Minibuild Tag


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A New Year Dragon for the New Decade
Iíd taken a bit of hiatus from my LEGO rendering in the later half of last year. Life sometimes kick you in the teeth and some pleasures fall to the way side. Rendering was one of them. To my benefit, other interests flourished. But my heart was still yearning…
Posted Jan 14 by Steven 4 min read

February Fun with a Sleeping Lego Caterpillar and More
As February closes, I thought it fitting to recap my renders this month. Four in total, although not quite one a week. Added to last monthís render, Iíve almost shared as many as last year. Hopefully this means a lot more LEGO fun is in store for the rest of year…
Posted Feb 25, 2019 by Steven 4 min read

A Quick Blender Render of a Colorful and Happy Dinosaur
With the recent release of Blender 2.79, which officially supports filmic color and denoising filter. Keeping current, Mecabricks released the latest advanced blender add-in that supports it. Besides the above changes, it supports the Principled shader also introduced in 2.79…
Posted Sep 29, 2017 by Steven 2 min read

Enjoy This Cute Little Octopus That Floated By
I havenít cranked out pictures as much lately. My intent was to work on my writing this month, but life and work intruded. Uninspired to write last night, I searched for something new to render. This cute little LEGO creature offered me a nice diversion. 40245 Octopus by Steven Reid, on Flickr Floa…
Posted Jul 14, 2017 by Steven 3 min read

10 Lego Renders to Enjoy Your Day By
Although itís been a month since my last LEGOģ post, I havenít been idle. With my current workflow, it only takes about 15 minutes to kick off a render, but I often donít have the time to blog them. Correcting that with a few spare minutes, here are my last ten Blender renders. #1 Ė A droidMy first…
Posted May 07, 2017 by Steven 6 min read

What do ugly april showers bring? Why, pretty lego renders!
Okay, the weather hasnít been that bad, but we did get a few showers. In either case, I found time to render a few more images: A remake, a new build, and someone elseís. Here are three pictures to round out your week. Letís start with the remake…
Posted Apr 09, 2017 by Steven 2 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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