menu

Toy Invasion Photos Input LEGO Star Wars In Real World Settings

Toy Invasion Photos Input LEGO Star Wars In Real World Settings
Design

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.

Toys-Invasion-by-Benoit-Lapray-2.jpg

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.

Toys-Invasion-by-Benoit-Lapray-4.jpg

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.

Toys-Invasion-by-Benoit-Lapray-3.jpg

Benoit Lapray

Source: Pixable

Images: Benoit Lapray

Trending

Bicycle Hotel In Norway Makes Commuting A Breeze

Design & Architecture
Technology Yesterday

Umbrella Tells You Whether It's Needed Before You Go Out

Opus One was designed by former Samsung engineers and offers a weather forecast via the flashing LED on top

Sustainability Yesterday

Biocomposite Skateboard Provides An Eco-Friendly Ride

The Uitto is an eco-friendly skate deck crafted from Norwegian wood fibers

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Retail 2017

See All
Work Yesterday

Hyatt Honors Travelers With A 3D-Printed Statue Contest

The hospitality wanted to celebrate the people who go everywhere for work and make sure their tasks were not forgotten

Syndicated Yesterday

High-Tech Replica Brings Prehistoric Art Within Reach

A £48m recreation of the Lascaux Caves in France will let visitors experience the unique place for the first time in decades

Related Expert

DJ Roller

Explorer, Filmmaker, Visual artist

Entertainment Yesterday

Tripod Lets You Make Snapchat Videos Hands-Free

The Camkix kit lets you record wirelessly from any angle

IoT Yesterday

GE Develops An Alexa-Enabled Table Lamp

The first in a line of interconnected home products will integrate Amazon's voice-activated system for smarter home living

Advertising Yesterday

Spotify Mines User Data To Create A Global Ad Campaign

The series of billboards relays the feelings that people express through listening to music

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Retail 2017
Transformation Strategies For Customer-First Business
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed Yesterday

Commerce Expert: Why Brick-And-Mortar Shopping Can’t Be Replaced

Erin Armendinger, SVP of bio, explains the physical need of customers to experience certain products before buying

PSFK Labs december 1, 2016

Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

Food Yesterday

What Material Research In Beirut Bodes For Our Waste Crisis

Might building furniture and lights out of rose petals and coffee grounds point to more sustainable modes of living, as seen in Beirut Design Week?

Social Media Yesterday

This Collar Wants To Be The Bridge Between Human-Dog Communication

Inupathy claims to be world's first dog emotion visualizer

Retail Yesterday

Basquiat-Inspired Fashion Line Supports Emerging Talent

The late artist's estate has collaborated with New York label alice+olivia on a new range of designs

Retail Yesterday

Why Personalization Is The Key To Customer Satisfaction

Andrew Blackmon of The Black Tux shares how the company is using machine-learning models to streamline the fitting process

Gaming & Play Yesterday

Fidgeting Tools Designed To Help Creative Minds Focus

The DIDGETS Collection helps those who have anxiety or are restlessly moving to focus while they are working

PSFK EVENT

FUTURE OF RETAIL 2017:
Conference Built Around Report Launch
BUY TICKETS

Children Yesterday

Helpful Robot Teaches People Of All Ages How To Code

The Root has coding expertise designed to benefit a wide range of people

Home Yesterday

Sharing Service Connects Directors With Film Locations

Finding affordable places to film can be difficult, so GETset was designed to help creators easily find good locations

Technology Yesterday

Adobe Is Teaching Machines To Copy Your Artistic Style

A new research project called Stylit uses a camera to mimic a drawing and reproduce the strokes digitally

No search results found.