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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. great :) i love lego!!!...very cute animation and funny too..
    my first guess wasn't that his robot might explode but that he'd run away from it with fear since he made a badass bot :)
    cool work..was it done in blender ?

  2. What is the point in this animation? No text about a possible blender course either. A robot runs verry fast across the screen and then something explodes...
    Sorry, but I don't think this is special news.

  3. First, thanks for posting :) I've never expected this little animation reach news page :)

    It was made in Blender entirely - that includes post-production, mixing sound track etc.

    The movie may seem a bit senseless when took out of context. It is actually a part of bigger project, (first part is at , next parts WIP). All parts are used in e-learning project for children, so I'm trying to make a short, funny intros to several subjects. Lego NXT, in this case.

    Blender is a great tool, it's fast, flexible and covers most of my needs, as CG artist. Putting those anims on Internet I was hopping to convince people (some are still not convinced;), that Blender could be useful - despite it's free :)

  4. @Backiz, Hi. :-) Personally, I'm glad Blendernation has mentioned it, I love to see what people are doing with Blender. Without this news the community doesn't get informed and we all miss out on something don't we? Regardless of our particular interest in the project.

    Nice vid, made me chuckle... made me want Mindstorms NXT even more... thank goodness society has become more tolerant of 'boys toys' in adulthood, or kidulthood.

  5. Yeah! Cool video.

    We're doing a challenge with LEGO Mindstorms at school.

    Could you maybe provide a blend file of the components please?

  6. Yeah I like to see what people do too, but I was missing any explanation why this animation was posted here (why it is so special to show it to everybody). The text melon wrote in his comment should have been in the article itself. With that text included the post makes more sense. That's all.

    Happy blendin'

  7. @rednerrednelb:

    Sure, why not. Real credits should go to someone else - I'm not author of original NXT models - I've just imported them to Blender, added materials and did some basic clean up. Unfortunately I don't recall who did the originals - probably some Sketchup user.

    However, I've made all robots and additional models.

    You would find a blend with NXT elements here:

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