Building Circles Out of Squares

A few years ago, I was obsessed with building circles. I experimented with various techniques hoping to find a “silver bullet” that works in all situations. But I’ve realized that different situation calls for different technique. So for the next few posts, I’ll talk about the different circular building techniques that I keep in my […]

SNOT 3: Stud Receive on the Side

We see parts with stud on the side quite often, but there aren’t that many example of parts with stud receive on the side. The best example is probably the headlight brick with its stud receive on the back. Let’s look at some other parts and see how they can be used. Plate 2X2 Angle […]

SNOT 2: Headlight Brick

To master the SNOT technique, you need to master two things. One is to understand the dimension of the various parts, and the other is to know how to connect them. To be able to have studs and stud receives anywhere you want, you’ll need various SNOT parts such as the headlight brick. The headlight […]

SNOT 1: Lego Brick Dimensions

You can’t talk about Lego building techniques without talking about Stud not on top (SNOT). SNOT to Lego is like bronze to stone age men. It opens up a whole new world of opportunity. Before I started this blog, I searched online for Lego techniques materials. I found this very useful document by Eric Brok. […]