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.

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.

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.

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.

What could I have broken this brick?

Someone call an Ambulance, there’s a broken brick! Steven Reid has made a Crime Scene using Big Bricks and the scene is little disturbing, why the yellow bricks aren’t helping?! They’re just watching and leave it there bleed out!..

Back then on Mecabricks, I asked him for add faces to the bricks, so he add a faces using round flat tiles for eyes and an eyebrow to the bricks, but the faces make the scene very creepy.

About the render, this model was rendered using Blender via Mecabricks. It looks like he doesn’t make a huge improvement to the ‘Template’, just add an HDRi image and setup the model scene.

A Place for Learning…

Yes, a classroom is the place for learning! Even though learning could be anywhere. I learned for creating a good model anywhere, also for this model. This model was mainly inspired by LegoJalex’s Classroom. Since that is a big built, I tried to make it small and more simple.

I used a unique technique to make the four-legged chair. I forgot where I got that chair design. If you know, please put a link in the comment, I just want to credit the builder.

Since nothing is perfect, so you might see there are some errors like the Time on the Clock and Not Proportional design.