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Lego Technics Dragster Model 8860

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Jay Carter describes how he recreated a childhood toy in Blender.

This is my latest project, a Lego Technics dragster. I used to make this model when I was a kid, now I’ve built it virtually as well.

Completed from scratch using only Blender 2.70a, and rendered with Cycles online, via Ray Pump. Presented in an overblown, super-saturated style reminiscent of the Lego instruction booklets of the 70′s & 80′s.

About Author

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.

8 Comments

  1. Nathan van Hulst on

    Awesome! It reminds me from a 80's style Lego car I still have, which is just the inside of a car. The backside of this dragster looks exactly the same. And when you push it forwards, the cylinders of the engine will go up and down. :D

    • Thanks Nathan, and yes, the cylinders on this model move when you push it too. I'm rigging it to work as it should, and have done the steering, through the 3 universal couplings, and have rigged the wheels and 'engine' too, but getting the differential to work in any situation is proving tricky.

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