Product Idea

Save the Brick 1x2

The Brick of D.O.O.M. Has Arrived!

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Not going to make it now.  Sorry 1x2 Brick fans and 1x2 Bricks.  It is time to face the Brick of D.O.O.M. (Design Opportunity Officially Missed).

Thank you for your interest and support.  : )

Behind the Scenes

If you would like to see my other projects:

https://ideas.lego.com/profile/SavetheBrick/projects

LEGO Digital Designer (LDD)

The model has been created using LEGO Digital Designer (in the Extended Mode) which can be found here:

http://ldd.lego.com/

LDD things you might not know

Under the edit tab, there is a preferences option, which may (depending on your computer) allow you to generate a higher-quality picture.

You may also want to explore the outlines on bricks option as well (I think it makes building easier, even if you don’t want to see the outlines in a final picture).

If you use Ctrl k in the Build mode it allows you to save an image with a white background (which currently will show with a grey background on the Discover pages).

Thank You GlenBricker and Better Backgrounds

GlenBricker

https://ideas.lego.com/profile/GlenBricker/projects

has a helpful page on the blog

http://blog.brick-hero.com/

http://blog.brick-hero.com/2012/10/cuusoo-advice-simple-background-editing.html

if you want to experiment with adding your own backgrounds, so they don’t show with the grey background.

Thank You GRusso and POV-Ray Rendering

GRusso

https://ideas.lego.com/profile/GRusso/projects

pointed out to me that rendering is a better option than simply using LDD and is not as difficult as it looks and provided me with the links below.

You need two pieces of software, one to convert the LDD file and the other to complete the rendering (which can take a number of hours, depending on the complexity of the model and the bricks used). The software can be found here:

http://ldd2povray.lddtools.com/index.php?p=1_3_Download

http://www.povray.org/download/

Errors and Mistakes

I hope I have provided some clarification and useful information. If I have made any mistakes (which is almost guaranteed) please point them out to me in the comments (so I can try to correct them) or if you think any of the content in my project (or projects) or updates is inappropriate or inaccurate in some way and needs to be removed please contact the LEGO Ideas team direct here:

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Thank you for your time.