Modeling LEGO live with Aaron!

Aaron has modeled a LEGO brick or two in the past and wants to spend this Friday imparting the knowledge he has gained to the viewers of the weekly live stream! If you have ever considered what the process would be like to model brick so you can model other things, you should join us. Not to spoil anything, but modeling, file importing and possibly Dynamic Components may make an appearance! Join us live on YouTube!



I was in love with LEGO bricks since I was a kid, and made some bricks on Sketchup using my real LEGO plane

It was a nice and interesting experience for me.
I will attach some photos if I found the file :slight_smile:

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Nice clean layout @Bassel_kamand. Looks like an instruction booklet!

FYI people, the direct link for the stream is 3D Modeling LEGO Live with Aaron! - YouTube


Thanks :blush:

Going live in 15 minutes! Come join us!

In the YouTube chat, someone asked if Aaron had rendered the Millennium Falcon model. I don’t know if he has, but I did a quick Twilight Renderer version.

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it looks nice, if the file is available can I try to do some animations on it?

Go to this page, and scroll about 3/4 the way down:

Download the three Millennium Falcon models, open the B model and select all, copy. Open the A model and choose Edit/Paste in Place, and save that file. Open the C model and select all, copy. Go back to the file you saved and do another Edit/Paste in Place.

Then you will have the whole thing in one file.

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Hello. I just watched your Lego modelling video and of course got hooked. I’ve downloaded the Lego assembly instructions and can model the basic parts the way you suggested. However for the non-standard parts, such as that saucepan, you suggested that there are downloadable obj and/or collada files that are available on the web. You mentioned that there may be up to 6 sites where one could find such things. Is there any chance of some links to these places. I have the part numbers that I need I just need to find the files.

Took the liberty of modifying your Lego Brick Dynamic Component to support two dimensions when specifying its size based on X (Red) and Y (Green) stud counts. The 2-D array methodology is based on the Help Center Repeating a sub-component within a dynamic component (2 Dimensions) | SketchUp Help information.

Lego Brick DC v03-00.skp (72.6 KB)

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@cobam747 I think that is just what I needed to make DC blocks and plates, and that I struggled over for some time…

I’ll definitely check this out and see if I can make it work.


Note that in addition to getting the 2-D array of studs to replicate as needed, I also added an extra “LB Bottom Hole Outline” sub-component to Aaron’s initial model. In Aaron’s 1-D array dynamic component, showing/hiding of specific edges of the left/right/front/back sub-components worked as expected. However, when I added the 2-D array functionality, this additional rectangle was the only way I could figure out how to get a full rectangular edge outline of the bottom hole in the brick.

I’ve updated my version of Aaron’s DC lego brick and added the ability to set the “unit height” of the brick as well as its length and width in “studs”. I found setting the length and width based on a stud count versus a size made it easier to write the code needed to replicated the studs in the DC as needed.

Lego Brick DC v03-10.skp (75.9 KB)