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Vesa Lehtimaki, a Finnish designer, illustrator and photographer, has spent the last few years creating stunning photography pieces using his son’s LEGO, producing a strikingly realistic series entitled ‘LEGO on Hoth’.
The photos – in which he imagines what downtime for the Empire and Rebel Forces on the ice planet Hoth would look like – are carefully pre-planned and often take hundreds of exposures to complete, but the result is both beautiful and stunningly realistic (considering he’s working with yellow plastic toys).
In a recent interview with Wired, Lehtimaki discusses his motivation behind the series:
Two of the great moments of my childhood were the first two original Star Wars movies. As a kid I wanted to become a move director – I made some Super 8 movies but it did not work out that well. With my photography I’m revisiting an unfulfilled career path, I guess. With the attacked little stories my photos are like tiny one-frame movie scenes, and I get to direct Star Wars!