We have talked about making circles and other rounded shapes out of LEGO bricks before (see: Round Shapes with Square Bricks!), and today I would like to introduce you to a LEGO artist who takes Brick Bending (as he calls it) to a whole new level. 🙂
Jeff Sanders bends square LEGO bricks in all kinds of shapes that you might have not thought of, taking advantage of the little bit of space that’s in between LEGO bricks. I also really like his use of color; the more muted blacks and whites with an occasional splash of color gives his geometric LEGO shapes an artistic form.
Here I will show you just a few of Jeff’s LEGO circles and other shapes so you get an idea of what’s possible, then if you are interested you can check out more on Jeff’s website at BrickBending.com
Jeff is also in the process of creating a series of videos where he goes into the details of Brick Bending. Here is an introductory tutorial of how to make a simple LEGO circle, using Brick Bending techniques:
And here is video about the safety of Brick Bending in regards to your LEGO bricks as well as you. Yes, LEGO circles can and will explode if you are not careful, so never over-stress your LEGO bricks!
Find it interesting? As I mentioned, you can check out more on Jeff’s website at BrickBending.com, and also his YouTube Channel. Brick Bending is actually quite easy; all you need is standard LEGO bricks, an eye for geometry and a good dose of patience. So see if any of the shapes Jeff made inspire you to try your own designs! And let me know what you come up with! Would love to see your Brick Bending skills! 😉
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