Lego Tag


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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

Sea Swallow
I was having fun again with LDD and POV-Ray and thought this would make an interesting render after my first attempt. I also uploaded a slightly different version to LEGOís gallery with different eyes stalks. Sea Swallow by SafePit, on Flickr Overall, this is probably the best of the dozen or so at…
Posted Sep 27, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Waterfall v2 (Updated)
Okay, I went a bit overboard creating an updated version of my Waterfall with more accurate bricks and logo. I even randomly rotated the bricks to break up the monotony of the the logos. The first version with the LEGO logo was a bit too uniform. Waterfall v2 (Updated) by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Posted Sep 16, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Waterfall
This is the second version of my simple waterfall experiment. I limited myself to a 4x4 plate and the bricks and colors available in LDD. I added a bit more foliage and color variation to the cliff. Waterfall by Steven Reid, on Flickr This time, I used LDD to create the model…
Posted Sep 06, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Adventures in Lighting
Okay, I admit that lighting isnít my strong suit. Iím good with geometry and scripting. But I struggle making the images look as good as they should. These photos are my attempts to try to get better colors and realistic lighting from POV-Ray. Waterfall was me playing around with LeoCAD as alternat…
Posted Sep 04, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Cube Dudes and Seagull
Iíve been having a lot of fun lately creating LEGO POV-Ray models and I thought Iíd share! Brink Link was nice enough to post instructions for the SDCC 2010 Cube Dudes which I had to model! Iíve finished R2-D2 and C-3PO and they look great…
Posted Aug 15, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Watermelon
Here is my take on LEGO Stores Watermelon Monthly Mini Model Build for July. This model screams Summer and one just didnít seem enough. Playing around with better lighting, fog to soften light and JPEG artifacts, and a bit of focal blur thrown in for good measure. Enjoy! Watermelon by Steven Reid, …
Posted Aug 06, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

New and Old Models
I uploaded a couple of LEGO renders today, a new one and an old one. The new one is 377 Shell Station which required a few new pieces, including creating a better female hair piece…
Posted Aug 01, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

21006 White House
This is the wonderful 21006 White House. I love the look and did my best to recreate it, but Iím sure things arenít quite the same. I didnít finish the back yet, so donít turn it around. I need to find some better lighting though…
Posted Jul 24, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

344 Bungalow
I found a number of old models from 1969 and rendered many last year, including this one. I finally got around to rendering larger a larger version with a better background (originally it has a seam in the back). If you search for this, you'll find that I fudged the trees and used something newer…
Posted Jun 27, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

357 Fire Station
I rendered this a couple of weeks ago and thought Iíd share. This is LEGO(R) Model 357 Fire Station with Vehicles from 1973. Iíd like to create a more ďaction orientedĒ version in the future, but it is pretty nice to begin with. I personally like the middle engine with the two yellow rounds…
Posted Jun 20, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Flickr LEGO Fun
Flickr has become my new favorite place to share my LEGO creations. I tend to use Facebook for family and friends, mainly because that is what my family and friends use. But I digress. It is pretty easy now to use available tools, mine being Windows Live Photo Gallary, that allow easy publishing…
Posted Mar 14, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Fly Me To The Moon
Playing around with POV-Ray animation. This is LEGO model 367 Lunar Lander. Iím trying to be a bit more ambitious with camera sweeps, using easing functions and launching the lander into space! Since Flickr allows videos as well, I threw a copy there as well…
Posted Jan 21, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Promotional Windmill 1976
I finally got around to trying my hand again at animating some of my virtual LEGO creations. I decided to go simple and animate the vanes and a simple camera pan for the promotional Windmill circa 1976. And, to really get my geek on, I uploaded it to YouTube. This was fun and I already have some i…
Posted Jan 04, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

5865 Mini Dumper
This is LEGOģ model 5865 MiniDumper, part of the 2009 Creator series. I thought it looked really cool and was curious how close I could get to the original by building a virtual one. 5865 Mini Dumper by Steven Reid, on Flickr Fingers crossed that I come close with just the inventory list…
Posted Jan 01, 2010 by Steven 1 min read