The Lego Photographer


You never know what you'll find on Fast Company's design blog "Co. Create." Like a hilariously charming photoessay about a Lego photographer. As in an actual Lego minifigure who captures his world on a tiny DSLR.


In 1961, Lego was awarded its first US patent for "Toy Building Brick." The design calls for a hollow rectangular brick with studs on top and a round hollow tube on the bottom. Being a universal system, a brick from '61 would still interlock with one from today.

"Thanks to Instagram and similar filter-heavy photo apps, artful photography has become so user-friendly that everybody seems at least proficient at it—even, apparently, a little Lego person," writes Joe Berkowitz.

Shot entirely on an iPhone by U.K.-based photographer Andrew Whyte, the expertly composed photos show the adventures of the Lego Man, rocking a knit cap instead of the famous bowl cut, lugging around a Lego camera and taking pictures that we will never see.

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Unlike other animated movies, the animation used in "The Lego Movie" is a combination of stop-motion and CGI.