for two years. -less often, now

About LEGO365

I’m Dan. I love LEGO, and I love photography – so it only seemed natural to mix them.

From June 1, 2008 – May 31, 2009, I took a photo with a LEGO mini-figure every day. An entire year. This blog chronicled that project .

Then LEGO started releasing the collectible series of minifigures, supplying me with a seemingly unending array of different characters to create fun with. So, I decided to do it again. Year two ran August 1, 2010 – July 31, 2011. All those photos are here as well. All told, there are well over 730 photos here, mixed in with some contests, LEGO book reviews, and some random cool stuff I wanted to share.

For my other photography, please check out my Flickr page, here.

To contact me, email me at: dphelpsphoto[at]gmail[dot]com

Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @theSurlyBiker

To buy copies of my photos, photobooks, calendars, and more go here.

If you re a publisher that would like to help me get my photobooks published for real so I can offer them at a much cheaper price than Blurb lets me, please contact me. Same thing for the calendars. You know you want to.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.


Thanks to G-off for the URL idea.

215 responses

  1. Alf Andersson

    Why, oh why, wasn´t this my idea? So cool-funny.

    I saw “A space odyssey” just a few nights ago so I
    could appreciate the Monolith. But my kids, they just… What?!!

    June 28, 2008 at 10:41 am

    • Madelyn Alvarado

      Hi! I am sending this to you from my DSi, so do not worry if it is spelled wrong. Anyway, how do you make you pictures so funny? Thanks

      August 25, 2009 at 6:30 pm

  2. Hi webmaster!

    July 8, 2008 at 9:26 pm

  3. justanotherjen

    Just stumbled upon your page and had to call my 6yo son in. He loves Legos and I think his little brain is working now, thinking about all the crazy things he could do with his legos. We’ll be checking back to see the rest of the pics.

    He was sad to see that several of the pics weren’t working (they come up blank) like today’s picture. He wants to look at them again.

    July 20, 2008 at 4:28 pm

  4. mrphelps

    Thanks! There was a problem with the image servers earlier, but everything is back up and running now!

    July 20, 2008 at 10:14 pm

  5. jasonmarkwebber

    Very much enjoying your daily blog photos. Makes me laugh so keep up the good work!

    July 21, 2008 at 8:31 am

  6. justanotherjen

    I’m back. My 6yo son just came in and begged to see today’s picture. I realized after the last message that it was a server problem with the pictures…all of mine were gone as well. I also discovered your Flickr account just after posting that so we got to look at all the pictures there. Kudos for the great idea. You inspired my children.

    After they saw your blog they took their Legos, dinosaurs and camera out to the back yard and were having an adventure and snapping pictures of all the action.

    July 21, 2008 at 6:31 pm

  7. Deb

    Hiho! LOVED Capsized this week! Set up is perfect and the water…crafty to create or lucky to catch it…just great. Really enjoying the series Dan.

    July 22, 2008 at 5:20 pm

  8. Your site is rad. You possess a good eye for photography, the concept is very creative. I remember most of these sets!

    Favorites: Frozen in ice, space odyssey, cutting down the tree, poker, beheaded warrior, and clue.

    July 26, 2008 at 2:29 pm

  9. PhoeniX

    Hi! I just Love the idea and the execution. Your blog goes to my links. Keep up the good work 🙂

    July 30, 2008 at 5:36 am

  10. What a fantastic idea! I love it. The concept, the url, everything. I really got a kick at looking at all of your images. Great photography too. I can’t wait too see more.

    Hope you don’t mind a honorable mention on my blog.

    July 31, 2008 at 4:35 pm

  11. Anonymous

    Thank you for your wonderful blog, I found it just when I really needed a laugh. I’ll definitely be back. Keep it up. 🙂

    August 5, 2008 at 11:30 pm

  12. Linda

    These are fabulous and I’m glad I found this site. I’ll be back.

    And please consider making a calendar when you’re finished! I’d buy a bunch!!

    August 6, 2008 at 9:47 am

  13. Mia

    My sons & I are loving these photos, & they’re especially fond of the Star Wars ones! We like your captions, too.

    August 7, 2008 at 5:13 pm

  14. Terry Lee

    Briliant site. You’ve inspired me to add a “Site of the day” section on my blog! Check it out when you have time.

    August 8, 2008 at 6:00 am

  15. Fiona

    Oh these are just wonderful — my kids just love checking it out each day — thanks for the laughs

    August 8, 2008 at 6:34 pm

  16. Found you through a friend on and added you to my blogroll ( Such a fun, creative idea! I’ll be sure to check back often to see what’s new!

    August 11, 2008 at 2:22 pm

  17. kelly

    Very fun idea!! My kids love the legos too – and yep, have grabbed our little camera to have some fun of their own.

    August 12, 2008 at 12:57 am

  18. You have a fan here… great project and photos.

    August 13, 2008 at 8:56 pm

  19. Bob

    I think this is a very cool idea. I’m gonna try it out my self, and
    keep up the good work!

    August 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

  20. i love love love your project!

    August 21, 2008 at 9:39 pm

  21. Erik

    This is an awesome blog. Keep up the work. Your creativity is awesome. It’s one thing to pledge to take a photo a day, but it’s another to show as much creativity behind each photo as you do.

    August 22, 2008 at 3:49 pm

  22. mrphelps

    Thanks everyone for the kind words 🙂

    August 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm

  23. Just found your site, put a smile on my face. I love it, subscribed to your feed.

    Thanks for the smile 🙂

    DJ Qube

    August 22, 2008 at 7:10 pm

  24. chepchumba

    i came across your blog using Stumble! I think you will find that your project will be popular because of your focus and simplicity. I love your ideas and I will keep watching in the days to come. By the way I featured your work on my blog and set up a link to your site. Keep up the great work!

    August 25, 2008 at 4:18 pm

  25. greetings from switzerland! I just came across your blog today and had to leave a message to say that I really had a lot of fun “flipping through the pages” of your blog. Your pics are full of creativity and humor! I surely will be visiting your site on a regular basis !

    August 29, 2008 at 9:28 am

  26. Our family loves your site. So fun to check every day to see what you came up with.

    Fort Worth Lobsingers

    September 3, 2008 at 10:37 pm

  27. Hey,
    I’m a little frenchy, I love playing with a camera and Legos too.
    All you made is amasing, your pictures are so funny…
    Thanks for all that.


    September 7, 2008 at 7:21 am

  28. inaccessable

    Always enjoy your Lego guys!!! My personal favorite (so far) is the Burger King “prop” So clever, so funny. If you had a calendar we would buy it. Seems like a lot of legal mumbo junmbo. I hope you never tire of taking the photos, or the Lego figures rebel against you. LOL, We tell many people about you and have even marked you as a favorite on our local Apple store’s computers, iphones and ipod touches!!!! You are famous.

    September 16, 2008 at 7:07 pm

  29. I also love Lego and just bought this hoodie from I love it!

    September 18, 2008 at 6:05 pm

  30. Holly L

    Are you willing to sell some of these images? For private use. My son is crazy about the “gonna need a bigger boat” pic and I would love to frame it for his room. Thx, the whole family loves this site.

    September 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm

  31. When I have completed the 365, I will be making a photobook containing all of the photos, as well as hopefully sell each print individually – the good ones anyway – or any by specific request. I need to work out legal issues with LEGO before I sell anything. I know it’s a long time to wait, but please understand! Thank you! and Thanks for checking!

    September 29, 2008 at 4:43 pm

  32. Holly L

    Thanks for the response. The boys and I are really enjoying the website.

    October 5, 2008 at 3:46 pm

  33. Thats a great idea!
    I also love lego and make photo-stories with these figures 🙂

    October 11, 2008 at 6:59 pm

  34. Bob

    I can never come up with a subject for my lego photos. Where do you get your inspiration?

    October 31, 2008 at 8:00 pm

  35. a deranged mind and a lot of free time.

    October 31, 2008 at 10:24 pm

  36. a deranged mind? cool 😉

    November 1, 2008 at 6:38 am

  37. Jason

    First let me say this blog is awesome! I love your creativity, both photographic and with the Lego scenes. If I may be so bold, here’s an idea for a future picture: Have you thought of combining the “little” Lego with some of the “Big” Lego designed for toddlers? My daughter turned 1 last month and I just “had” to get her her first set of Lego. It got me to thinking, those little Lego guys on your blog would really have some fun with a “larger than life” sized block! Hopefully you have a friend with kids who could loan you some BIG Lego blocks.

    November 7, 2008 at 12:49 am

  38. Hello, my blog has go through a big change and the address has changed as well, please update “360 Degrees” link to

    Thanks 🙂


    November 13, 2008 at 10:44 am

  39. blu666z

    These never cease to entertain me. Keep up the great work!

    December 12, 2008 at 12:46 pm

  40. Great idea – Loves LEGO too, check my kids LEGO travel blog here: .


    December 12, 2008 at 2:44 pm

  41. Very cool website and very nice pictures. They bring back a lot of memories :-).

    December 23, 2008 at 3:30 am

  42. El Lego De la Colina

    WOOOOOW… I Love It… It would be an awesome wallpapers collection… isn´t it ?? I´d like to have all the photos in hi-resolution for my computer.
    It´s a very good job. I hope you to continue doing this this collection another year… 😀

    December 27, 2008 at 11:04 am

  43. ken

    great idea, and nice site, some really brilliant shots!

    December 27, 2008 at 8:50 pm

  44. Heather

    I love it! have added the link to all my sent mail. Many people have commented on it. Can’t wait to see you some late night show somewhere!

    January 9, 2009 at 5:18 pm

  45. Hi;
    We’re checking out your pictures from Alberta, Canada. Great job, can’t wait to see more pictures!

    January 9, 2009 at 7:58 pm

  46. this is very creative idea. What a cool blog 🙂

    January 12, 2009 at 8:42 am

  47. queenstuss

    Your lego figures take me back to my own childhood, spending hours building whatever came to mind.
    I think I had some of the same sets as you have – the pirates are particularly familiar.

    January 18, 2009 at 11:12 pm

  48. Shep

    I love your site. I regret that I didn’t find it from the beginning. Keep it up

    January 19, 2009 at 8:19 pm

  49. whoa! GREAT idea!! ;p

    January 21, 2009 at 12:32 pm

  50. I’ll be showing my 6 yr old son this as soon as he gets home from Kindy. I am sure he’s going to be enamored. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    January 21, 2009 at 1:01 pm

  51. Jamie

    Love it! What a clever idea. I found your photos on flickr while searching for pictures of Lego cookies. Your blog is now bookmarked and I’ve passed the link on to friends. Nice work.

    January 23, 2009 at 8:10 pm

  52. I found your photos on Flickr and am about to ‘mark the blog. Keep up the good work! *Respeck Knuckles*

    January 27, 2009 at 12:22 am

  53. caleb

    hey do you mind if I set up a thing like this, its not completely like this but I just wanted to show lego photos inspired by your creations and I even made up a hiker/traveler but more of a traveller with a bakpak like the hikers and a backpack.

    January 28, 2009 at 10:22 pm

  54. you’re of course free to do whatever you like! Only thing I would ask is that you please give me credit where it is necessary (link to this site, or something to that effect). Please no derivative works from my images without credit to the original, etc.

    January 28, 2009 at 11:06 pm

  55. Garmy

    very nice photography and the witty comments add to the depth 😀 keep it up!

    February 3, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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  57. – now in my rss reader)))

    February 15, 2009 at 6:30 am

  58. I just wanted to let you know that I have added you to my Blog roll on my site Common Man Thinks. I hope you are okay with it. 🙂

    Vishal Sharma

    February 24, 2009 at 12:19 am

  59. Sylvie

    Your photos are awesome. Love them!

    February 27, 2009 at 1:54 am

  60. Just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration! I linked earlier this year when my son and I found your blog. He was inspired to photograph his own scene for homemade birthday party invitations.

    You can take a peek here:
    link to homemade Lego birthday party invitations

    (Would have emailed, but could not find contact info.)

    February 27, 2009 at 8:46 pm

  61. Jen

    I just found your site, and I spent a good amount of time looking through all the old posts and laughing out loud.

    I just have to admit: the Storm Troopers are so CUTE! 🙂

    February 28, 2009 at 3:16 pm

  62. Nick

    I second that, I had a good half hour look before my lunch break was over. Cool stuff and a good inspiration!

    March 3, 2009 at 7:24 am

  63. Okay, I’m so behind the times….FINALLY found your blog and LOVE IT! Cannot wait to show my 6 year old who will then continue to bother me 24 hours a day about visiting your blog to see all the great things you’ve done. I think it’s a shame that Lego does not authorize, sponsor, or endorse your site. They absolutely should!

    March 3, 2009 at 9:20 am

  64. Diane

    I am a 43 yo mum from Sydney Australia who has loved lego all her life. This is by far the coolest thing I have seen! BRILLIANT

    March 3, 2009 at 7:17 pm

  65. LaRee

    Keep up the great work! I get busy and miss a while but love catching up. I am so impressed that you continue to shine with this project. Congratulations!

    March 5, 2009 at 2:28 am

  66. tia

    This is hilarious!

    March 9, 2009 at 2:04 am

  67. Lord Van Guy

    Really funny blog. How do you make one?

    March 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm

  68. Jenny In Illlinois

    I am loving your sense of humor. Pictures are great too.

    In a little over an hour I’ll be picking up my 9 year old from school. I guarantee he’ll spend an insane amount of time at your blog and then he’ll try to mimic with his own legos. Guess I’ll have to hand over my old point and shoot… And if he doesn’t (which I doubt) I may have to myself. I buy my boys legos because I am the one who loves them… thankfully they have their mothers dork qualities that make us all so endearing

    March 12, 2009 at 1:54 pm

  69. Just found your blog. What a wonderful concept. I’ll be back to check out more of your photos!

    March 13, 2009 at 11:53 am

  70. Kseniya

    My friend sent me the link, knowing how much my family enjoys LOGO’s (and how much I love photography). I absolutely love the compositions, the picture quality and most of all the great captures! I think you had a brilliant idea when you started this blog.
    Thanks for making my day!

    March 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm

  71. Hi, I’m Blake, I’m 9 years old and I love lego’s too!

    I love making videos of my lego guys and have lots of them on YouTube.

    Lately I’ve started taking photos and making stop-motion videos. You should check some out!

    One of my best: volcano!

    and: a plant in lego world!

    Hope you like them.

    March 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    • legofangirl8


      May 1, 2009 at 5:57 pm

      • Anonymous

        ya this is great!

        May 2, 2009 at 9:05 am

  72. Vicky

    Just found your site and LOVE it! My 7 yr old has been hooked on Lego’s since he was 3 yrs old. He loves the Wheel of Fourtune picture the best!
    Keep up the great work!

    March 14, 2009 at 8:01 pm

  73. brilliant! love the pictures, but love your witty commentary even more 🙂

    March 15, 2009 at 8:14 am

  74. rochelle g

    what an inventive, fun sight! you really have hit on something here. of course my 7 year old and my 39 year old husband are addicted to legos and look at your sight everday. thx!!!

    March 16, 2009 at 9:30 am

  75. So what happens after 365 days? It should be 365 years!

    March 20, 2009 at 3:10 pm

  76. Madelyn Alvarado

    You are cool,Dave! Since I am only a kid, I want to do something like you. So, I have a camera and I took a pic of my lego guy in money. You should do that!

    March 27, 2009 at 2:50 pm

  77. Bob

    Do you mind if I start my own lego photography site? I will site where I got the idea and everything, I just want your permission.

    March 29, 2009 at 9:12 am

  78. legofangirl8

    Mr Phelps, I am doing what you do so can you give me some tips? I want my photos to be funny.

    March 29, 2009 at 9:33 am

  79. legofangirl8

    Hey! Bob, we’re doin’ the same thin’!

    March 29, 2009 at 9:34 am

  80. I love your site. Keep it up !

    March 29, 2009 at 10:20 am

  81. of course, you are entitled to begin whatever site you desire! i know i am certainly not the only person to ever do this. i just wanted to share! you may do as you wish. i can’t give you tips on making your photos funny – it all depends on the way you look at life, situations, and what kind of imagination you have.
    good luck!

    March 29, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    • legofangirl8

      Thanks! I’ll let you know when I start the site!

      May 1, 2009 at 5:54 pm

  82. I was wondering if you’d consider doing a scene that’s a tribute to the Flood Fight going on in Fargo, ND There’s certainly a lot of material to draw from….

    March 30, 2009 at 4:49 pm

  83. lizilla

    Its awsome that your a teacher in my grade, in my favorite subject! Why did’nt you become a photagropher if you love taking photos of Legos? I hope you and Annies relationship works out!

    April 10, 2009 at 7:16 pm

  84. Justin

    The Storm Troopers need their own movie. I’m loving this site everyday more and more.

    April 15, 2009 at 7:46 am

  85. Just found your blog through stumbleupon. great work! I love it.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:12 am

  86. cathya

    grown adult woman sitting in her open office space in her church giggling… your humor is so appreciated, as well as your creativity! i have a huge bag of duplos and legos waiting for future grandchildren and my 31 year old son has bookmarked your site as i have. can’t wait for the book!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:03 am

  87. I have been following your site for a long, long time now. Kudos on the great work and for the shout out you got today on Shine.

    April 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm

  88. thanks as always everyone!! 🙂
    i love, that you love it!

    April 15, 2009 at 4:48 pm

  89. Anonymous

    Youre blog is awesome!
    The LEGO poses and captions are hilarious and inspiring.
    Thanks a million!

    April 16, 2009 at 8:25 am

  90. Galego

    Very fun idea!Greetings from Spain.We love your project.Please continue your blog.Thanks!!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:43 am

  91. Now that’s what I call a photography project… and free advertisement for the Lego company 🙂

    April 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm

  92. Dana

    I teach grades 5-6-7-8 gifted and I just showed all my classes your website–they are cracking up!!!! They are smart enough to get many of the captions–so funny to watch them “get it”!!! They especially liked the Narnia one and the “bad day to be a stormtrooper” one. My own sons are 8 and 10 and HUGE lego boys–they loved it too!!! thanks for such an offbeat fun thing!!!

    April 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm

  93. Aussiechef67

    It is traditional amongst the AFOL community to show appreciation for a LEGO blog or webcomic by sending a gift of LEGO to the artist. You don’t seem to have covered this option in your blog anywhere. Perhaps you could add it to you FAQ?

    April 26, 2009 at 5:42 am

  94. BWC

    This is hilarious! But also really good art. Keep it coming 🙂

    May 2, 2009 at 5:59 am

  95. thirdgradeaunt

    This is a really neat idea. I’m doing something similar with a Troll doll. You can read about it in my blog. I’ll definitely be back!

    May 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm

  96. Oh dear – why have I only just discovered this? I loved lego as a kid and my son is now a real lego addict – I’ll have to show him!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:09 am

  97. Lego Fan's Mom

    My 6 year old son is going to be disappointed when the 365th day is here. He looks forward to our photos and has even tried to take some of his own. He used to just play with the bricks and build and now you have spurred his imagination to include the mini figures in his play. Thank you!

    May 6, 2009 at 1:20 am

  98. Anonymous


    ( thats too bad

    June 4, 2009 at 7:18 am

  99. endproductuser

    Hey, I read your blog every day.

    Could you link to me at if I link to you?

    June 5, 2009 at 8:03 pm

  100. songbird

    These are just wonderful! I ‘ll bet you are a great elementary teacher!

    Thanks for the fun!

    June 6, 2009 at 11:51 am

  101. laurel

    Too cool. I see in your FAQs a lot of people do “365”s but this is the first I’ve come across. And its fun; thanks.

    June 8, 2009 at 11:58 am

    • do a search on flickr and you’ll find oodles and oodles. the majority of them will be self-portrait 365s. these are usually full of overly photoshopped photos. personally, I find them boring.
      if i’m following or doing a 365, i’d want to see something different every day.

      June 8, 2009 at 4:48 pm

  102. innocentbelle

    Hey, awesome blog! I enjoyed it! Real dedication!

    June 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm

  103. Hi,

    Enjoyed your site very much. Your photo’s have inspired to take some holiday pictures the same way when I’m holiday next month. Blending the minifigs into the real world.

    Too bad you’re done now…

    June 19, 2009 at 2:17 pm

  104. I like your work!,

    July 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm

  105. Lucia

    I have a 4 year old son and a box of Lego since he was 2 but he rarely plays with it. I have never had any Lego as a child and I am not very creative with it. How to encourage him? I think playing with Lego is a fantastic thing!

    August 24, 2009 at 12:39 am

  106. Just found your blog, and you have outdone yourself!! We are enjoying every single one!! Thank you. #353 is too much – just the thought of those 2 faces!

    September 15, 2009 at 8:33 pm

  107. Hi Dan,
    Love your work… found it a little after the fact -but it’s still great! Hope the book goes well… can’t imagine that it wouldn’t! 🙂 I’d love to link you to my blog and put some of your photos on there (credited, of course) can I do that? Again – awesome work!

    September 20, 2009 at 10:53 am

    • Yes, that is fine. As long as they are credited and point back to this site please!

      September 20, 2009 at 3:39 pm

  108. --

    I am your #1 fan!

    September 23, 2009 at 2:37 pm

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  110. Elias K. Rekkedal


    You are a very fine Lego artist, and I want to be as good as you. Can you please do another year? I think your Lego pictures are very fine, and I get new ideas all the time. E.g I have been inspired by the storm-troopers wardrobe and the weight-lifters.

    Greetings from Norway, Elias (9)

    October 9, 2009 at 1:20 pm

  111. Elias, thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you’re inspired! I don’t have the ability to do another year right now – just don’t have the time!
    Maybe soon I will do another project.
    Stay warm!

    October 9, 2009 at 5:54 pm

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  113. 12 Life Lesson’s Learned from playing with LEGO®.

    February 16, 2010 at 6:27 am

  114. Alex

    Your photos are the best in the world! 🙂

    February 16, 2010 at 3:46 pm

  115. Lisa K

    I’m so happy that you decided to do another year of Lego a Day. I’ve been really amused by your pictures and think you have such a great imagination.

    keep em coming!


    August 23, 2010 at 9:47 am

  116. My son and I are loving the current Lego a Day. I’ve just put a link on my crafty/sewing blog. I’d love to see a sewing machine, pin cushion inspired Lego a Day. Fraught with dangerous situations for Lego men.

    September 9, 2010 at 2:11 am

  117. Elias K. Rekkedal


    Thank you for starting another year. I loved the previous year, asked above for you to do another, and now we’re on! I hope the new year will be as good as the last, and it is really looking like it will be.

    Elias K. Rekkedal … again (now 10 )

    September 13, 2010 at 10:45 am

  118. Poppy

    Hello lego365,
    Im also a lego fan but am very shy. I too have many legos but not as much as you wowie. Well got to go

    a friend

    September 17, 2010 at 6:52 am

  119. Hi, nice to meet you !

    September 22, 2010 at 12:48 am

  120. FAN bloody TASTIC!!!
    Bought the biggest smile to my face as i reminisced about my sons lego experience!!! Great job!

    October 13, 2010 at 7:34 am

  121. Ami

    you are awesome! ❤

    December 9, 2010 at 12:25 am

  122. I absolutely adore your blog! What an awesome idea!! Your photos are really creative and put together really well.

    Congrats on combining a hobby and a talent into an amazeballs creative blog! 🙂

    Drive on,
    – M.

    December 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm

  123. elisajoy

    funny, I am from upstate ny, lived outside of DC and now I am living in tennessee. anyways, a really fun blog! I enjoyed the pictures and the creativity.

    December 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    • haha thats a small world!

      December 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm

  124. jennidoyle

    I stumbled upon this site tonight and I’m thrilled! My whole family loves Legos! We use Legos to do things as a family – whether playing Lego Star Wars on the Wii, celebrating the holiday with our Lego Advent Calendar, or just building!

    My son & husband made a stop-action Lego movie last year for our son’s elementary school’s film festival. It’s great to see an educator with so much creativity!! Thanks for sharing with the world – we’ll be watching your creations!

    December 17, 2010 at 8:23 pm

  125. This is such a great collaboration of two things you are passionate about.

    Interesting that I stumbled upon this, we are residents of TN and we have a 5th Grade student. Coincidence . . . . From the amount of snow in your recent posts you must be in East TN while we are in Middle TN though.

    Just a few days ago I heard about a Dad her photographed his daughter everyday for 10 years and then put a time lapse video of the photographs together and it was awesome. That might be a cool way to view your photos together in one place.

    December 18, 2010 at 11:58 am

  126. sekooc

    This blog is SO AWESOME!! I really like your creativity and your dedication. Legos are awesome and so is photography, so that definitely makes sense to put them together! I’m in Tennessee too, so I hope you’re staying warm!
    I’ll be back,

    December 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm

  127. Bernardo Henriques


    Just tumbled on your blog today (yes via WP home page).
    Amazing idea you had for this project, great pictures and lots of creativity.
    My 7y and 4y kids love it!

    Regards from Portugal,

    December 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm

  128. I love Lego & photography! You’ve done a great job and I really enjoy your pics.

    Thanks for putting a smile on my face today.

    December 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm

  129. Thank you for the GREAT pictures! You have inspired my 2 who LOVE Legos. They are now wanting their own blog to post their Lego pictures on. They are 7 & 8 and have been taking pictures all day!

    December 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm

  130. love your page man. really cool

    December 18, 2010 at 5:43 pm

  131. First off I think it’s awesome, I laughed so hard at day 94, I damn near fell off my chair. My only suggestion is to work on the captions, the photography is good, and I like the abstract visuals that you use some of the shots.
    I think the best idea would be to post the picture, and then ask for comments on what the caption should be.

    Just my two cents though

    December 19, 2010 at 2:29 am

  132. COOL!!! love your blog.

    December 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm

  133. Really liking the concept, I’m a fan of LEGO too but then who isn’t?
    I do a similar sort of thing on my blog,, where I take a picture each day of my first year at university to give people an idea of what student life is like these days, if maybe they haven’t been yet or are just interested.
    Take a look and if you’ve got any feedback, feel free to say!

    December 20, 2010 at 6:27 am


    I’m curious if you did any photos with Gimili, or any of the other Lord of the Rings figures?

    December 20, 2010 at 8:42 am

  135. love, love, love your blog! what a great idea!!

    December 20, 2010 at 9:54 am

  136. Celeste

    hey i really love your awesome idea and amazing photos & blog! cos i really love LEGO ;D
    thanks and keep it up (:

    December 20, 2010 at 10:23 am

  137. Celeste

    hey your idea is truly amazing! the photos are awesome, great blog, keep it up! i love LEGO 😀

    December 20, 2010 at 10:27 am

  138. Cammander Garf

    Love the photos. Like legos too. 🙂

    December 21, 2010 at 8:06 pm

  139. Cammander Garf

    Love the photos. Like legos too. 🙂 saw webpage and liked it right then also impresive story

    December 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm

  140. shinypigeon

    I have just a dangerous thing and showed this to my other half…I can hear his LEGO brain ticking away rattling out ideas to use with the big box of LEGO we keep on top of the wardrobe for emergencies of a LEGO nature.

    December 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm

  141. Do you have an archives? I want to explore your previous posts without having to scroll through pages and pages. Thanks, and Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    • If you don’t want to scroll through the pages, you can view the entire first 365 project on my Flickr page here:

      The first few weeks are a little rough – some not so good photos – but once I found my footing both in the ideas and the photographic part of it, the pictures really improved. There’s a lot of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken in the first year. Please enjoy.

      Also, let me know which ones anyone would be interested in buying prints of so I know what to offer up for the next round!

      January 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm

  142. Thanks for the link! 🙂 And print-wise…the ‘investigator’ series is my favorite.

    January 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm

  143. Seriously cool stuff, I try and get a bit of LEGO into my 365, but this idea is awesome.

    Like someone above has said, I wish this had been my idea!

    Good luck with the rest of the project.


    January 10, 2011 at 6:52 am

  144. Hi Dan,
    Stumbled on your site through google alerts. I’d like to see your lego art each day & was wondering how to sign up for that. Are you on facebook?
    There will be a lego robotics art talk at a local gallery where I am volunteering & I think the others would love to see your work.
    You have a delightful sense of humor!

    January 29, 2011 at 8:03 am

    • Hi Christine,
      The best thing to do is just bookmark this blog! You can also click the RSS button to add it to your RSS feed – this is assuming you use an RSS reader to compile posts and news in one spot.

      I also post the photos – and all the rest of my regular photos, on my Flickr page – which can be found in the Links list at the bottom of every page.

      I am on Facebook – but it’s just my personal account. I have not created a page for my photography. I’m not a pro-photog business, so I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate.

      I’d love to have exposure in a gallery! Please feel free to share any of my websites with them. My contact info is on the “About” page here.

      And if they are interesting in having prints or calendars of any of the photos, they may get those buy clicking on the “Buy” page on this site.

      Thanks so much!

      January 29, 2011 at 9:59 am

  145. Jen Green

    I love all your creativity. My boys were in stitches! Great work!

    January 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

  146. I added you to “my favorite blogs” (

    February 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm

  147. Rachelle

    So funny, I’m sharing your photo blog with everyone I know!

    March 14, 2011 at 3:51 am

  148. Janine

    Love, love, LOVE your blog. The photos are amazing! Glad I found you!

    March 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

  149. As a long time Lego fan, this may have just become my new favourite blog to follow.

    Very cool (and artistic!) pictures; great job!

    March 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

  150. love the idea. best ever!

    March 16, 2011 at 3:01 am

  151. marinemomsjournal

    love this. My boys are big Lego fans, even though they are all grown now.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:06 am

  152. Can’t wait to show my lego-mad son these tomorrow when he wakes up. Awesome!

    March 16, 2011 at 5:28 am

  153. Onixjihane

    Hi dan, I also love lego and photography and i also have combined them 2 passions! love your work! find me on flickr if u like.

    March 16, 2011 at 10:30 am

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  155. This is so cool! I wish I could have you for a teacher when I get to fifth grade!!

    March 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm

  156. I live in New Zealand. My brothers look at your blog every day.

    March 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm

  157. Erica

    When’s the next contest? I’m excited! 😀
    I love the site, I check it everyday!

    March 29, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    • I’m not sure yet. I have to think of something fun to do. I like to celebrate milestones, so maybe there will be something coming up.

      March 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

  158. I love this website 🙂 . I love Lego 🙂 .

    April 7, 2011 at 9:28 am

  159. MB

    I enjoy your blog and have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. You can see the nomination on my blog at:

    April 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

  160. Daniel,

    Your work is awesome!

    I made a few videos to help your blog get more visitors.


    April 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm

  161. Fantastic blog! Great idea and I love your captions.

    April 29, 2011 at 10:52 am

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  163. I think, mrphelps, that this is my new favourite blog 🙂

    What a cracking idea! You have a great imagination. The Star Wars and Outdoor Activities are my favourites. I love the little shadows on No 264 and No 262 reminded my of a scene in Jurassic Park III!

    May 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm

  164. Who thinks this blog is AWSOME? I do! Who’s with me???!!!

    May 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm

  165. Why haven’t you been posting recently?

    June 11, 2011 at 5:41 am

  166. mewithmycamera

    Can’t wait for day 365!

    July 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm

  167. Claudius

    This was great project! Thank you so much for this!

    Would it not be great to offer a day-to-day calendar with every photo from the just concluded project? I would be willing to pay for it.

    August 1, 2011 at 4:02 am

  168. kaskan

    Hi am Kaskan and I think i have broken your number of minifigs.I have more than 166 minifigs.Send my the number and a photo of all your minifigs. Thank you.

    August 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm

  169. I have at least that many now as well – I added all 16 from the latest minifigs series collectibles and a few extras from some new sets as well. I don’t have a photo of all of them currently.

    August 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    • kaskan

      ok thanks ill send you a photo of all mine. I have not finished builing all of them,so I think i have 177 or 185.thank you.

      August 4, 2011 at 8:32 am

  170. kaskan

    ok I built all my minifigs and i have 204 minifigs .Im soon going to send the photo now that im done.

    August 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm

  171. fantastic idea… in half day I loked all the pictures, I can’t stopped because was quite like came back to my first years of life, when I was a child, and my desire always was “LEGO LEGO LEGO!”, my mother and my dad spent always lot of money for my passion and was one of the most beautifull remember of my childhod.

    thaks to had realize that idea, I promise you I will pubblicize your blog on my (italian) blog 😉

    ps: sorry for the really bad english I know that but for the next “one year lego” I will be improved it! 😉

    October 11, 2011 at 5:58 am

  172. Really nice blog! Just shared the link to my brothers and sisters (have a quite a few of them). I hope to drop by again.

    Stéphane (from France)

    October 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

  173. i love your LEGO 365…

    October 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

  174. Crazy idea but I love the photos 🙂

    November 13, 2011 at 4:09 am

  175. Lt ethan karp

    Everyday, i look at your blog and there is not one photo you have taken that doesnt put this on my face 😀

    November 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm

  176. I just recently came across your website when looking at 365 projects and yours is by far the best! Don’t ever stop!!! I wish you were my teacher!!!

    December 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

  177. Dan,
    I think this site is awesome!
    I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award:

    December 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  178. How amazingly fun!

    December 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm

  179. ben

    mr. phelps-
    you have inspired me to create a team of minifigs and take pictures of them adventuring through my house!
    i probably won’t put it on a website, but i just wanted to thank you 🙂

    January 22, 2012 at 10:43 am

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  181. Hi Mr. Phelps,
    I just nominated your blog as one of my Liebster blogs because I do LOVE your blog! I really like your work!
    Thanks, Erik

    February 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  182. HI
    I love your photos!
    I have been doing paintings of the lego figures and their various adventures.
    They are a lot of fun. I’m just wanted to stop by and share a link to my site.
    I have a ton of ideas from potty humor to literary reference. I would just like to share my
    work with you and say hello.
    I an open to commissions or even just ideas! I hope all is well in
    your world and look forward to hearing from you.
    Josh Talbott

    June 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm

  183. Oh, wow! This is like the coolest blog in the world. I got a bit carried away- looking at your blog for over 25 minutes!! Plus, I think you’re LEGO collection is amazing 🙂

    July 12, 2012 at 2:59 am

  184. Tais Lima

    Dude! Awesome ! I just LOVED all your photos. Spent half my morning at work browsing here (: Congrats !

    October 4, 2012 at 9:24 am

  185. great blog, your photos inspired me, and despite the fact that for a long time I’m not a child, I began to play with blocks 🙂

    November 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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  187. I love your pictures!
    I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster award. Stop by my blog to see what it is about

    January 2, 2013 at 2:30 am

  188. Hi Dan,

    My name is Izaz from MyLegoland blog. Ive greatly enjoyed looking through your site and I was wondering if you’d be interested in exchanging links with my website, which has a related subject. Let me know if you interested. I’m looking forward for a favorable reply from you.

    January 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm

  189. Dan – I once suggested you have a facebook like button and then lo and behold a facebook like button appeared. Now I have another suggestion. You should add a ‘from the beginning button’. Then someone could click the button and start watching your photo blog posts from day one. Some us caught you from midway of your project. Some were with you from the beginning. But you have new followers now. Maybe you have this ‘retro’ click already but just curious where it is.

    February 9, 2013 at 1:03 am

  190. Do you have a twitter account where you link to all your posts? It’s my favorite way to keep up with blogs, but I can’t find a link for yours.

    February 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm

  191. Sean Lindsay

    Hello I have been following this blog for a long time and was wondering if you were going to keep it, and not disable it, I am a very big fan of your work and I hope you see this

    March 19, 2014 at 11:04 am

    • I’m keeping it up for the time being. Thanks for looking!

      March 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

  192. I conceive you have observed some very interesting points , thankyou for the post.

    March 25, 2016 at 1:46 am

  193. It is a great job!

    May 1, 2017 at 12:13 pm

  194. liz

    hi i would love to talk with you can you email me ASAP please

    May 10, 2017 at 10:56 am

  195. Josh

    Are you a family-friendly site?

    July 9, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    • Yes, it is.

      July 9, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      • Josh

        thanks. Could I recommend you on my site I had to know you were family friendly first.

        July 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm

        • Of course! I don’t post here anymore – it’s just a repository from my two year projects but it’s here for the browsing enjoyment!

          July 10, 2018 at 7:35 pm

  196. Josh

    Could I interview you for my site? I’ve been looking to start a series where I interview skilled people in the LEGO community. If you don’t want to, that’s fine. Thanks.

    October 5, 2018 at 11:56 am

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