Legos are a quick way to get familiar with Maya. There is a reason why Toy Story worked as their first full length movie. Realistic plastic shaders are cheap and easier to get right. This is the first scene that I did to get re familiarized with Maya (even though I might have mentioned that the firefly was the first).
The image is a first lighting setup. I did this before the Lego movie, so basically I’m ‘awesome.’