It has been a year since the first launch of DigiBrickz. It was the night of 30 July in UTC+7, Jakarta. No surprise for now. We just want to say thank you to all the visitors.
Many things change… You know, the first time we started this site, it was just for personal use only. But now we are featuring many other builder creations. We also redesigned the logo (you can see the blog post about it). And to get you updated through social media, we created some of it. Though we have changed over the time, I know there are still so many things that we need to improve. So, thank you all who still reading our blog posts from the last year until now…
Today is July 17, and that is the date for World Emoji Day. We use Emojis almost everyday, so why not celebrate them. You can celebrate it in so many ways, you can use #WorldEmojiDay on social media, or you can show how much you love emoji, even you can use an emoji costume and post it online. But I would go in my own style, by using LEGO!
This emoji artwork is rendered using Blender freestyle and I used an orthographic camera to get the best perspective of it. The emojis are just randomly putted, but I focused for the happy emoji to be in the middle of all the Emojis, you want to always be happy right?
Who knows, maybe in the bright future, flying-vehicles are an international-standard. And so for military vehicles like this hover tank by KANICHUGA. Good bye to the boxy shape, the tank is now aerodynamic-friendly. All of the equipment are also has been adapted for that era, and maybe you don’t even need a minifig for driving inside of that thing. Even though it’s just a LEGO model, but those smooth work are awesome!
Who don’t know the smallest car ever produced – Peel P50? I think everyone knows this car since it appearance on Top Gear and many LEGO builder already made a LEGO version of it. But for me, this LEGO Peel P50 by Leonid Malkov is different – the shaping, details, and the proportion are perfect and still keep the cuteness of it.
Fun thing, the builder also created a unique cyberpunk style of it. It is very cool to see one bodywork for two chassis. I could say that this version is much cooler than the original one!
Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, it’s a special month where every muslims are fasting (know more in Wikipedia). It already started about 2 weeks ago so maybe it’s a little late to celebrate it but it’s not a problem right? As a celebration, I created an interior scene, it was inspired by this Asrul Nasirudin‘s render. It’s not a minifig-scale model, but I still use some parts that is for minifig. My goal is to create the scene as close as a real life room, don’t let the scene feels empty, and bring the feeling in the final render. So this is what I came up:
It was rendered using Blender. If you’re using it or have seen a render from that software, you may know that there are so many noises and fireflies in an interior scene. And to deal with it, I used Filter Glossy and a new function – Denoising! So the scene is clear enough to look as a real room.
A massive robot dinosaur from a role-playing game, Horizon: Zero Dawn – Thunderjaw has been recreated in LEGO by Nicola Stocchi. As in the game, it’s a massive model too. The detail and the rendering style looks very similar to the wallpaper design, because of that some of you might think it wasn’t LEGO from first sight, but it’s completely made out of LEGO. Don’t forget about the function – the model is completely posable even there’s disc launchers which can actually shoot. As a posable model, it should have a lot of Technic and Constraction element which can make the model messy right? But it’s not! The model brings a great composition of Technic, Constraction, and System element. This model is as beast as the game model!
Not just real human who like to play with LEGO, some minifigs also like to play with it – of course, every sets and bricks they need should be made in the LEGO factory. Thanks to BrickJonas who made a LEGO factory playset at minifig-scale. It’s not just a great representation of the factory, this model is also a great way to imagine how it feels like when you work at LEGO in this small scale because it has detailed interior and exterior, then for better playing experience it also has some other function, both are removable roofs and modularity.
Building something huge in LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) is somewhat unusual. But sometimes there’s a people who still doing it. This gigantic Spacecraft by Max is an example of it and it’s truly beyond awesome! Just from the shape and size of it you may already think that it is awesome, but it also had full interior for “minifig” worker and that very nice detail. If you see a creation like this you may already asked for the parts count, the answer is it is made up from a whopping 12113 pieces!
If you already curious with the interior, here’s the interior of it. The interior offers all of the spacecraft and the workers’ needs including control panel and power system.
You can see more detailed view and the previous color of this giant in his Flickr album!
There is no limit when you create a LEGO Spacecraft, you can use your big imagination to create anything – in LEGO form. This Starfighter spacecraft by Umbra-Manis is completely a wild design. What makes this so unique than any other LEGO spacecraft is the uses of a dozens of sharp ninja sword as somekind of wings. The selection of the color is also unique but simple, those are white, gold, and the trans-orange as the wind-shield color to complete the model.
High-Speed Chasing is a tough job for police officers. Also for this render made by NGCHunter2, it’s a tough work to create this realistically scene and all the detail in a Tiny Turbo scale. The scene packed up with vehicles that you normally see on a real High-Speed Chase, they are a car, some Police cars and a Helicopter also the virtually created scene.
The whole scene aren’t made all of LEGO, the only thing that made of LEGO is all the vehicles, the other were created in the Blender itself as the rendering software. Though not all of them made up of LEGO, but still has to be proud of, designing in Blender is not very easy.