#1448 TECHNIQUES: Leafy tree designs using the plant plate

You can never have too many tree techniques, and today we’re bringing you two techniques that both make use of a common and versatile piece—the plant plate! With a hollow stud and three leaves, this unassuming plate can look lush and vibrant when used in large quantities!



Ciamosław Ciamek on Flickr creates a dense and voluminous tree that combines plant plates with 5x6 leaf pieces in dark green in order to create the impression of shadows and depth.

@dylan_lane_ on Instagram uses a similar technique, but instead of 2x2 cylinders, hose pieces are used. These create a slimmer, more delicate tree and have the added advantage of angling the attached parts in a more natural way. Here, plant plates are used with minifigure hands and pneumatic hoses to create elegant branches!




So has this post made you realise you need to get more plant plates? Let us know in the comments below!