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Introducing Tree Winter, My Second LEGO MOC
After finishing Tree Fall, I had an idea to turn it into a winter scene. I thought it would be easy to swap out a few parts with white ones, but my wife disagreed. She recommended some changes and, after some trial and error, I created Tree Winter! Something different. Although like my previous MO…
Posted Aug 08 by Steven 3 min read

Introducing My First LEGO MOC Called Tree Fall
Awhile back, I had an idea on a run for a little LEGO vignette. My vision included a small tree on a hill. Most often, my mind refocuses on my workout the vision fades. This time, the idea stuck and became reality as Tree Fall. From idea to render. Using a simple 4x4 pattern, I started to build my…
Posted Jul 13 by Steven 5 min read

More May Fun With Blender And Lego Bricks
I’ve been having a lot of fun in May, rendering images and trying out some new techniques when I can. I’ve also been trying to learn Blender, work on decorations for old models, and try out new sites…
Posted May 25 by Steven 4 min read

Planes, LEGO and Motion, What Could Be More Fun?
As May kicked off, I got to work finishing the decorations for set 6444 Outback Airstrip. Because I had a few different decorations to finish, I got distracted. That distraction was with a much older LEGO Airplane. Both renders gave me a chance to revisit motion blur in Blender. 320 Airplane The f…
Posted May 17 by Steven 4 min read

Here Is the Refresh of My Favorite LEGO Fire Station
Last week, I shared my POV-Ray version of LEGO 590. Now, it seemed like a good time to build a Blender version. Starting in Mecabricks, I was fortunate to find that awesomo had recently built the model…
Posted Apr 20 by Steven 8 min read

Here Are the Results of My LDraw and Blender Experiments
Not quite done trying things out, I spent time the futzing around with Blender the other night. Looking around for LEGO materials, I ran across a Blender importer for LDraw files. I didn’t know such a thing existed…
Posted Apr 16 by Steven 4 min read

Learning New Tricks With LeoCAD and Blender
On Monday, I decided to hack around with Blender a bit. I’d been playing with POV-Ray and looking for a way to convert my LEGO scenes to Blender. I was unable to export SDL to a mesh. Loading up LeoCad, I discovered that I could export my models and import them into Blender…
Posted Apr 16 by Steven 6 min read

Now It Is the Time to Give My LEGO Renders Some Love
I canít believe how many LEGO sets I built and rendered using POV-Ray. Over the years, starting in 1996, Iíve built 125 different modelsóyes I counted them. To note, that doesnít include the variations or alternate scenes within each set. Around the same time, I started to share my models online…
Posted Apr 05 by Steven 6 min read

Struck by Random Inspiration, Here Are the LEGO Renders From Last Month
Sometimes inspiration arrives from odd places. For years, I have subscribed to BrinkSet’s newsfeed which serves up a random set of the day. A recent airplane set got me interested in playing with Mecabricks again. Plus Scrubs had released an update for his Advanced Blender Script…
Posted Apr 03 by Steven 6 min read

A New Pair of Images to Test out Mecabricks
Over the weekend, Mecabricks released an overhaul of its parts system. As noted in his announcement, it culminates over six months of research and development. Not wanting to lose the opportunity, I took the time to model and render a couple of images using the new system…
Posted Jan 22 by Steven 2 min read

A New Year Dragon for the New Decade
Iíd taken a bit of hiatus from my LEGO rendering in the later half of last year. Life sometimes kick you in the teeth and some pleasures fall to the way side. Rendering was one of them. To my benefit, other interests flourished. But my heart was still yearning…
Posted Jan 14 by Steven 4 min read

Spring Is the Time for Fun with LEGO Bricks
Spring is in full swing and Iíve taken time away from running to complete a few LEGO renders. The topics range from movie blockbusters, old BASIC sets, to random sets from Pinterest. I even did some experimenting with Mecabricks rendering to see how it compared with mine…
Posted Jun 02, 2019 by Steven 4 min read

Have a Super Happy Blocky Easter!
With the arrival of Spring and warmer weather, I found myself inspired by the cheerful colors. Looking through my pins for ideas, a rainbow sparked my creativity. Thoughts of an Easter hunt with eggs and grass completed the theme. The blocky nature of the LEGO bricks invoke adolescence and whimsy …
Posted Apr 19, 2019 by Steven 4 min read

Here Are the Two Faces of Moai on Rapa Nui
After posting my artistic image of Custombricksí Moai, I decided to share the models on Mecabricks. I probably should have checked first, as I found others had already shared. Oops. Nevertheless it was also an opportunity to download and render the models for a more realistic image. Moai on Rapa Nu…
Posted Mar 29, 2019 by Steven 1 min read

Moai on Easter Island
Although I posted this on Flickr awhile back, Iím getting around to sharing on my blog. I was looking for something quick to render and had this Moai of Rapa Nui from custombrick in my Pinterest. Not thinking twice, I was off to Mecabricks to build the scene. Moai on Easter Island by Steven Reid, o…
Posted Mar 27, 2019 by Steven 2 min read

February Fun with a Sleeping Lego Caterpillar and More
As February closes, I thought it fitting to recap my renders this month. Four in total, although not quite one a week. Added to last monthís render, Iíve almost shared as many as last year. Hopefully this means a lot more LEGO fun is in store for the rest of year…
Posted Feb 25, 2019 by Steven 4 min read

Time to Kick off 2019 with a Render
Itís been awhile since I rendered a LEGO model. Checking into Mecabricks, I noticed a comment that the name plate for my Sydney model had been added. Although someone had been kind enough to add it to the model, the render was now out of date. So, I got to work updating it! 21032 Sydney (2019) by S…
Posted Jan 30, 2019 by Steven 2 min read

Time for More Ocean Fun in Blender and Mecabricks
I generated water in a previous model, but I wasn’t overly happy with it. It was a bit too smooth—more like bath water. So, I tried again with a different LEGO model. And, this time I’m pleased with the results. 2882 Speedboat by Steven Reid, on Flickr Building a better ocean…
Posted Feb 18, 2018 by Steven 3 min read

How to Add Stickers to Complete My Renders
Taking some time to unwind before my workout, I traced out the last few stickers needed to finish this set. Although I had the images from previous POV-Renders, they weren’t of a high enough quality. I’m not done with this set yet. But, it is close to what is sitting in my storage cases …
Posted Feb 04, 2018 by Steven 8 min read

Donít Just Fix a Mistake, Try Something New
While uploading my last render, I noticed that something was wrong with my Windmill. It didnít take long to figure out what. When Iíd rotated the top part, I must have grabbed the wrong rotation point. Easy fix, but I needed to do more then render it again. Time to play in Blender. 550 Windmill (fi…
Posted Jan 14, 2018 by Steven 2 min read

Enjoy the New Year with a Pair of Renders
Starting the year off with new renders of old LEGO sets. Both of these are from 1976 and are great examples of the styles from that era. Trying out some different lighting techniques, I enjoyed rendering these as much as building them. 455 LearjetGreat little airplane from the late 70ís, the cover …
Posted Jan 06, 2018 by Steven 2 min read

2017 Was A Fantastic Year For Renders
Last year is over, but it was one of my more prolific years for LEGO renders. I ended up sharing 67 renders on Flickr, plus a few other renders I did only for Mecabricks. I even have a few test images squirreled away I wonít be sharing…
Posted Jan 02, 2018 by Steven 6 min read

Here Are a Few Renders to Kick of December
Trying to keep with my promise, here are my latest LEGO renders. Each is an experiment. Iím trying different techniques, or testing new ideas. Some work, and some donít. But, thatís okay. Life is about learning and trying. Why shouldnít my hobbies be the same? Letís dig in. A little Disney goes a l…
Posted Dec 06, 2017 by Steven 6 min read

Time to Catch up on My Lego Renders
Although I havenít posted many picture lately, I havenít been idle. Old, new, large, and small, Iíve been trying out a few different things over last two months. Of course, this was between working, running, and other projects. So, time to catch up! Here are five images to round our your day. Somet…
Posted Dec 03, 2017 by Steven 4 min read

Bringing New Life to an Old Lego Taxi Garage Set
Browsing through my collection of ideas on Pinterest, I ran across a great vintage taxi set. At first glance, it seemed Mecabricks would have all the pieces needed. Yet, that wasnít the case. A few key pieces were missing, which required some ingenuity on my part. 368 Taxi Garage by Steven Reid, on…
Posted Oct 15, 2017 by Steven 2 min read