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Now Is a Good Time to Build My Mini ZX81
A retro blast from the past! The four chip Sinclair ZX81 was the first computer I owned and I thought it would be fun to build a LEGO version of it. The 2K of memory (in my US version) was pretty limited…
Posted Aug 09 by Steven 4 min read

Adding a New Topic Category: LEGO Building
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…
Posted Aug 08 by Steven 3 min read

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

Cheers To April and a Month of Great LEGOs
Shifting from POV-Ray back to Blender, I'm playing around with Mecabricks again. Taking a break from blogging about images, I decided to shift my focus. During the last week of April, I decided to clean up models and make new decorations…
Posted May 02 by Steven 9 min read

A Flash to the Past, Here Is the Latest Render of My 588 Police Station
Following my Blender renders for 588, I started work on rendering the POV-Ray versions. Not quite the original versions, these renders use radiosity with an updated environment. Besides being a larger render, I turned on some of the features I usually donít…
Posted Apr 23 by Steven 8 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

Here Is a Police Set to Delight Your Inner Nine Year Old
Ah, canít you smell sweet nostalgia of this LEGO set from 1979? One of my larger town sets as a child, 588 Police Headquarters was also one of the first ones I built in POV-Ray. Looking for something else, I ended decided to check if 588 was in Mecabricks. To my surprise, it wasnít…
Posted Apr 10 by Steven 5 min read

Featured Lego of the Day: 590 Engine Company No. 9
When I saw that the featured set of the day on Brickset was Engine Company No. 9, I was excited. LEGO set 590 is one of two large city sets I owned as a child, the other being the 588 Police Headquarters. Even better, I had built the set in POV-Ray some years back…
Posted Apr 08 by Steven 7 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

Having a Little Photography Fun with This Year's Challenge
Since the start of the year, Iíve been participating in a weekly photography challenge in an attempt to improve my photography. Although I shared them on Flickr, I wasnít blogging about them…
Posted Feb 17, 2018 by Steven 3 min read