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12/13/2012

All I want for Christmas is a Lego ME!

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos

Sometimes people compliment me on my creativity, I'm flattered but the truth is I'm at the mercy of the creativity of the people that I photograph.

That was true last summer when we were visiting the cottage of a friend and their super creative seven-year old.

I was chilling when Fynn cut in on my summer reading by presenting me with a Lego me. 

The glasses, hair, smile, square-ish body with a round head! It was an incredible likeness of me!

I tried to get back to my book, but Fynn's imagination tore me from the pages of the book and into a world I was more familiar with. My career in Lego.

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Lego me and real me look a lot alike, real me is less yellow.

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The Lego Me hero shot!

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Another difference between Lego Me and Real Me. Lego Me baths in money!

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Danger, a photojournalist's best friend. We laugh at danger! But sometimes we get scared and run away from it!

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Sometimes it just fun to get outside and photograph some animals!

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Snowy Owl at Tundra Trek at the Toronto Zoo.

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We both cover chefs.

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Halchem Nur prepares traditional Uyghur noodles. She makes it daily at her Scarborough restaurant that fuses Central Asian and Chinese cuisine in Toronto. 2012.

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Sometimes you have to overcome obstacles to get the job done.

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Lego me has been able to cover some pretty cool winter sports like I have.

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The sun sets on the last full day of competition during the Four Man Bobsled at Cesana Pariol at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics, 2006.

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Long before we heard of Wallenda crossing Niagara Falls, Fynn imagined that I would cover a tightrope walker. And just like Wallenda.......

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.....this guy was teathered.

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Wallenda crosses from Goat Island to Table Rock over Niagara Falls.  June 15, 2012.

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Lego Me has also covered the Indy.

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Race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates victory in the IZOD Honda Indy in Toronto. 2012.

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We also cover crime.

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We cover conflict. (disclaimer, We were at the mercy of the Prince of Persia Lego set here, please don't write letters)

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We cover fender benders.

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We cover daredevils.

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We cover rural areas.

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Owen Chalmers gets kissed by his 10 month-old Angus calf at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 2011.

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The job takes both of us to great heights!

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Really Cool

Amazing! Fynn's imagination & yours are brilliant! Good job Lego You and Real You Steve!

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