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Raytraced Modular Circus Maximus

by Jacob Sparre Andersen

Jacob decided to build the Circus Maximus, the Roman racetrack of the 1959 movie Ben Hur. He took the strategy used by LEGO with the world cup football sets and divided it into three subunits each of which would work well as a small set, a chariot, a statue around which the chariots would turn as they raced and a section of stadium seating for the onlookers. Jacob says "The models were first built from real LEGO, then drawn with EPM and LDraw, and finally ray-traced with L3P and POV-Ray."

Ldraw instructions for the chariot, the statue and the stadium seating are all available from Jacob's site (see below).

See more pictures at Jacob Sparre Andersen's website
Look at the real Circus Maximus