LEGO Star Wars is like when you got your chocolate in my peanut butter, but without chocolate or peanut butter.  Still, I’ve always liked this toy franchise, and when Mike Stimpson takes a mini-fig Stormtrooper and turns it into a work of art, it warrants being featured in this daily site segment.

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From Mike’s bio

A photographer of toys, and a man curious about light.

My work has been published in national newspapers in the UK, seen on BBC television, and featured in many magazines all over the world with subjects as diverse as German political culture and Brazilian business news.

I’ve also been featured on numerous blogs, magazines and websites. The world seems to like LEGO.

via Mike Stimpson

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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  1. September 17, 2009 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    Very nice! Looks like he used a molded resin water effect like you can pick up at the hobby shops.

    Very well done and the lighting look sweet as well.

  2. Ziekk
    September 18, 2009 at 8:04 am — Reply

    I like the picture, but it looks to me that its also likely he took the picture with a high-speed after dropping a big drop of water in the pool.

  3. Frank
    September 18, 2009 at 9:06 am — Reply

    Photography is all about composing and taking the shot. It’s supposed to look like he just dropped it into the water and took a shot. More than likely, he made a couple of test runs and adjusted the lighting each time. Once the lighting was just right, he took a huge number of shots until he got the perfect shot. It looks great!

  4. September 18, 2009 at 2:47 pm — Reply

    I e-mailed Mr. Stimpson and you all where right, it was actual water that was dropped. He said it took over 100 shots to get the 3 or 4 that worked!

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