These bricks and plates may look “Normal” but they are not. Standard Lego bricks have a fear of odd numbers. Sure, there’s plenty of 1x’s and a 2×3, but that’s the limit. There are plenty of times when you think … Continue reading →
I was going to spend the morning seeing if I could replicate some of those Japanese bricks into something compatible with the standard brick, but after updating some of the design software, nothing wants to load.
I had a hell of a time getting the image to render the way I wanted it on this one and I’m completely dissatisfied with the final product. It’s my fault for once again straying from the mission, as no bricks were made custom in this production. The “mortar” joints on the brick block don’t show up at all so I’m not sure how do make it look right without putting it on an even larger scale, and meanwhile the joints on the pipes are all I notice. UGH.
I’m also surprised at the complete lack of anyone attempting to made Mario World in Lego before now. I’ve found cast members and a Donkey Kong level, but nothing with pipes and hills and Bullet Bills.
…and dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they fire bees at you!
I’ve realized that my attempts to change my design programs to render large builds is sort of a pointless exercise for my project. I’m not doing this to show off big builds, I’m here for custom parts. Here are some airplane fins that I’ve added jets to. Because adding jets to things are fun; just ask Buckaroo Banzai, inventor of the Jet Car. The gray blocks below the jets are printing supports; they are printed at the same time as the brick using the dissoluble plastic, and then disappear with the addition of water.
Spent the entire evening trying to convert a file from Lego Digital Designer into virtual any other format without losing half my pieces. My head shines smoothly, and clumps of my hair cover the couch.
Now it also appears that the photo upload on WordPress isn’t working for me. Enjoy the dead link!
My current builders don’t recognize many of the newer bricks I used in my last build, so I had to download yet another program to add in the various bricks. Meanwhile, the new program isn’t directly compatible with Blender so I have to run it through two different programs to get it there, one of which has a chance of eating various bricks. Fun!
So my new render isn’t done, so here’s a fun article about a working Lego camera.
Found this GI Joe figure that had been included in a third-party building set. I forget the brand; I don’t think it was Mega Blok. It came with this terrible hover boat or plane or something, dont’ even remember. It’s standard Joe height, can stand on standard brick pegs and has eight pegs total on it’s arms and legs.
Below is a thumb of what I was working on tonight. I’ll post a few different pics tomorrow before I rebuild it in LeoCAD and mutate it in Blender.
Edit: For some reason this didn’t post last night. Oops.
Posting tonight out of a personal obligation to post something new every day. Gotta keep up the joementum. I remember the used to be a Tetris board game. How would something so lame even work? Why would you even need a Tetris board game when there are Legos in the world? This post is dedicated to Tetris, whom I begged my parents for in 1989, only to watch them play it far more than I ever cared to.
My plan for the day was to work on some truly custom bricks; things more bizarre than you would ever find in a regular set. But life gets in the way. And today life was painting my dining room.