Rapper Raptors

What if raptors could act just like a human? I think that they would like to rap from it’s name. To realise that idea, I created a trio raptor models (Blue, Charlie, and Delta from Jurassic World movie) which is based from dimensions set (71205: Jurassic World Team Pack) model and completed with full LEGO desert-like scene, except for the mountains and ground. It looks like the raptors also following the modernization, look at those clean teeth and shiny claw! The raptors were also use headphone and caps to make it looks like real rapper from Jurassic era.

It is actually my first most complicated render I’ve ever made, I also made bush, trees, rocks and added surface imperfections to the bricks. That’s why the memory consumption is large because of them. Effort won’t betray you, the result is no doubt, it’s like a photorealistic one for me.

Can’t Rollin’…

Yes, the LEGO version of BB-8 can’t rollin’ because of the stud (except if you use this crazy technique)! This is an old idea from me and I have created the similar post one year ago, but since the quality of the image is low, I had to recreate it into a high-quality and photorealistic render since it was a great meme idea.

And to get the job done, I try to edit and composite the raw image to a more realistic one. The result is worth it even though it’s just a render of a two parts figure.

Happy Eid al-Adha 2017!

There’s another celebration again! Today is Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). It is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael, as an act of obedience to Allah’s (God’s) command. Before he sacrificed his son, God intervened by sending his angel Jibrīl who then put a ram in his son’s place. In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed (know more in Wikipedia).

As a Muslim, I celebrate it too in real life and in LEGO. The model I’m gonna show to celebrate this occasion is a Minecraft scene with a pen, some animals, a house, and completed with Minecraft style background.

I’m not a Minecraft gamer. The model is done by searching for a reference on the internet, so I’m sorry if I made some inaccuracies in the render. Anyway, it always fun to create a model in a selected theme that you haven’t make or know about it.

No obstacle is too hard for this truck

When you’re on a military job in the middle of nowhere, you need a huge and durable vehicle. And that’s what I made for now. A huge and durable transportation, it also packed with many unique features that specially made for that environment. The model I built is a Half-Track Truck since tank tracks really help to drive over rough terrain and I mixed it with truck which has a large capacity.

See more of this badass truck!

Glorious Indonesia!

These months are full of celebration, that’s why you may see so many post about celebration here. Today, we are also celebrating the Indonesia’s 72nd independence day as I’m Indonesian. In this render, I tried to replicate the Jayawijaya mountain and put a small Indonesian flag in the top of it. Jaya in Indonesia means glorious and the mountain means that we have achieved the victory by all of our hard work until the highest peak. Even if it’s just a single picture, it brought many message to all of us…

Celebrating World Emoji Day with LEGO

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?

Hover Tank of the Future

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!

What a peaceful day of Ramadhan…

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.

Jaw-dropping LEGO Thunderjaw

A massive robot dinosaur from a role-playing game, Horizon: Zero DawnThunderjaw 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!

A LEGO Factory built for Minifigs

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.