We have featured the LEGO creations of Sean and Steph Mayo (a.k.a. Siercon & Coral) many times in the past (see links at the end of this post). They are well known for their stunning LEGO dioramas, unusual usage of LEGO elements, and for winning pretty much all LEGO contest they enter. 🙂
Through the years Sean and Steph discovered many clever building techniques while working on their own LEGO project, and were often asked by other LEGO fans to share instructions. So recently Sean and Steph started a series of video-tutorials at their YouTube channel, explaining and demonstrating some of these more advanced building techniques. They hope that these videos will inspire other LEGO fans to learn the techniques, and take them even further in their own LEGO creations.
So far four tutorials have been uploaded. The first tutorial is about how to make a beautiful metallic bell that could be used for churches or castle towers. The second tutorial features an interesting technique connecting studs to studs. The third tutorial explains step-by-step how to work with staggered shingles, like what you see in the beautiful LEGO Brookside Abbey above. The fourth tutorial talks about making cross windows for old stone churches or castles using a very clever technique. You can see all four tutorials in the video-player below.
Sean and Steph mentions that they plan to continue uploading tutorials, so if you would like to have a particular technique demonstrated, you can ask them via their YouTube channel or flickr gallery. It is always nice to learn new tricks with LEGO bricks, so watch for updates from them!
So what do you think? Did you find these tutorials helpful? Are you planning to use any of them in your own LEGO creations? And are there any other LEGO building techniques you would like to learn? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉
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That roof technique is excellent! I’m going to try it out tonight.
Yes, I really like that one too. It looks excellent.
Treads; nice, suds on studs, MIND_BLOWN!!!!!
Yeah, that was a pretty nifty technique! 😀
It sounds a bit unstable, but it might work…
It actually isn’t everything is locked in pretty tight.
I love the work done here and have admired the finished models on EB for quite some time. However I had no idea they had created a YouTube channel to unpick the techniques. Needless to say these are bookmarked now for reference in the future 🙂