Inside Scoop

AVANAUT...Middle-Earth Action Photographer!

LEGO® Club has been given exclusive access to the work of the photographer known to the LEGO Community as AVANAUT! He has been wowing us with action shots of his LEGO sets for several years and he’s created some awesome LEGO The Hobbit and LEGO The Lord of the Rings images!

‘Avanaut’ is the not-so-secret identity of the Finnish illustrator Vesa Lehtimäki. He began taking photos of his children’s toys for fun and eventually these amazing shots made their way onto gadget websites. This was where Toby from the LEGO Group spotted him!
“He was obviously a passionate LEGO fan,” Toby says. “I proposed that we use him to shoot the new LEGO The Hobbit and LEGO The Lord of the Rings sets. Everyone loved the idea so I reached out to him and he responded with a resounding ‘I'D LOVE TO!’ We did a deal and the rest is history!”