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Every Wednesday, myself, @brick_beat and @virginia_bricks host #SigfigScene. A simple idea that is a lot of fun!

The premise is simple, pop your Sigfig (a LEGO you) in a brick-built scene, take a photo and share it on social media using #SigfigScene. Collaborate with @sigfigscene and tag the hosts. The harder part is coming up with an initial idea, implementing it and captivating your audience. Below are a few tips that I have developed over the years and have helped me immensely. 


Always have your Sigfig to hand. It may sound obvious but having to root around for the star of the show is time consuming and a pain, not to mention giving up and not joining in because you can’t find it.

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A set/MOC of any size will work, you don’t have to have a massive LEGO set to join in. A small corner or wall will often be enough to get in close and capture a simple story.


Lighting, it’s a pain for everyone. Having a decent light source doesn’t necessarily make or break a scene but it helps to get it just right. Spending that little longer finding the right light source will help highlight your Sigfig and capture smaller details clearly.


Create a short story. I’ve found that creating something that wouldn’t happen to myself, something whacky, fun and silly. You can also portray messages in your scenes, raising awareness for Mental Health, disabilities and other important real-life situations. Keeping it short and sweet will help keep an audience, long winded ‘essays’ will deter most.


Change it up. Having an array of different torsos, legs, heads and accessories in your arsenal will enhance a scene and make it unique and memorable. If you’re struggling to find the right face or outfit, go custom. @minifigsme have a vast catalogue of parts and prints, they’ll also design you a custom face.


Photo editing. After you’ve captured your shoot, don’t be afraid to play around with the brightness, contrast and so on. A little tweak here & there might bring out a certain detail or area previously hiding in the shadows. Slightly blurring the edges is my guilty pleasure, it draws focus ontoy Sigfig and what he’s doing, rather than a random object in the background.

Last but not least, HAVE FUN!

We hope this helps and you’re inspired to take part, if you haven’t already?! Below are a few examples that myself and the other hosts have created since #SigfigScene started.

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Hello there, I’m Greg, the founder of The Brick Post! Please join me in appreciating all things LEGO from news and reviews to MOCs and more!

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