Adding a New Topic Category: LEGO Building
A new place to capture building with real LEGO bricks, and not just renders.
I haven’t added a new topic in awhile, but I ran into a bit of a problem lately. As an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO), I recently got back into building with real LEGO bricks. In doing so, I decided to start taking pictures of some of the sets of been building. Not content with building official sets, I started to build MOCs (My Own Creations) from both myself and others. I needed a place to share.
Building is so fun!
I usually share my pictures on Flickr. It has been a vibrant community for me over the years, a place I can share my images and get feedback. Although I usually only share renders, I have uploaded a couple of creations. Yet, that had been quite awhile ago.
Finally getting around to building to building 75159 Death Star, I started to take photos as I built it. My goal was to share with friends and family on Facebook. But, as I got to working on MOCs, I thought it would be fun to track the builds as well. An example from my Death Star build is below.
75159 Death Star - Build Day! by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Fun with MOCs.
Building and documenting sets is fun, but building MOCs was quite fun. I enjoyed moving from renders to real bricks. Seeing my creations come to life brought out the kid in me. I decided to get back to organizing my bricks. I have a lot.
After buying some storage units, I also grabbed a table and chair. This gave me an easy way to build when I had time, but then put it all away in the closet when I wasn’t. I haven’t built a lot yet, but I do have a system now that is ready to be exploited. The only thing missing was a way to share.
To that end, I built out a new article topic on my web site. I used a picture I took while sorting as the basis for my new LEGO Building section. I started in my living room, but realized our spare bedroom would work better. We’ve been updating the room, but that didn’t stop me from taking over.
Setting up Storage by Steven Reid, on Flickr
To get started, I’ve moved two articles into the new category. I’m sure I’ll find a few more before the night is over. My long term goal is to use this as a place to showcase my adventures in LEGO bricks. To that end, I have a couple more articles already lined up. Unlike some other topics, I don’t see this staying short for long.