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#2343 TECHNIQUE DISCUSSION: Wing techniques

Take to the skies with us as we break down some amazing bird wing techniques! Featuring builds by

@detomaso77 @dviddy @brick.sheepa @aiden.builds @whitebrix @vladefremkin

Benjamin Stenlund and Mitsuru Nikaid on Flickr


#2343 TECHNIQUE DISCUSSION: Wing techniques Take to the skies with us as we break down some amazing bird wing techniques! Pictured are a bird with black, white and yellow feathers positioned on a branch with lavender leave, a blue bird with intricate wings, and a yellow bird with a large wing span.

First we take a look at the technique of brick bending. The plates are connected just enough to ensure stability for forming the wing curve. Slopes and angle pieces allow for the curve to take shape and form the ring. The builds pictured are by detomaso77 on Instagram. The LEGO birds shown are yellow, blue and orange, and orange and grey, and all use the brick bending technique.

The next technique relies on hinges. Swivel hinges are used for the black wings of angle eagle and the sprayed wings of a white bird with a long neck. 1x1 clips are used to attach bar holder to fan out the wings for a large white bird. The builds pictured are by Mitsuru Nikaido on Flickr.

The next technique is using multiple of the same part to creat full wings. Blade parts as well as wings can be used. The builds pictured are by dviddy, brick.sheepa on Instagram, and Benjamin Stenlund on Flickr.

Next up is the technique of using flexible hose pieces are used here to provide a structure for the wings to form. Flex tubes create the curved nature of the wings then clips attach to them to form a unique way to attach feathers. A blue bird build uses technic pieces attaches to the clips and a blue builds attaches more traditional wing parts to flex tube. Both builds are by aiden.builds on Instagram.

Another technique is using ball and socket joints to get your wings to pose however you wish. Feature is a eagle LEGO set, a robin by whitebrix on Instagram and a blue bird by brick.ole.

Not all birds have to be in flight! Sometimes you might want to have them perching on a roost or a branch. Plate pieces can be used to give weather texture, or even shield pieces in a orange bird build by vladefremkin.

Finally, we note that wings can be made from anything! Azurekingfisher uses leaf pieces to create a spectacular circular wing span for a white bird.

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