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Miscellaneous: UFO invasion? Nope, these incredible photographs were taken with Star Wars toys!

I may well spend my days gazing fixedly into the cyberwebs with my eyes as wide as saucers, but sometimes even I am surprised with the sheer brilliance of the stuff that the internet throws up in my face. Such is the case with this; a series of photographs of disconcertingly realistic seeming spaceships parked outside garages, zooming past trees and abandoned in the snow. Because they weren’t taken by an off-duty astronaut wandering around the car park at NASA, no sir, but by a bored dad playing with his kids’ Star Wars toys.

They’re toys! Plastic miniatures! Positioned just so to create that weird perspective-bending effect. The person responsible is Avanaut, A.K.A. Vesa Lehtimäki, a Finnish artist and illustrator and now something of a hero in our eyes. Frankly he just seems like the coolest man, taking these while hanging out in the garden mischievously considering the possibilities. Here’s to a weekend of taking carefully-angled photographs of miniature stuff next to normal-sized stuff. You can find more information about how he does it here.

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