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.

Splitting the Outer Space

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.

Crazy High-Speed Chasing

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.

Blender 2.78 - Tiny Turbos Vignette

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.

Books of the past

Just read books in the library might be boring, what if it added something more about book? It could be much more interesting. So it came up as a book museum. But not seem as old as a museum to be meant. As an innovative building, this museum is environment-friendly, the whole building is powered by solar panel and on a sunny days you don’t need to power a lamp, because it has a huge windows. And not just a boxy building, I even added a little smooth shaping on the building to get even more architectural design value.

See more of this mini building…

Drifting skills matter here

As you can see, downhill drifting skill is matter here, you don’t want to fall off from the hill. This downhill drifting scene by Alice Dee. remind us of Tokyo Drift, night drifting on the hill. Anyway, the scene captured all the details of the real downhill drifting and looks so real because the road not reflect to other object, composition, and many more. The only thing that make this scene not so real is how could a car driving above a clouds. Beside from that, the hill shaping is beautiful and the car is so small but it has so many details even fit a minifig inside of it.

I wonder, are there any car have fall down from there, because the road barrier almost fall off, looks like it have been hitten and it’s so dangerous. Rendered using Blender via Mecabricks.