Site Updates

Rabbit Hive’s Success Recap

So all in all, I can honestly say my transition from Zee Hive to Rabbit Hive has been an overwhelming success. I was able to stick with it, I was able to keep generating content, and I’m happy with the new mascot and overall theme.

I removed an entire category worth of stuff that I was going to post, mostly because I feel I don’t want to spread myself too thin, but that was only a minor setback. Honestly, as much as I’d like to post a few recipes and other little odds and ends, I don’t think they would all fit the theme of the site, and I don’t think I’d be able to keep up with some of that stuff.

So, with that in mind, I’m happy with where things are. I’ve been taking a needed break for the past couple days, but otherwise, I’m actually keeping up with my stop motion. I mean, wow! 5 videos in one month! As a reminder, from July 4th to August 7th, I released:

C&C LEGO (Disk Thrower)
Bert and Nick Do Science! (Spaceship Building)
C&C LEGO (Skirmish)
If Action Movies Were Real – The Spy
Minifig Vs. Things – A Cannon

To release so many videos is outstanding, and while I’m going to slow down a little bit for my own sanity, I’m just really happy with the burst of content I’ve had for the past month. I have no plans to stop, either. I have at least 20 more video ideas to work through so far, so there’s a long road ahead.

Welcome to Rabbit Hive

That’s right, Zee Hive is no more!

After a number of years with Zee Hive I decided it was time to make a change. With this change, I have a release schedule for some new content, and I hope to make Rabbit Hive bigger and better than before!

Most of the content is still the same, though I’m hoping to get a jump start on some new videos this month. Feel free to poke around while I continue my efforts to change every link I’ve ever posted to a one.

More “Future” Updates

One of the strongest issues with any of the LEGO series I’ve done is that my buildings are not particularly advanced, and though the story can be well told, the creations are not exactly top notch.

I intend on changing that, as much as I can. As such, I’ve been establishing a budget for parts, and I’ve been using the LEGO Digital Designer to create new vehicles / structures.

Here’s an example of what some of them look like:

China Warehouse Diner IFV

interiors refinery war buggy

Zenith Jeep zenith truck

Additionally, I’m about 90% done working on my new studio area, and about 50% done working on the new surface itself. I’m expanding beyond the classic dresser top that I’ve used for the past 10 years. I now intend on having different surfaces for different terrains. More on that later!

New Equipment / Studio

I’ve been working on a new studio (really just a spare room in the house that I’m converting) for future projects. As a result, I bought a new camera, which I can connect to a laptop, as you can see in the picture below.

New Lego Setup

I’m rigging up an improved lighting system, and I’m looking into different stained woods or acrylic plastic for new backgrounds and floor textures. I’ll let you know how that goes.