#289 TECHNIQUE DISCUSSION: Bridges

It's Sunday, so today I will be showcasing 6 interesting styles from MOCs on Flickr that you can use for bridges. They can sometimes be hard to capture in LEGO, with a limited range of curved pieces builders choose to use techniques to achieve their desired aesthetics:



1. Ball joints with 1x1 plates - ball joints are used to create a rounded bridge, with 1x1 plates used to cover the gaps created by the joints - by Matt Hew https://www.flickr.com/photos/153134873@N06/38877028604/in/pool-legolandscape/


2. Log bridge - 1x4 tiles and palm tree elements are lined up to create a bridge over a river by Tommy M

https://www.flickr.com/photos/eklund-1/7273496138/in/dateposted/


3. 1x2 plate bending - semi-circular arches in the bridge are created by loosely attaching 1x2 plates to one another by Andreas https://www.flickr.com/photos/124068149@N02/


4. Lower brick bending - 1x3 bricks are combined with 1x1 cylinders to create a curved interior shape that tiles can be attached to by Priovit70 on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/34567255@N05/


5. Plates in arches - 1x6 plates with a 1x4 tile on top have been inserted into the gap of the arches to create a curved bridge - by Deborah Higdon https://www.flickr.com/photos/buildingsblockd/


6. Upper brick bending - a curved road surface which allows vehicles o drive over smoothly is created by loosely attaching bricks - created by Rare Brick Sets http://www.rarebricksets.com/public_area/lego_custom_road_bridge.php


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