Toy Invasion Photos Input LEGO Star Wars In Real World Settings

Toy Invasion Photos Input LEGO Star Wars In Real World Settings

Artist Benoit Lapray used digital photography and retouching to create his image series

Leah Gonzalez
  • 26 august 2014

French photographer and digital retoucher Benoit Lapray has once again put his skills into a creative photo series, this time featuring LEGO Star Wars minifigures going about their lives in a real world urban environment.

His photo series, entitled Toys Invasion, is a personal project that he created with his friend and fellow artist Matthieu Latry and in collaboration with LEGO France.

The series shows the LEGO Star Wars figures occupying the new district of La Confluence in Lyon, France. The photo series presents a clear visualization of the contrast between the iconic pop culture toys and the modern architecture of the city.


The series includes photos featuring popular Star Wars characters like Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, as well as several Stormtroopers. Most of the Stormtroopers are shown walking around the streets, riding their flying crafts and ships, or simply doing their duties and manning their stations. There are also scenes of clashes between the forces of the Empire and the forces of the Rebel Alliance.

In one photo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia appear to be hanging out under a tree at the park while Chewbacca stands guard. In another photo, they are either boarding or getting off their ship. There’s also a photo of a light saber-wielding Darth Vader facing off with Luke on a bridge. In a different photo, Darth Vader is standing on top of a building and throwing blue streaks of power into the sky. There are also photos of Stormtroopers walking around inside a mall and standing outside a shop and looking at the store displays.


According to a post on Pixable, each photo in the series took Lapray and Latry at least a day to create. The artists needed to take a picture of the toys in the studio and then put them on the background image afterwards. Other scenes, like the one inside the mall, took about two to three days, according to Lapray.

View more images from the Toys Invasion photo series on Lapray’s Behance page.


Benoit Lapray

Source: Pixable

Images: Benoit Lapray


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