Building Tree with Plates

A few years ago, I gave a little tutorial on this technique at our LUG(Lego User Group). And that was the starting point of my technique sharing career, which lead me to write this blog. I hesitated to talk about this technique, because it’s not build-able in LDD. Let’s find out why. Trees built out […]

Building Trees with Technic Connector

First of all, I’d like to say that I haven’t been posting as often as I liked. Life tends to get in the way. Hopefully it’ll get better next month. Now onto the main topic today. Angular technic connectors, such as this, are great for tree building. They are good for building crooked tree trunks as […]

Building Trees with Shooters

I was really excited over the new mini-shooter when it first came out, because I want to build trees with it. It looks just like a tree trunk with a single branch sticking out. Now that this shooter is more commonly available, I was able to come up with a few different tree designs with […]

Building Trees with Clips and Bars

Today I’ll talk about building trees with clips and bars. Oftentimes tree branches point upward or downward at an angle. Clips and bars are a good choice for achieving these angles. Let’s look at the following trees. The key to this tree is alternating the clip plate angles to cover up all of the empty […]

Building Crooked Tree

Unlike building geometric shapes, trees don’t have clear-cut shapes. They need to look “random”, but at the same time still follow some pattern. I’ll quickly show a few of the tree building techniques that I’ve used in the next few posts. First up is building crooked tree. It’s basically an extension of the tree building […]

Building Tall Trees with Cylinders

I was originally going to talk about building cylindrical columns. Then I realized that the only things that I’ve built with this technique are trees. Tree building is a very important topic in MOCing. There are probably as many different ways to build trees as there are types of trees. Lego Arboretum is a very […]