SDCC)

Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (2014 SDCC)

Bilbo Baggins (2012 SDCC)

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  • 3 weeks later...

I think we will probably cut off entries on March 1st.  We have to start reviewing photos and choosing some of the better ones to turn into the publishers.  We really received some good stuff.  The LEGO community constantly impresses me with their knowledge, generosity and talents.

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Okay, I've got a nice batch of photos still to be entered. We had an unexpected death in the family that ate up the past couple weekends, so things have been pretty hectic. We're hoping to cram everything we haven't done into one final photoshoot this weekend. That leaves little time for post processing, editing, and filling out the forms and sending them your way. I don't know how many photos we'll have, so what would be the easiest method for filling out the release form with many photos? Can we just type it up on another sheet, print it with the form, sign both, scan them, and send them your way with the photos?

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14 minutes ago, Flanagan Bros Inc said:

 I don't know how many photos we'll have, so what would be the easiest method for filling out the release form with many photos? Can we just type it up on another sheet, print it with the form, sign both, scan them, and send them your way with the photos?

What I did was fill out the form, scan the form, type up descriptions on separate sheets, then put the form and descriptions together in a PDF. I then sent the PDF along with the photos in one giant piece of mail to them via WeTransfer. They seemed to be O.K. with that method.

I am truly sorry for your loss. I know what that can be like, and my heart goes to you and your family as you recover. I wish you good luck as you adapt to a changed life, and I hope that your hard work and effort will not be in vain and that it will make it into the book.

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5 minutes ago, RagingPorygon said:

What I did was fill out the form, scan the form, type up descriptions on separate sheets, then put the form and descriptions together in a PDF. I then sent the PDF along with the photos in one giant piece of mail to them via WeTransfer. They seemed to be O.K. with that method.

I am truly sorry for your loss. I know what that can be like, and my heart goes to you and your family as you recover. I wish you good luck as you adapt to a changed life, and I hope that your hard work and effort will not be in vain and that it will make it into the book.

That's probably what I'll do then. I figured I'd double check before typing them up, and to hand-write them would have been such a pain.

Thanks, for the well wishes. It was my Grandpa. My whole family and extended family were close to him and many of us saw him weekly. He was getting up there in age and had dealt with quite a few health problems in recent years, so we knew his time was coming. What made it unexpected was that it was a simple, seemingly harmless knock to the head that led to his passing. A bit of a shock, but we've come to terms with it. Considering all his health problems it could have been a lot worse or more drawn out. Family gatherings will never quite be the same, but now everyone's just trying to get back into the swing of everyday life while doing our best to keep my Grandma company.  

 

 

 

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