With old man winter knocking on the door and Christmas looming, it only seems right to highlight one of the cooler series of LEGO photos I've seen this year [thanks to Joe for the tip]. Flickr user Avanaut has a collection of winter hijinks on Hoth -- the ice and snow planet from Star Wars -- that are visually stunning.
And in the spirit of the DIY movement, he's also included exactly how he has built and shot these scenes without the aid of Photoshop. It involves plaster of paris, an old CD case, and submerging everything in water. So, if you want it, you've now got plans for winter break.
We should all take such photos.
[Image via Avanaut]