Happy Birthday, LEGO Universe!
Four years ago, on October 26, 2010, LEGO Universe officially opened it’s doors to the public. LEGO Universe was LEGO first (and greatest!) Massively Multiplayer Online Game. I was lucky enough to be invited to the Closed Beta in March 2010, so I have been a long-time fan of LEGO Universe. However, I did not play the fully released LEGO Universe until it’s Free-to-play version came out in August 2011. LEGO Universe is close to my heart, because it pulled me out of my short “Dark Ages” of LEGO and effected my life greatly. Because of it, I took up the art of 3D modeling and rendering, and brickfilming. This is why I always celebrate it’s birthday. Even though the game closed soon after it’s first birthday in 2012, I cannot stop thinking about it. 🙂
(Ok, I know that this post makes it sound like I was a complete LEGO Universe addict, but I honestly really like the game and the entire theme of it!)
In honor of the fourth birthday of LEGO Universe, I have created a render like I did last year (although not on as grand of a scale. 😉 ). You can check out last year’s render here: LEGO Universe’s Third Birthday
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Introducing the Double Decker Couch! So everyone can watch TV together and be buddies!
-Emmet from The LEGO Movie
Hi guys! I haven’t rendered anything in a while, so I thought I’d brush off the old Blender and create a “real-life” double decker couch. I hope you like it! 😀
Textures: CGTextures.com (Plastic texture by me)
Rendering: Cycles Render
Happy National Rip Your Arm Out Of It’s Socket Day! Rumor has it that Bob started this holiday on the Venture Explorer while crashing into the Maelstrom. Once Max from the LEGO Club heard about it, he thought it was a great idea, and made it the official LEGO Club Salute!
Now the LEGO Friends have done it, hoping to turn it into the top fad for 2014. All you have to do is rip your arm right out of it’s socket and hold it up above your head! Send us your pictures on Twittter (@_rioforce)! 😀 This could become the new Selfie!
Do not try this at home. Ask your parent’s permission before you rip your arm out of it’s socket. Contact a plastic surgeon like Dr. Clickitt if you have any trouble getting your arm back into your socket. Do not do if you are taking any medication. The results could be painful. Contact your minifigure before ripping your arm out of it’s socket, because they are a lot smarter. CHOCKING HAZARD: Not intended for use for children under 3 years old. If you have read this entire paragraph so far, why did you waste your time, nobody reads the fine print. Sharp pain or swelling of your nose may occur. If you do not have a nose, contact your mother immediately. LEGO is not responsible for damage caused by burgilars or mental harm from LEGO Friends. Do not try this if you are eating a cookie; give your cookie to me then try it.
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This is a render I made on October 14-22. This render is in honor of LEGO’s first MMOG, LEGO Universe. You may know that today, October 26, 2013 is it’s third birthday. Unfortunately, it closed in 2012, but that doesn’t mean we cannot celebrate it’s birthday still! 😀
This render is in the 16:9 aspect ratio, so it’s perfect for most computers to have as a desktop wallpaper! If you would like to download it for your desktop, click the link below the picture. 🙂
Made in Blender entirely by me, rioforce. Concepts from LEGO Universe. Textures made in Blender, Photoshop, Inkscape, and Serif DrawPlus x3. The LEGO and LEGO Universe logos are not made by me, rather they are from LEGO Universe. Rendered in Blender Cycles at 3000 samples. Fire and Jetpack effects rendered in Blender Internal.
Hi guys! I was helping out with le717’s Blender LDraw Import Script by making Cycles materials for every type of brick. Well, I didn’t want to just keep them private, so I’ll share them with you. 🙂
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This is a render I created in 4 days. It was rendered in Blender 2.68 Cycles, and features a LEGO Friends minifigure. All modeling, texturing, rendering, and compositing credit goes to me, rioforce.
This photo is a recreation of the image on the sidebar of the built-in configuration tool from LEGO Island. All of the minifigures and LEGO pieces are real photographs. The ocean is rendered in Blender Cycles. 🙂
Check out some more of my artistic LEGO photos here: