When I came out of my dark age a couple of years ago and started wading into the LEGO hobby as an AFOL, I was intimidated by the library of models that many of my fellow builders maintained. I had a fair number of elements, but they weren’t organized and they tended towards specialty pieces.
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I’ve posted a number of articles now on building little trees (happy, studly, and slopey) and they have all been built around a core of travis bricks. Though I haven’t even begun to exhaust the possible permutations and hybrid techniques available, I decided to try something completely different. This time I’ll be building trees using elements pierced by different lengths of bar. Continue reading Posted Trees
This week I would like to talk about building trees with slopes. In my first post about trees, I focused on the relative new-comer, the cheese slope. The humble roof slope provides a lot of possibilities, with its pebbly textured slope and top studs. Lets brick build some more trees!
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Last week I built trees with cheese slopes. This week I’d like to explore the wonders of the humble plate. Builders often fear the stud, but studded surfaces provide visual texture that evokes the organic and we can make that work for us building landscapes.
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I happen to think that the travis brick (the 1×1 brick with studs on all four sides) is the greatest thing that ever happened for micro builders. So many tiny snot structures wouldn’t be possible without all those studs in nearly every direction. With the addition of cheeses and telescopes, it is criminally easy to build beautiful little trees.
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One of the things that I’ve been wanting to do with this blog is write about technique. I’ve been building a lot of micro scale in the last year, trying to understand the design euphemisms and techniques. My work seems to be paying off, as I have been getting lots of great feedback on my builds.
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