LEGO And The Great Outdoors

Blog, Lego, Life

Directive

Over the past two days, I spent about 4 hours on a LEGO photo that just wasn’t working, which was frustrating beyond all belief. Part of it had to do with my own limited options (most of my LEGO is still in storage), while the rest had to do with how very unflexible my rudimentary light setup is.

Long story short, I scrapped the picture for the time being, and took my frustration outside, where I ended up taking one of my favorite LEGO pics yet (the Wall-E photo, above). I’ve always found great pleasure in shooting LEGO outside, largely because the lighting always looks more natural because, well, it is natural.

Two of my favorite photos I’ve taken are, non coincidentally, outdoor shots

There’s something wonderful about seeing minifigs and LEGO setups “in the wild,” as it were. If you set your scene up properly, you can really hide the small scale of the bricks, and create an immersive, striking image. Today’s particular photo, “Directive?” has been in my head for quite some time now, so I was happy to finally bring it to life. It took me about fifteen minutes. My homemade lightbox can stick it where the sun don’t shine.

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Supergirl Series Premiere Review

Blog, Review, TV

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I have long been skeptical about the prospect of a Supergirl series, not because I didn’t think it could work, but because of the immense obstacles involved in making it work well. Not only do you have to give Supergirl a place in a television landscape overrun by male heroes, but you have to allow her to escape the looming shadow of her more famous Supercousin, and do so with special effects that don’t look terrible on a television budget.

Luckily, all of my doubts were proven wrong by the pilot episode of the upcoming CBS series, which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con last night. Supergirl flies high in her premiere and stakes her own claim amidst the other television heroes like Arrow and The Flash.

You can read my full (slightly spoilery) review of the pilot episode here.

Will you be tuning in to Supergirl when it premieres in October?