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The connectionless LEGO creation…

by admin on September 17, 2012

in Building Techniques

There are many ways to connect LEGO bricks – there is the standard studs-on-top, one LEGO brick on top the other way of building, then there are ways to build sideways, upside down, and even make unusual connections between LEGO parts. But how about going completely unconventional and build a LEGO creation with no connections at all? Sounds like a paradox isn’t it? Building a connectionless creation with building-blocks that are meant to connect. Well, check this out!  😮

To prove that it is possible to go completely unconventional and think outside the box Sean and Steph Mayo (a.k.a. Siercon & Coral) created this beautiful LEGO creation called Avalon. And yes, it is built without any connections; basically bricks and plates are just piled on top of each other.

This is what Sean and Steph says about their creation: “Avalon was build for the third round of a LEGO competition where the topic was ‘outside the box’. We were fiddling with a new technique and thought, ‘What would be more outside the box, than to create an entire LEGO display without any connections at all?’ This was the result. This, (we think) is a new LEGO building-technique which is a mixture of a card-house and Jenga… but with LEGO! Very stressful and terrifying to build, as the slightest slip or lean meant catastrophe.”

Once it was time to take LEGO Avalon apart, it only took a sweep of the hand; like those beautiful sand-mandalas that Buddhist monks work on for many weeks, then destroy at the end – symbolizing the non-permanent nature of the Universe. Quite amazing to see – especially in slow motion:

So what do you think? How do you like Avalon? Did you ever try using LEGO parts in unusual and unconventional ways? Did you discover some interesting new techniques? Share your thoughts below. 😉

You may also like to check out these other works by Sean and Steph that we featured recently. It looks like they are really on a roll with amazing ideas!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) September 17, 2012 at 10:15 AM

These guys adventurous. It was funny when it was reversed. 😆
BTW try my LEGO video game quiz at http://gamerforest.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/new-lego-video-games-quiz/!

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The Yellow Ninja September 17, 2012 at 10:16 AM

I have never heard of this type of building. 😯 This is very interesting.

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nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) September 17, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Yeah it’s like so easy to think of yet no one does.

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KING_BOO_XDDX September 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

i know right

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Eric at A Lego a Day September 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Interesting. That had to be a very tedious build. Much like building a house of cards, one droped or nudged piece, it could all come crashing down.

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admin September 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Eric, yep, that’s what they said. You just look at funny at a creation like this, or breathe deep and it will collapse. 🙄

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Coles Girl September 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Wow. That was cool.

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bejeken September 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

its awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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gid617 September 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM

It seems crazy to build something without attaching it, but the buildings do look cool! 😉

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Garmadon September 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Yeah. I kind of thought the studs were pretty much the whole of the Lego idea. 😉

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Jacob September 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM

I loved the creation, and the building style works great for trans-parts (as many do no have a huge part availability). Reminds me of sand sculptures that look great, but are not really possible to transport or move.

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NRG PYTHOR 42 September 17, 2012 at 7:12 PM

That is so strange!

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Chris of Yoda Archives September 18, 2012 at 1:35 AM

That took a lot of work and creativity.

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Eduardo September 18, 2012 at 8:34 AM

The picture is so small!! I want a bigger version to check the details! But thanks to share an interesting building. It´s really unique, and I bet it is really hard to keep all those pieces together.

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admin September 18, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Eduardo, sorry about that. That’s the maximum with that fits in the column, but you can go to the flickr page to see a much larger version. That is why I included the link. 😉

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VIE September 18, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Is there a video on how they put it together?

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admin September 18, 2012 at 10:09 AM

VIE, no, sorry. That is the only video available. 😉

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Green Ninja September 20, 2012 at 11:46 AM

huh??!!?!? wheres episode twenty of the rise of the snakes?! why is lego chima thing replacing it!

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Tara_of_Terra July 6, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Super rad! I can definitely see the fun, hard work and artistic skill here. This is something I havent seen anyone else do and I want to see more!

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