LEGO

Raspberry Pi camera LEGO compatible mount

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in LEGO | 0 comments

I created this LEGO compatible Raspberry Pi mount so that I can add it to my BrickPi robot. You can use two pins or axles to close the lock. You can download the latest version of the 3D model from Autodesk and you may need Fusion 360 to work with the file. An optimized version for for affordable 3D printers is also available. I increased the tolerances in this model. I also uploaded it to GrabCAD.

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Stand for 50 Minifigures

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in LEGO | 0 comments

I created a small stand for displaying up to 50 Minifigures. It is lightweight but still very stable. It takes advantage of the original collectible minifigures plates. The coloring can be adjusted to your needs. The coloring  displayed matches the “The Simpsons” theme. The 3D file is available for Stud.io. and the MOC is also listed at Rebrickable.

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Revisiting 8230 Coastal Police Buggy – Stud.io Review

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Design, Featured, LEGO | 2 comments

Revisiting 8230 Coastal Police Buggy – Stud.io Review

Back in 1996 I created 3D animated building instructions for the set 8230 Coasatal Policy Buggy. It was part of an internship at a 3D Company and it took me months to model every brick and to animate the whole model. Below is a rendering that took half a day to render. Twenty years later it is time to build this model again. Not with LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), but with Stud.io, the latest addition to virtual LEGO editors. Stud.io is currently a closed beta and the makers of Bricklink sign responsible for its development.

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The United Colors Of The Brick

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Culture, Design, LEGO | 0 comments

Looks like I am in the t-shirt design fever. Here is my latest creation: The United Colors Of The Brick. Please vote for it so that it does get printed. This design is a homage to Benetton and the LEGO Color Palette.

UPDATE: The shirt is now available from Threadless.

The United Colors Of The Brick

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The curious case of LEGO colors

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in LEGO | 6 comments

UPDATE: My new book entitled “The Unofficial LEGO Color Guide” is now available. Here is a short video introduction:

LEGO’s color’s palette continues to be mystery to LEGO fans. The Bricks Magazine (#14) dedicated several articles to the topic and several AFOLs had a go at cataloging and understanding the LEGO color spectrum. New Elementary wrote a good post and several collectors attempted to find at least one brick of every LEGO color (Ryan Howerter, Jeremy Moody). LEGO itself seemed to have published its palette in 2010 and 2016. The LEGO Digital Designer also comes with its own color palette:

ldd-lego-color-palette

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When you play the game of bricks, you win or you die!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in LEGO | 0 comments

Please consider voting for my t-shirt design on Threadless.

UPDATE: The shirt is now available!

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