#aSPIDEYaday – My Year With LEGO Spider-man

My adventures with LEGO Spider-man…

2014 was certainly a year… it was full of up and downs (more than a few downs, but hey I’m still here.). However, through the entire year I held fast to a fun creative LEGO photography project.

Around the end of January I decided I needed to do something to get my creative juices flowing, and since I’ve fallen in love with the Instagram app over the past few years I knew I’d found my platform. Match up Instagram with my obsessions with superheroes and LEGO, and I had my project… #aSPIDEYaday. Here is how it worked, each day I took my LEGO Spider-man minifigure and took a picture of him doing something (anything) and posted the picture.

Aside from having a creative outlet I also found myself stumbling into an amazing community of creators. The LEGO photography community on Instagram is amazing, profiles like @comicdetours, @llworld@dannyboyh, and @taffywacker, to name a few, share amazing pictures and stories everyday. I’m happy to be a part of this community, and try everyday to make my “spidey pic” something fun and worthy.

Ok, so now after 365 days and the same amount of posted pictures (of course there are more than a few that weren’t good enough to post, more than a few really), my trusty iPhone 5s and I are ready to see how we can continue to be a part of the the LEGO photography storytelling group. My next LEGO photo project is in the planning stages and is going to start soon, and my beloved Spider-man minifig will make an appearance or two I’m sure, for now I’m going to have to get used to not carrying around my minifig security blanket around in my left pocket.

So what is the outcome of all this? It can’t just be a bunch of images on a social photo sharing app? No, as the project was nearing the end I started researching my options for printing a coffee table book of my pictures. The lovely and wonderful Google machine lead me to the site Blurb.com and at the bottom of this post you can find a preview of that book and a link to purchase it.

It has been a blast coming up with new and fun ways to show off my love of Spider-man and his LEGO minifigure form.

Final Stats:

Pictures Posted: 365
Pictures Taken: Close to 600
Lost Spider-man minifigs: 3
Recovered Spider-man minifigs: 1
Total Lost: 2

Apps Used: iOS Camera (Native), Instagram (Free), Camera+ ($2.99), Vintique ($1.99), ComicBook ($.299), BrushFX (Free)

Here are a few of my favorite shots:

2014-04-03 18.21.132014-05-02 16.22.472014-05-04 11.54.202014-05-18 20.05.44

2014-05-14 13.24.212014-10-11 19.10.58-32014-11-08 11.09.19-12014-11-11 19.52.49-3

2014-11-23 19.47.50-32014-12-16 21.18.09-32015-01-01 20.30.00-32015-01-02 20.17.10-3

2015-01-04 18.53.15-32015-01-10 19.36.54-32015-01-13 18.57.26-32015-01-18 19.41.12-3

2015-01-23 15.04.472015-01-24 16.38.17

If you are interested you can buy the photo book #aSPIDEYaday here…