Mecabricks Tag


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Rendering a Hidden Gem: Yavin IV Rebel Base
I continue to grow my skills in Mecabricks and, to a smaller extend, Blender. When I ran across What's missing? A New Hope on BrickSet, the Yavin IV model depicted intrigued me. Doing some research into the unreleased set, it ultimately led me to render my own version of it. Yavin IV Rebel Base by …
Posted Aug 21, 2016 by Steven 6 min read

Can I get a LEGO Moo? Ė Cows and Barn
I follow a number of LEGO sites through RSS feeds, looking for inspiration on what to render next. A long time back, I booked marked this article, Build the Big E Cow. It was small, had instructions, and was kind of cute. Something my wife would like…
Posted Aug 10, 2016 by Steven 2 min read

Blast From the Past Ė 373 Offshore Rig
Hard to believe, but 20 years ago I started dabbling with POV-Ray to render models with virtual LEGO bricks. Set 373, my second rendered model, is over 20 years old now. Started in April of 1996, itís seen many iterations over the years…
Posted Aug 09, 2016 by Steven 3 min read

Panda Puzzle Redux
This is the LEGO bricks puzzle panda from the ďWhat is it?Ē section of ďBricks and Pieces,Ē Spring 1975. I solved the puzzle in LDD years ago, originally rendering it in POV-Ray. For this remake, I thought itíd be fun to import into Mecabricks and render again in Blender. Panda Puzzle Redux by Stev…
Posted Jul 11, 2016 by Steven 1 min read

Rendering The Enterprise D Only In Basic Bricks
Iíve been a long time Star Trek fan, predating Star Wars by a few years. I have fond memories of watching the original series in re-runs, but it was TNG that rekindled my fandom. I even went to a convention while living in Indy…
Posted Jul 02, 2016 by Steven 4 min read

Mini LEGO ZX81, TS1000 with 16K RAM Pack
When I first created my Mini ZX81, I had modeled a Timex Sinclair 1000 (TS1000) as well. My intent was always to render them together, but other projects kept getting in the way. Finally getting back to it last week, the results came out better than I expected. ZX81, TS1000 and 16K RAM Pack by Stev…
Posted Jun 27, 2016 by Steven 2 min read

LEGO 352 Windmill and Lorry Ė My First Mecabricks Model
Up until now, all my Mecabricks work has been from me importing models. Sure, Iíd tweaked a few pieces here and there, as I noted in my last post. Yet, I was still designing them in LDD and exporting them to render in Blender…
Posted Jun 21, 2016 by Steven 4 min read

40065 Blue Jay / Kingfisher Ė New Blender Render
Iím still messing around with Mecabricks. Originally modeled in LDD and rendered in POV-Ray, this is the Blender version. Itís shiny! I like the lighting, but would have preferred to put a nice sky like I did in the first version…
Posted Jun 18, 2016 by Steven 2 min read

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