Cover Your Roof with Tiles

Previously, we’ve talked about building roofs. But these roofs are a little bare without tiles. So today we’ll talk about roof tiles. With 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 […]

Technic Beam Roof Technique

In the previous post, we talked about building roof with Technic connectors. Today we’ll build roof with Technic beams. Stud Beam We can think of roof as a triangle. Three sides determine a triangle, so three Technic beams can form a triangle. Then we stack plates and bricks on top of the two slopes to […]

Technic Roof Technique

There are plenty of roof building techniques out there. Today I’ll talk about one simple and sturdy technique that surprisingly I haven’t seen much. I call it the Technic roof. The first example that I saw was this cute little scene from a Chinese builder, 树影婆娑, that inspired me when I first came out of […]

Building Pinnacle

Pinnacle is a prominent feature on many European architectures such as cathedrals and towers. Building certain pyramidal pinnacles is relatively easy, since Lego has came out with two slope pieces for exactly this purpose. They look great on the latest Big Ben set. But what if you want to achieve pointier pinnacles or pinnacles with […]

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 […]

Decorative Windows

Windows come in various shapes and forms. I’ve came up with a bunch of different patterns that could be used as windows. And I’ll just lump them all in this post. This first one looks a bit like a diamond shaped window. It’s done with some help from technic angle parts. This cathedral window like […]

Single-panel Rectangular Windows (2) – Recessed

Last time we talked about the single-panel rectangular windows. Today we’ll add one more description to it, which is “recessed”. Windows are often times recessed. They break up the flat boring wall better when recessed. Here are some a few examples. The simplest way is to do it with jumper plates. Other techniques require a […]

Single-panel Rectangular Windows (1)

Architecture is one of the most common MOC subjects, if not the most common. It’s a big topic. I’ll start with the windows. They are one of the most prominent  features of a building. Let’s start with the most basic single-panel rectangular windows. Most windows have a frame that’s different from the wall. Lego currently […]

Building Classic Fences

I got to say that I really enjoy looking at fancy Victorian wrought iron fence. And I enjoy build them even more. These classic fences are not that easy to build in Lego. Therefore I was really amazed by the Green Grocer, which had a very neat iron fence on the roof. This is a […]