You’ll Never See Models the Same Way Again

I’ll begin by confessing a light troll of mine: by “models”, I mean toys. Action figures. Collectibles. Ain’t no fashion-forward people here today.

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If you’re still with me, then you’re in for a REAL treat. Photographer Vesa Lehtimäki, a.k.a. Avanaut on Flickr, is kicking some serious sci-fi butt by featuring action figures and toys (mostly from Star Wars and often made of Lego) in some incredible tableaus and scenarios.

They’re obviously toys, but with the amazing incorporation and blending of effects, somehow I just buy this as reality! Here we see an Imperial pilot on Hoth preparing to roast some chestnuts over an open fire – and under a TIE fighter:

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Or how about blending model with reality in this image of the Millenium Falcon set down in a forest. Spooky gorgeous.

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And it’s not all Star Wars either – who knew Saruman’s Uruk-hai were fans of leaf dust-ups?

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There’s so much more to see, so go see it! You can find Avanaut’s Flickr sets here.

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