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LEGO digital design & rendering contest

by admin on May 9, 2018

in Community News

As we discussed previously (see links at the end of this post), MecaBricks is a browser-based software that allows you to build LEGO models digitally. It’s similar to LEGO Digital Designer, but with much more advanced rendering capabilities. Right now, MecaBricks is running an interesting contest that you may want to participate in. If you like to build digitally, and/or you have been thinking about trying out MecaBricks, this is a great opportunity to give the software a spin, and may even win something! Below are the details. 🙂

MECABRICKS CONTEST – OVERVIEW: Participants of the contests are challenged to build a digital LEGO diorama around one of the official LEGO Speed Champions cars of their choice, and produce a rendered image of the scene.

MECABRICKS CONTEST – HOW TO ENTER: Pick one car from a LEGO Speed Champions set already digitally built in the MegaBricks library, then build your diorama according to the rules listed below. Post the finished image at MecaBricks in the render section of the official set the car belongs to. Copy the link and post your entry in the designated entry topic along with the image.

MECABRICKS CONTEST – RULES: Contest is open for all digital design tools and rendering software. Contest is open to all Mecabricks members except judges. Diorama and rendered image should be made especially for this contest and should not have been posted before on the internet. Only one official LEGO Speed Champions car is allowed in the scene. Other vehicles may be included but should be original creations. Use of custom decals is allowed. Custom LEGO elements are not allowed. Scene should be almost exclusively built with LEGO parts however, none LEGO elements like water, rocks, etc. are allowed in small quantities to make the landscape more interesting. No part count limitation. LEGO logo should not be used in the image. Minimum resolution should be 1920×1080 portrait or landscape. Only one entry per person. Entry may be updated up to the deadline. Do not post another entry but modify the image link instead.

MECABRICKS CONTEST – DEADLINE: You must submit your entry by May 20th, 2018 at 11:59 PM UTC. If you are not sure what time zone you are in, you can use an online time-zone converter to make sure you don’t miss the deadline.

MECABRICKS CONTEST – JUDGES: Three MegaBricks power users will rank the entries. They will judge entries upon: diorama build, image composition, and rendering technique. Each entry will be given a score being the average of the three judges on a scale of 0 to 10.

MECABRICKS CONTEST – PRIZES: The jfirst prize winner will receive the #75889 LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari Ultimate Garage. The second prize winner will receive the #75888 LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0. The third prize winner will receive the #75886 Ferrari 488 Scuderia Corsa. All prizes are sponsored by the LEGO Group and will be shipped by MecaBricks.

Interesting challenge, isn’t it? While most LEGO contest focus on physical building, or digitally building custom models, here, the focus is on creating a background for an official LEGO set using digital tools. If you would like to know more about the contest, have some questions, or you are ready to enter, visit the contest page at MecaBricks, and for inspiration, you can also check out the currently available sets at the LEGO Speed Champions section of the Online LEGO Shop.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

sammy May 9, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Haven’t tried them out yet, but I guess this is as good incentive as any. Is Mecabricks as intuitive as LDD?

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admin May 9, 2018 at 4:08 PM

It’s intuitive, but also different than LDD. So, there is some learning curve. Don’t get stuck on how LDD works, and you will have an easier time with MecaBricks.

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brickmaster May 9, 2018 at 11:59 AM

So you don’t have to build the vehicle? Only the background?

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admin May 9, 2018 at 4:09 PM

You can still build the vehicle from scratch, if you want, but you don’t have to. You could just select the already built car from the MecaBricks library, and build your setting around it. Either way is fine. 😉

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TomTom May 9, 2018 at 1:16 PM

I might give this a shot. I don’t know much about rendering, but if the tools are easy, it could be a good learning experience.

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admin May 9, 2018 at 4:10 PM

MecaBricks is a great tool, and they are constantly making it better. So yeah, definitely worth spending some time with it. 🙂

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