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LEGO Building Techniques

Learn basic & advanced building-techniques with LEGO elements! Would you like to publish your own tutorials? Submit your entry here! 🙂

Brick Breakdown: LEGO BrickHeadz Series 1

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(Written by William) I should start out by saying that this Brick Breakdown segment is going to be a bit different from previous ones. As the LEGO BrickHeadz series uses very similar building techniques in all of the sets, I thought it made more sense to write about the entire series, instead of each separate […]

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Fun with the new LEGO hexagonal plate

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One of my favorite LEGO blogs is New Elementary. It is run by Tim Johnson (a.k.a. caperberry) from the UK. Tim’s focus is on taking a look at new LEGO elements (thus the blog’s name) released by the LEGO Group, and analyze their shapes, colors, angles, connection-points, interaction and compatibility with other pieces, etc. Tim’s […]

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The Monster Series by The Brick Show

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One of my favorite LEGO builders is Tyler Clites (a.k.a. Legohaulic). Tyler is particularly well known for his very expressive brick-built LEGO characters and beautiful spaceships (see his flickr gallery). Recently, Tyler teamed up with The Brick Show to produce a video-series making funny little brick-built characters. They are somewhat similar to the now discontinued LEGO Mixels […]

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LEGO Great Ball Contraptions: starting small

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A LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC for short) is a machine that passes LEGO soccer balls or basketballs through a series of complex modules – sort of like a Rube Goldberg machine. They require a good deal of planning and engineering skills, and are an interesting challenge for LEGO fans who would like to experiment […]

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Brick Breakdown: LEGO Ideas Caterham

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(Written by William) While I really like the LEGO Ideas line as it is based on models submitted by LEGO fans, I must admit that when the #21307 LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R was announced, I was not particularly thrilled. We already have so many vehicles under the LEGO Creator, LEGO City and LEGO Technic […]

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LEGO Beyond the Instructions video-series

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LEGO has been running a really excellent series on their YouTube channel called Beyond the Instructions. Erik Beck from Indie Machines takes a wide variety of official LEGO sets and transforms them into something even more awesome – usually by motorizing them and making them fly, launch, jump, shoot, and more. Below I have included […]

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Build your own working LEGO Nerf gun!

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Nerf guns are admittedly very fun, and it is even more fun to make a Nerf gun out of LEGO. Most of the LEGO recreations don’t actually shoot, or if they do, they are usually made of LEGO Technic pieces. These work well, but LEGO Technic can’t really replicate the chunky style Nerf guns are […]

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LEGO shingles & roofing techniques

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Some of the first LEGO sets were houses, which means that besides basic LEGO bricks, standard LEGO slopes are some of the oldest pieces. The 1×2, 2×2, 2×3 and 2×4 stud slopes, the 2×2 convex corner slope (for outer corners), the 2×2 concave corner slope (for inner corners), and the 1×2, 1×2, 1×3 and 1×4 […]

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