#430 TECHNIQUES - Rippling water

Updated: Sep 11, 2018

There are many ways to capture water with LEGO, but I think this one by Robert4168/Garmadon on Flickr is one of my favourite. Thanks to Roliath Brickworkz for making me aware of it in the comments of last week's technique discussion. You can check out more pictures of the MOC created by Robert here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/robert4168/40085472875/

So what's so special about this one? Well, most water technique just use scattered studs or transparent tiles, but technique uses a lot more thought. Robert has arranged clear coloured 1x1 slopes to create waves and ripples, and because they are transparent they still blend into the rest of the water incredibly well. The clear transparent pieces used also transition well from the waterfall, which also use the clear 1x1 slopes.

He does use 1x2 plates and tiles to create still areas of water too, but the slopes help bring it alive with the realistic ripples and waves.

Do you have a favourite water technique? Post pictures down in the comments!