Lego Tag


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Something New: Rendering LEGOís With Mecabricks & Blender
Since 1995, Iíve been rendering LEGO models using POV-Ray. For most of that time, Iíve used scripting to place and build those models. Itís been fun and Iíve learned a lot over the years, each model looking a bit better than the first…
Posted Jun 05, 2016 by Steven 5 min read

Experimenting with Mecabricksí Online LEGO Modeling
Iíve been trying to get back into my LEGO ray tracing the last few weeks, but find myself distracted. Not with other activities, but with research and all the cool things others are doing. My journey led me to Mecabricks, where it provided the image you see to the right…
Posted May 28, 2016 by Steven 4 min read

POV-Ray Render of LEGO Model 353 Terrace House
Trying to get back into my LEGO ray tracing yesterday, I begin looking for old instructions on the internet again. Itís been awhile since Iíd done that. Like coming home after being gone awhile, I enjoyed browsing through the old and new scans that are out there…
Posted May 15, 2016 by Steven 3 min read

Subtle Updates and Other Historical Back Steps
I spent the last two days watching football and fixing up a few odds & ins around my sites. Probably the biggest change is the top menu. Iíve tried to match the style across each major site, including font and minor format changes. I also added my 360voice Dynamic Usersbars as a top-level site …
Posted Sep 30, 2013 by Steven 2 min read

40065 Blue Jay
LEGOís May mini build was a Blue Jay. I thought heíd look better in a tree which I modeled in LDD. I rendered the scene with POV-Ray 3.7RC7. 40065 Blue Jay by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Posted May 15, 2013 by Steven 1 min read

6364 Paramedic Unit (Updated) and 40041 Moose
Iím a little behind in sharing some of my recent LEGO renders. One is an updated model, and one is a new one. Letít take a look. I have an updated version of 6364 that includes the flowers out front and tilted windows. There were a few few misplaced pieces that I had to fix…
Posted May 04, 2013 by Steven 2 min read

693 Fire Engine
LEGO released this set in 1975 in Europe, and in 1976 as 485 Fire Truck in the US. Having grown up with these old sets, I have a special place in my heart for these short-lived LEGO mini-figs. Although I enjoy the great designs of today, I miss how simple these models are. I rendered this model wit…
Posted Jan 11, 2013 by Steven 1 min read

Turkey
Happy Thanksgiving! This is the November Mini Build from LEGO rendered with POV-Ray. I love the Mini Builds as they are quick to render and fun to build. Turkey by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Posted Nov 18, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

6364 Paramedic Unit
Blast from the past. This set is one of mine from 1980. I believe one of the last I received while still in Norway. This was rendered with POV-Ray 3.7R6. 6364 Paramedic Unit by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Posted Sep 24, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

MMMB016 Fireworks
Goofing around again with some simple LEGO fireworks. Still waiting on the larger render to finish. Fireworks was the LEGO Club Monthly Mini Model Build for November 2009. Flame part courtesy of LDRAW and LeoCAD. A simple, yet effective model. Rendered with POV-Ray 3.7RC6. MMMB016 Fireworks by SafeP…
Posted Jul 29, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

40029 Valentines Day Box
I posted this a couple of days back on Flickr, but hadnít made it around to posting here. Happy belated Valentineís day to all! 40029 Valentineís Day Box by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Posted Feb 16, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO Parts and Colors Catalog
It is a strange time for me. For years, I have run my web site locally as a way to test out new designs and programs. I have used that site as the home for my catalog of LEGO parts and colors…
Posted Feb 05, 2012 by SafePit 2 min read

40036 Cobra
Short and sweet. Monthly mini-build for Jan 2012 rendered with POV-ray. Interesting that these in-store promotions are now numbered. 40036 Cobra by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Jan 22, 2012 by Steven 1 min read

21011 Brandenburg Gate
Another great build from the architecture series rendered with POV-Ray. I was trying to add some back light, but I'm not sure I'm happy with the results. It took 3 days to render and it still has anti-alias artifacts. Overall, it looks pretty good though…
Posted Nov 13, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Lighthouse
LEGO Storeís Lighthouse is the Monthly Mini Model Build for July í11. I thought this would be a nice quick and dirty build, but I ran into a minor problem. I didnít have the wheel element in the build modeled. I tried to shortcut by using LDD/LDRAW, but sadly I couldnít find it there either…
Posted Jul 31, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

21009 Farnsworth House
I actually started 21009 Farnsworth House before my last model, but made the mistake of rendering it on my older desktop. It took over a week to render due to the glass and higher anti-alias requirements. I should try this on my daughterís iMAC to see if how fast it renders with a newer computer. 21…
Posted May 07, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

21008 Burj Khalifa
Ran across this model from a YouTube stop motion video and thought itíd be a fun build. You can see more pictures of the real model on BrickSet. I think my render came out well, even if I had to do a little color correction first. 21008 Burj Khalifa by SafePit, on Flickr Rendering this required bui…
Posted May 03, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Bird
It's a rainy Saturday afternoon which provides a perfect opportunity to render LEGO's monthly mini build with POV-Ray. Bird by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Mar 05, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Panda Puzzle from 1975
I was reading this article from Brickset about a scanned Bricks and Pieces No. 2 from Spring '75. It was an interesting read and a fun look into LEGO's past. I especially liked the "What is it?" article, a puzzle of instructions laid out in layers…
Posted Feb 03, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Polar Bears
A more interesting scene using the Polar Bear from January 2011 Monthly Mini Build. Polar Bears by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Posted Jan 11, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Polar Bear
Polar Bear is the January Mini Build. This is celebrated monthly at LEGO(R) Stores. First new render for 2011. Rendered with POV-Ray 3.7 R2. Polar Bear by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Posted Jan 09, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

8029 Mini Snow Speeder
Thought this unreleased LEGO mini snow speeder would be fun to render. Not sure why this wanít released. It was probably due to the cockpit. Oddly, LEGO released the instructions, apparently in 2008. 8029 Mini Snow Speeder by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Dec 12, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

6803 Space Patrol
Ran across this 1983 Class Space set while perusing Peeron. It is a pretty simple model so it was nice quick project to build and render. Unfortunately, I didnít have part 4360 (Black Minifig Accessory Camera with Side Sight) already…
Posted Nov 14, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Electronica and an X-Wing
It shouldnít come as a surprise that I have multiple hobbies. I tend to want to try new things, which often means I donít stay focused. In the case below, I divided my time between two of my interests. Iíve been playing around the last few weeks with ACID Studio and finally got around to uploading …
Posted Nov 13, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Halloween LEGO Fun
Ran across these great seasonal models perusing Brickset. They are simple yet effective, really showing how LEGO models can shine with such few bricks. The Jackíoílantern is just perfect and I love the use of the cheese slopes as teeth. I liked the yellow eyes of the bat…
Posted Oct 10, 2010 by Steven 1 min read