Building Brick Wall with Bricks

Brick profile walls are pretty common in many types of buildings. So it’s a pretty well-explored topic in the AFOL community. One of the most popular way to build a brick wall is called Marakoeschtra’s wall (see illustrations from brickup.de below).

 

 

Brick-profile Brick Walls

In recent years, Lego has also came out with the brick-profile bricks. It’s almost the prefect way to build a brick wall, except for one issue. The pattern doesn’t align when you offset them.

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And what if you don’t offset them. First, it’s structurally very weak. Secondly it leaves very clear vertical lines where the bricks separate.

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One way to mitigate this issue is to add plates in between different layers of bricks. It breaks up the vertical lines a bit and strengthens the wall.

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And lucky, Lego gave us this 1×4 brick-profile brick since 2014. Although so far, it’s only available in one color (medium nougat). It solves both issues described above.

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Jumper Plate Wall

Here are a few other techniques for building brick walls. The first one is kind of similar to Marakoeschtra’s wall, but the result leaves a bigger gap in between the “bricks”. It’s a SNOT structure, done with jumper plates.

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Wall with Large Bricks

If you are building in a larger scale than minifig scale, here are two ways to build larger brick walls. The first one uses brackets. Each “brick” is 4 studs by 2 studs.

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The second method uses brick with stud on side and plate 2x2x2/3 w. 2 horizontal knob. The basic “brick” unit is shown below.

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You can stack these unit bricks up to build your wall.

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And the final result looks like this. Each “brick” is 2×3 studs, so the bricks are more squarish than the previous technique.

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Other Wall Patterns

Besides the normal brick wall pattern, here are two different wall patterns that you can use on your buildings. The first one is a hollowed out looking wall. It’s done using 1×1 corner panels.

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This next one is a patterned wall that I saw in a luxury brand store. It’s basically a combination of log bricks and 1×2 jumpers. The tricky part with this wall is that you need to hide the half brick gaps at the two ends.

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Download the LDD files below.

Wall (19.9 KiB)

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