#416 TECHNIQUES: Creating shapes with 1x2 slopes

Today we will be looking at using 1x2 slopes to create a range of shapes that are hard to achieve with other pieces.

Unfortunately, it's not as easy as just using a slope and it's inverted form; as you can see from the picture it doesn't work like that.

Instead, we have to turn to SNOT (Studs Not On Top) techniques, and use various SNOT bricks to achieve the desired shapes. The builder Sheo made a great post on Flickr showing how headlight and 1x1 SNOT bricks can be used to perfectly align 1x2 slopes and their inverted counterparts.

I went one step further using his concept, and created the diagonal lines, where the headlights bricks are in yellow and the SNOT bricks are in green. This could be adapted to many other shapes that use the 1x2 slopes.

Sheo. has since deleted his post, but you can view the original picture on Pinterest here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/417357090449810721/