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Spring Is the Time for Fun with LEGO Bricks
Spring is in full swing and Iíve taken time away from running to complete a few LEGO renders. The topics range from movie blockbusters, old BASIC sets, to random sets from Pinterest. I even did some experimenting with Mecabricks rendering to see how it compared with mine…
Posted Jun 02 by Steven 4 min read

Have a Super Happy Blocky Easter!
With the arrival of Spring and warmer weather, I found myself inspired by the cheerful colors. Looking through my pins for ideas, a rainbow sparked my creativity. Thoughts of an Easter hunt with eggs and grass completed the theme. The blocky nature of the LEGO bricks invoke adolescence and whimsy …
Posted Apr 19 by Steven 4 min read

Here Are the Two Faces of Moai on Rapa Nui
After posting my artistic image of Custombricksí Moai, I decided to share the models on Mecabricks. I probably should have checked first, as I found others had already shared. Oops. Nevertheless it was also an opportunity to download and render the models for a more realistic image. Moai on Rapa Nu…
Posted Mar 29 by Steven 1 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 by Steven 4 min read

Time to Kick off 2019 with a Render
Itís been awhile since I rendered a LEGO model. Checking into Mecabricks, I noticed a comment that the name plate for my Sydney model had been added. Although someone had been kind enough to add it to the model, the render was now out of date. So, I got to work updating it! 21032 Sydney (2019) by S…
Posted Jan 30 by Steven 2 min read

How to Add Stickers to Complete My Renders
Taking some time to unwind before my workout, I traced out the last few stickers needed to finish this set. Although I had the images from previous POV-Renders, they weren’t of a high enough quality. I’m not done with this set yet. But, it is close to what is sitting in my storage cases …
Posted Feb 04, 2018 by Steven 8 min read

Enjoy the New Year with a Pair of Renders
Starting the year off with new renders of old LEGO sets. Both of these are from 1976 and are great examples of the styles from that era. Trying out some different lighting techniques, I enjoyed rendering these as much as building them. 455 LearjetGreat little airplane from the late 70ís, the cover …
Posted Jan 06, 2018 by Steven 2 min read

Here Are a Few Renders to Kick of December
Trying to keep with my promise, here are my latest LEGO renders. Each is an experiment. Iím trying different techniques, or testing new ideas. Some work, and some donít. But, thatís okay. Life is about learning and trying. Why shouldnít my hobbies be the same? Letís dig in. A little Disney goes a l…
Posted Dec 06, 2017 by Steven 6 min read

Time to Catch up on My Lego Renders
Although I havenít posted many picture lately, I havenít been idle. Old, new, large, and small, Iíve been trying out a few different things over last two months. Of course, this was between working, running, and other projects. So, time to catch up! Here are five images to round our your day. Somet…
Posted Dec 03, 2017 by Steven 4 min read

Overcome Your Attachment to the Weighted Companion Cube
Portal was one of those games that game out of no where. Released as an add-on to the Orange Box, the Half-Life 2 box edition for consoles, the puzzler shined. Combining wry humor with entertaining game play, Portal gained a place in pop culture. In one of the more memorable levels, you are given a…
Posted Sep 03, 2017 by Steven 4 min read

Spider, I See You Hiding in the Window
I was actually working on a different model when an idea struck me. Wanting an object to look abandoned and old, I grabbed a spider web and threw a black spider in it for fun. But, the web was too large, so I left it off to the side…
Posted Aug 04, 2017 by Steven 3 min read

Trying Not to Be Sad Today with My Love of LEGO
July 4th is bitter sweet for me. Iíve always enjoyed the holiday with its fireworks and celebration. Food, fair and patriotism mix for a usually fun day. Yet, my wifeís mother died on the 4th, making it a day of remembrance and sadness. Time to find something to take my mind off it. More sadness to…
Posted Jul 04, 2017 by Steven 4 min read

Enjoy This Simple and Elegant LEGO Dragonfly
Each month I check to see what the latest LEGO mini build is. Since I donít have a local LEGO Store, I often build and render them using virtual bricks. This month, I only needed to render it as as mathieub already built it. Yet, I decided to give it a little character. 40244 Dragonfly by Steven Re…
Posted Jun 23, 2017 by Steven 2 min read

A Lonely Ostrich, Sometimes Simple Is Better
The lively colors in this Duplo ostrich caught my eye and inspired me to render it. My version of this lonely ostrich uses standard LEGO bricks, I was never a big fan of Duplo, nor do I have models of them. Yet, the simplicity of the model is quite effective. The render recreates that charm well. O…
Posted Jun 04, 2017 by Steven 2 min read

Rub-A-Dub-Dub See My Little Boat in the Tub
I saw a great Pirate Ship render yesterday by saabfan. The water in it impressed me, and I had commented that I didnít know how to model it in Blender. Scrubs informed that it was easy, providing me the how. Off I went to try for myself. To my surprise, it was easy. Sort of…
Posted Jun 01, 2017 by Steven 4 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

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

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

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

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

6364 Paramedic Unit (Updated) and 40041 Moose
I'm a little behind in sharing some of my recent LEGO renders. I have an updated version of 6364 that includes the flowers out front and tilted windows. I also fixed a few misplaced pieces. I also have tried to get all my Windows software moved over to my MAC…
Posted May 04, 2013 by Steven 1 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 with…
Posted Jan 11, 2013 by Steven 1 min read

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 SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Nov 18, 2012 by Steven 1 min read