Previously, we’ve talked about building roofs. But these roofs are a little bare without tiles. So today we’ll talk about roof tiles.
The easiest and the laziest way to do it is to tile it with 1×2 tiles (the part is called “tile” for a reason).
Jumper Plate Technique
But 1×2 tiles frankly look very boring. So here’s an jumper plate based technique that nicely offsets the roof tiles. The only drawback is that it requires at least 3 layers of plates. Therefore it is a bit bulky.
Once we have this base with offset studs, we can add on a plethora of different roof tiles. The most basic would be cheese slope.
Here’s one with the new flat tile 1X1 ½ circle.
With the relatively new nugget piece.
My personal favorite is this slanted tile technique enabled by this new part. It enables us to bend the 1×2 tiles ever so slightly to create this raggedy look.
By attaching the 1×2 tile at different locations, you can create a slope with slightly different height.
It’s actually a bit flimsy with real bricks. But it’s still much sturdier than the roof tile technique, where you don’t clip in the tile part fully into a stud.
Download the LDD file below
Roof Tiles (58.5 KiB)